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Old 02-21-2018, 10:49 PM
dbphd dbphd is offline
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The previous owner of the Ayre DX-5 DSD told me he used an AudioQuest Diamond HDMI cable for the audio connection, and recommended I do so as well. My intellect said bits are bits, my emotion said try it. I found a used 1.5 m Diamond cable for about half the going discounted new price, and I installed it today. Does it make difference? I wouldn’t swear to it. BDs and SACDs sounded great with the Blue Jeans cable, perhaps just a bit more fleshed out and transparent with the Diamond cable. The sound with the Ayre is so superior to that with the Esoteric SA-60 that it swamps my judgement. Charley Hansen was right: It does sound better than my beloved C-5xeMP.
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