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Anyone have the Roon Nucleus? Thoughts? Jun 2, 2019

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    1. zachchen1996
      zachchen1996
      Anyone have the Roon Nucleus? Thoughts?
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      3. zachchen1996
        zachchen1996
        Thanks, currently I'm looking at the Sonore ultraRendu as a no fuss solution.
        Jun 2, 2019
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      4. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        I am running a Allo USBridge with SOLA SLS-05-030-1T LPS powering and stock switcher powering the Sparky. All together under $180 and I bet gets pretty damn close to ultraRendu especially as a Roon endpoint.
        You are welcome to borrow it to try since you are local.
        Jun 2, 2019
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      5. zachchen1996
        zachchen1996
        The Allo USBridge is a tempting option but I'm worried there'll be a bunch of problems to troubleshoot. I want as seamless and hassle-free of an experience as possible. Thanks for the offer but I actually just moved to Las Vegas a few weeks ago haha!
        Jun 2, 2019
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    2. zachchen1996
      zachchen1996
      Upgrading my speaker system to the Legacy Audio Calibre XD speakers + Wavelet dac / preamp / crossover unit. So excited! :)
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      2. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        I really liked them when I heard them at the NY Audio show....enjoy!
        Apr 6, 2019
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      3. zachchen1996
        zachchen1996
        Thanks! :)
        Apr 6, 2019
    3. zachchen1996
      zachchen1996
      Anyone else considering getting the Spiral Ear SE6 despite the price? :P
      1. Kunlun
        Kunlun
        Oct 26, 2018
      2. zachchen1996
        zachchen1996
        Since the SE5U was so good, I'm tempted to just order it blind haha.
        Oct 27, 2018
    4. zachchen1996
      zachchen1996
      Looks at Spiral Ear SE6 price...I'll take 10! /s
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    5. zachchen1996
      zachchen1996
      Anyone with experience with power cables have any recommendations? So far Neotech and Kubabla Sosna look pretty promising.
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      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        The 6moons review of the Kii Three says that your power cable options are limiting because there isn't room for for oversized IEC modules. A large gauge computer power cable is your main option.
        May 4, 2018
      4. zachchen1996
        zachchen1996
        Thanks, will definitely take a look into Pangea.
        Regarding the Kii Three’s small IEC module, I plan on using Furutech’s slim body FI-C15 NCF connector.
        May 4, 2018
      5. Grahad2
        Grahad2
        May 5, 2018
    6. zachchen1996
      zachchen1996
      Should be receiving my Kii Three speakers soon, but now the upcoming SR-009S has me questioning the decision to move on to speakers? Hmm
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      3. Grahad2
        Grahad2
        It depends on listening levels and usage patterns, but I'd still suspect you'd end up using your speakers more.
        May 1, 2018
      4. David De Lucena
        David De Lucena
        There is no headphone that substitute a good speaker experience. I suffered so much to realize that... oh good lord
        May 1, 2018
      5. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        I've always thought that they were different tools for different modes of enjoyment. That being said, even though I've never heard the Kii, I kinda doubt you'll be disappointed.
        May 1, 2018
    7. zachchen1996
      zachchen1996
      Vince Staples' new album is on fire!
      1. Vansen, FlySweep and a44100Hz like this.
      2. Vansen
        Vansen
        Boy, yeah right. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
        Jul 8, 2017
    8. zachchen1996
      zachchen1996
      After years of listening exclusively to IEMs I finally decided to get my first pair of speakers, the Kii Three. Exciting times ahead!
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      3. zachchen1996
        zachchen1996
        I'm having trouble deciding whether to go with the Kii Control, or something along the lines of the Auralic Aries / Mutec / Singxer to hook my laptop up to them.
        Jun 23, 2017
      4. Serious
        Serious
        You actually bought them? I warned you. Definitely interested to hear your thoughts. In-ears are very different compared to these, with different strengths and weaknesses.
        Jun 23, 2017
      5. zachchen1996
        zachchen1996
        I know I know, buying them blind is crazy haha. The simplicity and alleged ability of the Kii's to adapt to different rooms and sound consistent was just too tempting. I'm still in college and both my apartment in Blacksburg and my parent's home are definitely not good environments for finicky speakers.
        Jun 23, 2017
    9. zachchen1996
      zachchen1996
      Commission DIY T2 or speakers? Hmm...
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        I forgot about Kii three! These are my dream speakers and are right around your budget.

