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    Harley, I've had a good listen to the Directstream in a shootout with Lampizator Big 7. I I think supporting gear also has a lot to do with the way a DAC will perform to some degree. In this case the supporting preamp was "The Dude" tubed preamp, and the amps where "Coda" mono blocks. I felt both where musical with the Lampizator to my ears being more dynamic, but I could live with both DAC's and enjoy them. The only thing about PS audio Direct-Stream, its only going to do DSD no matter what signal you send it.

    I saw yesterday was launch of the new PS Audio NuWAVE DSD. I'm interested in it because I love PS Audio products,,,,and I like the way Paul gets out to push and stand behind his product. I also saw those new Amps they put out.

    Raven, have you considered, or do you already have nice cables for your DAC?
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    Yeah, I was wondering also, what cable do you have feeding the DA-06 and what cables are coming out to the preamp?
    2 Channel System
    Dynaudio Contour 1.8 Mk II
    Pass Labs X150.5 (Amp)
    Cary SLP-03 (Preamp)
    Music Hall MMF 5.1 (TT)
    Goldring 1012GX (Cart.)
    Pro-ject SE II (Phono Box)
    Rotel RCD-1072 (CD Player)
    Bryston BDA-1 ( DAC )
    Sennheiser HD-600 (Headphones)
    Musical Fidelity Xcan V3 (Headphone Amp) _

    HT System
    Usher X-719 (Mains)
    Usher X-616 (Center)
    Usher S-520 (Surrounds)
    Rel T2 (Subwoofer)
    Anthem MCA20 (Amp)
    Yamaha RX-A830 (Receiver)
    Panasonic TH-46PZ85U (Plasma TV)
    Denon DBT-1713UD (BluRay/SACD)

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    I am using Cardas Parsec XLR's from my preamp to my amp. A friend gave me a pair of Blue Jean XLRs to use for the DAC until I buy another pair of Parsec's. I also need to buy a decent USB cable. I was thinking about the AQ Carbon or Cinnamon. I will probably wait till December and ask for them as a Christmas present as the wife is not too happy with my spending right now.

    I am also considering buying that Regen from uptown audio the Mr. Posted. I have been reading a lot of user reviews about it. Even guys that own Bricasti M1's and Lampi 7's are raving about it. Just what I need is more cables to add to the nest behind my rack.
    Pass Labs X250 amp, BAT Vk-51se Preamp,
    Thorens TD-145 TT, Bellari phono preamp, Nagaoka MP-200 Cartridge
    Magnepan QR1.6 speakers
    Luxman DA-06 DAC
    Van Alstine Ultra Plus Hybrid Tube DAC
    Dual Martin Logan Original Dynamo Subs
    Parasound A21 amp
    Vintage Luxman T-110 tuner
    Magnepan MMG's, Grant Fidelity DAC-11, Class D CDA254 amp
    Monitor Audio S1 speakers, PSB B6 speakers
    Vintage Technic's Integrated amp
    Music Hall 25.2 CDP
    Adcom GFR 700 AVR
    Cables- Cardas, Silnote, BJC
    Velodyne CHT 8 sub

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackraven View Post
    I am using Cardas Parsec XLR's from my preamp to my amp. A friend gave me a pair of Blue Jean XLRs to use for the DAC until I buy another pair of Parsec's. I also need to buy a decent USB cable. I was thinking about the AQ Carbon or Cinnamon. I will probably wait till December and ask for them as a Christmas present as the wife is not too happy with my spending right now.

    I am also considering buying that Regen from uptown audio the Mr. Posted. I have been reading a lot of user reviews about it. Even guys that own Bricasti M1's and Lampi 7's are raving about it. Just what I need is more cables to add to the nest behind my rack.
    What about from the Music Hall CDP to the Luxman? Are you running a SPDIF or optical cable?
    2 Channel System
    Dynaudio Contour 1.8 Mk II
    Pass Labs X150.5 (Amp)
    Cary SLP-03 (Preamp)
    Music Hall MMF 5.1 (TT)
    Goldring 1012GX (Cart.)
    Pro-ject SE II (Phono Box)
    Rotel RCD-1072 (CD Player)
    Bryston BDA-1 ( DAC )
    Sennheiser HD-600 (Headphones)
    Musical Fidelity Xcan V3 (Headphone Amp) _

    HT System
    Usher X-719 (Mains)
    Usher X-616 (Center)
    Usher S-520 (Surrounds)
    Rel T2 (Subwoofer)
    Anthem MCA20 (Amp)
    Yamaha RX-A830 (Receiver)
    Panasonic TH-46PZ85U (Plasma TV)
    Denon DBT-1713UD (BluRay/SACD)

