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Chord Qutest DAC - Best under £/$2000!

CHECK OUT MORE ABOUT ME, MY REVIEWS AND WEBSITE here https://www.13thnote.net Read my written review here - https://www.13thnote.net/2019/05/30... Also have a look at the competition to this DAC : RME ADI-2 DAC FS here. Since this video it has taken the Chord's crown. - https://www.13thnote.net/2020/02/20... Or watch the video on the RME here - https://www.13thnote.net/2020/03/23... Review of the Rob Watts designed Qutest DAC from Chord Electronics https://chordelectronics.co.uk/prod... #chord #audiophile #dac

A quick preview video of the Chord Hugo TT2 & Hugo M Scaler - reviews to follow

FOR MORE, HEAD TO MY WEBSITE : https://www.13thnote.net Chord's Hugo TT2 and Hugo M Scaler paired to one another is extremely accomplished. Using ground breaking Digital to Analogue Converter (DAC) technology, sound quality is class leading and amongst the best. My Full reviews of both units to follow, as well as a review of Wave High Fidelity Storm Stream and Storm F (Furutech) BNC cables, designed for use with this pairing #chord #hugott2 #dac

Chord Hugo TT2 - the best DAC at this price!

Have a look about more about this DAC on my website - https://www.13thnote.net/2019/06/12... Add the Hugo M Scaler ? https://www.13thnote.net/2019/05/29... A video review of the features, operation, connections and sound quality of the Chord Hugo TT2 #chord #hugott2 #audiophile
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HiFi Network Switches : Silent Angel Bonn N8 Pro / Forester F2 LPSU

#SilentAngel #audiophile #BonnN8Pro PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO PATREON for ; -Ad Free Videos (on Vimeo) -Music Playlists -Ongoing personal and private chats about the products I review to ensure you buy the best products for your needs saving you money. - Free product giveaways SEE : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2078... ** priced only from £5$/£4 a month. If you want advice (or like what I do) please support my site by making donations via PayPal Me here: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Sim... so I can keep doing these videos full time. Visit my website here for loads more articles and reviews : https://www.13thnote.net/​​​ Brand Website : https://www.silentangel.com/ System Equipment Used in Test : PMC Twenty5.23 speakers, Buchardt S400 Mk 2's, Hegel H390 Amplifier, Chord Qutest DAC, Denafrips Pontus 2 DAC, Innuos Zenith server / streamer TIME CHAPTERS 0:00 - Intro 1:08 - What is the Bonn N8 Pro / Models / Prices 2:25 - Connections 2:52 - Technicalities 4:31 - Forester F2 Linear PSU 6:06 - Artist Focus : Elbow 6:54 - Sound Quality 8:01 - Summary / Conclusions Notes: **1 COMPARISONS OF UNREVIEWED GEAR : Please don't ask me how a product compares to another which I haven't reviewed, as it isn't possible to comment on such products I haven't tested. Check out my website for reviews of products I have completed instead (hit the review tag, and separate tags). **2 MORE ADVICE : If you are asking me how does X product compare to Y that I HAVE reviewed, or how does something sound beyond comment in videos, or system / further advice, please sign up to Patreon (small amounts!) or make contributions via PayPal where we text chat or Zoom etc. If viewers want this, where you benefit in this way, it is fair to ask for contributions, especially where my time is taken away from videos. Also I can't answer all questions on YouTube anyway and it is rarely as simple as a single response, it requires a deeper dive into experiences to do any advice justice. **3 ABUSE POLICY : I encourage and like debate, and constructive criticism, but people who abuse or troll me, or my subscribers or commenters, post very negative and non constructive and uncorroborated comments designed to put me or others down (where they don't explain themselves), or they could be perceived as such, as well as aggressive comments / hate, or pit my subscribers against me, get their comments removed and I hide them from commenting again. I don’t need the hassle of these people for all the work I put in!

Exploring PC Audio with JCAT - USB Card XE, Optimo Nano / Optimo 3 Duo PSU's

#JCAT #USBCardXE #PCaudio PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO PATREON for ; -Ad Free Videos (on Vimeo) -Supporting this project -Music Playlists -Ongoing personal and private chats about the products I review to ensure you buy the best products for your needs (not the ones that underperform), saving you money - Free product giveaways SEE : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2078... ** priced only from £5$/£4 a month. If you want advice (or like what I do) please support my site by making donations via PayPal Me here: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Sim... so I can keep doing these videos full time. Visit my website here for loads more articles and reviews : https://www.13thnote.net/​​​ Brand Website : https://jcat.eu/ TIME CHAPTERS 0:00 - Intro 1:09 - USB Card XE Features 1:56 - USB Card XE Features / Operation 4:30 - Optimo Nano PSU 4:57 - Optimo Nano PSU Features / Operation 6:03 - Connecting Nano and USB CARD XE in a PC 7:24 - Sound Quality 9:37 - Optimo 3 Duo PSU Features 10:20 - Optimo 3 Duo Features and SQ / Summary Notes: **1 COMPARISONS OF UNREVIEWED GEAR : Please don't ask me how a product compares to another which I haven't reviewed, as it isn't possible to comment on such products I haven't tested. Check out my website for reviews of products I have completed instead (hit the review tag, and separate tags). **2 MORE ADVICE : If you are asking me how does X product compare to Y that I HAVE reviewed, or how does something sound beyond comment in videos, or system / further advice, please sign up to Patreon (small amounts!) or make contributions via PayPal where we text chat or Zoom etc. If viewers want this, where you benefit in this way, it is fair to ask for contributions, especially where my time is taken away from videos. Also I can't answer all questions on YouTube anyway and it is rarely as simple as a single response, it requires a deeper dive into experiences to do any advice justice. **3 ABUSE POLICY : I encourage and like debate, and constructive criticism, but people who abuse or troll me, or my subscribers or commenters, post very negative and non constructive and uncorroborated comments designed to put me or others down (where they don't explain themselves), or they could be perceived as such, as well as aggressive comments / hate, or pit my subscribers against me, get their comments removed and I hide them from commenting again. I don’t need the hassle of these people for all the work I put in!

Genelec's 7350A Subwoofer for HiFi!

#Genelec #7350A #Subwoofer PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO PATREON for ; -Ad Free Videos (on Vimeo) -Supporting the sustainability of this project -Music Playlists -Ongoing personal and private chats about the products I review to ensure you buy the best products for your needs (not the ones that underperform), saving you money - Free product giveaways SEE : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2078... ** priced only from £5$/£4 a month. If you have questions (or just like what I do) please support my site by making donations via PayPal Me here: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Sim... so I can keep doing these videos full time and try and sustain a full time living from it. Visit my website here for loads more articles and reviews : https://www.13thnote.net/​​​ PRODUCT LINK : https://www.genelec.com/7350a TIME CHAPTERS 0:00 - Intro 0:43 - What is the 7350A? Comparisons to REL T/7x 1:57 - Specifications 2:09 - Connections (Analogue and Digital) 3:35 - Connections (8330A clip) 4:21 - Genelec : only for near field? 5:33 - Good Bass Integration 6:10 - Connecting GLM components 6:43 - What's to like about GLM? 8:55 - Europe Endless Bass (Kraftwerk) 9:04 - GLM GRADE (Genelec Room Acoustic Data Evalution) / Multi - Point Calibrations / Autophase / Conclusions. Notes: **1 COMPARISONS OF UNREVIEWED GEAR : Please don't ask me how a product compares to another which I haven't reviewed, as it isn't possible to comment on such products I haven't tested. Check out my website for reviews of products I have completed instead (hit the review tag, and separate tags). **2 MORE ADVICE : If you are asking me how does X product compare to Y that I HAVE reviewed, or how does something sound beyond comment in videos, or system / further advice, please sign up to Patreon (small amounts!) or make contributions via PayPal where I can help you.. If viewers want this, where you benefit in this way, it is fair to ask for contributions, especially where my time is taken away from videos. Also I can't answer all questions on YouTube anyway and it is rarely as simple as a single response, it requires a deeper dive into experiences to do any advice justice. **3 ABUSE POLICY : I encourage and like debate, and constructive criticism, but people who abuse or troll me, or my subscribers or commenters, post very negative and non constructive and uncorroborated comments designed to put me or others down (where they don't explain themselves), or they could be perceived as such, as well as aggressive comments / hate, or pit my subscribers against me, get their comments removed and I hide them from commenting again. I don’t need the hassle of these people for all the work I put in!

