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Roon Endpoint Streamers - Direct Comparisons between Current Offerings?
Hello @ghasley ,  Yes, 100%.  I use my Grimm MU1 as Core / streamer in my main system and my second system uses my onboard Tambaqui in my Makua as Roon endpoint.  But the internal Bridge / Streamer in the Makua (Tambaqui) is not as good as the Gri... 
Zavfino and Neotech OCC Interconnect
Hi @temmple,  While I use K-S Realization in my home system, I have found the Zafvino Arcadia interconnects an amazing value in my weekend home.  It is unfair to compare these two, just as it is unfair to compare the Zaffino's to many of these oth... 
Roon Endpoint Streamers - Direct Comparisons between Current Offerings?
Hi @mitch2 : Isn’t the Grimm MU1 a server/streamer combination? Any sonic advantage to using it in the streamer, or Roon endpoint, capacity only? The Grimm MU1 is definitely a Server (Rooncore) and Streamer.  You can now see them for just unde... 
Speaker cable length.
Hi @n80  I have a family room system set up exactly as yours, with one speaker on each side of the fireplace and the components on the middle of the side wall.  The long run is 10 feet longer than the short run. I dwelled on this same question, a... 
My First Stereo. What Was Yours?
Realistic receiver, Teak cassette deck, Garrard turntable, HSS house speakers from a store in DC. 1976  
PSI Audio AVAA C20 Active Bass Trap Acoustic Absorber???
So I was able to walk around my basement with a big bass song and stick my head in various corners.  My basements has a central utility room, so I sit with my back to that but have space to the left and right that goes into the other side of the b... 
PSI Audio AVAA C20 Active Bass Trap Acoustic Absorber???
No I did not buy these.   I did two things: 1) switched the subs to wireless so I could move them around.  Made a big difference getting them outboard of my main speakers and angled towards the front not pointed straight to the rear.  They were... 
I want to replace the router/modem Comcast with a high quality for streaming
Hello @jmfinney , Regarding your Verizon Fios G-3100 router, I had difficulty matching the barrel size of the DC cable from LPS that I tried to power the router with. Seemed like DC plug was closest to 2.8mm but not exactly. Do you know what siz... 
I want to replace the router/modem Comcast with a high quality for streaming
hello ​​​@erik_squires, makes sense now that I see you run ethernet out of your wifi router / switch. as I have Verizon fios  fiber running into my garage, may I assume that it is relatively free of lightening surge risk?  I also have whole hous... 
Is My McIntosh C52 Pre-amp The Weak Link?
Is it the DA1 in the C52?  If so I believe many have identified this as subpar. I found the C52 dull in my system, but many love the MC sound.  I would think keep the N10 and try a separate DAC.  With the warmth of your pre and amps, something li... 
I want to replace the router/modem Comcast with a high quality for streaming
Hi @erik_squires following up on  Fiber optic cables, lacking in any metal components, cannot transmit an electrical surge from point to point. For this reason I use a fiber converter between the cable modem and Wifi router.  There are stil... 
What makes One Music Server Sound Better than Another?
+1 @tonywinga !    
What makes One Music Server Sound Better than Another?
Hello @mdalton!  I am merely stating that I, like many others, walked into streaming and slowly upgraded many things.  FOR ME, the Ether Regen was hot and did some but not a lot to improve the sound.  The Bonn 8 made me feel more 'audiophile', but... 
What makes One Music Server Sound Better than Another?
Hi @mitch2 ,  I had similar experiences with the Bonn 8.  Not so with better switches;  The GTT Audio Switch X, the JCAT M12 (mine is the gold) and the Network Acoustics Tempus switches are all quite superior and have, in my system and to my ears,... 
Relationship between Ethernet Switch and SQ
+1 @f208frank .  I had the Tempus in my system for some time and it is excellent. Another nice product from Network Acoustics.  I have their Muon filter also.