DAMN! That sounds stunning...
All I can say is .... DAMN! This thing sounds stunningly good. I would by no means consider myself and “audiophile”; rather, I’m just a guy who appreciates live, powerful, precise music. The Ares II delivers on all accounts. When close my eyes and I listen to Elevation Worship, I’m at the concert. When I listen to Buddy Guy’s Guitar, I’m in the dark bar. Eva Cassidy’s voice pierces your soul... ...as you sit in the studio with her. Still listening and can’t believe that d
Double Award - Ares II & Pontus DAC
Double award in a single review, first time in the 6moons review history? ARES II DAC - Realsization Award "Realsization takes standards educated by exposure to the best of audio and investigates how much money can be saved while maintaining the essence of ultra performance." Excerpts from reviews: Let's try to refine the picture for Ares II. The comparison to a high-quality 2A3 SET is still spot on. Ares II has that luscious sweet midrange you'd expect, with a sunny treble t
Rich, natural and deep musical representation of all type of music
In my case the Ares II makes my system to a level I never thought possible in this price range . I knew the source had an important role in a system but never at this point . Rich , natural and deep musical representation of all type of music . High frequencies are perfectly controlled especially with pianos which is really important to me . The mids fill the room with warmth and makes my speakers sounds a lot bigger and i am not talking about colored irritating kind of sound
Hi-Res streamed music sounds better than the same songs on CD
I received my new Iris about two days ago and I am extremely happy with my purchase. It is amazing that a device so small has made such an improvement to my system. Most of the music that I listen to is streamed from Qobuz Via a Mac mini to my Pontus. I use an ifi Mercury USB Cable and have been quite happy with the results for more than a year and a half. I was skeptical about the difference that the Iris would make to my system but felt that the low price was worth taking
The sound of the Ares II was incredibly natural even right away.
Hi Alvin, Hope you are well. It’s been a few weeks since I received the Ares II and the Kinki Studio EX-P7 and EX-B7 combo. These have been paired along with my Monitor Audio Gold 300 5G speakers, as well as my vintage pair of JBL 4311 monitors. Speaker cable is made by Blue Jeans Cable, and interconnects have been crafted by me using Mogami 2354 cable and Neutrik XLR connectors. When I received the Ares II, I made sure to take the time to also listen to it first in my headph
Very tonally rich, fluid, dense with beautiful timbre.
Dear Alvin, Some thoughts on the Terminator that I received two weeks ago. It is running non-stop for around 300h now. First impressions were already very good. But it is still improving. My configuration: Qobuz trough two Cisco switches in cascade into Innuos Zen Mk3 as a server+streamer playing directly via USB in the Denafrips Terminator, via xlr to the Audia Flight Fl3s amplifier and Suesskind Audio Progress LX speakers. The sound very detailed, very airy and delicate. Wi
DENAFRIPS GAIA DDC + TERMINATOR-PLUS DAC
Hello guys, Pleased to share the setup of DENAFRIPS GAIA DDC & Terminator-PLUS DAC. Setup: Windows PC DENAFRIPS GAIA DDC DENAFRIPS Terminator-Plus (HDMI i2s from GAIA) DENAFRIPS Athena Preamp Kinki Studio EX-B7 Mono-blocks Power Amp MAGICO A3 Loudpeakers DENAFIRPS GAIA Clock Sync To enable/disable to GAIA Clock In: 1. Press Setup button once (enter setting mode) 2. Press OPT button twice 3. CLOCK light should be on/off as you press the OPT button momentarily 4. CLOCK lig