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post #91 of 103 Old 07-09-2014, 05:18 AM
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I finally got it installed and fully functional. I reinstalled the device drivers and had to tweak a bit. Must say, the sound is not as good off my PC and the Wireworld Silver USB cable.


Also got my hands on a PS Audio Perfectwave and Directstream DAC's. Very nice sounding.


Thank you for the help Woof Woof!

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Guess what shipped today, I might have the first one released in the wild.


If you get one, download the driver for the REFlink to make it work with windows.


100 hour break in here I come.
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A little more info on the 2.7. They put in the box the REFlink and the VBS1 power supply. Retail is $2500.
It's breaking in now, definitely warmer than the 2.5. I like the sound so far. Should be a fun ride as hours add up on this DAC.

So no more 3 boxes, it's all in the one unit for a lot less.
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There hasn't been much activity lately but I have a Bel Canto DAC 3 and was thinking of pairing it to an older Cary Audio 306/200 disk spinner that I just got a great deal on. From what I heard, the Cary is an awesome piece by itself but I'm wondering would the Bel Canto DAC make it even better?

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Its possible... depends on if the cary can output without processing and if it is less than 24/192

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Anyone using Bel Canto Amps in a Home Theater setup?

If you are how do you have your setup and what are you using.

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REF1000Ms - used to drive my front LR - now relegated to surround channels
REF500M to drive front C
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3* REF1000 up front, stereo S300 for rears.
Happy enough.....
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Woof, why did you use a lower power amp for the center channel? I always thought the front three should use the same power.


VikingBoy, how do you like the S300s for your rear channels/


I will be using 3 REF500Ms for the LCR and 2 REF500Ss for the surrounds and rears. I was thinking about getting the REF150s or S300s to use for ATMOS later on. I have my REF1000Ms in my two channel rig but the REF500Ms I did like slightly more for the two channel rig.


What type of Pre-Amps are you guys using?
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I bought the REF1000s earlier and upgraded them to MkII specs.

The REF500M sounded better than the REF1000 imho
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I do like mine better also. That's why I went all 500s for the home theater. But thinking maybe put the 1000s upfront and put 2 of the 500s back to my 22 channel setup.

What you think. Does the center loose out a little using lower power to the center channel
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500W is ample

The newer ASX module sounds sweeter to me than the older ASP
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VikingBoy, how do you like the S300s for your rear channels/

What type of Pre-Amps are you guys using?
it did a good enough job of driving my rears making them go bang when called for. I never got round to trying it up front in terms of quality vs the ref1000s. I ws thinking of sending them away for the mkII (M) upgrade but never got round to it. I was using a Meridian 861.
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