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If you have NCores then you have a high resolution playback system that can reveal the glories of PCM to DSD conversion and DSD 64 to DSD 256 upsampling.
Yes I own a lovely pair of NC 400 monos created for me by Mike Galusha.
Just curious - how many people here built their systems themselves, and how many had them built for them (or pre-built to a standard spec)? I am just interested to see how well the hypex idea of reasonably priced (by high-end standards) modules for real hobbyists/DIY turned out...
Start a new thread with a poll.
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Yes. I intend to get two more and replace the ice amps on the woofers for my speakers. The NCores take care of the midrange and tweeters. They are simply amazing.Swelfelo
YES,My Ncore stereo amp build has replaced my Pass Labs X 150.5 (which will be for sale soon) in my system:Custom Sonore Server with internal LiFePO4 battery supply-Custom Buffalo DAC with Sonore USB interface-NC-400 Amp-Focus Audio FS-888 Signature loudspeakers.DIY parallel power conditioner-DIY AC cabling-Nordost Frey balanced interconnect and speaker cable-Nordost Blue Heaven USB cable.I continue to make subtle tweaks to the amp and DAC, trying to eek out a little more warmth, body, and natural sound, and they keep getting a little better. The amp is dead neutral as far as I can tell, so it will reveal any other problems you have, ruthlessly. This has made the amp a perfect companion for perfecting my DAC build.
I am quite surprised that your NCores sound better than the Pass X150.5. I have a Pass X250 (which is a different animal compared to the 150 series according to the guy at Pass Labs that I spoke with when I bought my amp) and a friend of mine brought over his NCore Mono Blocks to try in my system and they were just OK sounding, They were a little flat with limited dynamics compared to my Pass and the sound stage was smaller. After hearing this, he went out an bought a new AVA 400R amp which took his system to another level. My system at the time consisted of a Pass X1 preamp (since replaced by a BAT VK-51se) and Magnepan 1.6 speakersIt proves that system matching is important and all Ncores do not sound the same.
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