Let's see it is four years since my last update... nothing has changed except idiot (me) has learned I can control the Macmini's output signal. Changed the output to 96kHz (all music is Apple lossless) that the Xciter receives. WOW!
My system sounds exponentially better.
For a set of smallish speakers 🔊 n a small environment I could not be happier.
System edited: Changed stand... custom made 2" cherry Added a Fanfare tuner which is fed by a ST-1 antenna. CD player started having issues and since going to a MAC computer based music library was in the cards and an appropriate DAC was going to be needed added a Cary Audio Xciter DAC. Grabbed my Oppo 980H DVD player and Blue Jeans toslink and married the group together. I'm shocked at how well it sounds. More harmony in the heartland...
System edited: The equipment rack went from an Adona stand to a stand of my design (which if I had it to over again would be modified) made out of 2" cherry wood. I cannot believe a deceit tuner is worth the money. It is.
The systems synergy is really quite beyond words. I wish I had the $$$ to purchase the top of the line Shahinian speakers. You NEVER see used Shahinian speakers for sale and the company has been in business for quite a while.