Thursday, 05 September 2019
Audio-GD NFB1 AMP headphone- preamplifier
Everything great with the amp, outstanding value, a true bargain! I
Monday, 26 August 2019
SOtM txUSB ULTRA with MWAY USB Cable
just got the tx USB ultra and the cables.
All I can say is - thank you so much for such great advises along the way.
It sounds beautiful!
USB cable is SUCH GREAT HIT! I can't believe how good does it sounds!
Thank you very much!
Sunday, 25 August 2019
Audio-GD R7 R2R Ladder DAC Magna Upgrade
Net heb ik mijn R7 opgehaald, alle updates en tweaks zijn door Magna Hifi gerealiseerd, bovenstaande is voorlopig de laatste, .. denk ik.
Net even 45 min gespeeld, de set is dan eigenlijk nog niet eens goed op temperatuur.(Line Magnetic 219 buizenbak van 55 kg, duurt even )
Maar toch, een aantal dingen vallen direct op;
het is nauwkeuriger in de weergave, beter te volgen maar ook beter geplaatst, met name van voor naar achter heeft alles zijn plek. Er is letterlijk meer waarneming van de ruimte informatie.
De afbeelding is breder, maar de de muzikanten iets kleiner maar strakker omlijnd.
Tonaal smoother, en lekkerder in het top hoog, randje scherpte wat er soms is bij bepaalde nummers, lijkt verdwenen.
Ook het laag is opgeknapt, ervaar het als meer en strakker. (Ik speel met monitor luidsprekers)
Al met al positief, en dat zo koud neergezet en de DAC minimaal ingespeeld.
Kortom blij mee .
Saturday, 17 August 2019
Audio-GD R7 with R2R Ladder DAC Magna Upgrade
I have everything up and running now, alot of new things to learn and test regarding the R7s different modes.
Now it's a couple of weeks of 24/7 "burn in", really excited!
It sounds fantastic already after just a couple of hours, very relaxed and organic (non digital).
Friday, 16 August 2019
Audio-GD R8 with Magna Hifi R2R Upgrade
The sound has changed significantly, definitely in the right direction. It is much more open, transients are much better resolved, hardening
are barely recognizable. (Burn-in time!), Significantly more air between the instruments, room depth !! Much less digital! More details and therefore fascination! More sounds !!!
Even more important to me, however, is that the musical flow is clear! has become better, you can follow the structures better, you stay with the head in the music!
Thursday, 15 August 2019
Audio-GD HE1 & Master 3 power amplifier
here is only one word for thie HE1 + M3 upgrade "WOW".
The sound I experienced before was very good. But with the HE1 it took a big step forward. I did not expect that. It lifted to another level. Voices , instruments, separation between them, deeper soundstage. After a couple of hours it was almost ghostlike.
It became so real as the artists actually was in the room. My speakers stood up to the test and presented everything very detailed and never any harshness with a strong articulated bass. Also impressive.
Tuesday, 13 August 2019
Holo Spring2 KTE
I got my DAC today. Holo Audio Spring 2 plays great. Incredible sound!! I would like to thank you for your very good and prompt service. Thanks, very much!
Monday, 15 July 2019
Audio-GD NFB28.38 Accusilicon AS318B 100Mhz
I'm currently discovering the NFB-28, also checking out which jumper does what :)
It sounds great! The balanced HD580 cable is very handy too.
Thank you very much!
Friday, 12 July 2019
Audio-GD - R27 - Discrete Balanced R2R FPGA Accusi
Bonjour merci Jos
Super son je suis très ravie du R27 merci magna hifi
Friday, 28 June 2019
Mano Ultra audio network player
After more than two weeks of burnin I think I can send you my final feedback.
Now after 2 ½ weeks the sound is very detailed at the top end but at the same time very clean and delicate with no sign of harshness. Bass is very controlled and full and the overall tonal presentation is very balanced, natural and musical. Imaging improved only slightly in depth and width compared to the PS Audio Bridge II but voices and instruments are better separated.
Overall a significant improvement and needless to say that you won’t get the Mano back ?.
I use Archphile software which is a very minimalistic distribution and it is configured to make use of core isolation so that the MPD player runs on a dedicated core. YMPD, the web interface of the MPD player, runs on a different core and you can also disable it completely if not used.
I also underclocked the CPU to 400 MHz (constant clock speed) and SDRAM also to 400 MHz slightly lowering the CPU and SDRAM voltage settings. In my system the Mano has nothing to do as the Media Server runs on a different system and the files delivered do not need to be modified in any way before they are send to the DAC by the MPD player.
As already mentioned, a proper burnin is key. There is no point to listen to device before it has approx. 330 hrs on the clock. The sound impression within the burnin time can vary from “OK” to even “very bad” but there is no comparison to fully broken in device.
Thanks for all your help and congratulations to a great product. There a certainly other products in the market that may be better but at a much higher price point. The cost / benefit ratio of the Mano Ultra might indeed be hard to beat. One may argue that is basically a pimped Raspi 2 but a quality PSU and an a dedicated output board reclocking the signals and all of that in a nice casing also has its price point. In addition you can use any Player Software or streaming service you like.