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Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
« Reply #165 on: February 08, 2020, 08:54:49 PM »
You bet, Steve. Itíll be fun and informative.
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Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
« Reply #166 on: February 14, 2020, 06:25:29 PM »
To recap, if youíve followed this thread deviation, Iíve sent Steve my Border Patrol SE dac. It did arrive safely this afternoon and Iím looking forward to his comments and/or criticisms. Heíll also be comparing it to his Schiit Modi 2 that he has modded to his high standards.
I wasnít planning on starting a new thread just for this, but Iíll let Jeremy do that if he wishes.
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Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
« Reply #167 on: February 20, 2020, 07:18:55 PM »
I recently heard some nice solo instruments and thought I would present some links to the family Saxophone to test your system.

Alto Sax

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_xiB-YoLW0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMfdb-zcwCE   Music starts at 1:40. Although a beginner, the alto sax
is recorded very well. How well does your system reproduce this sax?

Tenor Sax

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23I8OtXCs3o

Baritone Sax. Lots of ambience with this performance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVOBQBamjDA

All three Sax

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6piLLc8ivqE

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Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
« Reply #168 on: February 20, 2020, 07:51:31 PM »
I recently heard some nice solo instruments and thought I would present some links to the family Saxophone to test your system.

Alto Sax

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_xiB-YoLW0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMfdb-zcwCE   Music starts at 1:40. Although a beginner, the alto sax
is recorded very well. How well does your system reproduce this sax?

Tenor Sax

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23I8OtXCs3o

Baritone Sax. Lots of ambience with this performance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVOBQBamjDA

All three Sax

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6piLLc8ivqE

Cheers
steve

The baritone sax was my favorite  :thumb:  In my casual listening, I rarely get to hear this instrument and Tanaka was amazing
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Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
« Reply #169 on: February 20, 2020, 08:02:52 PM »
Thanks to Steve and his posting of the baritone sax video, I did a search on YouTube for Tanaka and then found this orchestra and subscribed to their channel. Hope you enjoy it.

https://youtu.be/z8-xhsfX3HY
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Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
« Reply #170 on: February 20, 2020, 08:55:44 PM »
Hereís some K Pop by the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra. I think malloy has mentioned this genre before. Is that correct, Paul?

https://youtu.be/xzrQ_-7EUqU
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Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
« Reply #171 on: February 23, 2020, 07:36:39 PM »
To recap, if youíve followed this thread deviation, Iíve sent Steve my Border Patrol SE dac. It did arrive safely this afternoon and Iím looking forward to his comments and/or criticisms. Heíll also be comparing it to his Schiit Modi 2 that he has modded to his high standards.
I wasnít planning on starting a new thread just for this, but Iíll let Jeremy do that if he wishes.
Nick

I had an enjoyable week to audition Nicks BP SE dac with the Uptone Audio polypropylene film and foil caps. Rectifier tube is a Tungsram.

Thanks Nick. I used several selections from the CDs to audition both BP and my modified Modi 2.
 
1.   Chopin, HMU 907244 Harmonia mundi France, production USA,  Made in Germany. Pianist is Jon Nakamatsu.
        Grande Fantaisie sur des Themes polonais, Op. 13.
2.   Dave Brubekís Greatest Hits,  Unsquare Danced, Take Five
3.    Purity an inspirational collection, IsoMike a trademark of Kimber Kable.
4.     Eva Cassidy, Live at Blues Alley, Tall Trees in Georgia
 
The Border Patrol is a nice piece. The sound was much closer than I expected to my Modified Modi 2 dac. I don't wish to choose a dac as better, but just the differences. In fact they were very close.

1. I had to use the dvd drive in the computer and USB output for the modified Modi 2. I used the NAD 521Bee transport and SPDIF output for the BP.
 
With vacuum tube rectification powered on.

2. The BP is just a tad fuller than my modified Modi 2. This extends from treble to bass. There is just a little more
ďsparkleĒ to the piano and other instruments,  just a touch more shades of harmonics with the Modi 2. Rotating the speakers ď1/8Ē inch might take care of the fuller difference.
 
3. The BP has a slight sonic signature, that of just a touch less higher order instrumental harmonics. I doubt if speaker adjustment/rotation will cure this difference, but it could help. Personal preference maybe?
 
4. Depth, sound stage, dynamics so so close. Attack time just slightly different due to slightly fuller sound. Not saying better or worse, just slightly different.
 
5. Warm up time is much greater with the BP, but then the other components in oneís system require warmup as well, for best sonics. Just an observation. I let the components warm up 3-6 hours before testing myself.

With ss rectification power supply.

7. Still seemed a little fuller, even after powered on over night. However, the higher harmonics of the instruments are better, nice extension. Another interesting aspect is I heated the BP with the tube over night, then listened, and the tonal balance between the BP and modified Modi 2 seemed so close that I don't know if I could tell the difference.

