12th FPGA Firmware Updated /Ares II
Here is a quick system desc...
Dedicated 20A circuit
Three 8 foot additional grounding rods
Furman Elite Power Conditioner
Source: JRiver Media Center on a Win10 Home Theater PC
Amps: AVA SET120, AVA Ultralinear Tube, Marantz PM8006
DACs: Denafrips Ares ll, Music Hall 25/3 Tube, RME Adi2, Teac
Speakers: ZU Dirty weekend 6, Klipsch RP8000F, Klipsch RPM600 (2)
Red = Main Room Current Setup
The reflashed Ares ll (with the 12th Annv. FPGA Firmware) easily out performs the rest of the DACs I own. Since the reflash it is a perfect balance of smooth warmth coupled with perfect musical detail. The small nuances it brought out in Beth Hart and Diana Krall's voices brought them right into the room, full engagement from a listening standpoint.
Thank you for the upgrade, I am impressed by the results and your commitment to customer service and the hobby/lifestyle we all love.
Credit: James C. @ USA
Project x FPGA Firmware Update