        https://legendaryproaudio.com/product/kii-audio-three/

        Price includes DAC and 6 channels of amplification per speaker. A fully active DSP system is probably outside what you are looking for, but then again it might be.
        May 11, 2017
      3. zachchen1996
        zachchen1996
        Ooh la la! I was originally only interested in passive speakers, but the Kii Three definitely has my interest now. I listen to a LOT of electronic, so the fact they go down to 25hz is extremely alluring haha. Thanks for the heads up, now to see if I can find a used pair!
        May 11, 2017
      4. Serious
        Serious
        May 11, 2017
    10. zachchen1996
      zachchen1996
      Was just about to get my feet wet with speakers, but mere whispers of a new STAX flagship next year has put those plans on immediate halt.
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    11. zachchen1996
      zachchen1996
      Will definitely be very interesting to see how the new STAX SRM-T8000 compares to the DIY T2, BHSE, and KGSSHV Carbon!
    12. zachchen1996
      zachchen1996
      Raidho, is it worth it? hmm...
      1. Grahad2
        Grahad2
        Very beamy the last time I heard a Raidho X1. Sweet spot of maybe inches? Missing that bit of magic for me personally - heard it driven by a TOTL Devialet.
        Apr 21, 2017
    13. zachchen1996
      zachchen1996
      And the hunt for an EC Studio continues...
    14. zachchen1996
      zachchen1996
      New Sony DAP is $3200 O_o I better start saving up...
      1. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        You mean for something else? I agree. For less money you can get a "phablet", engineer the O.S., software and hardware settings to suit your needs and you are done. Go android and some Java skills get you far...
        Sep 1, 2016
      2. zachchen1996
        zachchen1996
        Call me insane, but I'm actually getting it. (I'm a portable audio addict and I need help lol)
        Sep 1, 2016
    15. zachchen1996
      zachchen1996
      Anyone else excited for the new upcoming Sony DAP?
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      2. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        I'll let the price temper my opinion...
        Aug 28, 2016
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      3. zachchen1996
        zachchen1996
        The supposed 2-3K price point and yet ANOTHER new type of balanced port have definitely dampened my enthusiasm, but I'll most likely end up getting it regardless because I'm a sucker for portable gear. :P
        Aug 28, 2016
    16. zachchen1996
      zachchen1996
      SE5 Ultimate are really growing on me, think I'm done with IEMs for now. Time to finally get headphones?
      1. imackler
        imackler
        Long past time. Or. Go straight to speakers.
        Aug 23, 2016
      2. zachchen1996
        zachchen1996
        I'm definitely interested in getting some speakers, would you happen to have any recommendations for active speakers 5K or under?
        Aug 23, 2016
    17. zachchen1996
      zachchen1996
      Had a dream last night I owned the EC Studio, waking up this morning was quite disappointing.
      1. jexby
        jexby
        have this same dream often, but some mornings I wake up on the couch in @MisterRogers listening room with his Studio and it's a wonderful morning!
        Aug 16, 2016
    18. zachchen1996
      zachchen1996
      Call me crazy, but I'm actually considering the AK380cu. God help me...
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      2. zachchen1996
        zachchen1996
        Apparently it's the best sounding DAP out right now, but I won't know until I've tried it myself haha.
        Aug 10, 2016
      3. aufmerksam
        aufmerksam
        YOU ARE CRAZY! unless your most common use case is "only a DAP and some several thousand dollar c/iem" this is a waste of money. (You're welcome, I hope.)
        Aug 10, 2016
      4. Griffon
        Griffon
        I don't think it can be apparently the best sounding DAP out there, if 380 is in line with 320.
        Aug 10, 2016
    19. zachchen1996
      zachchen1996
      Patiently waiting for my SE 5-way Ultimate to arrive.
      1. Kunlun
        Kunlun
        Does Grzegorz sell outside the E.U. now?
        Jun 26, 2016
      2. zachchen1996
        zachchen1996
        Yup, he most certainly does!
        Jun 27, 2016
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