After tube power off, the unit cooled over time and became just a tad fuller again. This is not surprising since altering the temperature will affect the parts values.

With the higher order harmonics of instruments being proper, a slight adjustment of speaker placement may minimize that touch of tonal difference between the two dacs. I preferred without the tube rectification in my system.
 
All in all it is a very very nice DAC, impressed with the sonics, and how close they got it right.

cheers
steve 
« Last Edit: February 24, 2020, 07:48:38 AM by steve »
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Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
« Reply #172 on: February 23, 2020, 09:11:15 PM »
To recap, if youíve followed this thread deviation, Iíve sent Steve my Border Patrol SE dac. It did arrive safely this afternoon and Iím looking forward to his comments and/or criticisms. Heíll also be comparing it to his Schiit Modi 2 that he has modded to his high standards.
I wasnít planning on starting a new thread just for this, but Iíll let Jeremy do that if he wishes.
Nick

I had an enjoyable week to audition Nicks BP SE dac with the Uptone Audio polypropylene film and foil caps. Rectifier tube is a Tungsram.

Thanks Nick. I used several selections from the CDs to audition both BP and my modified Modi 2.
 
1.   Chopin, HMU 907244 Harmonia mundi France, production USA,  Made in Germany. Pianist is Jon Nakamatsu.
2.   Dave Brubekís Greatest Hits,  Unsquare Danced, Take Five
3.   Purity an inspirational collection, IsoMike a trademark of Kimber Kable.
4.     Eva Cassidy, Live at Blues Alley, Tall Trees in Georgia
 
The Border Patrol is a nice piece. The sound was much closer than I expected to my Modified Modi 2 dac. I don't wish to choose a dac as better, but just the differences. In fact they were very close.

1. I had to use the dvd drive in the computer and USB output for the modified Modi 2. I used the NAD 521Bee transport and SPDIF output for the BP.
 
With vacuum tube rectification powered on.

2. The BP is just a tad fuller than my modified Modi 2. This extends from treble to bass. There is just a little more
ďsparkleĒ to the piano and other instruments,  just a touch more shades of harmonics with the Modi 2. Rotating the speakers ď1/8Ē inch might take care of the fuller difference.
 
3. The BP has a slight sonic signature, that of just a touch less higher order instrumental harmonics. I doubt if speaker adjustment/rotation will cure this difference, but it could help. Personal preference maybe?
 
4. Depth, sound stage, dynamics so so close. Attack time just slightly different due to slightly fuller sound. NOt saying better or worse, just slightly different.
 
5. Warm up time is much greater with the BP, but then the other components in oneís system require warmup as well, for best sonics. Just an observation. I let the components warm up 3-6 hours before testing myself.

With ss rectification power supply.

7. Still seemed a little fuller, even after powered on over night. However, the higher harmonics of the instruments are better, nice extension. Another interesting aspect is I heated the BP with the tube over night, then listened, and the tonal balance between the BP and modified Modi 2 seemed so close that I don't know if I could tell the difference.

After tube power off, the unit cooled over time and became just a tad fuller again. This is not surprising since altering the temperature will affect the parts values.

With the higher order harmonics of instruments being proper, a slight adjustment of speaker placement may minimize that touch of tonal difference between the two dacs. I preferred without the tube rectification in my system.
 
All in all it is a very very nice DAC, impressed with the sonics, and how close they got it right.

cheers
steve

Thanks, Steve, for taking the time to evaluate my SE version dac and post your impressions. Lately, because Iíve been putting on many hours breaking in Daveís new Uber Puerto UberBUSS receptacles, I hadnít been using it with the rectification tube engaged. Border Patrol designer Gary Dewsí favorite tube is the Brimar EZ 80 Black Plate England. It would have been interesting if you could have heard that tube rather than the stock Tungsram. I never did get around to buying it and itís currently not available.

Iíll mention now to the guys that thereís a cap upgrade that Iíve requested and Gary will install Jupiter caps to bring it to the SEi version. Steve will be shipping it tomorrow to Border Patrol in Maryland. Gary describes the SEi version sound as being more natural...more organic. As I appreciate my Audio Hungary preampís harmonics, it would be nice if the SEi version would accentuate that.

Congratulations, Steve, in taking a $99 Modi 2 and modding it to the extent that you have.
Nick
 
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Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
« Reply #173 on: February 24, 2020, 07:20:55 AM »
To recap, if youíve followed this thread deviation, Iíve sent Steve my Border Patrol SE dac. It did arrive safely this afternoon and Iím looking forward to his comments and/or criticisms. Heíll also be comparing it to his Schiit Modi 2 that he has modded to his high standards.
I wasnít planning on starting a new thread just for this, but Iíll let Jeremy do that if he wishes.
Nick

I had an enjoyable week to audition Nicks BP SE dac with the Uptone Audio polypropylene film and foil caps. Rectifier tube is a Tungsram.