My New PC : A New Dawn in Editing

#PCSpecialist #EditingPC #Videoediting A Quick little video to show what I use to edit my videos. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO PATREON for ; -Ad Free Videos (on Vimeo) -Supporting the sustainability of this project -Music Playlists -Ongoing personal and private chats about the products I review to ensure you buy the best products for your needs (not the ones that underperform), saving you money - Free product giveaways SEE : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2078... ** priced only from £5$/£4 a month. If you have questions (or just like what I do) please support my site by making donations via PayPal Me here: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Sim... so I can keep doing these videos full time and try and sustain a full time living from it. I didn't get any discount from PC specialist to make and publish this video! Visit my website here for loads more articles and reviews : https://www.13thnote.net/​​​ I went for a PC Specialist PC (UK) with the following specs which so far is giving awesome performance. I rendered a 15 minute HD video in 3 minutes and this PC has no probs editing in 4K! • Corsair ICUE 5000X RGB case with fans mounted on front fascia/panel • AMD Ryzen 5950X 16 core (3.4ghz-4.9/72MB Cache/AM4) • Ram : 64GB Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 3200 MHZ (4x16GB) • 12GB Nvidia GEFORCE RTX 3080Ti graphics card (Gigabyte version) • Motherboard : Gigabyte X570S Aorus Pro AX • PC drives ; 1) 1TB seagate Firecuda 530 gen4 PCIe NVME (7300R / 6000W) drive for OS/programme files 2) 1TB seagate Firecuda 530 gen4 PCIe NVME (7300R / 6000W) drive for work in progress video files (after effects / Vegas / Premier Pro / Blender) 3) 1TB Samsung 870 QVO SSD Sata 2.5” drive (560/r and 530/w) for After Effects Cache files 4) 3.5” 6TB Seagate Barracuda Sata III 3.5” spinning 6GB/s 5400RPM , 256 MB Cache for storing files on second drive after work completion. • Power Supply : 850w Corsair rmx modular ultra quiet £119 modular 80 plus gold • Processor Cooling : CORSAIR iCUE H100i ELITE CAPELLIX • Thermal Paste : Artic MX-4 extreme thermal conductivity compound • Corsair LL120 RGB fan for rear • Audio Board - JCAT USB XE (with Optimo Nano power supply - to be fitted and upcoming review) • Windows 11 (64 bit)

Buchardt's I150 Amp for Room Correction / Build Quality & Value (vs. NAD M10)

#Buchardt #I150 #Amplifier PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO PATREON for ; -Ad Free Videos (on Vimeo) -Supporting the sustainability of this project -Music Playlists -Ongoing personal and private chats about the products I review to ensure you buy the best products for your needs (not the ones that underperform), saving you money - Free product giveaways SEE : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2078... ** priced only from £5$/£4 a month. If you have questions (or just like what I do) please support my site by making donations via PayPal Me here: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Sim... so I can keep doing these videos full time and try and sustain a full time living from it. Visit my website here for loads more articles and reviews : https://www.13thnote.net/​​​ PRODUCT LINK : https://buchardtaudio.com/products/... TIME CHAPTERS 0:00 - Intro 0:30 - What is the I150 & Design 3:11 - Specifications 3:21 - Connections / Rear Panel 4:20 - Front Panel Button Presses segment 4:53 - DSP / iPhone to do room correction 6:37 - Music Recommendations (Electronic music to test out a Sub) 7:15 - Using the I150 App / Room EQ 8:29 - Buchardt S400 Mk2's (See my other video) 8:50 - Manual EQ Presets / Low Level Enhancement feature 10:46 - Sound Quality 13:56 - Comparisons 15:51 - Summary / Conclusions Notes: **1 COMPARISONS OF UNREVIEWED GEAR : Please don't ask me how a product compares to another which I haven't reviewed, as it isn't possible to comment on such products I haven't tested. Check out my website for reviews of products I have completed instead (hit the review tag, and separate tags). **2 MORE ADVICE : If you are asking me how does X product compare to Y that I HAVE reviewed, or how does something sound beyond comment in videos, or system / further advice, please sign up to Patreon (small amounts!) or make contributions via PayPal where I can help you.. If viewers want this, where you benefit in this way, it is fair to ask for contributions, especially where my time is taken away from videos. Also I can't answer all questions on YouTube anyway and it is rarely as simple as a single response, it requires a deeper dive into experiences to do any advice justice. **3 ABUSE POLICY : I encourage and like debate, and constructive criticism, but people who abuse or troll me, or my subscribers or commenters, post very negative and non constructive and uncorroborated comments designed to put me or others down (where they don't explain themselves), or they could be perceived as such, as well as aggressive comments / hate, or pit my subscribers against me, get their comments removed and I hide them from commenting again. I don’t need the hassle of these people for all the work I put in!

Do you Need a Subwoofer? (REL T/7x Review)

#RELAcoustics #T7x #Subwoofer PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO PATREON for ; -Ad Free Videos (on Vimeo) -Supporting the sustainability of this project -Music Playlists -Ongoing personal and private chats about the products I review to ensure you buy the best products for your needs (not the ones that underperform), saving you money - Free product giveaways SEE : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2078... ** priced only from £5$/£4 a month. If you have questions (or just like what I do) please support my site by making donations via PayPal Me here: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Sim... so I can keep doing these videos full time and try and sustain a full time living from it. Visit my website here for loads more articles and reviews : https://www.13thnote.net/​​​ PRODUCT LINKS 1) T/7x Sub : https://rel.net/shop/powered-subwoo... 2) Arrow Wireless Sub System : https://rel.net/uk/shop/accessories... TIME CHAPTERS 0:00 - 'Saul Bass' Intro Animation 1:03 - First Sub Review / How I am tackling this review 2:13 - REL T/7x 2:34 - Main design features 3:07 - Specifications 3:26 - Inputs to use 6:14 - Using REL's wireless Arrow 6:53 - Positioning 7:23 - Setting Phase / Adjusting Gain / X-Over 9:01 - Electronic Tracks to test a Sub 9:38 - Sound Quality 12:54 - Buchardt I150 Amplifier (Next Review) 13:16 - Using a Sub in the corner / Speed of Bass / Conclusions Notes: **1 COMPARISONS OF UNREVIEWED GEAR : Please don't ask me how a product compares to another which I haven't reviewed, as it isn't possible to comment on such products I haven't tested. Check out my website for reviews of products I have completed instead (hit the review tag, and separate tags). **2 MORE ADVICE : If you are asking me how does X product compare to Y that I HAVE reviewed, or how does something sound beyond comment in videos, or system / further advice, please sign up to Patreon (small amounts!) or make contributions via PayPal where I can help you.. If viewers want this, where you benefit in this way, it is fair to ask for contributions, especially where my time is taken away from videos. Also I can't answer all questions on YouTube anyway and it is rarely as simple as a single response, it requires a deeper dive into experiences to do any advice justice. **3 ABUSE POLICY : I encourage and like debate, and constructive criticism, but people who abuse or troll me, or my subscribers or commenters, post very negative and non constructive and uncorroborated comments designed to put me or others down (where they don't explain themselves), or they could be perceived as such, as well as aggressive comments / hate, or pit my subscribers against me, get their comments removed and I hide them from commenting again. I don’t need the hassle of these people for all the work I put in!

Chord's Stellar Poly Streamer with Mojo 2

#ChordElectronics #Poly #Streaming PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO PATREON for ; -Ad Free Videos (on Vimeo) -Supporting the sustainability of this project -Music Playlists -Ongoing personal and private chats about the products I review to ensure you buy the best products for your needs (not the ones that underperform), saving you money - Free product giveaways SEE : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2078... ** priced only from £5$/£4 a month. If you have questions (or just like what I do) please support my site by making donations via PayPal Me here: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Sim... so I can keep doing these videos full time and try and sustain a full time living from it. Visit my website here for loads more articles and reviews : https://www.13thnote.net/​​​ PRODUCT LINK : https://chordelectronics.co.uk/prod... Headphones Used in Tests: 1) HIFIMAN Arya Stealth Magnets : https://hifiman.com/products/detail... 2) Adam Audio SP-5 Studio Monitor headphones : https://www.adam-audio.com/en/headp... 3) MAS Audio Science X5i : https://www.maslisten.com/x5i-inear 4) Shure SE846 : https://www.shure.com/en-GB/product... TIME CHAPTERS 0:00 - Intro - Recap on Mojo 2 1:19 - What is it - Connections. 2:02 - Battery 2:38 - WiFi capable - SD Card 3:18 - Specifications 3:28 - Networking (Roon / DLNA) 4:38 - mconnect App & use with Poly 5:09 - Streaming use 5:45 - Hotspot mode or Tethering mode? 6:11 - How I set up Tethering mode 6:47 - Sound Quality 7:33 - Downsides 8:05 - The Wrap / Conclusions 8:36 - Thanks for Watching / Out-takes Notes: **1 COMPARISONS OF UNREVIEWED GEAR : Please don't ask me how a product compares to another which I haven't reviewed, as it isn't possible to comment on such products I haven't tested. Check out my website for reviews of products I have completed instead (hit the review tag, and separate tags). **2 MORE ADVICE : If you are asking me how does X product compare to Y that I HAVE reviewed, or how does something sound beyond comment in videos, or system advice, please sign up to Patreon (small amounts!) where I can offer more of my personal opinions about product A versus B etc... If viewers want this, where you benefit in this way, it is fair to ask for contributions, especially where my time is taken away from videos. Also I can't answer all questions on YouTube anyway. **3 ABUSE POLICY : I encourage and like debate, and constructive criticism, but people who abuse or troll me, or my subscribers or commenters, post very negative and non constructive and uncorroborated comments designed to put me or others down (where they don't explain themselves), or they could be perceived as such, as well as aggressive comments / hate, or pit my subscribers against me, get their comments removed and I hide them from commenting again. I don’t need the hassle of these people for all the work I put in!

