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Old 10-01-2019, 12:28 PM
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Congratulations, Dan.

Your observations with respect to the improvements in focus, soundstage, and attack and sustain correspond to my experience with Ultra Minis supporting a wholly different equipment lineup. Most noticeable bang-for-buck resulted from placing the Minis (four in each instance) under my original-version Hydra and Sonographe power amp.

Bedroom:Win 10 laptop/JRiver Media Center 28 (remote-controlled by another Win10 laptop), TEAC UD-501, Walker-mod Luminous Audio Technology Axiom II passive attenuator, conrad-johnson MF2500, Paradigm Studio 20 v.5, Shunyata Hydra Delta D6, Wireworld Eclipse 8 IC and SC, Shunyata Delta XC v2 & Delta NR v2 power cords, Shunyata Alpha USB, Venom Defender v2, Butcher Block Acoustics platforms, Stillpoints Ultra SS footers (MF2500), A/V RoomService EVP 2MD anti-vibration pads (UD-501), Stillpoints Aperture II and GIK Alpha 4A and 244 acoustic panels.

Home Office: Win 10 HP PC/JRiver Media Center 28, TEAC UD-501 DAC, Luminous Audio Technology Axiom Mk II, conrad-johnson Sonographe SA250, Paradigm SE-1, Wireworld Silver Starlight 7 USB, WW Eclipse 7 & Equinox 6 ICs, Blue Jeans/Belden 5T00UP speaker cable, Shunyata Hydra, Venom NR v10 PCs, Sony BDP-S590 (SACD ripper)

Living Room: Win 10 laptop/JRiver Media Center 28, TEAC UD-501 DAC, SOTA Sapphire III, Origin Live Encounter Mk3c/Ortofon 2M Black, Graham Slee Era Gold V, McIntosh MR77, Oppo BDP-83, conrad johnson Premier 17LS & MF2500, Paradigm SE-3. Wireworld Starlight 7 USB, WW Eclipse 7 and Equinox 6 ICs, Blue Jeans/Belden 5T00UP SC. Shunyata Hydra 8 v2, Delta NR v1 and V2, and Venom 14D power cords, Stillpoints Ultra SS footers, GIK 244 and Monster traps.
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