Thanks Nick. I used several selections from the CDs to audition both BP and my modified Modi 2.
 
1.   Chopin, HMU 907244 Harmonia mundi France, production USA,  Made in Germany. Pianist is Jon Nakamatsu.
2.   Dave Brubekís Greatest Hits,  Unsquare Danced, Take Five
3.   Purity an inspirational collection, IsoMike a trademark of Kimber Kable.
4.     Eva Cassidy, Live at Blues Alley, Tall Trees in Georgia
 
The Border Patrol is a nice piece. The sound was much closer than I expected to my Modified Modi 2 dac. I don't wish to choose a dac as better, but just the differences. In fact they were very close.

1. I had to use the dvd drive in the computer and USB output for the modified Modi 2. I used the NAD 521Bee transport and SPDIF output for the BP.
 
With vacuum tube rectification powered on.

2. The BP is just a tad fuller than my modified Modi 2. This extends from treble to bass. There is just a little more
ďsparkleĒ to the piano and other instruments,  just a touch more shades of harmonics with the Modi 2. Rotating the speakers ď1/8Ē inch might take care of the fuller difference.
 
3. The BP has a slight sonic signature, that of just a touch less higher order instrumental harmonics. I doubt if speaker adjustment/rotation will cure this difference, but it could help. Personal preference maybe?
 
4. Depth, sound stage, dynamics so so close. Attack time just slightly different due to slightly fuller sound. NOt saying better or worse, just slightly different.
 
5. Warm up time is much greater with the BP, but then the other components in oneís system require warmup as well, for best sonics. Just an observation. I let the components warm up 3-6 hours before testing myself.

With ss rectification power supply.

7. Still seemed a little fuller, even after powered on over night. However, the higher harmonics of the instruments are better, nice extension. Another interesting aspect is I heated the BP with the tube over night, then listened, and the tonal balance between the BP and modified Modi 2 seemed so close that I don't know if I could tell the difference.

After tube power off, the unit cooled over time and became just a tad fuller again. This is not surprising since altering the temperature will affect the parts values.

With the higher order harmonics of instruments being proper, a slight adjustment of speaker placement may minimize that touch of tonal difference between the two dacs. I preferred without the tube rectification in my system.
 
All in all it is a very very nice DAC, impressed with the sonics, and how close they got it right.

cheers
steve

Thanks, Steve, for taking the time to evaluate my SE version dac and post your impressions. Lately, because Iíve been putting on many hours breaking in Daveís new Uber Puerto UberBUSS receptacles, I hadnít been using it with the rectification tube engaged. Border Patrol designer Gary Dewsí favorite tube is the Brimar EZ 80 Black Plate England. It would have been interesting if you could have heard that tube rather than the stock Tungsram. I never did get around to buying it and itís currently not available.

Iíll mention now to the guys that thereís a cap upgrade that Iíve requested and Gary will install Jupiter caps to bring it to the SEi version. Steve will be shipping it tomorrow to Border Patrol in Maryland. Gary describes the SEi version sound as being more natural...more organic. As I appreciate my Audio Hungary preampís harmonics, it would be nice if the SEi version would accentuate that.

Congratulations, Steve, in taking a $99 Modi 2 and modding it to the extent that you have.
Nick

Thank you for the nice compliments Nick. I think the lesson here is that one can obtain/mod a DAC to world class, near perfect status without spending an arm or a leg. The same can be somewhat said for preamplifiers and even amplifiers (wattage can be a limiting factor in amps). Of course visual satisfaction may be a priority.

It is all about proper designing, which includes parts quality, and a truly accurate audio system. I modified my
Modi 2 dac by replacing the stock brass output jacks with all copper, using Jenalabs cryod 6n pure ultra fine stranded copper wire, plus other accurate quality parts, and a little redesigning (proprietary). I had the pleasure of testing the Jupiter copper foil paper in wax capacitors, among others, with an audiophile friend.

I will be sending the dac to BP today. Good luck with your ventures in audio.

cheers

steve
« Last Edit: February 26, 2020, 09:44:30 PM by steve »
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Re: Sharing Top Notch Music Links.....
« Reply #174 on: February 24, 2020, 07:14:37 PM »
I have come across the Border Patrol Dac in several situations and have always been very impressed with how it sounded.

Unfortunately the thing I think limits this DAC is the fact that it will only play 16/44 files. And while it does that very well I think the lack of the ability to play any kind of hi res files at all puts a cap on its market potential as many people looking for a DAC in that price range will also be looking for the ability to play more than just Redbook.  I do not think this is a problem from a performance standpoint as it is very good at what it does, but rather from a marketing point of view I am not sure that there is tha big of a pool of potential buyers that would be willing to settle for a CD only DAC.

