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Refurnished my attic due to home office needs. Side effect: I now have a much better place for my Dynaudio Music 5. And it sounds SO good! Aug 13, 2022 at 6:55 AM

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    1. zottel
      zottel
      Refurnished my attic due to home office needs. Side effect: I now have a much better place for my Dynaudio Music 5. And it sounds SO good!
    2. zottel
      zottel
      RU6 bal > Jot 2 low gain bal > Clear Mg. So fucking good that I’m once again convinced it can’t possibly get any better. :)
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      3. roshambo123
        roshambo123
        Jot 2 + Clear Mg is one of my favorite combos.
        Aug 5, 2022
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      4. crenca
      5. zottel
        zottel
        @crenca No. Of course, the end game will actually live up to it’s name, this time. Who in their right mind would expect anything else?
        Aug 5, 2022
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    3. zottel
      zottel
      Suddenly realised that lots of Hidden Orchestra’s drums are played with brushes. Seems my chain has become better. :)
      1. zottel
        zottel
        I could have heard that without the RU6/bal, too, definitely. But it wasn’t obvious before, that’s the difference.
        Aug 4, 2022
      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        One fun thing I've noticed is that once I hear some fine detail on a good chain, it likewise becomes pretty evident on chains where the same was previously inaudible to me. Makes comparing gear directly a bit weird.
        Aug 4, 2022
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    4. zottel
      zottel
      RU6 balanced out is a completely different animal. Not sure, though, if it’s the RU6 or other parts of the chain that make the difference.
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      3. zottel
        zottel
        I’ll try without the Jot in between later or tomorrow.
        Jul 23, 2022
      4. zottel
        zottel
        Instrument separation on balanced out is so good that I’m not sure yet if it actually is good. :) It’s great to be able to dissect the music, to hear every detail separately, but it’s on the verge of sounding unnatural.
        Jul 23, 2022
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      5. zottel
        zottel
        Ok, currently listening to Timeless on RU6 balanced vs. SE.
        Yes, there is a difference: Balanced is a bit cleaner overall, and there’s more bass on SE. The difference is smaller than on the Jot, and the cable might play a role, too. Not sure yet which I like better.
        Jul 24, 2022
    5. zottel
      zottel
      Covid positive now, too.
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      2. zottel
        zottel
        It seems the choir on Thursday evening was where I got it. 10 others are ill, too, not all of them positive in tests yet, but most.
        Which leaves hope that I might not have been contagious on Saturday morning. I’m vaccinated 3x, my parents 4x … Let’s see. No symptoms or positive tests in the family yet, either.
        Jul 11, 2022
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      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        The Omicron BA4 and BA5 have more breakthrough cases and vaccines seem to do nothing. Booster supposed to be out by the fall. Be well!
        Jul 11, 2022
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      4. Wilson
        Wilson
        Get well soon!
        Jul 11, 2022
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    6. zottel
      zottel
      I usually don’t use high gain on my Jot 2, but with the RU6 as DAC it makes things special.
    7. zottel
      zottel
      Nervosa is bad.
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      2. zottel
        zottel
        Spent the whole afternoon yesterday trying to figure out if RU6 NOS + external upsampling is really so good or not, and how it compares to other devices and if it depends on the gear I’m using, yadda yadda.
        Should have just listened to music.
        Jul 7, 2022
    8. zottel
      zottel
      Best A/B setup I had yet: Jot 2’s ESS input on one USB port of my Pi4, RU6 on another, going into the Jot’s SE input, grouped in Roon.
      1. zottel
        zottel
        Flicking the input switch on the Jot 2 switches seamlessly between ESS card and RU6. Perfect.
        Jul 6, 2022
      2. zottel
        zottel
        The two are remarkably similar. I didn’t think it would be so hard to tell the difference.
        The ESS card is a little, little bit brighter, and I think I hear a bit more smoothness in voices with the RU6, but that might well be expectation bias.
        Jul 6, 2022
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      3. zottel
        zottel
        Headphones directly from RU6 vs. from Jot 2, that’s a different story, that difference is easily recognisable.
        Jul 6, 2022
    9. zottel
      zottel
      The RU6 is finally here! Currently listening with Clear Mg, and the first impression is really wonderful! \o/
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        RU6 is like my GF = It is heavenly with anything I throw at it.
        Jul 6, 2022
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      4. zottel
        zottel
        Oh my god, I’m still unable to pick up my jaw from the floor. RU6 NOS + external upsampling is so much better than anything I’ve heard before! Plankton galore.
        Jul 6, 2022
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      5. Merrick
        Merrick
        I had never considered using RU6 in NOS with external upsampling, would be a cheap way to get into that game.
        Jul 6, 2022
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    10. zottel
      zottel
      Ah! Now I think I’m beginning to understand synergy.
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      2. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        How about the *texture* of the mid-bass? Timeless mid-bass is somewhat "soft/pillowy/floppy" and lowest mids a bit lean; I'm interested in sources that minimize the perceived disconnect between.
        Jul 6, 2022
      3. zottel
        zottel
        I hear no disconnection with the RU6 (don’t have the Bolt at hand right now). But, TBH, I’m not sure if I would hear it even from a source that is known to sound disconnected.