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    Jack, I am running a BJC digital coax from the Music Hall.
    Pass Labs X250 amp, BAT Vk-51se Preamp,
    Thorens TD-145 TT, Bellari phono preamp, Nagaoka MP-200 Cartridge
    Magnepan QR1.6 speakers
    Luxman DA-06 DAC
    Van Alstine Ultra Plus Hybrid Tube DAC
    Dual Martin Logan Original Dynamo Subs
    Parasound A21 amp
    Vintage Luxman T-110 tuner
    Magnepan MMG's, Grant Fidelity DAC-11, Class D CDA254 amp
    Monitor Audio S1 speakers, PSB B6 speakers
    Vintage Technic's Integrated amp
    Music Hall 25.2 CDP
    Adcom GFR 700 AVR
    Cables- Cardas, Silnote, BJC
    Velodyne CHT 8 sub

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackraven View Post
    I am using Cardas Parsec XLR's from my preamp to my amp. A friend gave me a pair of Blue Jean XLRs to use for the DAC until I buy another pair of Parsec's. I also need to buy a decent USB cable. I was thinking about the AQ Carbon or Cinnamon. I will probably wait till December and ask for them as a Christmas present as the wife is not too happy with my spending right now.

    I am also considering buying that Regen from uptown audio the Mr. Posted. I have been reading a lot of user reviews about it. Even guys that own Bricasti M1's and Lampi 7's are raving about it. Just what I need is more cables to add to the nest behind my rack.
    Dont know if you realise its not a cable but a small little box.... this thing plugs into the usb port of your DAC, and your USB cable would come out the back side into your source. What it does is cut off the digital stream coming from the digital source and regenerates it and gives you a better stream of digital into your preamp. I thought my friend had a darker back ground, but I really dont know as I dont hear his system day in and day out. He really didnt say much about it as we listen to music. But what I do know, if your computers digital stream from the computer is not great or average, the Regen will clean it up and give a better stream into your dac.

    My Friend, I would say, really didnt hear to much of an improvement because he has a custom built fan-less computer that he built himself with quality parts in side. So he may not have as big an improvement if any at all.

    But I could use one as I have a very powerful HP computer,thats not custom, so I know I don't have the best digital signal. So the Regen will work for those who have a computer off the shelf or those that dont have quality audiophile parts to begin with.

    Ravin,,,,these cables are the buzz on a few audio sites....I've one and they are great,,,no coloration. Neutral Cable - Cavi Digitali
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    Thanks for the info Frenchmon. I may give those cables a try. I was aware of of how the Regen works though. I may not need it with the little Vensmile computer if I go that route.
    Pass Labs X250 amp, BAT Vk-51se Preamp,
    Thorens TD-145 TT, Bellari phono preamp, Nagaoka MP-200 Cartridge
    Magnepan QR1.6 speakers
    Luxman DA-06 DAC
    Van Alstine Ultra Plus Hybrid Tube DAC
    Dual Martin Logan Original Dynamo Subs
    Parasound A21 amp
    Vintage Luxman T-110 tuner
    Magnepan MMG's, Grant Fidelity DAC-11, Class D CDA254 amp
    Monitor Audio S1 speakers, PSB B6 speakers
    Vintage Technic's Integrated amp
    Music Hall 25.2 CDP
    Adcom GFR 700 AVR
    Cables- Cardas, Silnote, BJC
    Velodyne CHT 8 sub

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackraven View Post
    Thanks for the info Frenchmon. I may give those cables a try. I was aware of of how the Regen works though. I may not need it with the little Vensmile computer if I go that route.
    You got a couple of inquiries about your Luxman over on AA.
    2 Channel System
    Dynaudio Contour 1.8 Mk II
    Pass Labs X150.5 (Amp)
    Cary SLP-03 (Preamp)
    Music Hall MMF 5.1 (TT)
    Goldring 1012GX (Cart.)
    Pro-ject SE II (Phono Box)
    Rotel RCD-1072 (CD Player)
    Bryston BDA-1 ( DAC )
    Sennheiser HD-600 (Headphones)
    Musical Fidelity Xcan V3 (Headphone Amp) _

    HT System
    Usher X-719 (Mains)
    Usher X-616 (Center)
    Usher S-520 (Surrounds)
    Rel T2 (Subwoofer)
    Anthem MCA20 (Amp)
    Yamaha RX-A830 (Receiver)
    Panasonic TH-46PZ85U (Plasma TV)
    Denon DBT-1713UD (BluRay/SACD)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack in Wilmington View Post
    You got a couple of inquiries about your Luxman over on AA.
    I just saw that Audio Badger posted. He was the one that brought over his Luxman for me to hear. He's a nice guy.
    Pass Labs X250 amp, BAT Vk-51se Preamp,
    Thorens TD-145 TT, Bellari phono preamp, Nagaoka MP-200 Cartridge
    Magnepan QR1.6 speakers
    Luxman DA-06 DAC
    Van Alstine Ultra Plus Hybrid Tube DAC
    Dual Martin Logan Original Dynamo Subs
    Parasound A21 amp
    Vintage Luxman T-110 tuner
    Magnepan MMG's, Grant Fidelity DAC-11, Class D CDA254 amp
    Monitor Audio S1 speakers, PSB B6 speakers
    Vintage Technic's Integrated amp
    Music Hall 25.2 CDP
    Adcom GFR 700 AVR
    Cables- Cardas, Silnote, BJC
    Velodyne CHT 8 sub

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