The Innuous server/streamer was delivering a Qobuz stream to Vinnie’s onboard L2 DAC module ($3,495), which is capable of decoding PCM up to 32-bit/768kHz and DSD up to DSD512. Pete Grzybowski, of Triode Wire Labs, supplied the cables as in many of Vinnie’s past shows. To partner these relatively affordable cables with such lofty equipment is quite a testament to their value. Vinnie used to live about half an hour from me when he started out his business in Durham, CT. He knows that I like Roseanne Cash, so it was quite a coincidence that he was playing her when I arrived in his room. Sitting in the sweet spot, I was immediately drawn into a truly spacious soundstage that was almost unprecedented for such a modestly-sized showroom. Depth, air and image location were laid out in spades! Vinnie played two artists who were new to me; Cody High and Sarah Bareilles, both of which turned up on playlists in other rooms. I was also able to select some tracks that I knew well, such as a couple from Wilco, and was very favorably impressed with the system’s dynamics, as well as its resolution and nuance.
— Steve Marsh