Thanks to all that responded in my recent post regarding my digital front end!

Many of you suggested Aurender for a streamer. I have found a demo unit that will eat up the majority of my $5,000 budget not leaving me much money for a new DAC.

I thought it was the DAC that was the most important item in the digital chain.

Any thoughts on this? Thank you!



@oddiofyl OK, TMR has no stock. I sent an email to Mike Kaye at Audio Archon yesterday as he sells them, but no response yet. I also see a guy in Canada has 3 of them for sale. I shot him a PM and haven't heard back from him yet either.

@lalitk Hey, I'm starting to shake just thinkin' about it! I did order the DH Labs coaxial cable for now. I am going to need the extra $200 that they want for their USB cable to pay for all the electricity I'm going to use listening to this stuff 24/7.

Definitely deal with someone who has a decent return policy. I love how it sounds but at its price imake sure it is something you can listen to then decide if you want to keep it.

I have had people over that preferred the sound of the RME I had in the same room. After spending considerable time with both I sold the RME. It is great but it lacks that meat on the bones and great tone the DAC1 has.

@navyachts, not a problem. I’ll side aside time this week & hopefully ship no later than Thursday (2nd day air) if you’re interested. Yessir, 2007 I2S Revelation. Connector contacts thoroughly cleaned w/ DeoxIT D5 followed up with a coat of DeoxIT Gold G100 performed before shipment. A slight fork in the road though, a personal OCD problem perhaps. Revelation Audio Labs (why 16 years of age, poof) decided on transparent heat & shrink vs their signature color and over these years in between shrink / jacket lies a white substance has gathered much like what you’d see on perhaps a faucet which lacks a cleaning, calcium buildup. Ugh, I promise the cable is legit & so is the package ... and I’ll try n address the heat shrink discoloration issue.



@dabel  awfully kind of you, Good sir! Although some people are saying now that a DDC may not be the way to go with the Aurender N200, it may be a distraction. I guess I wouldn't know till I try, but if I don't use a DDC I'll be using a USB or coaxial cable, I really don't want to make you goout of your way and make trouble for you. If you do send it, I'm sure I'll definitely use it somewhere down the road if not, thank you so much for you good hearteness!