jazzman7

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Thiel Owners
Interesting, FWIW, as of today TMR now has two pairs of maple CS 2.4 speakers listed for sale (having just listed the first pair yesterday, see my previous post).  For this pair they are asking $1799 + $299 shipping, with condition listed as 7 out... 
Thiel Owners
In case anyone is interested, TMR just listed a maple pair of CS 2.4 speakers with outriggers for $1849 + $249 for shipping in the continental US.  Condition is listed as 8 out of 10.  Serial#  2727, 2728.https://tmraudio.com/speakers/floorstandi... 
Thiel cs2.3
What's your budget.And is it fair to assume you are open to buying used. 
Thiel cs2.3
Hello cortw1965!I have the Thiel CS 2.4 and have been very happy driving them with a Bryston 3BST which is now 20 years old and still going strong.Bryston amps are generally a good match for Thiels.  Most important thing is to keep in mind that sp... 
Bluesound Vault 2i and a Qutest DAC
Myself and many others on this forum have used Chord Qutest with Bluesound Node 2i with great success (In my case with Bryston Amp & Preamp driving Thiel CS 2.4 speakers, but in my case with Melco N1A functioning as the NAS).  November of last... 
DAC PREFERENCES TO MATCH WITH NODE2
With a $1K budget:  Shopping Used:Ayre Codex for just under $1000 (have listened to a lot), and this would be my number 1 pick in your price range.Bryston BDA-1 for $600 or so (own one, and still a good value at this price point.Can highly recomme... 
Is a Chord Qutest Dac my best option
@shamus2211 I have and very much enjoy a Chord Qutest.  I believe it is one of the great values out there.  Is it your best option, that I can't say; nor do I believe anyone else can say.  That is a decision you really need to make for yourself.   
Thiel Owners
@scubabird If I was looking for something that provided the essence of what I love about the Thiels, and was looking to get hold of something that was in current production, my starting point would be Maggies and Vandersteens.  I had Magnepan spea... 
DAC PREFERENCES TO MATCH WITH NODE2
First, a few questions.(1) What is your budget?(2) Are you open to buying pre-owned kit?(3) How important is it to you that the DAC does MQA?Note that when connected to a non MQA DAC, BluOS will still perform the first MQA unfold getting you all t... 
spend on the streamer or on the DAC ?
First, I'd advise laying out something of a roadmap, and budgeting for the potential additional pieces, including cables . Are you currently doing Roon?  Is that something that you wish to consider?  Apart from a DAC, would a Roon Nucleus or some ... 
Is the Roon Nuceus device a good streamer?
The short answer is yes.  Have been streaming from a Roon Nucleus to a Chord Qutest for almost a year now.  It replaced a Bluesound Node 2i in my main rig.  From an SQ perspective I'd say that the two pieces were pretty close, but that was before ... 
PS Audio Direct Stream DAC w/Roon Nucleus + vs. Auralic Vega G1
I have a Roon Nucleus hooked up to a Chord Qutest via USB and very much like the combination.  I have no personal experience with either the Direct Stream or the Vega G1, but if I had to choose, would go with the Roon Nucleus feeding the Direct St... 
Bluesound installed DAC - music killer?
Ever since NAD started offering components featuring both BluOS and Dirac Live, I've been hoping for the Lenbrook folks to offer an upscale BluOS network player (preferably without a DAC) that was both Roon Ready and featured Dirac Live with eithe... 
Bluesound installed DAC - music killer?
@asw  NAD, Bluesound, and PSB Speakers are all part of the Lenbrook Group head quartered in Pickering, Ontario, Canada.  The product you are thinking of is the NAD C658, which is a DAC, preamp, and network player, which among other things features... 
What’s connected to your Chord dac incoming ports?
My principal source is a Roon Nucleus connected to Chord Qutest via Curious USB Cable.You can check out my complete rig here:https://systems.audiogon.com/systems/8156