Licensed to Thrill : Buchardt S400 Mk2 (Vs. KEF LS50 Meta / Monitor Audio Gold 100)

#Buchardt #S400Mk2 #Audiophiles PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO PATREON for ; -Ad Free Videos (on Vimeo) -Supporting the sustainability of this project -Music Playlists -Ongoing personal and private chats about the products I review to ensure you buy the best products for your needs (not the ones that underperform), saving you money - Free product giveaways SEE : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2078... ** priced only from £5$/£4 a month. If you have questions (or just like what I do) please support my site by making donations via PayPal Me here: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Sim... so I can keep doing these videos full time and try and sustain a full time living from it. Visit my website here for loads more articles and reviews : https://www.13thnote.net/​​​ PRODUCT LINK : https://buchardtaudio.com/collectio... KIT USED in tests: KEF LS50 Meta speakers, Monitor Audio Gold 100 Speakers, NAD M33 / Hegel H390 amp, Innuos Zenith Mk 2 source, Sonore OpticalRendu, AudioQuest Cables - XLR MacKenzie and Yukon / Rocket 88 speaker cable, Chord Qutest DAC/RME ADI-2 DAC FS. TIME CHAPTERS 0:00 -Bond Intro 1:40 - Direct Selling / Selling Model 2:25 - Design 4:53 - Specs to Bond 5:55 - Difference to original model 6:53 - SkyFall? No...SkyGel 7:50 - Stands / Set-up 8:17 - Amps I used in test / Distance to Walls? 9:03 - Listening tests 12:03 - Comparisons 15:34 - Album Recommendations 16:19 - Conclusions 17:36 - Thanks for watching Notes: **1 COMPARISONS OF UNREVIEWED GEAR : Please don't ask me how a product compares to another which I haven't reviewed, as it isn't possible to comment on such products I haven't tested. Check out my website for reviews of products I have completed instead (hit the review tag, and separate tags). **2 MORE ADVICE : If you are asking me how does X product compare to Y that I HAVE reviewed, or how does something sound beyond comment in videos, or system advice, please sign up to Patreon (small amounts!) where I can offer more of my personal opinions about product A versus B etc... If viewers want this, where you benefit in this way, it is fair to ask for contributions, especially where my time is taken away from videos. Also I can't answer all questions on YouTube anyway. **3 ABUSE POLICY : I encourage and like debate, and constructive criticism, but people who abuse or troll me, or my subscribers or commenters, post very negative and non constructive and uncorroborated comments designed to put me or others down (where they don't explain themselves), or they could be perceived as such, as well as aggressive comments / hate, or pit my subscribers against me, get their comments removed and I hide them from commenting again. I don’t need the hassle of these people for all the work I put in!

Essential Audiophile A1 Musical Tracks to end your week - w/end 1st April 2022

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Holo Audio Spring 3 DAC Level 2 (vs. Denafrips) feat. Sonore opticalRendu/ultraDigital

#HoloAudio #DAC #Denafrips An unpaid review and comparison video of this Holo Audio DAC PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO PATREON for ; -Ad Free Videos (on Vimeo) -Supporting the sustainability of this project -Music Playlists -Ongoing personal and private chats about the products I review to ensure you buy the best products for your needs (not the ones that underperform), saving you money - Free product giveaways SEE : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2078... ** priced only from £5$/£4 a month. If you have questions (or just like what I do) please support my site by making donations via PayPal Me here: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Sim... so I can keep doing these videos full time and try and sustain a full time living from it. Visit my website here for loads more articles and reviews : https://www.13thnote.net/​​​ PRODUCT LINKS : - Magna HiFi : https://magnahifi.com/holo-audio-sp... - Audiostore (opticalRendu etc) : https://www.vortexbox.co.uk/shop - Sonore opticalRendu : https://www.sonore.us/opticalRendu.... - Sonore opticalDigital : https://www.sonore.us/ultraDigital.... - Hegel H390 : https://www.hegel.com/en/products/i... - Buchardt S400 Mk2 : https://buchardtaudio.com/products/... MANUAL INFO (ON I2S BENEFITS) ; Under Features : "A single, independent HDMI-I2S input interface is provided, which has a four way independent circuit, as opposed to standard LVDS chip, making I2S clock signals subject to lower interference and lower jitter. In addition, the I2S input can be configured with a specific pinout configuration, making it compatible with most of the HDMI-I2S digital devices on the market." KIT USED in tests: PMC Twenty5 23 speakers / KEF LS50 Meta speakers, Hegel H390 amp, (and at end : Buchardt S400 Mk 2 speakers), Innuos Zenith Mk 2 source, AudioQuest Cables - XLR MacKenzie and Yukon / Rocket 88 speaker cable, Sonore opticalRendu / ultraDigital TIME CHAPTERS 0:00 - Intro Spring Sequence 0:38 - My ethos of B roll / comparisons 2:01 - R2R DACs 2:36 - Connecting up segment 3:00 - Model range / Pre amp 4:23 - Digital Inputs / Analogue Outputs 4:45 - More about technology / Build Quality 5:48 - Front Controls 6:18 - Sound Quality and comparisons 9:58 - Shout out to Sonore (opticalRendu /ultraDigital) 11:15 - Discussion of the opticalRendu / ultraDigital with this Holo Audio DAC 13:53 - End Credits & What's Coming Next ? Notes: **1 COMPARISONS OF UNREVIEWED GEAR : Please don't ask me how a product compares to another which I haven't reviewed, as it isn't possible to comment on such products I haven't tested. Check out my website for reviews of products I have completed instead (hit the review tag, and separate tags). **2 MORE ADVICE : If you are asking me how does X product compare to Y that I HAVE reviewed, or how does something sound beyond comment in videos, or system advice, please sign up to Patreon (small amounts!) where I can offer more of my personal opinions about product A versus B etc... If viewers want this, where you benefit in this way, it is fair to ask for contributions, especially where my time is taken away from videos. Also I can't answer all questions on YouTube anyway. **3 ABUSE POLICY : I encourage and like debate, and constructive criticism, but people who abuse or troll me, or my subscribers or commenters, post very negative and non constructive and uncorroborated comments designed to put me or others down (where they don't explain themselves), or they could be perceived as such, as well as aggressive comments / hate, or pit my subscribers against me, get their comments removed and I hide them from commenting again. I don’t need the hassle of these people for all the work I put in!

Cambridge DacMagic 200M [A Correction]...Fixed / Variable Output

#cambridgeaudio #dacmagic200m #audiophiles So I made a mistake in my video yesterday assuming that the Cambridge Audio DAC Magic 200M has no variable or fixed output, so I decided to correct it straight away. Apologies for this..... But when Audiophiles say 'fixed or variable output' with or without the word volume attached, what does it mean to lay people. (this video is for Newbies!). The Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M manual doesn't make any mention of the need to change the fixed/variable settings when the unit is in standby - it cannot be achieved whilst it is powered on. Also CA don't mention why you might need to change these settings.... For all intents, when a DAC has a fixed output its voltage gain is on its maximum setting (full volume), where it can be used with another component that does have a volume control. This could be a headphone amplifier, a pre amplifier or Integrated amplifier. The relevant device controls volume output to your speakers or headphones. If the output is set to variable then the DAC is controlling the volume to the active powered speakers, or power amplifier, etc. Obviously you need to exercise extreme caution by not using a DAC on fixed (full volume) output mode to a power amp to avoid damage to your speakers! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO PATREON for ; -Ad Free Videos (on Vimeo) -Supporting the sustainability of this project -Music Playlists -Ongoing personal and private chats about the products I review to ensure you buy the best products for your needs (not the ones that underperform), saving you money - Free product giveaways SEE : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2078... ** priced only from £5$/£4 a month. If you have questions (or just like what I do) please support my site by making donations via PayPal Me here: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Sim... so I can keep doing these videos full time and try and sustain a full time living from it. Visit my website here for loads more articles and reviews : https://www.13thnote.net/​​​ Notes: **1 COMPARISONS OF UNREVIEWED GEAR : Please don't ask me how a product compares to another which I haven't reviewed, as it isn't possible to comment on such products I haven't tested. Check out my website for reviews of products I have completed instead (hit the review tag, and separate tags). **2 MORE ADVICE : If you are asking me how does X product compare to Y that I HAVE reviewed, or how does something sound beyond comment in videos, or system advice, please sign up to Patreon (small amounts!) where I can offer more of my personal opinions about product A versus B etc... If viewers want this, where you benefit in this way, it is fair to ask for contributions, especially where my time is taken away from videos. Also I can't answer all questions on YouTube anyway. **3 ABUSE POLICY : I encourage and like debate, and constructive criticism, but people who abuse or troll me, or my subscribers or commenters, post very negative and non constructive and uncorroborated comments designed to put me or others down (where they don't explain themselves), or they could be perceived as such, as well as aggressive comments / hate, or pit my subscribers against me, get their comments removed and I hide them from commenting again. I don’t need the hassle of these people for all the work I put in!

