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Actually, I plan to do one better and properly review and measure them again. The old tests were not as comprehensive as my new ones.
I can't wait. It's obvious you are not sitting still since several new reviews were just published.
 

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@amirm

I have purchased the Motu 8a. I will need to try a few things (streamer connectivity) with it first but please add it your list. What time-frame do you think you're at these days? I think it could be enlightening to compare to the Hilo and Benchmark for a multichannel D/A option. which is significantly less expensive.
 

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@amirm

I have purchased the Motu 8a. I will need to try a few things (streamer connectivity) with it first but please add it your list. What time-frame do you think you're at these days? I think it could be enlightening to compare to the Hilo and Benchmark for a multichannel D/A option. which is significantly less expensive.
Great. I am pretty swamped right now so give me 3-4 weeks and then check with me.
 
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@amirm I know you're busy, but just wanted to ask if you've ever thought of reviewing and measuring the JDS Labs Element?

Also, sorry in advance for bugging you about this but I was wondering if you're planning on doing the Micca OriGen G2 review soon, or if that's still deep into your backlog. No rush, I'm mostly just curious about what your timeline looks like for future reviews! Thanks again for all the work you do for this community, we're all better off for it :)
 

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@amirm I know you're busy, but just wanted to ask if you've ever thought of reviewing and measuring the JDS Labs Element?
Plenty of times. :) I really like to test it but don't have one. I also have such a long backlog that I am hesitating to purchase more stuff that i can't review. Remind me in a month or two and I will reconsider. :)
 

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Also, sorry in advance for bugging you about this but I was wondering if you're planning on doing the Micca OriGen G2 review soon, or if that's still deep into your backlog. No rush, I'm mostly just curious about what your timeline looks like for future reviews! Thanks again for all the work you do for this community, we're all better off for it :)
It is deep in the backlog but please make these reminders. This is how I gauge the interest level and hence priority for reviews.

Next up btw will be two portable DAC and headphone amps from Sony and Teac.
 

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I’d like to see us hunt for the most popular kit , popular with audio enthusiasts by volume sold.

No agenda to debunk claims just take on the highest volume of sales kit.
We have limited time and resources so no point indulging low sales volume gear imo..

So if we are asked to measure some obscure bit of kit that only a few have , we should reject it.
 

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I’d like to see us hunt for the most popular kit , popular with audio enthusiasts by volume sold.

No agenda to debunk claims just take on the highest volume of sales kit.
We have limited time and resources so no point indulging low sales volume gear imo..
Sounds reasonable, but how are you going to know what sells most? And sells most where, US, UK, Europe, Worldwide, ...?
 

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Sounds reasonable, but how are you going to know what sells most? And sells most where, US, UK, Europe, Worldwide, ...?
The forums u.s based so I’d prioritise that market, then Europe ..

I guess sales volume will have to be gauged by reputation but maybe we can find some numbers from somewhere.

Did you watch the Japan game ?
 

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When I switched from PC to Laptop for good I went from Creative X-Fi Elite Pro to Dragonfly 1.2. Around the same time it became very trendy to trash the Dragonfly and say how terrible it is. Never had any issues with mine. Got a Modi Multibit for curiosity sake and to my ears the Multibit was warmer but they were 90% the same.

Its so cheap hopefully someone can donate one, would love to see a Dragonfly 1.2/another model compared to a Modi or Topping.
 
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Yes I have. At least I think I have as it is still in its massdrop box. :)
Great! I hope the Aune S6 DAC is close to your next couple of reviews ;)
I'm thinking (and hoping) it will perform similar to the the Topping DX7s and RME ADI-2 DAC.
It has the AKM AK4495 DAC chip similar to the RMI ADI-2 DAC, which has the AKM AK4490.

Very curious of its performance . It could probably be one of your reference DACs in your future reviews. :)
 

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@amirm, any interest in measuring and tearing down my example of the venerable Mytek 192 DSD? I would be pleased to ship it to you from New York if there is interest.
 

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