mgrif104

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DAC vs Music Server
@ricred1  good post and an important lesson to many of us. I also have found the streamer to be at least as important as the DAC. In my system. I’ve been curious about the Oladra but have been hesitant over their software and am skeptical of Roo... 
Can’t demo, better preamp, T+A P 3100 or NAIM NAC332/NPX300
I own the T+A PA 3100 HV - their integrated amplifier (and their DAC 200). So, I am clearly biased and you should take my comments as such. There is a reason I own this brand. I upgraded from their R series integrated (very nice sounding itself).... 
Auralic Vega G2.2 Owners
I had the Vega G2.1. As the G2.2 is so new, there are not many out there as of yet. My understanding is the G2.2 has improved processing power enabling more future developments than the previous iteration. I’m not sure how much of an upgrade it is... 
What’s the best DAC < 6k (system specific)
I fairly recently purchased the T+A DAC 200 after an extended home audition (thanks Juan at Bliss Hifi - great dealer to work with - highly recommended!). I was also considering going up to the T+A SD 3100 HV - their reference DAC.  Initially, i... 
Meitner MA3 vs Mola Mola Makua with DAC installed vs Cambridge Audio Edge NQ
Also meeting your function requirements would be the Auralic Vega G2.2. It would be around $7800 I believe. It includes a decent analog volume (no built in remote however - but programmable for a 3rd party remote like Apple), streaming client and ... 
Using PA Speakers In A Home "Audiophile" Application!
@deep_333  I’m not trying to discourage you from experimenting. Nor am i suggesting that you wouldn’t be happy with the result. What I am trying to convey is that there are compromises in pro audio gear you should be aware of. Just because they’r... 
Using PA Speakers In A Home "Audiophile" Application!
@audiorusty  you are correct that there is a large gap between touring and club level gear. The former is much better. But the gear is still designed to play loud and clear, but it will not be as flat in frequency response, nor will it reach as l... 
Using PA Speakers In A Home "Audiophile" Application!
I’ve also worked in pro sound. Though that was long ago, the general design principles remain the same today as then. The biggest advances are in DSP (digital signal processing). Some things to consider. 1) most (not all) music venues are mono - ... 
Linn or T+A
@lldd  thanks much for the additional info and insight. The T+A dealer I’m working with said something similar about their app. But he also suggested that the streaming client built into the T+A, while very good, is still slightly bettered by a t... 
Linn or T+A
@lldd  thanks for sharing your observations. As I noted before, I would like to audition the T+A SD3100 against the Linn Klimax DSM/3 but have no way of doing so - so you’re findings are very interesting to me. Question: the Klimax DSM is an int... 
Roon vs OS and Native Players - Impact on SQ?
@jbuhl  I was hosting the core on a souped up Mac mini dedicated to that task alone. I turned off everything else and had 16 GB memory and a solid state drive.  I’m not trying to say Roon can’t sound quite good - it did for me. But, the native O... 
Roon vs OS and Native Players - Impact on SQ?
When I compared Roon through my Auralic Aries G2 vs their native lightning DS on the same streaming file, I dropped Roon that day. I was not the only one to come to that conclusion. It’s not because Auralic struggles with Roon. Quite the opposite.... 
best cost no object single unit streamer/dac combo you have ever heard?
I’ve heard two: the Linn DSM/3 Organik and the T+A SD 3100 HV both of which have a built in streaming client w/ their DAC. In my view, both of these units were significantly better than the DCS Bartok, the Boulder 866 and the Mola Mola Tambaqui. O... 
Tidal or Qobuz
I used to have both services. But, I compared multiple track of the same album (same provenance) on Tidal and Qobuz and found the latter to sound better. There are some tracks on Tidal that are not on Qobuz that I wish I had access to, but Qobuz s... 
New Network Acoustics Tempus switch
@fastfreight  I’m curious - If the SwitchX is creating a separate network, are you then using a separate device like an iPad only connected to that network for control of the system? Or, are you switching to that network when you want to listen? ...