Responses from aeschwartz

Suggestions for a streamer only (I have a great DAC)
ifi zen streamer.   
Protecting Equipment from Children
I lost my CD player remote.  All equipment survived.  
It comes with a balance knob?!?! I'll take it!
I had impacted wax in one ear.  I adjusted the balance until after my ENT appointment.  
Bluesound Node 2021 DAC - I sold my Denafrips Ares II
I have Denafrips Ares II  with the Node 2i.  I use a coax connect, and the Ares II is much better than the Node 2i DAC.  
Question about sound stage
I had a similar problem until an otolaryngologist cleaned the wax from my ears.  
Parasound Preamp
I have this preamp and use it with the Halo A21+.  I am very pleased with it.  The DAC is pretty good, although I use a separate Denafrips DAC.  The phono preamp is also good.  I do not use the subwoofer output. I use REL subwoofers and speaker ou... 
Adding Home Theater To 2 Channel System
I also have a parasound preamp with bypass for Home Theater.  I disagree with opinions about the center channel, which is important for dialog. I have a dedicated amp for the center channel and KEF LS50 speaker. 
Violin Moves All Over the Sound Stage
Does anyone know which version of this performance is the best engineered recording? 
Streaming SiriusXM is awful
Thanks!  I have Qobuz.  It is like night vs day. 
Ultimate Sinatra: Digital Beats Analog
I streamed it from Qobuz, and then purchased and downloaded the flac file. 
Vanatoo speakers - should I get them for hifi sound?
I have Vanatoo for my computer office.  They are very nice at close range, but will not fill the room with music.  The KEF LSX are superior, but more expensive.  Both need a subwoofer for deep bass. 
Tidal vs Quobuz
I have both Tidal and Qobuz. I more often use Qobuz.  I don't really understand MQA with first unfolding, second unfolding, MQA hardware, MQA software.  I'm not sure if MQA is a scam or not.  Qobuz also allows purchase and downloads of music.  I d... 
Any Bluesound Node2 owners
I am also happy with my Node 2i, which I use with a Denafrips Ares II DAC.  I have both Tidal and Qobuz. I rarely use Tidal, which depends on special hardware for MQA. Qobuz has high resolution recordings not requiring a super duper "unwrapping". ... 
BlueSound Stinks(!), anyone?
The bluos phone app connects through the wireless network. 
BlueSound Stinks(!), anyone?
I have two Bluesound node 2i. How well it works depends on your wireless setup. I have very good mesh routers on 802.11ax and I stream very easily using the Bluos iphone app.