A little Music update from Denmark - TEST


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A little update from Denmark

High-Performance Audio – After three hours of listening and final voting, the conclusion was that vinyl and hi-res streaming of own files from music server share first place while CD is in second place and normal Tidal Hifi / Master streaming is the last.
http://high-performance.dk/

We run a complete ROON core / remote set-up with dedicated core. Hi-res streaming runs through Innuos music server.
https://roonlabs.com/howroonworks.html

The turntable is a Clearaudio Performance DC with TT5 tangential arm and Talismann pickup and RIAA is a fully balanced Phono converter that provides analogue or digital output and can upscale to DSD.
http://www.psaudio.com/products/nuwave-phono-converter/
http://clearaudio.de/en/products/tonearms-tt5.php

The DAC solution is a PS Audio DirectStream DAC that scales up to 20x DSD and the CD transfer is a DirectStream Memory Player with built-in SSD buffer and i2 interface via HDMI.
http://www.psaudio.com/products/directstream-dac-dmp-combo/

Amplifiers were PS Audio BHK hybrid tube / transistor pre and power amplifier.
http://www.psaudio.com/products/bhk-signature-preamplifier/
http://www.psaudio.com/products/bhk-signature-amplifier/

Speakers were Stenheim FIVE and cables Tellurium Q.
http://www.stenheim.com/alumine-five/
https://telluriumq.com/

Vinyl wins on presence, dynamics and airiness. Hi-res streaming on punch and deep bass. CD is darker and Tidal streaming lacks a little resolution.
http://tidal.com/dk

The room is acoustically regulated and the power is improved via the PS Audio regenerator.
http://www.psaudio.com/products/p10-power-plant/


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The listener panel assembled for a PS audio listening
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