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What items have you purchased as a result of ASR?

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Curious to what degree people use ASR reviews and feedback from the ASR community before buying gear.

For me personally I picked up a JDS Atom, a Topping D30 and a MOTU audio interface based on reviews. The newly reviewed Revel speakers look tempting as well, of course I have no need for them whatsoever.
 

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JDS Atom, Topping D50s, Topping D90, Topping NX4 DSD, Sennheiser HD660s, Pinacle P1 IEMs, Allo DigiOne, Allo Boss DAC
 

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In order, I've purchased JDS Labs Atom, RME ADI-2 Pro FS R BE and AKG K371 based on advice given here.

I've fundamentally changed how I approach buying decisions. I won't buy any gear that doesn't include comprehensive measurements.
 

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I bought most of my things before discovering this place. I think I did confirm that the schiit modi 3 was a good buy by looking at measurements here, but ASR wasn't the main reason for buying it.

My Arcam rHead was actually following the advice of Tyll from innerfidelity. Later on I checked its measurements here and it is a pretty capable device, so there is no reason to change it. I do wish it would have gotten the full measurement treatment for headphone amps to see stuff like FR and IMD, but I think it was measured before all of these things became standard in the reviews.
 

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Topping D30, still running well in a relative's system.

RME ADI-2 DAC, which did not go smoothly.
 

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Hypex NC502, Geshelli Archel2 Pro.

On the other side of things: It has also stopped me from buying gear I had planned to purchase!
For example I had planned to buy some Ascend Sierra 2's until I saw the review: I really like ribbon tweeters but figured I'd wait to see some other reviews first before buying anything yet.
 

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Almost everything I've bought is because of the tests here; Topping D50, Massdrop THX 789, RME ADI-2 DAC and Topping DX3 Pro LDAC, although Amir hasn't tested the LDAC version.
 

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Behringer U-Phoria (not recommended).
Speaka/XtremPro X1 DAC (recommended).
At the end everything turned out good :)
 

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JDS Atom
Khadas Tone Board
JBL LSR 308
JBL LSR 305

Going forward if it isn't measured here, unlikely I will buy... Two exceptions though
Geddes and Linkwitz speakers ... I may get one of these sight unseen, untested here, Currently thinking about the LX Mini +
 

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FiiO K5 Pro & Meizu HiFi Pro so far. I'm waiting on the JBL 705P review hoping the B-stock sale is still available if they prove to be a worthy upgrade to my 305s.
 
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ASR is directly responsible for my buying Topping D50 and DX7 Pro DACs, and replacing snake oil power cables with Tripp Lite power cords. ASR is indirectly responsible for my buying Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro headphones and a Project Polaris headphone amp. I bought a UMIK-1 microphone a couple of years ago but reading ASR had me dig it out and measure my stereo. Now I'm working on doing something about a huge suck-out I have between 65 and 400 Hz. I've been happy with my journey so far...

Martin
 

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Emotiva XPS-1
Topping MX3
NAD T758 V3

I will eventually purchase a JDS Labs Atom and a Benchmark AHB2 unless something better comes around.
 
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Purchased due to ASR measurements:
JDS Labs Atom
Topping D50S
Meizu HiFi Pro USB-C dongle

And even though you didn't ask for it, ASR is responsible for me selling my Audio-GD NFB-11. And once my Parasound Zamp gets back from Amir, I'll put it on Ebay.
 
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