DAC Shoot-Out : Chord Mojo 2, Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M & Denafrips Ares II

#Chord #Cambridgeaudio #Denafrips An unpaid review and comparison video of three budget / mid priced DACs VIDEO CORRECTION - you can set fixed and variable volume output in settings, contrary to my video….apologies I missed this in the manual. See here https://youtu.be/sXZTH1hCd3Q PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO PATREON for ; -Ad Free Videos (on Vimeo) -Supporting the sustainability of this project -Music Playlists -Ongoing personal and private chats about the products I review to ensure you buy the best products for your needs (not the ones that underperform), saving you money - Free product giveaways SEE : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2078... ** priced only from £5$/£4 a month. If you have questions (or just like what I do) please support my site by making donations via PayPal Me here: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Sim... so I can keep doing these videos full time and try and sustain a full time living from it. Visit my website here for loads more articles and reviews : https://www.13thnote.net/​​​ PRODUCT LINKS : Chord Mojo 2 : https://chordelectronics.co.uk/mojo... Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M : https://www.cambridgeaudio.com/row/... Denafrips Ares II : https://www.denafrips.com/ares PRICES DacMagic 200M - £450 / $500 / €500 Mojo 2 - £450 / $725 / €600 Ares 2 - £865 / $840 / €850 (rough approx prices) KIT USED: Kit Used in sound tests : PMC Twenty5 23 speakers / KEF LS50 Meta speakers, Monitor Audio Gold 100 Speakers, HIFIMAN Arya Stealth Headphones, Hegel H390 Amp, Bluesound Node 2021, and Innuos Zenith Mk 2 source, SMSL H0200 Headphone Amp, AudioQuest Cables. TIME CHAPTERS 0:00 - Intro Sequence DacMagic 200M 0:30 - What’s the 200M about? 2:33 - 200M Specifications 2:50 - Sound against Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer 3:26 - Intro Sequence Chord Mojo2 4:30 - What’s the Mojo2 about? 5:54 - Mojo2 Specifications 6:14 - Mojo2 as a HiFi DAC too! … 200M versus Mojo2 with Headphones. 7:30 - Denafrips Ares II Intro Sequence 8:42 - What’s the Ares II about? 10:00 - Ares II Specifications / Hegel DAC loop use 10:58 - Sound comparisons in a HiFi Tests 13:01 - Using Mojo2 and Ares II in a headphone system 13:40 - More sound comparisons Notes: **1 COMPARISONS OF UNREVIEWED GEAR : Please don't ask me how a product compares to another which I haven't reviewed, as it isn't possible to comment on such products I haven't tested. Check out my website for reviews of products I have completed instead (hit the review tag, and separate tags). **2 MORE ADVICE : If you are asking me how does X product compare to Y that I HAVE reviewed, or how does something sound beyond comment in videos, or system advice, please sign up to Patreon (small amounts!) where I can offer more of my personal opinions about product A versus B etc... If viewers want this, where you benefit in this way, it is fair to ask for contributions, especially where my time is taken away from videos. Also I can't answer all questions on YouTube anyway. **3 ABUSE POLICY : I encourage and like debate, and constructive criticism, but people who abuse or troll me, or my subscribers or commenters, post very negative and non constructive and uncorroborated comments designed to put me or others down (where they don't explain themselves), or they could be perceived as such, as well as aggressive comments / hate, or pit my subscribers against me, get their comments removed and I hide them from commenting again. I don’t need the hassle of these people for all the work I put in!

NAD Masters M33 versus Hegel H390

#NAD #hifi #amplifier A review and comparison video against Hegel's H390 amp. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO PATREON for ; -Ad Free Videos (on Vimeo) -Supporting the sustainability of this project -Music Playlists -Ongoing personal and private chats about the products I review to ensure you buy the best products for your needs (not the ones that underperform), saving you money - Free product giveaways SEE : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2078... ** priced only from £5$/£4 a month. If you have questions (or just like what I do) please support my site by making donations via PayPal Me here: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Sim... so I can keep doing these videos full time and try and sustain a full time living from it. Visit my website here for loads more articles and reviews : https://www.13thnote.net/​​​ Product Link from brand website : https://nadelectronics.com/product/... Kit Used in sound tests : PMC Twenty5 23 speakers / KEF LS50 Meta speakers, Denafrips Ares II DAC, Chord Qutest DAC, comparison to Hegel H390 Integrated amp- https://www.hegel.com/en/products/i... - soon to be Roon Ready and joining Hegel's H120 and H190 amps : https://roonlabs.com/partners/hegel Time Stamps : 0:00 - Intro Sequence 0:42 - What is the M33? 1:20 - Internals / Eigentakt Class D Amp Modules 2:04 - Built around BluOS / Design 3:40 - AudioQuest Cable Segment (Rocket 88) 4:26 - Connections / Rear Panel 5:56 - Pertinent Main Connections 6:27 - Digitised Analogue Connections / Display 8:34 - Streaming functionality 9:30 - Sound Quality / A Case for the Super Integrated? 11:28 - Comparisons Intro 11:46 - Comparisons 13:41 - Dirac Segment (Basics of Dirac) 14:54 - Dirac Sound Assessment 17:43 - 'The Wrap' / Conclusion 19:14 - Credits / Vive Ukraine! Notes: **1 COMPARISONS OF UNREVIEWED GEAR : Please don't ask me how a product compares to another which I haven't reviewed, as it isn't possible to comment on such products I haven't tested. Check out my website for reviews of products I have completed instead (hit the review tag, and separate tags). **2 MORE ADVICE : If you are asking me how does X product compare to Y that I HAVE reviewed, or how does something sound beyond comment in videos, or system advice, please sign up to Patreon (small amounts!) where I can offer more of my personal opinions about product A versus B etc... If viewers want this, where you benefit in this way, it is fair to ask for contributions, especially where my time is taken away from videos. Also I can't answer all questions on YouTube anyway. **3 ABUSE POLICY : I encourage and like debate, and constructive criticism, but people who abuse or troll me, or my subscribers or commenters, post very negative and non constructive and uncorroborated comments designed to put me or others down (where they don't explain themselves), or they could be perceived as such, as well as aggressive comments / hate, or pit my subscribers against me, get their comments removed and I hide them from commenting again. I don’t need the hassle of these people for all the work I put in

Chord Mojo 2 : A+ Sound Quality / B+ Build Quality

#ChordElectronics #ChordMojo2 #Audiophiles A fair and balanced, unpaid review, of the new Chord Mojo 2, produced with my creative touch (which is one of the main aims of this channel). As ever, I compare to other products... PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO PATREON for ; -Ad Free Videos (on Vimeo) -Supporting the sustainability of this project -Music Playlists -Ongoing personal and private chats about the products I review to ensure you buy the best products for your needs (not the ones that underperform), saving you money - Free product giveaways SEE : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2078... ** priced only from £5$/£4 a month. If you have questions (or just like what I do) please support my site by making donations via PayPal Me here: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Sim... so I can keep doing these videos full time and try and sustain a full time living from it. Visit my website here for loads more articles and reviews : https://www.13thnote.net/​​​ Product Link from brand website : https://chordelectronics.co.uk/mojo... Time Stamps : 0:00 - Intro Sequence 1:12 - What is it? What's a DAC? 2:48 - Brighton UK's tourist board... 3:28 - B Plus Elements 5:00 - Connections / M Scaler? 6:37 - Some Other Button Functions (Mute,X-Feed) 7:16 - Poly...Cable Choices......MQA? 11:16 - Headphone Choices / Bonobo Graphic 12:02 - Sound Quality (v AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt) 13:36 - Lossless DSP Tone Controls? 15:12 - How you select DSP Tone (Graphic) 15:56 - Use it in a Hi-Fi? and how does it rate versus Chord Qutest? 17:22 - Concluding remarks.... Notes: **1 COMPARISONS OF UNREVIEWED GEAR : Please don't ask me how a product compares to another which I haven't reviewed, as it isn't possible to comment on such products I haven't tested. Check out my website for reviews of products I have completed instead (hit the review tag, and separate tags). **2 MORE ADVICE : If you are asking me how does X product compare to Y that I HAVE reviewed, or how does something sound beyond comment in videos, or system advice, please sign up to Patreon (small amounts!) where I can offer more of my personal opinions about product A versus B etc... If viewers want this, where you benefit in this way, it is fair to ask for contributions, especially where my time is taken away from videos. Also I can't answer all questions on YouTube anyway. **3 ABUSE POLICY : I encourage and like debate, and constructive criticism, but people who abuse or troll me, or my subscribers or commenters, post very negative and non constructive and uncorroborated comments designed to put me or others down (where they don't explain themselves), or they could be perceived as such, as well as aggressive comments / hate, or pit my subscribers against me, get their comments removed and I hide them from commenting again. I don’t need the hassle of these people for all the work I put in.

The Best HiFi of 2021

#Audiophiles #Streaming #BestHiFi2021 This is a best of list of all the products I tried in 2021... I am not being paid any money by the brands making up the top 3 to rank them as such! PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO PATREON for ; -Ad Free Videos (on Vimeo) -Supporting the sustainability of this project -Music Playlists -Ongoing personal and private chats about the products I review to ensure you buy the best products for your needs (not the ones that underperform), saving you money - Free product giveaways SEE : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2078... ** priced only from £5$/£4 a month. If you have questions (or just like what I do) please support my site by making donations via PayPal Me here: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Sim... so I can keep doing these videos full time and try and sustain a full time living. Visit my website here for loads more articles and reviews : https://www.13thnote.net/​​​ Time Stamps : 0:00 Introduction / Rationale 1:19 Product Number 3 3:02 Product Number 2 6:14 Product Number 1 8:56 Other Honourable Product Mentions : Denafrips Ares 2, Hidizs S9 Pro, HIFIMAN Arya Stealth headphones, Sonore Optical Rendu. How I reached choices ; NUMBER 3) : Keeping to not choosing really high price hifi, I picked these for value, sound quality at price, above normal detail retrieval and simply a product you couldn't get years ago, as I said. They also have wide dispersion and are not nasty with treble at all and are up there with some of the competition in my view NUMBER 2) : This streamer is a 'kill 25 birds with one stone' product, so to speak, and that together with sound quality, which is very good, HiFi for the masses, and all its features, is why this product cannot be ignored in any best of list and come out at number 2. NUMBER 1) : These active speakers could be end game with a sub and with the fact you don't need many ancillaries like pre amps or power amps, or speaker cables, and just a streamer, the fact they sound brilliant, the benefits of active speakers, is why they are number one. Oh and one more thing.... the price is not excessive in the scheme of HiFi from their pro origins. Notes: **1 COMPARISONS OF UNREVIEWED GEAR : Please don't ask me how a product compares to another which I haven't reviewed, as it isn't possible to comment on such products I haven't tested. Check out my website for reviews of products I have completed instead (hit the review tag, and separate tags). **2 MORE ADVICE : If you are asking me how does X product compare to Y that I HAVE reviewed, or how does something sound beyond comment in videos, or system advice, I’m asking my viewers to donate to my project. The sum isn’t really too important at the moment, it is more the principle, since it shows viewers value my independence. If viewers want opinions and advice, where you benefit from this, I think it is fair to ask for contributions where my time is taken away from reviews. Also I can't answer all questions on YT anyway. I am happy to engage and answer other product related questions on YouTube where appropriate and of course, engage with my audience but I don't answer 'what can you recommend questions anymore' **3 ABUSE POLICY : I encourage and like debate, and constructive criticism, but people who abuse or troll me, or my subscribers or commenters, post very negative and non constructive and uncorroborated comments designed to put me or others down (where they don't explain themselves), or they could be perceived as such, as well as aggressive comments / hate and homophobia / sexism and so on, or pit my subscribers against me, get their comments removed and I hide them from commenting again. I don’t need the hassle of such people, which unfortunately is common online.