But then again, I have been wrong before.........
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Re: Sharing Top Notch Music Links.....
« Reply #175 on: February 24, 2020, 08:17:15 PM »
I have come across the Border Patrol Dac in several situations and have always been very impressed with how it sounded.

Unfortunately the thing I think limits this DAC is the fact that it will only play 16/44 files. And while it does that very well I think the lack of the ability to play any kind of hi res files at all puts a cap on its market potential as many people looking for a DAC in that price range will also be looking for the ability to play more than just Redbook.  I do not think this is a problem from a performance standpoint as it is very good at what it does, but rather from a marketing point of view I am not sure that there is tha big of a pool of potential buyers that would be willing to settle for a CD only DAC.

But then again, I have been wrong before.........

Tom,
I think youíre very likely correct that the number of buyers that would settle for 16/44 is indeed limited. But in my case, I donít much care about hirez material. I have 500 CDs and my Tidal and Qobuz searches are most always for older recordings....many of which are from the 50s and 60s. Iíd usually rather listen to a fair recording of music in 16/44 that I really like than an excellent recording of hirez music that I donít care for. As you mention, performance wise some of these nos dacs really sound nice.
What has really intrigued me is what upsampled music to say DSD 512 would sound like. Iíve never heard a comparison and that includes the Las Vegas Audiophiles group that I was part of a few years ago. A couple of guys here have said they donít care for upsampling, but Iíd love to hear the differences for myself.
Right now, the Border Patrol dac fits my needs and Iím expecting itíll sound even better with the Jupiter caps upgrade. Itís a minor investment to satisfy my curiosity.
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Re: Sharing Top Notch Music Links.....
« Reply #176 on: February 25, 2020, 03:24:16 PM »
If anyone has a Modi 2 and wishes it upgraded to world class for not a lot of money, just pm me or email me at

sasaudio at omnilec.com  .

cheers
steve
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Re: Sharing Top Notch Music Links.....
« Reply #177 on: February 25, 2020, 04:01:17 PM »
If anyone has a Modi 2 and wishes it upgraded to world class for not a lot of money, just pm me.

cheers
steve

Steve,
Any idea if the new Modi 3 (with your mod) would sound a bit better than the Modi 2 (with your mod)? I briefly read thereís a difference in the power supply. They both retail for $99
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Re: Sharing Top Notch Music Links.....
« Reply #178 on: February 25, 2020, 09:42:22 PM »
If anyone has a Modi 2 and wishes it upgraded to world class for not a lot of money, just pm me.

cheers
steve

Steve,
Any idea if the new Modi 3 (with your mod) would sound a bit better than the Modi 2 (with your mod)? I briefly read thereís a difference in the power supply. They both retail for $99

Nick

I not sure much of anything can sound more natural/accurate than my modded Modi 2. And they both originally sold for $99.00 stock price. I am not sure why you wish to "upgrade" when your BP sounds so close to accurate/natural, unless you wished that last bit of top octave of instruments. 

I would have to inspect a Modi 3 to see what mod(s) are necessary, and if possible, to implement. If I can get the Modi 3 to sound as good as my modded Modi 2, then great, one can keep the price low while delivering truly world class sound.

I am glad I started this string, to present the very best recordings I can find online, so one can check their audio system's strengths and weakness(es). This includes the sound stage, transparency, dynamics, width, depth, inner detail, spacial Qs etc. As usual, check that the settings are HD, the sonics are sometimes slightly improved due to higher rez.

It truly takes all the components of a system to be accurate if one is going to obtain natural sounding reproduction.
 
Another aspect is "accurate", "neutral" has been associated with "sterile" for decades due to meter readers claiming solid state's "superior" specifications. But specifications listed has little meaning when it comes to natural reproduction (except FR). Remember when SS sounded so sterile, shrill, lifeless, no emotion? That is not accurate or natural in any sense.

Again, the musical links in this string were presented to show one the quality of their system, from bass through treble. After assessing, then one can work to determine what is the weak component in their system and work on the venue weaknesses, such as Nodes.

If someone has a Modi 2 and wishes me to upgrade it, please let me know thru PM or

sasaudio at omnilec.com.

It really is that good when modded.

cheers
steve

« Last Edit: April 09, 2020, 06:36:24 PM by steve »
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Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
« Reply #179 on: March 04, 2020, 09:47:32 AM »
Oh my, the sound stage is deep and wide, music is so natural with great dynamics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6kqu2mk-Kw

cheers
steve

I forgot to add that this selection presents many instruments that one can check out. Brass, woodwinds, strings, percussion should all sound like the real thing. Do the woodwinds all sound the same? They should not. The sound stage should be large, the dynamics should be there, percussion great depth, layered.

cheers
steve

 
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SAS Audio Labs Test Phono Stage
SAS Audio 11A Tube Reference Preamplifier
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