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    Zen Sati, Wire World, Shunyata!!!

    Tomorrow we will put the best from the above 3 to the test. Source will be digital with my Soulution 520 in the mix & out. The dacs will be a Chord Chordette Qute & a CH Precision, stay tuned..... WOOHOOO!!!!

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    Re: Zen Sati, Wire World, Shunyata!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by bzr View Post
    Tomorrow we will put the best from the above 3 to the test. Source will be digital with my Soulution 520 in the mix & out. The dacs will be a Chord Chordette Qute & a CH Precision, stay tuned..... WOOHOOO!!!!
    My prediction - - - Winner Zen Sati - - - second Shunyata - - - third Wire World just my guess.
    André - - - Keep it simple system
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    Life without Acoustat is possible BUT senseless.

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    Re: Zen Sati, Wire World, Shunyata!!!

    Can't wait to hear your impression on these Kev..
    Dewey,

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    Re: Zen Sati, Wire World, Shunyata!!!

    Nice shootout! Hope Shunyata wins but think the Zen Sati may beat it out.

    Look forward to the results, Kev!

    Allen

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    Re: Zen Sati, Wire World, Shunyata!!!

    BUGGER!!! The bloke with the Zen Sati's forget them but he did bring a CH Precision dac, it's good, real good!!! We ran it through the Soulution 520 as well as straight into a Sanders Magtech amp, class AB 500w 8 ohm, never ceases to amaze me this amp, I did own one back a ways. From the Magtech we went to Magnepan 20.7's Drive was a macbook air SSD fully quantum chipped with Wire World Platinum usb & balanced xlr were WW Plats. All power supply was Shunyata Anaconda this & that as well as speaker cables. We ran out of time so we didn't do any cable comparison but all agreed on one thing, the sound was just, "right"!!!!! It had everything in spades & even running the dac direct, as it has a very good pre in it, the more resolving detailed etc etc , it wasn't fatiguing at all. Some classical, big band, country, blues, the whole damn shooting match was just as good as the rest, reproduced superbly.











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    Re: Zen Sati, Wire World, Shunyata!!!

    Glad you had fun though Kev!!
    Dewey,

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    Re: Zen Sati, Wire World, Shunyata!!!

    Holy cow! Those speakers seem way too close together or way too big for that room. How big was the room?

    Glad you liked the DAC and gear. You're definitely a nice benchmark by which to gauge future gear. Glad it was a fun day.
    Main Listening Room: Sonus Faber Stradivari's, Pass XS150 dual chassis monos, Cary 805AE monoblocks, Music Reference OTL-1 stereo amp, Pass XS Preamp, VAC Renaissance preamp (modified), Pass XS Phono (incoming), Kronos Sparta with ZYX cart, Technics 1500 R2R (modified by Jeff Jacobs), Lumin A1 Network Music Player, Kimber Select Speaker cables and interconnects, TaraLabs Omega Gold Phonocable, Kimber Power Cords.
    Home Theater:Mirage Surround Speakers, Seaton Subs, Bryston 9BSST2, Marantz MM7025, Marantz 8801, Oppo 105, Sony HWS30 projector, Stewart Screen
    Family Room:Focal Utopia Scala V2's, Devialet 400, VPI Classic 3 w/Ortofon Cadenza Bronze, Oppo 95, Ansuz Mainz 8, Ansuz Sparkz (2), Ansuz Darkz (12), Kimber Power Cables, Kimber Select Speaker Cables and IC's.

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    Industry Affiliation............Dealer for: Lumin Audiophile Network Music Player, Siltech, Focal, Devialet, Crystal Cables, T+A, Aria, M2Tech, DigiBit, Apertura Loudspeakers.

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    Re: Zen Sati, Wire World, Shunyata!!!

    Mike the rooms only about 3m x 7m, the speakers are about 3m from the front wall, the walls are steel timber & glass, & everyone walks up there & thinks oh shit, this isn't going to work & it does, sublimely!!
    Dewey, was great fun.

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    Re: Zen Sati, Wire World, Shunyata!!!

    That's impressive. I wonder how they would sound in a bigger room? I've owned Magnepan MMG's, 1.6, 1.7, 3.6, 3.7. Never the 20's. I can honestly say that the 1.6's with the Sunfire subs was one of the best systems I've ever had (and heard) for the money.

    I remember thinking how ridiculously expensive the 20's were. My perspective has changed!
    Main Listening Room: Sonus Faber Stradivari's, Pass XS150 dual chassis monos, Cary 805AE monoblocks, Music Reference OTL-1 stereo amp, Pass XS Preamp, VAC Renaissance preamp (modified), Pass XS Phono (incoming), Kronos Sparta with ZYX cart, Technics 1500 R2R (modified by Jeff Jacobs), Lumin A1 Network Music Player, Kimber Select Speaker cables and interconnects, TaraLabs Omega Gold Phonocable, Kimber Power Cords.
    Home Theater:Mirage Surround Speakers, Seaton Subs, Bryston 9BSST2, Marantz MM7025, Marantz 8801, Oppo 105, Sony HWS30 projector, Stewart Screen
    Family Room:Focal Utopia Scala V2's, Devialet 400, VPI Classic 3 w/Ortofon Cadenza Bronze, Oppo 95, Ansuz Mainz 8, Ansuz Sparkz (2), Ansuz Darkz (12), Kimber Power Cables, Kimber Select Speaker Cables and IC's.

    “Without music, life would be a mistake.”
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    Industry Affiliation............Dealer for: Lumin Audiophile Network Music Player, Siltech, Focal, Devialet, Crystal Cables, T+A, Aria, M2Tech, DigiBit, Apertura Loudspeakers.

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    Re: Zen Sati, Wire World, Shunyata!!!

    So what was being tested? Inter-connects (digital, analog), speaker, power cables, or all three?
    Bud

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    Shunyata Z Anaconda, Z Python, Z Cobra, and Sigma Digital power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3, 4 shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.

 

 
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