WiiM's Mini Streamer is a Google Chromecast Audio Sound Improver

#WiiM #WiiMMiniStreamer #Streaming I used the following kit in testing these speakers : SMSL H0200 Headphone Amp, Burson Funk Amp / Headphone Amp with Cambridge Audio Minx MIN22 Speakers, Adam Audio SP-5 Headphones. (I also tested in a premium but perhaps mismatched system, price wise, comprising Hegel H390 amplifier with KEF LS50 Meta Speakers). As an addendum, the top buttons control volume and an ability to play and pause, which is probably obvious from the video and pictures. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO PATREON for ; -Ad Free Videos (on Vimeo) -Supporting the sustainability of this project -Music Playlists -Ongoing personal and private chats about the products I review to ensure you buy the best products for your needs (not the ones that underperform), saving you money - Free product giveaways SEE : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2078... ** priced only at £5$/£4 a month. If you have questions (or just like what I do) please support my site by making donations via PayPal Me here: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Sim... See the WiiM website (product link) here : https://wiim.io/products/wiim-mini-... (note that you can buy one on a 30 day free trial) Visit my website here for loads more articles and reviews : https://www.13thnote.net/​​​ Time Stamps : 0:00 Introduction / unboxing 1:06 What is is? What does it do? 3:09 How to hook it up 4:17 More of what is does... Resolution / sample rate 5:30 Using Airplay 2 (Qobuz app as an illustration) 6:05 Inbuilt Mic / Gapless playback 8:01 Other App Features 9:00 Sound Quality - Analogue and Digital Outputs 9:56 The Wrap Wiim Website: https://gohomeaudio.com/products/wi... Product purchase links (for which I receive a small commission) ; Amazon US:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09KBSK2R... DE:https://www.amazon.de/dp/B09KBSK2RS... IT:https://www.amazon.it/dp/B09KBSK2RS... ES:https://www.amazon.es/dp/B09KBSK2RS... FR:http://www.amazon.fr/dp/B09KBSK2RS?... Aliexpress (UK) https://www.aliexpress.com/item/100... Notes: **1 COMPARISONS OF UNREVIEWED GEAR : Please don't ask me how a product compares to another which I haven't reviewed, as it isn't possible to comment on such products I haven't tested. Check out my website for reviews of products I have completed instead (hit the review tag, and separate tags). **2 MORE ADVICE : If you are asking me how does X product compare to Y that I HAVE reviewed, or how does something sound beyond comment in videos, or system advice, I’m asking my viewers to donate to my project. The sum isn’t really too important at the moment, it is more the principle, since it shows viewers value my independence. If viewers want opinions and advice, where you benefit from this, I think it is fair to ask for contributions where my time is taken away from reviews. Also I can't answer all questions on YT anyway. I am happy to engage and answer other product related questions on YouTube where appropriate and of course, engage with my audience but I don't answer 'what can you recommend questions anymore' **3 ABUSE POLICY : I encourage and like debate, and constructive criticism, but people who abuse or troll me, or my subscribers or commenters, post very negative and non constructive and uncorroborated comments designed to put me or others down (where they don't explain themselves), or they could be perceived as such, as well as aggressive comments / hate and homophobia / sexism and so on, or pit my subscribers against me, get their comments removed and I hide them from commenting again. I don’t need the hassle of such people, which unfortunately is common online

Genelec 8330A: Go-To Small Active Speakers (v. KEF LSX)

#Genelec #Genelec8330A #Audiophiles I used the following kit in testing these speakers (as shown in video) : RME ADI-2 DAC FS, Neutrik BNC-AES/EBU converter, Mogami AES/EBU Cables, Belden Analogue XLR Cables, Cambridge Audio CXN v2, and Bluesound Node 2021. SUBSCRIBE TO PATREON for ; -Ad Free Videos (on Vimeo) -Music Playlists -Ongoing personal and private chats about the products I review to ensure you buy the best products for your needs (not the ones that underperform), saving you money - Free product giveaways SEE : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2078... ** priced only at £5$/£4 a month. If you have questions (or just like what I do) please support my site by making donations via PayPal Me here: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Sim... Visit the Genelec Website here : https://www.genelec.com/ Visit my website here for loads more articles and reviews : https://www.13thnote.net/​​​ This is an unpaid enthusiasts review which means I don't ask for money in advance of the review, because I want a) not to be influenced in my views for commercial benefit and b) only to benefit and sustain this site only when all interests (consumers, mine and brands) are aligned, which means only good or competitive products and brands. Time Stamps : 0:00 Introduction 1:30 A few technical features 2:21 Specifications 2:33 Design 3:12 Connections 6:26 GLM Connections 7:34 GLM-4 Software 8:20 Sonic Quality 10:34 Album Recommendations 11:06 Further thoughts on Sonic Quality 13:15 Thanks for watching Notes: **1 COMPARISONS OF UNREVIEWED GEAR : Please don't ask me how a product compares to another which I haven't reviewed, as it isn't possible to comment on such products I haven't tested. Check out my website for reviews of products I have completed instead (hit the review tag, and separate tags). **2 MORE ADVICE : If you are asking me how does X product compare to Y that I HAVE reviewed, or how does something sound beyond comment in videos, or system advice, I’m asking my viewers to donate to my project. The sum isn’t really too important at the moment, it is more the principle, since it shows viewers value my independence. If viewers want opinions and advice, where you benefit from this, I think it is fair to ask for contributions where my time is taken away from reviews. Also I can't answer all questions on YT anyway. I am happy to engage and answer other product related questions on YouTube where appropriate and of course, engage with my audience but I don't answer 'what can you recommend questions anymore' **3 ABUSE POLICY : I encourage and like debate, and constructive criticism, but people who abuse or troll me, or my subscribers or commenters, post very negative and non constructive and uncorroborated comments designed to put me or others down (where they don't explain themselves), or they could be perceived as such, as well as aggressive comments / hate and homophobia / sexism and so on, or pit my subscribers against me, get their comments removed and I hide them from commenting again. I don’t need the hassle of such people, which unfortunately is common online.

iFi's Zen Stream is a 'Sounder' Flawed by Connection Problems (v. Bluesound Node 2021)

#ifi #zenstream #Audiophiles Tidal use correction - you can use Tidal connect on the iPad and I stand corrected on my comments on that… I am not in the business of doing bad reviews for the sake of it, for shock value, but god forbid there is a consumer in all this, including me! But when I have to I am not afraid to do bad reviews. This is the acid test of being independent and doing reviews properly and having the interests of consumers at heart. It is not possible for me to be disingenuous, lack integrity and lie about products or play down issues, when I know big problems exist. I want to be the ears and eyes for consumers and be fair to brands too, but I cannot apologize for poor products, and where the products have faults beyond which are acceptable you should be told. It is unfair on other brands that produce excellent products and 'good' products that are propped up by some HiFi reviewers do not help consumers or HiFi, they erode confidence and have an agenda of short termism, as opposed to long term trust. I gave iFi a chance to explain themselves before this video and provide information about the product but they chose not to do so, both in writing and by phone. SUBSCRIBE TO PATREON for ; -Ad Free Videos (on Vimeo) -Music Playlists -Ongoing personal and private chats about the products I review to ensure you buy the best products for your needs (not the ones that underperform), saving you money - Free product giveaways SEE : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2078... ** priced only at £5$/£4 a month. If you have questions (or just like what I do) please support my site by making donations via PayPal Me here: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Sim... Visit my website here for loads more articles and reviews : https://www.13thnote.net/​​​ Product link here : https://ifi-audio.com/products/zen-... Notes: **1 COMPARISONS OF UNREVIEWED GEAR : Please don't ask me how a product compares to another which I haven't reviewed, as it isn't possible to comment on such products I haven't tested. Check out my website for reviews of products I have completed instead (hit the review tag, and separate tags). **2 MORE ADVICE : If you are asking me how does X product compare to Y that I HAVE reviewed, or how does something sound beyond comment in videos, or system advice, I’m asking my viewers to donate to my project. The sum isn’t really too important at the moment, it is more the principle, since it shows viewers value my independence. If viewers want opinions and advice, where you benefit from this, I think it is fair to ask for contributions where my time is taken away from reviews. Also I can't answer all questions on YT anyway. I am happy to engage and answer other product related questions on YouTube where appropriate and of course, engage with my audience **3 ABUSE POLICY : I encourage and like debate, and constructive criticism, or polite/explained criticism, but people who abuse or troll me, or my subscribers or commenters, post very negative and uncorroborated comments designed to put me or others down (where they don't explain themselves), or they could be perceived as such, as well as aggressive comments / hate and homophobia / sexism and so on, or pit my subscribers against me, get their comments removed and I hide them from commenting again. I don’t need the hassle of such people, which unfortunately is common online. This channel is not for you if you are that person....

