Awesome sound from my SACDs!
Hi Alvin, Just to let you know, I got my order of the Pontus II on Nov. 3 and have been enjoying CD-listening through my Oppo player’s coaxial out. The high frequency “harshness” is gone, the midrange more tuneful, and the bass is tighter – all providing a much greater sense of clarity and realism. Then yesterday, I received the hdmi-to-I2S box and got it hooked up. Another improvement in clarity and dynamics with CDs! I then tried SACD. It was clear, but I could tell either
I am very pleased with the overall performance
I received the Pontus II about a month and a half ago and I am very pleased with the overall performance. I wanted the Pontus in order to attempt to extend the sound stage of my system. My system consists of the following components: Bluesound Node II streamer, Sony DVD player, Hegel H90 amp, Bucharest Audio S300 speakers and Rel T9i sub woofer. The Node II is connected to the Pontus using coax and the DVD player is connected using optical. I was using the onboard DAC in the
The Hermes took my satisfaction with the Pontus II and essentially amplified it two-fold
My system consists of Spendor Classic 3/1 speakers, Hermes, Pontus II, and DIY line stages and power amps. I focus on amplification for DIY, but draw the line at digital and speakers. I leave those bits to the experts :) Regarding the Hermes: “Being over the moon for my Pontus II, I was hesitant to pull the trigger on a DDC. I was worried that I would be getting some kind of active filter that would be easy to detect during playback. Turns out I couldn’t have been more wrong.
I had to listen again just to make sure I wasn’t imagining things
Here are a few pics of my system with the latest additions of my new CDT and Pontus2 DAC: Jay's Audio CDT2-MK3 Denafrips Pontus 2 Parasound JC2BP PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell Parasound JC5 Martin Logan ESL-X Kimber Kable 12VS I didn’t really think buying this CDT would make any real improvement in the sound of my system, I just liked how it was designed; solid, top-loader.. Wow! I was in for a big surprise. My CD’s sound a lot clearer, better focus and tighter bass. Give a list
I am a happy camper.
Hi Alvin, I am surely glad to share how the Pontus II DAC is performing in my system. I attached my current audio set-up. FedEx has already the unit at their Philippine holding area on 29-Sep. I missed their email and calls to me on several occasions with regards to clearing the unit from customs. That said, I finally received the unit on 10-Oct. The unit's packaging was well done. I am already on my 4th week of regularly playing my system with the Pontus II DAC. Playing musi
As I enjoy the vintage sound the Ares really fit the bill with its warm characteristic
Hi Alvin! I’m happy to share my thoughts and pictures of my system with you guys. So I bought the Ares 2 after doing a bit of research and reading and watching a lot reviews. As I’m essentially a collector of vintage hifi and vinyl records, but a couple of months ago I started building a more modern streaming alternative for me and my family to enjoy. As I enjoy the vintage sound the Ares really fit the bill with its warm characteristic. As the system Is located in our living
I'm very happy with the purchase.
Alvin, Like all reviews, your opinion may be different than mine. First, audiophile is not a hobby, but an obsession. Second, my stereo is very revealing. Now the good news, The Terminator Plus is in a different league than the PS Audio perfect wave DAC. The bass is better, The vocals have more weight and body. Transparency is much better. Dynamics are also a couple of steps ahead. The DAC sounds amazing. I'm very happy with the purchase. I will give credit to PS Audi
It was like looking through a window that had been cleaned - everything became clearer
Greetings from New Zealand. I added the Iris DDC to the system in my study this year. I was keen to hear if a cleaner signal from my Intel NUC to my DAC would make a difference. It did. Adding the Iris resulted in achieving a wider and deeper soundstage. All audio became more defined and voices were noticeably more natural. It was like looking through a window that had been cleaned - everything became clearer. A highly recommended addition for anyone considering it. Great