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Old 10-23-2017, 12:19 AM
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Deep Breathe... start with 10MHz and let it break in.
Ivan knows best.

I left on 10mhz for a few days and didn't listen to it.

Tonight... Wow! Sounds incredible. I couldn't really hear a difference on the first few days. Now I can switch the clock in and out and there's a clear difference.

I'm hearing a bigger soundstage. More detail. More dynamics.

Everyone says to leave this thing on 24/7 but it worries me... I live in an area prone to power outages. I had a quick chat with Dan and he helped me pick out an inexpensive UPS for just my clock, nothing else. I'll leave it running all the time and not need to worry.

For the record, I tried a bunch of different clock settings and even changed my normal k01x filters... But after Ivan said what he did above, I set it back to my favorite filter and upsample options and 10mhz clock. I'm keeping it this way for a while. Sounds incredible, and I finally think I'm in the SOTA digital realm!
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Old 10-23-2017, 12:31 AM
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Cool Beans they say Marc. Enjoy the music & at the same time be in awe at what you have amassed.

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Digital Source: dCS Paganini 4 stack (Transport/DAC/Clock/Upsampler)
Analogue Sources: SME 20/2 w/SME V arm & Nordost Valhalla TA cable, Palo Santos Presentation Cartridge & Akai GX-400D Reel-to-Reel w/relapped heads by JRF Magnetic Sciences. Akai RC-17 cabled remote.
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Speaker Cables: 3M Nordost Odin Supreme Reference.
Signal Cables: WireWorld Platinum Eclipse XLR's on dCS Paganini & McIntosh C1100 to MC2301's. Wireworld Platinum Starlite 110 ohm Balanced on dCS internal connections and Crystal Cable Firewire 1394 cables on dCS.
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Ivan knows best.

I left on 10mhz for a few days and didn't listen to it.

Tonight... Wow! Sounds incredible. I couldn't really hear a difference on the first few days. Now I can switch the clock in and out and there's a clear difference.

I'm hearing a bigger soundstage. More detail. More dynamics.

Everyone says to leave this thing on 24/7 but it worries me... I live in an area prone to power outages. I had a quick chat with Dan and he helped me pick out an inexpensive UPS for just my clock, nothing else. I'll leave it running all the time and not need to worry.

For the record, I tried a bunch of different clock settings and even changed my normal k01x filters... But after Ivan said what he did above, I set it back to my favorite filter and upsample options and 10mhz clock. I'm keeping it this way for a while. Sounds incredible, and I finally think I'm in the SOTA digital realm!


That’s good news, glad it’s making a improvement.
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Pre and Power - McIntosh C2300 Preamp, McIntosh MC275 amps(x2), Emotiva UMC-200 Pre/Pro movies only, Emotiva XPA-3 amplifier for center and surrounds.

Cables and Accessories WireWorld Eclipse 7 Speaker Cables. WireWorld Eclipse 7 Balanced Interconnects. GIK Acoustics Soffit traps, Q7D Diffusors, 244 as cloud traps. Shunyata Power cords.

Speakers - Martin Logan Summit X, Martin Logan Balanced Force 212 sub, Martin Logan Stage X Center Channel, Martin Logan FX2 Surrounds.

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