The Best HIFIMAN Headphones*

#HIFIMAN #Headphones #Audiophiles *This is the Best HIFIMAN Headphones video, (of the ones I have tried) I have deliberately not commented on amp pairing since if you own these types of headphones then you can probably afford a good enough amp to get the best out of them, or near their best! (and good amps are not expensive) I used the following kit in testing these headphones : dCS Bartok (HE1000v2), RME ADI-2 DAC FS DAC, Chord Qutest (with Jade2), JDS Labs Atom headphone amp, Burson Funk Class A amp, SMSL H0200 high power headphone amp. Source was a MacBook Pro and Innuos Zenith / Node 2021 Streamer. SUBSCRIBE TO PATREON for ; -Ad Free Videos (on Vimeo) -Music Playlists -Ongoing personal and private chats about the products I review to ensure you buy the best products for your needs (not the ones that underperform), saving you money - Free product giveaways SEE : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2078... ** priced only at £5$/£4 a month. If you have questions (or just like what I do) please support my site by making donations via PayPal Me here: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Sim... Visit the HIFIMAN Website here : https://www.hifiman.com Visit my website here for loads more articles and reviews : https://www.13thnote.net/​​​ Time Stamps : 0:00 Introduction 0:44 - How I did this video* 1:04 - RE-600S v2 1:50 - TWS600 3:10 - HE-R10D (Dynamic Driver version) 6:09 - Arya Stealth Magnets 8:46 - Jade 2 Electrostatic System (Amp and Headphones) 10:38 - HE1000 v2 12:41- HE-R10P (Planar version) 16:09 - Thanks for watching. Notes: **1 COMPARISONS OF UNREVIEWED GEAR : Please don't ask me how a product compares to another which I haven't reviewed, as it isn't possible to comment on such products I haven't tested. Check out my website for reviews of products I have completed instead (hit the review tag, and separate tags). **2 MORE ADVICE : If you are asking me how does X product compare to Y that I HAVE reviewed, or how does something sound beyond comment in videos, or system advice, I’m asking my viewers to donate to my project. The sum isn’t really too important at the moment, it is more the principle, since it shows viewers value my independence. If viewers want opinions and advice, where you benefit from this, I think it is fair to ask for contributions where my time is taken away from reviews. Also I can't answer all questions on YT anyway. I am happy to engage and answer other product related questions on YouTube where appropriate and of course, engage with my audience **3 ABUSE POLICY : I encourage and like debate, and constructive criticism, but people who abuse or troll me, or my subscribers or commenters, post very negative and non constructive and uncorroborated comments designed to put me or others down (where they don't explain themselves), or they could be perceived as such, as well as aggressive comments / hate and homophobia / sexism and so on, or pit my subscribers against me, get their comments removed and I hide them from commenting again. I don’t need the hassle of such people, which unfortunately is common online. This channel is not for you.

Burson Funk Amp v SMSL H0200 (inc. Cambridge Audio Minx MIN22 Speakers)

SUBSCRIBE TO PATREON for ; -Ad Free Videos (on Vimeo) -Music Playlists -Ongoing personal and private chats about the products I review to ensure you buy the best products for your needs (not the ones that underperform), saving you money - Free product giveaways SEE : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2078... ** priced only at £5$/£4 a month. If you have questions (or just like what I do) please support my site by making donations via PayPal Me here: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Sim... #amplifier #burson #smsl Visit my website here for loads more articles and reviews : https://www.13thnote.net/​​​ Product links here : 1) Burson Funk : https://www.bursonaudio.com/product... 2) SMSL H0200 : https://www.smsl-audio.com/portal/p... 3) Minx MIN22 : https://www.cambridgeaudio.com/row/... I was donated the Funk in exchange for my views and video, but all views are mine and honestly stated, as always. The MIN22's I bought. Time-stamps; 0:00 Introduction Segment 0:47 what is to Funk? 1:30 Class A headphone amp 2:20 Funk specs 2:39 Sound quality 4:47 SMSL H0200 comparison 6:09 Burson op amps 6:50 speakers to use? 8:08 Cambridge Minx MIN22 10:27 The Wrap Music Used (via Epidemic Sound) 1) Classical Pearls - Cercles Nouvelles 2) Luminescence - Trevor Kowalski 3) Night Sky Alive - Trevor Kowalski 4) Look down when you're ready - Trevor Kowalski 5) Caught in the waves - Trevor Kowalski 6) Reviving - Megan Wooford 7) Luminescence - ditto above 8) Night Sky Alive - ditto above Notes: **1 COMPARISONS OF UNREVIEWED GEAR : Please don't ask me how a product compares to another which I haven't reviewed, as it isn't possible to comment on such products I haven't tested. Check out my website for reviews of products I have completed instead (hit the review tag, and separate tags). **2 MORE ADVICE : If you are asking me how does X product compare to Y that I HAVE reviewed, or how does something sound beyond comment in videos, or system advice, I’m asking my viewers to donate to my project. The sum isn’t really too important at the moment, it is more the principle, since it shows viewers value my independence. If viewers want opinions and advice, where you benefit from this, I think it is fair to ask for contributions where my time is taken away from reviews. Also I can't answer all questions on YT anyway. I am happy to engage and answer other product related questions on YouTube where appropriate and of course, engage with my audience **3 ABUSE POLICY : I encourage and like debate, but people who abuse or troll me, or others, post very negative and non constructive and uncorroborated comments designed to put me or others down (where they don't explain themselves), or they could be perceived as such, as well as aggressive comments / hate and so on, or pit my subscribers against me, get their comments removed and I hide them from commenting again. I don’t need the hassle of such people and this channel is not for you. If you want to post constructive criticism then expect it to be accepted sometimes, but challenged on other occasions, and if you don’t have the intelligence to understand this or debate, and get personal by giving put downs, then you are not welcome here too.

My 3D Work (Hidizs S9 Pro Advert)

With their permission to use it here, an advert I did for Hidizs of the S9 Pro headphone amp/DAC in Blender and After Effects, forming my video I have just published today. If you are interested in commissioning me for good price 3D work, please contact me at [email protected] I can do engaging and creative adverts in After Effects, logos, and other camera adverts. Product link here: https://www.hidizs.net/products/hid...

Headphone DAC Shoot-out: Hidizs S9 Pro / AudioQuest DragonFlys / Chord Mojo / Cyrus Soundkey

#Hidizs #Hidizstechnology #headphonedac SUBSCRIBE TO PATREON for ; -Ad Free Videos (on Vimeo) -Music Playlists -Ongoing personal and private chats about the products I review to ensure you buy the best products for your needs (not the ones that underperform), saving you money SEE : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2078... ** priced only at £5$/£4 a month. If you have questions (or just like what I do) please support my site by making donations via PayPal Me here https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Sim... Visit my website here for loads more articles and reviews : https://www.13thnote.net/​​​ Link to product : https://bit.ly/3HoNbsO Hidizs YouTube Channel : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG... Get a discount : Discount Coupon Codes- SIMON5 5% off for AP80/AP80 pro/(DH80s/80)/MS2/MS4/S9 pro/MS1/H2 and bundles SIMON3 3% off for S8/MS1 rainbow/Seeds/H1/BT01 Headphones Used to test products 1) MAS Audio Science X5i - https://www.maslisten.com/x5i-inear 2) HIFIMAN RE6000S - https://store.hifiman.com/index.php... 3) HIFIMAN Arya headphones - https://hifiman.com/products/detail... Time Stamps: 0:00 3D Advert for Hidizs 1:17 Introduction / I'm not a hifi snob 2:58 Cyrus Soundkey 3:53 AudioQuest DragonFly Black 4:52 AudioQuest DragonFly Red 5:23 Music Recommendations 6:54 Chord Mojo 7:29 AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt 8:24 Hidizs S9 Pro 10:56 Thanks for watching Notes: **1 COMPARISONS OF UNREVIEWED GEAR : Please don't ask me how a product compares to another which I haven't reviewed, as it isn't possible to comment on such products I haven't tested. Check out my website for reviews of products I have completed instead (hit the review tag, and separate tags). **2 MORE ADVICE : If you are asking me how does X product compare to Y that I HAVE reviewed, or how does something sound beyond comment in videos, or system advice, I’m asking my viewers to donate to my project. The sum isn’t really too important at the moment, it is more the principle, since it shows viewers value my independence. If viewers want opinions and advice, where you benefit from this, I think it is fair to ask for contributions where my time is taken away from reviews. Also I can't answer all questions on YT anyway. I am happy to engage and answer other product related questions on YouTube where appropriate and of course, engage with my audience **3 ABUSE POLICY : I encourage and like debate, but people who abuse or troll me, or others, post very negative and non constructive and uncorroborated comments designed to put me or others down (where they don't explain themselves), or they could be perceived as such, as well as aggressive comments / hate and so on, or pit my subscribers against me, get their comments removed and I hide them from commenting again. I don’t need the hassle of such people and this channel is not for you. If you want to post constructive criticism then expect it to be accepted sometimes, but challenged on other occasions, and if you don’t have the intelligence to understand this or debate, and get personal by giving put downs, then you are not welcome here too.

