Responses from jun_zhang

Need your recommendation on a 5 or 7 channel amp
Bryston 9BST  
What DAC to get?
Denafrips ARES ii  R2R DAC. $800 
CD Player Recommendations…
I just bought a used Rage Apollo (original version) at $200. Good SQ. I still have a lot CDs so I guess I still need a spinner. 
Spotify HiFi imminent?
More competition is always good for consumer. I want DSD streaming.  
Inexpensive, neutral-to-warm sounding SS headphone amp?
Schitt Asgard ii, class A Massdrop THX AAA 789Audeze Decard DAC/AMP class A 
Denafrips Ares 2 for AVR center channel application ??
Denafrip DAC has problem with netflix and other streamer. The sound is lagging scene. You better just use a 5.1 7.1 AV receiver for video.  
I am no longer getting MQA?
Tidal is not bad. No need of Qubuz. 
I am no longer getting MQA?
44.1k/16bit sound good enough. MQA is folded into 44.1k/16bit which is no worse than Red Book. If your system is capable of doing 192k/24bit, why bother use MQA. Just go Qobuz. 
SACD Transport Rocomendations
It coverts DSD into PCM in transport before transfer to outboad DAC. Not the best solution. It is better to do DtoA internally. Delta-Sigma DAC is very good to decode 1bit DSD file. 
SACD Transport Rocomendations
SACD player won't pass digita signal due to copy right protection. You will need an SACD player. 
Can we talk about Qobuz for a minute
SACD 9/10LP 9.5/10CD 8/10Qobuz 8/10Tidal 7.5/10Sportify 6/10A good SACD/CD player system is still better than streaming.  
What DAC upgrade made you say “DAMN, that sounds SO MUCH better than my last DAC”?
too many DAC.  I have Oppo205 , Denafrips Ares ii and Topping D90. All sound good. It's the music not the DAC that make the sound good. I won't waste my time and money for DAC. Rather spend time listen to good music. 
How many of you are digital only systems?
100% digital 20 years ago. Now going Qobuz HiRes streaming. 
New Topping D90SE DAC
I like my D50s. I power it with 5V battery pack and backgroud is very dark. I like the sound quality of D50s. 
I Mac or Streamer for source? or is there a difference?
A Mac Mini M1 would serve your streaming purpose very well.