        Jul 6, 2022
      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        In management studies you define synergy as: 1 + 1 = 3. I think they forgot about something...
        Jul 7, 2022
    11. zottel
      zottel
      Timeless are here! Listening now.
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      2. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        And????
        Jul 2, 2022
      3. zottel
        zottel
        Hehe, didn’t post at first because I was strongly underwhelmed and considered returning them. Not much detail from the Bolt, better from Jot 2, mushy bass and too much of it, tinny treble, recessed mids.
        Now I’m finally convinced that break-in is really a thing, at least during the first few hours. And not only mental break-in. The sound has completely changed since the beginning, fortunately. :)
        Jul 2, 2022
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      4. zottel
        zottel
        Listening from the Bolt now, getting wonderful detail, especially in the bass. This can’t be mental break-in.
        The rest might be, though: The treble is becoming less and less tinny, instruments sound less plasticky, mids are more pronounced. I’m thoroughly enjoying them now. \o/
        Jul 2, 2022
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    12. zottel
      zottel
      EDIT: Gah, I always post a new status when I want to comment my status. Second time already.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Easily done!
        Jul 2, 2022
    13. zottel
      zottel
      Ordered a 7Hz Timeless and a Cayin RU6 this morning. Much looking forward to the delivery. :) Thanks again @Iagadu for the tip.
      1. zottel
        zottel
        Neither Amazon nor Cayin have confirmed shipment, though, although I ordered around 9am already. :(
        Jun 30, 2022
      2. jexby
        jexby
        for 7Hz, should have ordered a iFi GO bar instead of that RU6
        Jun 30, 2022
      3. zottel
        zottel
        They won’t necessarily be played together, though I’m still intrigued what sound they’ll produce as a team. :)
        Jun 30, 2022
    14. zottel
      zottel
      There’ll be some extra money at the end of the month. With a bit of luck, I might be able to spend some € 500,– on audio.
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      2. zottel
        zottel
        A used Mojo 2 would fit in the budget, too. Sigh. Too many options.
        Jun 27, 2022
      3. lagadu
        lagadu
        Timeless + cayin ru6 should be around that budget and fill in two of those three needs perhaps?
        Jun 27, 2022
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      4. zottel
        zottel
        Thanks for the tip with the RU6! It hadn’t been on my radar, and as I always wanted to dip my toes into R2R, this is a great idea. Another option. X-)
        Jun 27, 2022
    15. zottel
      zottel
      I had thought the sound in the large living room must be best in the house, but it’s very mushy. Walking around clapping was an eye opener.
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      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        About to move into a new house with hard floors. Gonna be echo city.
        Jun 2, 2022
      4. zottel
        zottel
        At least you can put rugs on floors. It’s the concrete ceiling I’d worry most about if I wanted to turn our living room into a listening room. I don’t, because the rest of the family don’t care about hifi and don’t like my music. :)
        Jun 2, 2022
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      5. DigMe
        DigMe
        Yeah, we are definitely getting some rugs.
        Jun 3, 2022
    16. zottel
      zottel
      Note to self after two wonderful hours of music: Quality time does not consist of trying to find out if cables make a difference or not.
    17. zottel
      zottel
      Deleted, should have been a comment to my other post.
    18. zottel
      zottel
      Hm. With the Clear Mg, I’m hearing stuff I never heard before. Like differences between stock cable and silver, between upsampling or not.
      1. zottel
        zottel
        Not sure yet if I should trust what I think I hear, or if that only means going down a rabbit hole that will cost me lots of money for stuff that only happens in my head.
        May 28, 2022
    19. zottel
      zottel
      After nearly 4 weeks with my Clear Mg + Jot2/ESS, I still love everything about it.
      1. zottel
        zottel
        I should call this my endgame and stop reading this forum immediately. Or anything else hifi-related.
        May 21, 2022
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      2. zottel
        zottel
        Earnestly, while I liked other gear a lot before, there was always that nagging suggestion in the back of my mind that other stuff must be much better. Now I can read about an SR-1a, e.g., and think: “Sounds interesting, but my main HP is so great, why bother?”
        There’s still quite some nagging about DACs in my head, though, and possibly amps.
        May 21, 2022
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      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        Yaaaais, join the light side.
        May 21, 2022
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    20. zottel
      zottel
      Love to listen to organ music lately. Any tips about good recordings and/or composers to discover are greatly appreciated.
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      2. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        You might like Anna von Hausswolf. She is on bandcamp.
        May 10, 2022
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      3. zottel
        zottel
        @Cryptowolf This is really cool stuff, thanks for the tip!
        May 10, 2022
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      4. Claritas
        Claritas
        Simon Preston's recording of Bach's Organ Concerti on DG is exciting stuff. Incidentally, some of them are Bach's transcriptions of Vivaldi string concerti; and Bach wipes the floor with him.
        May 19, 2022
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Franconia, Germany
    Gear List:
    Jot2/ESS, Bolt, Ananda, HD650, Clear Mg
    Dynaudio Music 5