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This will be my personal opinion of the transport, dac, and the connection/cable used. I am not by any means a regular reviewer of equipment. There are many professional reviews online. Jayís Audio is a Chinese Company distributed by Vinshine Audio in Singapore. Alvin Chee of Vinshine provides some of the best customer service I have received in this business. Shipping was less than a week to my home in Central Pennsylvania.

My goal was to get the best sound from my CD collection within my budget constraints. Transports from Esoteric or Aqua Acoustics were out of my consideration due to cost. The CDT2 at 2500.00 and the DAC-2 at 3,000.00 fit my my cost requirement. I received the transport about 4 months ago and it replaced a Woo Audio WTP-1 dedicated transport. I put it in my system along with my Border Patrol DAC SE and was a little stunned by the improvement. I had expected some difference but not what I was hearing. Just better across the board. I just wanted to get through as many CDs as I could. The vinyl rig got a real rest for a few weeks. I then ordered the DAC which I received a couple of weeks ago. Definite improvement over the Border Patrol when connected with the coax/RCA with Acoustic Zen Absolute MC2 cable, but not as large of a leap than the transport had made. I then inserted Empirical Audio cable using the BNC connection. I canít really say there was much difference between the two as they were extremely close. I then received HDMI cable from P.I. Dave. Now we were really cooking. I much preferred this connection over the other two. It was immediately discernible. I am extremely satisfied with the sound Iím getting from the shiny discs at this point. I also want to mention that I did try the oversampling filters but prefer the dac in NOS mode. The other point I want to bring up is the build quality of the units. Solid aluminum casing and really nice looking in my rack. Also hefty at 35 lbs each. A shout out to Dave for the HDMI cable. I was glad to be your beta tester. I think you have another winner.
Don, nice review of the digital system as a whole.  I'm ghlad the Jay's Audio gear has upped your digital appreciation.

Thanks for the kind words about the HDMI cable.  It is an improvement visually with the Direct TV to flatscreen.  Blacks are definitely blacker and the contrast is cleaner... not sharper necessarily, but more consistent.  That is the only way I have to judge HDMI cables, so your opinion is appreciated, as always.

I'm trying to figure out ferule covers for the connector ends that meet my design criteria and isn't too clunky looking.  I'm not satisfied by the heat shrink being the only protection.  Keep me posted on the continuing break in so I'll know how long that period is. 

Thanks again!   :thumb:
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New Member Introductions / Re: not so new member resurfacing
« Last post by shepperd on September 21, 2020, 10:31:50 AM »
dead simple: lightly  twisted then in a plain cotton sleave; used a bare wire termination for speakers and good quality rca connectors from Audiophonics (a French on-line store) for interconnects. I learned about Deuland wire from Jeff at "Jeff's place". We tried different guages and I settled on 16 all around. I previously had uber expensive Sablon Audio interconnects (indeed still have them) and the Deuland were way better in my system. I think all told I spent 100 $. I want to try their wire for power cords next.
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New Member Introductions / Re: not so new member resurfacing
« Last post by Nick B on September 21, 2020, 10:15:20 AM »
Hello and welcome back to AN  :thumb:  What was your recipe for the cables?
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General DIY / Re: Looks like two spammers taking over...
« Last post by rollo on September 21, 2020, 10:15:01 AM »
They are all gone. So many posts....


 Thanks Dude for your Governing. 


charles
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 Yes Sir that dedicated transport using I2S connection is just better.  Enjoy !!

charles
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Album Reviews / Re: Best Sounding Live CD or LP
« Last post by dpatters on September 21, 2020, 09:38:43 AM »
Jeff Beck performing live at...Ronnie Scottís CD
Little Feat Waiting for Columbus MFSL vinyl

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New Member Introductions / not so new member resurfacing
« Last post by shepperd on September 21, 2020, 07:34:59 AM »
Couldn't log in and got tired of trying so I gave up for some years! Then on a wing and a prayer, started all over again. So howdy gents...it's been a log time and a lot of audio nervosa has come and gone. Good to see some familiar names. I wouldn't bore you (yet) with whatever strange and wonderful music machines I listen with...other than I did go over to the archane side and got immersed in the wonderful world of NOS tubes (Russian mainly). The only other thing of real interested was a joint effort with a neighbor making ourselves sets of cables from the delightful Deuland folks. I have no desire ever to go down that rabit hole again. For a pittance we made world class cables. Done and dusted.
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This will be my personal opinion of the transport, dac, and the connection/cable used. I am not by any means a regular reviewer of equipment. There are many professional reviews online. Jayís Audio is a Chinese Company distributed by Vinshine Audio in Singapore. Alvin Chee of Vinshine provides some of the best customer service I have received in this business. Shipping was less than a week to my home in Central Pennsylvania.

My goal was to get the best sound from my CD collection within my budget constraints. Transports from Esoteric or Aqua Acoustics were out of my consideration due to cost. The CDT2 at 2500.00 and the DAC-2 at 3,000.00 fit my my cost requirement. I received the transport about 4 months ago and it replaced a Woo Audio WTP-1 dedicated transport. I put it in my system along with my Border Patrol DAC SE and was a little stunned by the improvement. I had expected some difference but not what I was hearing. Just better across the board. I just wanted to get through as many CDs as I could. The vinyl rig got a real rest for a few weeks. I then ordered the DAC which I received a couple of weeks ago. Definite improvement over the Border Patrol when connected with the coax/RCA with Acoustic Zen Absolute MC2 cable, but not as large of a leap than the transport had made. I then inserted Empirical Audio cable using the BNC connection. I canít really say there was much difference between the two as they were extremely close. I then received HDMI cable from P.I. Dave. Now we were really cooking. I much preferred this connection over the other two. It was immediately discernible. I am extremely satisfied with the sound Iím getting from the shiny discs at this point. I also want to mention that I did try the oversampling filters but prefer the dac in NOS mode. The other point I want to bring up is the build quality of the units. Solid aluminum casing and really nice looking in my rack. Also hefty at 35 lbs each. A shout out to Dave for the HDMI cable. I was glad to be your beta tester. I think you have another winner. 
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General DIY / Re: Looks like two spammers taking over...
« Last post by Admin on September 20, 2020, 09:56:44 PM »
They are all gone. So many posts....
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General DIY / Re: Looks like two spammers taking over...
« Last post by Nick B on September 20, 2020, 09:42:06 PM »
I sent Jeremy an email earlier today regarding this. Heíll fix it.
Nick
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