Responses from danager

How important is the efficiency of a speaker to you?
@ronboco  As far at cost to achieve SET sound with power I have no idea.  If you're are really interested you should reach out to somebody like Pat Hickman at Whammerdyne.  He builds both "flea watt" and hi power hybrid amps and I'm sure he could... 
Adding streaming services to a streamer via usb
Amazon Music is a problem as while you are able to stream from your phone or tablet to a DLNA enabled device there is a loss in quality.  I finally just purchased a small Windows fanless computer to run Amazon Music over USB and then control it fr... 
How important is the efficiency of a speaker to you?
@deep_333  Here is a white paper written by Steve Deckert that explains it much better than I ever could. https://www.decware.com/paper43.htm Flea watt amplifiers are class A with minimal circuitry and no negative feedback as opposed to a high ... 
Streamer software, what do you use?
@erik_squires I realize this is a fairly old post but I've come across a software that turned my low cost PC into a a streaming power house. The interface is really basic... I mean really basic but holy crap does this thing sound good.  AlbumPla... 
How important is the efficiency of a speaker to you?
I'll admit I'm old and my ability to hear high frequencies has diminished but from the listening position high efficient speakers when driven by a well grounded and well designed amp solid state or tube are dead silent. By pressing your ear agains... 
Songs you use when auditioning gear
@yoyoyaya ​​​​​ Damn I hate being wrong but I will admit that I spoke out of turn and you are correct that Gaucho was recorded on tape.  Please accept my apologies   
Songs you use when auditioning gear
@yoyoyaya  Steely Dan Gaucho was digitally recorded.    
Amazon Music Question
I haven’t experienced that issue with Amazon music but I do have one Windows PC that is constantly requesting an upgrade. More information would be required to even guess at the issue. What OS are you running? Single user or family plan? Are you g... 
Best Covers
After much thought Me And Mrs Jones (Minneapolis Version) Sarah Jane Morris    
Is there a DDC or ? that has I2s and USB inputs and Coax output?
The PI2AES https://www.pi2design.com/pi2aes-980244.html Outputs all outputs simultaneously as does the Pi 2 Design - Mercury Streamer V2    
Good Speakers for Rock and Roll Under 15K
If you want to recreate the sound of an era try mimicking the equipment they used to recreate it. For rock and roll horns can't be beat.  Grateful Dead used Altec A7 and Macintosh.  You could recreate the wall of sound with several pairs of Crit... 
USB Audio Player Pro to DAC
What tablet? Is it only Qobuz ?  Do local files play?  On older tablets a special USB cable was required to provide a recognizable USB signal.  
Music server vs. external hard drive to DAC
I can only provide my experience will a relatively inexpensive streamer played through a decent DAC give CD quality results? Already being a Amazon Prime customer is their streaming service on par with the other variants. Depending on what is ... 
Streamer software, what do you use?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019XO51CA/ref=twister_B07QGFR4F8?_encoding=UTF8&th=1   I5 8gb 128gb SSD. $199 with additional $30 off.  This would be really hard to beat  
New DAC with streamer
My question is why??? What do not like about the DS DAC?