Compared to my Venus, the Terminator II 12th sounds crisper, bigger, bolder, wider and deeper…
As my first Denafrips device I ordered the Venus II December 2022 because I like to choose new things in the middle of the range: not the cheapest, not the most expensive.
Connecting the Venus II 12th to my system for the first time, I was amazed by what it brought right out of the box. After around 250 hours it really came to life and I thought I was completely happy.
Until -unexpectedly- I heard the Terminator II. And as things go, improvements don’t go out of your head easily.
So now a new black Terminator II 12th has been playing here since February 2023 and the Venus II 12th does it’s magic in it’s new owner’s house.
Compared to the Venus, the TII 12th sounds crispier, bigger, bolder, wider and deeper, by lack of better words. It is very much worth the extra money.
This is where I play music with:
Magna HiFi Mano MkIII streamer with Farad LPS,
RuConnected HDMI 8K (I2S),
Denafrips Terminator II (12th Anniversary Edition)
Crystal Cable Ultra2 (Diamond Series 2) XLR
Mark Levinson No585
Crystal Cable Ultra2 (Diamond Series 2) Speak
Martin Logan Expression ESL-13A
Puritan PSM156, Furutech power cords and connectors
Internet modem and router on Sbooster Linear Power Supplies
Nuprime switch on TeddyPardo LPS
Credit: RvdH, Netherlands
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