Dynaudio Emit 20 : Standmounts to Beat Under £/€1000 (vs. KEF LS50 Meta)

#Dynaudio #DynaudioEmit20 #Audiophiles SUBSCRIBE TO PATREON for ; -Ad Free Videos (on Vimeo) -Music Playlists -Ongoing personal and private chats about the products I review to ensure you buy the best products for your needs (not the ones that underperform), saving you money SEE : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2078... ** priced only at £5$/£4 a month. If you have questions (or just like what I do) please support my site by making donations via PayPal Me here - https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Sim... Visit my website here for loads more articles and reviews : https://www.13thnote.net/​​​ Product link on Manufacturers website here : https://www.dynaudio.com/home-audio... Time-stamps; 0:00 Introduction Segment 0:35 Opening Comments - Tweeter Protectors 1:03 Design / Dimensions 2:15 Technology Used Graphic / Zero 7 (Artist) 3:11 Sound Quality.... 5:08 Specifications to Aviation double exposure graphic 5:40 More Sound Quality 8:25 The Competition - KEF LS50 Meta sequence 8:49 Comparisons to KEF's / Previous Reviews? 12:55 Artist Focus - Public Service Broadcasting 13:46 Conclusion - the speakers to beat under £/EUR 1000 Music Used (via Epidemic Sound) 1) Brendon Moeller - Delicate Balance (Intro) 2) The New Fools - Lush Dreams (Technology Used Section) 3) Brendon Moeller - Illusion Sphere (Emit 20 Aircraft Sequence) 4) Trevor Kowalski - Luminesence (KEF Segment) 5) Nihoni - Numb (PSB Segment) 6) Trevor Kowalski - Nocturne (End Screen) Link to Dynaudio PDF : https://drive.google.com/file/d/15a... Notes: **1 COMPARISONS OF UNREVIEWED GEAR : Please don't ask me how a product compares to another which I haven't reviewed, as it isn't possible to comment on such products I haven't tested. Check out my website for reviews of products I have completed instead (hit the review tag, and separate tags). **2 MORE ADVICE : If you are asking me how does X product compare to Y that I HAVE reviewed, or how does something sound beyond comment in videos, or system advice, I’m asking my viewers to donate to my project. The sum isn’t really too important at the moment, it is more the principle, since it shows viewers value my independence. If viewers want opinions and advice, where you benefit from this, I think it is fair to ask for contributions where my time is taken away from reviews. Also I can't answer all questions on YT anyway. I am happy to engage and answer other product related questions on YouTube where appropriate and of course, engage with my audience **3 ABUSE POLICY : I encourage and like debate, but people who abuse or troll me, or others, post very negative and non constructive and uncorroborated comments designed to put me or others down (where they don't explain themselves), or they could be perceived as such, as well as aggressive comments / hate and so on, or pit my subscribers against me, get their comments removed and I hide them from commenting again. I don’t need the hassle of such people and this channel is not for you. If you want to post constructive criticism then expect it to be accepted sometimes, but challenged on other occasions, and if you don’t have the intelligence to understand this or debate, and get personal by giving put downs, then you are not welcome here too.

S.M.S.L HO200 Amp featuring RME, HIFIMAN, Adam Audio & Grado Headphones

#SMSL #SMSLHO200 #HIFIMAN SUBSCRIBE TO PATREON for ; -Ad Free Videos (on Vimeo) -Music Playlists -Ongoing personal and private chats about the products I review to ensure you buy the best products for your needs (not the ones that underperform), saving you money SEE : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2078... ** priced only at £5$/£4 a month. If you have questions please support my site by making donations via PayPal Me here - https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Sim... Visit my website here for loads more articles and reviews : https://www.13thnote.net/​​​ Product link on Manufacturers website here : https://www.smsl-audio.com/portal/p... Adam Audio Headphones : https://www.google.com/search?clien... RME DAC : https://www.rme-audio.de/adi-2-dac.... HIFIMAN website : https://hifiman.com/#1 Time-stamps; 0:00 Introduction Segment 0:58 Intro : features, connections, balanced cable discussion 4:40 Connecting it up (music clip) 5:19 First headphone system - JDS Labs Atom, AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt 6:05 The Improver S.M.S.L HO200 - Dacs used 7:10 HIFIMAN big up 8:19 Headphones used (music clip) 9:01 Sound Quality - comparison to RME output 11:45 Big Sis trying headphones (music clip) 12:09 A chat about the two HIFIMANs : HE-R10 P and D 13:57 Nick Drake clip (music clip) 14:53 Coming Soon - Funk Headphone amp - thanks for watching **1 - Please don't ask me how a product compares to another which I haven't reviewed, as it isn't possible to comment on such products I haven't tested. Check out my website for reviews of products I have completed instead (hit the review tag, and separate tags). **2 If you are asking me how does X product compare to Y that I HAVE reviewed, or how does something sound beyond comment in videos, or system advice, I’m asking my viewers to donate to my project. The sum isn’t really too important at the moment, it is more the principle, since it shows viewers value my independence. If viewers want opinions and advice, where you benefit from this, I think it is fair to ask for contributions where my time is taken away from reviews. Also I can't answer all questions on YT anyway. I am happy to engage and answer other product related questions on YouTube where appropriate and of course, engage with my audience **3 ABUSE POLICY : I encourage and like debate, but people who abuse or troll me, or others, post very negative and non constructive and uncorroborated comments designed to put me or others down (where they don't explain themselves), or they could be perceived as such, as well as aggressive comments / hate and so on, or pit my subscribers against me, get their comments removed and I hide them from commenting again. I don’t need the hassle of such people and this channel is not for you. If you want to post constructive criticism then expect it to be accepted sometimes, but challenged on other occasions, and if you don’t have the intelligence to understand this or debate, and get personal to the degree of put downs, then you are not welcome here too.

The Next Rise? : Bluesound Node (2021) versus Node 2i

#Bluesound #Node #Streaming SUBSCRIBE TO PATREON for ; -Ad Free Videos (on Vimeo) -Music Playlists -Ongoing personal and private chats about the products I review to ensure you buy the best products for your needs (not the ones that underperform), saving you money SEE : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2078... ** priced only at £5$/£4 a month This is an UNPAID REVIEW. I don't get paid to say a product is good. Visit my website here for loads more articles and reviews : https://www.13thnote.net/​​​ Product link on Manufacturers website here : https://www.bluesound.com/products/... Time-stamps; 0:00 Introduction Segment 0:59 The New Node, what's it about? 2:29 Internal changes 2:53 Subscribe to Patreon 3:02 Spot the Differences - connections between 2i and new Node. 3:49 Answers to Differences / Connections 6:18 Using the BluOS app 7:27 Top Controls... 7:57 Top Presets and how to use... 9:03 Front 3.5mm headphone output. 9:30 What is Radio Paradise? 10:11 Fixed or Variable Volume outs. 10:41 How I compared the 2i with the Node? / Sound Quality Differences? / Comparisons? 11:35 What does the Node sound good with / Music Recommendations? 12:56 More SQ Comparisons 14:35 As a transport - 2i versus new Node. 15:08 Using the Node with Roon. 15:46 Conclusions - an upgrade to the 2i? 17:21 Thanks for Watching / Subscribe to Patreon. If you have questions please support my site by making donations via PayPal Me here to try and keep it independent - https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Sim... **1 - Please don't ask me how a product compares to another which I haven't reviewed, as it isn't possible to comment on such products I haven't tested. Check out my website for reviews of products I have completed instead (hit the review tag, and separate tags). **2 If you are asking me how does X product compare to Y that I HAVE reviewed, or how does something sound beyond comment in videos, or system advice, I’m asking my viewers to donate to my project. The sum isn’t really too important at the moment, it is more the principle, since it shows viewers value my independence. If viewers want opinions and advice, where you benefit from this, I think it is fair to ask for contributions where my time is taken away from reviews. Also I can't answer all questions on YT anyway. I am happy to engage and answer other product related questions on YouTube where appropriate and of course, engage with my audience **3 Abuse policy : I encourage and like debate, particularly as I’m fallible being Human and it can help others. But people who abuse or troll me, or others, post very negative and non constructive and uncorroborated comments designed to put me or others down (where they don't explain themselves), or they could be perceived as such, as well as aggressive comments / hate and so on, get their comments removed and I hide them from commenting. I don’t need the hassle of such people and this channel is not for you. If you want to post criticism then expect it to be accepted sometimes, but challenged on other occasions, and if you don’t have the intelligence to understand that and get personal to the degree of put downs, then you are not welcome here too.

