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New Aurender conductor V4 app
Glad I'm not dealing with this anymore. Replaced an Aurender with a Lumin and bought a lifetime subscription to Roon. Was really hoping that Aurender would have been compatible by this time... But the Lumin is really good anyway.   Now I think a... 
Anyone buy one yet? Thoughts?
After reading all the comments, I guess I am the black sheep of this forum. I would buy this streamer because I don't use a streaming service. I only stream my own music library. Already have a Lumin though.  
Upgrading Power Supply for Lumin U2 mini from switching to Linear Power Supply
I already went through the exact same thing, see this thread: https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/lhy-or-sbooster-lps   - - - - - But essentially I found:   Result on my system (mid-highend -- see above description) was outstanding! The s... 
Made the Move and Not looking back!
Yea, tried the other music streamers/databases and then decided on Roon. One of the main reasons I didn't go for an Auralic streamer. I've simply found it to be by far the best way of cataloging my music discovering information behind the albums a... 
Vinshine/Alibaba..What to buy and where?
One more vote for Alvin from Vinshine audio. I was in the exact same predicament, and for a few bucks less on AliExpress. I talked to Alvin, or at least I emailed him, there’s just a trust factor there... I ended up buying my components from Alvin... 
Why are People Dumping their Audio Research Gear and What Does it Say about them?
I remember when Sonic Frontiers was going away, I had just bought much of their top of the line equipment and I didn't know if they were going to bought out or just close their doors. My Sonic Frontiers equipment was exceptional, and I kept it and... 
LHY OR SBooster LPS
Don’t know about this, wanted a more reputable dealer in Alvin: https://www.beatechnik.com/shop So I bought the kit from him.  
LHY OR SBooster LPS
Sorry Designsfx & fernandlambert it took me so long to actually install this thing... life happened.   Result on my system (mid-highend -- see above description) was outstanding! The soundstage is deeper, (obviously so) and wider, there is m... 
Ripping CD's to hard drive
Fre:ac works extremely well and pulls in meta data better than eac.  
STREAMER
Placed an all copper cord and plugs on my lumin U2 mini, and I think the sound is better. Better more definitive bass. But not a ridiculous amount. My aftermarket power cord was $300.  
LHY OR SBooster LPS
Designsfx, Well I now have it and the LPS which is now powering my Ethernet switch. Unfortunately I cannot install the kit with my Lumen just yet because of other family obligations. But I will most likely install the kit come early February. T... 
Those singers you enjoy,....that don't really have a great voice?
1. Bruce Springsteen 2. Bob Dylan  
Subwoofer boom is too much for me...
Tony1954 above has the answer. I would do the same. But I already did.  
LHY OR SBooster LPS
Ended up buying the LHY Lumin PSU Kit with LPS50VA over the SBooster. I have a feeling the transformer and the tech in the LHY is better, but the biggest negative of the SBooster was that it has its connection point coming out of the front. That w... 
Best digital format (non streaming)
DSF over FLAC, never proprietary ALAC.