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on the cheap
'I am looking for suggestions for an inexpensive streamer for my sister. I mean a couple hundred bucks... AND also have a built in dac. The simpler the better. Would not have to be new. It would be nice also to have the ability to have cd storage.... 
Old phones as streaming sources
@ghdprentice "The moral of the story is that everything matters." Yes, I do agree. Maybe some things more than others. I still have to buy a streamer to find out if it would offer a better audible sound quality to me compared to my actual setup... 
Old phones as streaming sources
'A friend of mine mentioned that Aurender said somewhere in their literature that the streamer accounts for 70% of the sound quality of a system vs 30% DAC.' I have found the following excerpt (opinion) on  Moon Audio's website: 'In our opinion,... 
Upgrade My Turntable - How Much Do I Need to Spend?
How big of a step up do I need to make with my turntable to take full advantage of the other components in my system? Congrats to your ’find’. I know exactly what you mean 😊 I reckon that you already got some valuable advice from other members.... 
Old phones as streaming sources
'I have found  that when I remove the sim card and shut off blue tooth and wire the phone to a dac with an appropriate USB adapter cable, my old iphone 6s makes a pretty good streamer. Just wondering what others experiance has been. It is a really... 
Tidal FLAC vs. Qobuz
OP's comment  01-06-2024 'So I can stream wired through the BluOS at mqa quality OR I can use the Tidal connect app to get flac, but only connect wirelessly.' Why is wirelessly the only option? Thanks for elaborating.  
Tidal FLAC vs. Qobuz
OP, if supported by your device (Smartphone, Tablet), you could connect your BS Vault via Toslink or RCA Cinch. Or using a DAP (with Android OS) which offers Line out and/or SPDIF out. If using Bluetooth, the devices should support aptx HD or sim... 
Speaker and amp advice needed
BDW, some time ago I have changed the placment of the floor stand speakers in moving them about 1 feet closer to the listening position and away from the back wall. So, the pic with the speakers in the virtual system is outdated.  
Speaker and amp advice needed
OP, do you have sloping roofs on both sides? And do you have two walls or one open wall on your 18ft? If yes, your room is very similar to mine (which is upstairs, have a look into my virtual system). In this case, both floor stands and bookshelf... 
Nearfield listening - once more
@hiphiphan, I'm with you regarding your first paragraph.   That's what I experienced for the first time (coincidentally) just 3 weeks ago when listening to my surround speakers (Monitor Audio Studio 5): - LS are standing in line with my head, s... 
SACD is VERY confusing
My above comment refers to DSD output. Output trough HDMI is of course possible, but DSD will be converted to PCM.  
SACD is VERY confusing
The SACD multi channel layer of a SACD disc can be played - if the SACD player has a full set of 5.1 channel RCA analog outputs - and the AV Receiver has a full set of 5.1 channel RCA analog inputs   AFAIK, multi channel doesn't work with a HD... 
Have you asked yourself this question?
@tony1954  'Truth be told, if there was an easy method of sorting, cataloguing and selling a 1,000+ albums, I would have pulled the plug years ago.'   You may list and sell your record collection on this site (If it is easy enough for you) http... 
Have you asked yourself this question?
If - you do not use your analog system anymore for good, never, ever again - you will not miss looking at your records (or even the nice looking rig) - you don't want spending time to fiddle with the set up and cartridges - you will not get '... 
Streamer software, what do you use?
Here, a Samsung Galaxy S2 Tablet including a dedicated Samsung Docking Station. As software USB Audio Player Pro. This to stream Quobuz (access via Audio Player Pro) and listen to locally stored music (on a micro SDHC card). Via USB A to B (Audio ...