My Top-10 Ambient Albums

#Ambient #Audiophiles #Aphextwin SUBSCRIBE TO PATREON to support Honest & Credible and well produced HiFi reviews and for ; -Ad Free Videos -Added Video Review content for each product -Music Playlists -Opinion and commentary pieces -Advice Articles -Ongoing personal and private chats about the products I review to ensure you buy the best products for your needs (not the ones that underperform), saving you money SEE : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2078... ** First Tier priced only at £5$/£4 a month My Top 10 Ambient Albums is a quick run down of my favorite Ambient albums. You may disagree, but let me know respectfully. If you dislike my music tastes in this genre, please don't post harmful or hateful comments or troll me, just go elsewhere. 0:00 Intro 0:52 Sign up to Patreon 1:12 Album 10 : The Cream of Ambient Visions (Comp) 1:45 Album 9 - Brian Eno - Ambient 1 : Music For Airports 2:29 Album 8 - Kettel & Secede - When Can 3:31 Album 7 - The KLF - Chil Out 4:13 Album 6 - Klaus Schulze - Timewind 5:13 Album 5 - The Orb - Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld 6:14 Album 4 - Boards of Canada - Music has the Right to Children 6:54 Album 3 - Brian Eno - Apollo : Atmospheres & Soundtracks 7:34 Album 2 - Ultramarine - Every Man & Woman is a Star 8:15 Album 1 - Apex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92 From now on I am posting more content to Vimeo with video links on the subscriber service Patreon. You can get ad free videos, playlists, articles, added review content and so on. If you have questions like what does X sound like against Y, please support my site by making donations via PayPal Me here to try and keep it independent - https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Sim... (it doesn't make lots of money on YT, and I reiterate, I don't currently seek advertising income from brands)

Denafrips Ares II DAC V. Chord Qutest & RME ADI-2 DAC FS

#Denafrips #AresII #DACs SUBSCRIBE TO PATREON to support Honest & Credible and well produced HiFi reviews and for ; -Ad Free Videos -Added Video Review content for each product -Music Playlists -Opinion and commentary pieces -Advice Articles -Ongoing personal and private chats about the products I review to ensure you buy the best products for your needs (not the ones that underperform), saving you money SEE : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2078... ** First Tier priced only at £5$/£4 a month This is an UNPAID REVIEW. I do this for the love of audio and the production process, I don't seek advertising income from brands to be truly independent/credible, and I require support from Audiophiles to continue this project, long term. Visit my website here for loads more articles and reviews : https://www.13thnote.net/​​​ Product link to Manufacturers website https://www.denafrips.com/ares Time-stamps; 0:00 Introduction Segment 0:58 Who is a DAC for? Where does the Ares sit in the Denafrips range 1:15 Connections / Operation 1:39 What are R2R Ladder DACs in simple terms? 2:10 More technical info on the Ares II (internals) 3:12 Pricing / Tone / RME? / Ares II VFM 4:46 More Technical Specs / How I connected it up 5:42 What does it sound like 6:19 What music I tested with it? 7:33 Tone and Detail 8:16 Engaging NOS/OS modes 8:48 Gear I used in the test 9:15 Easy ease of use like the Chord Qutest 9:44 Qutest in comparison? 11:13 Moby new album.... 11:23 More Chord v Ares II 12:08 It's all about tone though! 12:52 RME ADI-2 DAC FS segment 13:29 What's the RME all about? How does it sound relative to Qutest/Ares? 14:52 Wrap Summary - against Cambridge CXN v2 / Musical Fidelity MX-DAC 16:42 Production values, wtf - Osama Bin Laden??? 😉 17:11 Denafrips Venus 2 (Vangelis Chung Kuo Cover Clip) If you have questions please support my site by making donations via PayPal Me here to try and keep it independent - https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Sim... (it doesn't make lots of money on YT, and I reiterate, I don't currently seek advertising income from brands) **Please don't ask me how a product compares to another which I haven't reviewed, as it isn't possible to comment on such products I haven't tested. Check out my website for reviews of products I have completed instead (hit the review tag, and separate tags). **2 If you are asking me how does X product compare to Y that I HAVE reviewed, or how does something sound beyond comment in videos, or system advice, I’m asking my viewers to donate to my project. The sum isn’t really too important at the moment, it is more the principle, since it shows viewers value my independence. If viewers want opinions and advice, where you benefit from this, I think it is fair to ask for contributions where my time is taken away from reviews. Also I can't answer all questions on YT anyway. I am happy to engage and answer other product related questions on YouTube where appropriate and of course, engage with my audience

The Best HiFi Amplifiers

#Audiophiles #BestHiFi #Amplifiers SUBSCRIBE TO PATREON to support Honest & Credible and well produced HiFi reviews and for ; -Ad Free Videos -Added Video Review content for each product -Music Playlists -Opinion and commentary pieces -Advice Articles -Ongoing personal and private chats about the products I review to ensure you buy the best products for your needs (not the ones that underperform), saving you money SEE : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2078... ** First Tier priced only at £5$/£4 a month Visit my website here for loads more articles and reviews : https://www.13thnote.net/​​​ If you have questions please support my site by making donations via PayPal Me here to try and keep it independent - https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Sim... (it doesn't make lots of money on YT and I don't currently seek advertising income from brands) Video Segments; 0:00 Intro and way conducted 1:05 - Amp 10? 1:46 - Amp 9? 2:22 - Amp 8? 3:08 - Amp 7? 4:06 - Amp 6? 4:59 - Amp 5? 5:53 - Amp 4? 7:00 - Amp 3? 7:50 - Amp 2? 8:51 - Amp NUMERO UNO - 3D Graphics by Me 9:30 - Amp NUMERO UNO - why it is number 1. 11:36 - Summary of Best Amps Index (so far) Why do Hegel Amplifiers Sound so Good? (on Darko Audio) - A presentation by Hegel's Bent Holter - https://youtu.be/BOo-kCfEuAY Music Played (Epidemic Sound - in order of title clips & mostly Brendon Moeller) 1) Opening Title - Ruby's Rhythm - Brendon Moeller 2) Urban Lighting - Brendon Moeller 3) A Gentle Pulse - Imprismed 4) Blue Lights - Brendon Moeller 5) Night Glo - Molife 6) The Light Side of Blue - Brendon Moeller 7) Sweet Stuff - Brendon Moeller 8) Ascending - Brendon Moeller 9) Vila - Strom 10) Easy Walker - Brendon Moeller 11) Linda Low - Lucention 11) Ending Title - Ruby's Rhythm - Brendon Moeller **Please don't ask me how a product compares to another which I haven't reviewed, as it isn't possible to comment on such products I haven't tested. Check out my website for reviews of products I have completed instead (hit the review tag, and separate tags) **2 If you are asking me how does X product compare to Y that I HAVE reviewed, or how does something sound beyond comment in videos, or system advice, I’m asking my viewers to donate to my project. The sum isn’t really too important at the moment, it is more the principle, since it shows viewers value my independence and if viewers want opinions and advice where you benefit from this, I think it is fair to ask for contributions where my time is taken away from reviews. Also I can't answer all questions on YT anyway. I am happy to engage and answer other product related questions on YouTube where appropriate and of course, engage with my audience. Note that three of the reviews were conducted as written reviews - hence card links to my website in the video (please click on these to see reviews). One I'm so familiar with I've included as well, and where I've used third party video (where I didn't video review these products myself - not everything can be video) I've credited the owner of the video. Credit : Andrew Robinson (pictures of Musical Fidelity M5si) Obviously the M5si is an Integrated, not power amp - sorry for the mistake in my graphic.

Mytek's Brooklyn Amp+ is mini-Max HiFi!

#Mytek #BrooklynAmp+ #Audiophiles SUBSCRIBE TO PATREON to support Honest & Credible and well produced HiFi reviews and for ; -Ad Free Videos -Added Video Review content for each product -Music Playlists -Opinion and commentary pieces -Advice Articles -Ongoing personal and private chats about the products I review to ensure you buy the best products for your needs (not the ones that underperform), saving you money SEE : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2078... ** First Tier priced only at £5$/£4 a month Visit my website here for loads more articles and reviews : https://www.13thnote.net/​​​ Link to product on Mytek's website ; https://mytek.audio/shop/brooklyn-a... If you have questions please support my site by making donations via PayPal Me here to try and keep it independent - ​https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Sim... (it doesn't make lots of money on YT and I don't currently seek advertising income from brands) Video Segments; 0:00 New York Intro 0:44 My Previous Experiences of Mytek 1:11 Spec 1:21 Connections 1:47 Weight / Dimensions & Power Specs 2:15 Inside the Case 2:37 Design 3:25 Set up's I tried 4:11 Using Roon with the CXN 4:29 Sound Character 6:36 Summary Stand Out Traits 6:47 System Matching 7:40 SQ Summary / Ending Comments Video's of other products in this Video : 1) RME ADI-2 DAC FS : https://youtu.be/0_G7ENaPg3o 2) KEF LS50 Meta's : https://youtu.be/hWIukw7I_4Y 3) Node 2i : https://youtu.be/c5TpVvvY2y0 4) Cambridge Audio CXN v2 : https://youtu.be/Voc9gVi1HEw Terms : 1) "Dual Mono" : Refers to an Amp which has discrete sections for the Right and Left channels with different power supplies. This amp uses two Pascal modules for each channel 2) "Balanced" refers to amplifiers which generally utilise 3-pin XLR plug connections, in this case with the pre amplifier input. The Balanced topology has an extra cable with in phase and out of phase hot wires, which cancel the noise between components when the phase flips back. It offers a slight improvement in sound to RCA plugs which only have one hot (signal carrying wire) such that if both components are balanced, sound quality is improved. 3) "Class D" - In lay terms a class A or AB amp has an output stage which is always on. With class D there are pulses at the output stage of the amp which tends to me cooler running and greater energy efficiency **Please don't ask me how a product compares to another which I haven't reviewed, as it isn't possible to comment on such products I haven't tested. Check out my website for reviews of products I have completed instead (hit the review tag, and separate tags) **2 If you are asking me how does X product compare to Y that I HAVE reviewed, or how does something sound beyond comment in videos, or system advice, I’m asking my viewers to donate to my project. The sum isn’t really too important at the moment, it is more the principle, since it shows viewers value my independence and if viewers want opinions and advice where you benefit from this, I think it is fair to ask for contributions where my time is taken away from reviews. Also I can't answer all questions on YT anyway. I am happy to engage and answer other product related questions on YouTube where appropriate and of course, engage with my audience.
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