Ares R2R Loaner

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  1. sphinxvc

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    Sign me up please. Looking forward to trying it out against my Holo Spring L3 and Soekris DAC1101!
     
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    Why yes please.
     
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    @sphinxvc - do you have an approximate time frame? Will help me to plan my lab schedule.
     
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    According to @Torq's post on the other thread, seems like the 22nd or later is a safe bet.
     
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    @sphinxvc - Per my prior note above from a few weeks ago, can I please be added to the Ares tour? Thanks!
     
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    I notice the forum doesn't have much photos. I for one prefer to see picture than words :punk:

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    @sphinxvc if possible I'd like to get on the tour.
     
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    Please add me, thanks! Boston
     
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    Would like to hear this as well. Located in Maine
     
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    20170812 - I handed the Ares R2R to @Torq today. Measurements will post after Torq gives me the ok that he has finished his auditioning and notes.
     
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    I'd like to take this one out for a spin please.
     
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    I'm so excited that @Torq will be telling us his impression soon. :punk:
     
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    Listening will finish today - and what remains is mostly the back-to-back comparison with the Pontus unit.

    Depending on how my day goes I may get those impressions posted this evening (I'll try), but if not it'll probably be sometime on Monday.
     
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    So, @mscott58 isn't available next week (timing on this unit was a bit variable, so no problem there).

    Per the list @Vansen is up next, but looking at the other interested parties that's probably not the most efficient way to route this unit, geographically. Depending on where in Canada @bxh is it might make more sense to go there next, otherwise Elnrik would be the next closest. I'm happy to send it to any of these locations ... but let me know what works best bot for @sphinxvc and those of you that want to participate.
     
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    My interest is for self-educational purposes, so if anyone is waiting on this for some kind of published review, send to them first please. I'm very happy to wait.
     
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    @Torq, just updated the list at the top. I am not sure yet about cross border shipments. @bxh, will you get hit with a charge?

    Maybe we finish up US first, meaning Elnrik next.
     
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    @sphinxvc - Wanted to make sure I stayed on the list please. Just happen to be out of town next week, and didn't want to slow things down due to the misalignment. Cheers all
     
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    Ah ok, added you back on.
     
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    @sphinxvc I'll likely get hit with a duty charge yeah, I recently picked up an SFD-1 so I'm less interested in hearing other DACs now and won't be heartbroken if I can't get in on the tour.

    Shipping will likely cost an arm and a leg to both receive it and send it back stateside.
     

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