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Understand now. That makes sense. A Pink Faun SPDIF bridge Smile perhaps?

PC with Flac | Lautus Power Wire | Bitzie | Focal Elegia and i'm a pretty happy camper. I get to listen to old favorites and discover them again anew.  

Off now to plan the vinyl side of the house. Proprius + Accession seems to be the route. 

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My system has been built around the Majestic-Proprius combination for several years because it provides all the sonic qualities I want. It is both precise and enjoyable. I don't really care about hifi; not really, I am motivated primarily by the music I like. 

Yes, I have a Pink Faun S/PDIF with dual coax out so in theory, I could have a double DAC system and do digital filters with speakers instead, to beat my very expensive but fantastic headphones. Or I could have one system for driving my reference headphone (no EQ) and the second system for independently EQ'ing the speakers. I am very happy with the S/PDIF card; it just works. A clear, transparent and expressive sound is achieved. If I were to choose USB as the digital interface and use the Pink Faun USB bridge, I would have to buy a Bitzie so I could split a single USB output into coax and optical outputs so I could double DAC with two Majestic. Would mean an extra product and cable and it wouldn't be any better than the S/PDIF bridge because Majestic converts USB back to S/PDIF before the D-A conversion.


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I'm liking the sound of PC (primarily Tidal streaming) | Bitzie | Elegia via Lautus USB - Power wire. This is my ne plus ultra for sound at home right now. Interestingly enough, Dell XPS | Bitzie | Elegia via Ugreen Type C to Type A cable caused a cousin to start bawling while listening to a U2 song. Emotional involvement box ticked! :) 
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Bitzie and Majestic both carry forward a very neutral and emotionally engaging sound. I listen to a lot of audio on youtube as I am interested in covers of game/film music. There is a lot of raw footage with live real instruments that is skillfully mixed/mastered and my system really enhances my enjoyment. Some of us don't care about super hi-res audio even though we spend a lot on our equipment. I still haven't listened to a single 24-bit recording with my £3.5k MySphere 3.1 after almost four years of ownership. All my reference stuff is 16-bit 44.1kHz CD quality. Hi-res doesn't mean well mastered or enjoyable to listen to.
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Apart from unevenness in the dB SPL response of my latest CHR-120 speaker drivers, I am enjoying them more than my headphone. CHR-120 cost me about £165 for a pair whereas MySphere 3.1 with accessories cost me about £3700 in total. If one has a pair of Proprius, DIY speaker audio is so much better value for money than high-end headphones. Not to say MS 3.1 isn't an outstanding headphone (it is fantastic!) but if I sold it, I could splash out on an incredible DIY speaker arrangement. Like five CHR-120 full-range woofers per channel in a star arrangement, four of them for deep bass. I want to do it with a second Majestic-Proprius chain and really see how far speakers have come!!
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