I hope this question will allow everyone to have some fun. I have a pair of Focal Sopra 3 (I dont consider them bright, but just right), 2x REL S812 subs, and a Bryston 6bsst2 amp. I know it is a 3 channel amp. It was being used in my Movie Theater. Going forward I will be using it for a 2 channel system until I decide to buy mono blocks. This 2 channel system will only be streaming digital music, but might consider adding a photo stage later, so would like analogue inputs. The room is fully treated from 30hz on up, and is 16'w x 30'd x 10'h.  


I am looking for a Streamer/DAC/Preamp to run this system. I really do not want to add a computer to this system to run files through it. I prefer a plug and play solution. It can be one piece or 3 separates. I like a rich sound from top to bottom. I prefer a sound like Aretha Franklin over Allison Krause. I would like a big Soundstage. I also have 1 gig speed thriugh ethernet. The final item is the budget. I really like Value, so if you can come in below the budget it will be considered. $10-20k USD max. Will consider new and used.  I have considered T+A, Naim, Mola Mola, and some other manufacturers, but would like yalls input.


Let's Go!!!


The sad truth is that your rage prevents you and @deep_333 from thinking about anything else. It’s blinded you to it and permeates simple, daily life for you...even what should be a fun discussion here about a hobby. It’s a pitiful existence.

This hyperbole you type is inappropriate, but your rage prevents you from doing otherwise. I hope you can work thru it someday.

@jim2 , Aaaww, ain’t that cute? .Here,,,here,,,here’s a rage sample (whole lot more in stock out there...lots and lots with the burning crosses, tiki torches, etc 😁). Quit the rage, improve the sonics of your streamer/dac/preamp and start dancin...that’s what the audioforums are for...


I served 7 different administrations during my career.  I was promoted to one of the most senior, non-political positions in the U.S. government by the Trump administration.  The Secretary of the Treasury in that administration thought I was pretty hot shit. (I thought he was unimpressive, and unethical at times.). But I was sworn to uphold the Constitution, and I did my job.  I disagreed with the political appointees frequently, and openly engaged them to change their direction when I thought they were wrong.  Even where they disagreed, they relied on me to implement their policies, and I did so, and effectively.  I was fortunate to be in a position where I never witnessed, or was asked to help with, anything illegal.  I did witness unethical behavior, but I also helped stop some.

@mdalton , Thank goodness you weren’t in the building when all these "luvin choir boys" showed up. It may not have been just Pence and Pelosi they wanted...

FYI, Treason Orange talks about all the "luv in the air" at the end of it. 😁



For the record, I did not, and would never, use the word “crap”.  My last post was lightly edited (as in one word) by the moderators.  

lol!  yeah, sorry about that.  I just thought the attacks on @deep_333 were gratuitous.  He just made a joke about scope creep in response to another member.  It was funny.  

Attacks on @deep_333 

that’s rich. Who attacked him and where? Provide an example. Or is your definition of attack is anything that isn’t aligned with your political beliefs and narratives? Just curious.