mgrif104

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'Unlistenable' early digital recordings?
Mahler123 - thanks for the suggestion on the Organ Symphony. I’ll look into it.Best,mgrif 
Lumin vs Auralic
I have relevant experience with both brands.  I ended up buying the Aries G2 streamer.  Sonically it’s very good.  So was the Lumin. As far as apps?  Frankly, I found both the Auralic Lighting and Lumin apps to fall well short of Aurender’s conduc... 
Auralic Lightning DS App
Well, I just bought the Auralic Aries G2 - my priority was sound quality. I’m still auditioning it but can now comment on the app.  I own an Aurender N100H, Bluesound Node 2 and previously auditioned a Lumin U1 mini.  I haven’t used Roon but am th... 
dCS Network Bridge or Auralic Aries G2 ?
Can you tell us a bit more about your requirements and related equipment?  What are your priorities?  I don’t have experience with any dCS gear.  However, I just purchased a G2 and am in the process of initial home audition.  It’s too early to for... 
'Unlistenable' early digital recordings?
There’s an interesting DG recording of Camille Saint Saens 3rd Symphony (organ) where the sonics aren’t too bad, but they recorded the organ separately from the orchestra and piano.  I can imagine how difficult it is to do at the same time.  But, ... 
'Unlistenable' early digital recordings?
I hadn’t occurred to me to listen to those recordings streamed via Tidal. (I don’t have qobuz yet).  I may try that but I’m guessing they’re just as bad streamed.  On the other hand, I have some EMI, Phillips and other labels from the 80s that are... 
'Unlistenable' early digital recordings?
lowrider57 - completely agree.  I’m a classical music fan and have many DG recordings of otherwise great music and orchestras that are unlistenable. And, I don’t think it’s my DACs or lack of clean power.  It’s DG’s crappy recordings. I have a par... 
Computer to DAC Streamer
Hey yyzsantabaraba,just fyi - I decided to purchase an Auralic Aries G2 Streamer from Audio Advisor.  I will post to this forum after I get it setup and settled in. I’ll be able to compare it directly to my Aurender N100H and  Bluesound Node 2 uni... 
Computer to DAC Streamer
Wow. I just read the summary findings of the blog posted by YYZSantabarbara.   I really disagree with the bloggers findings.  I changed to an Aurender N100H (bottom of the line) from a dedicated Mac mini (nothing else was ever open or running on i... 
Experience with Linn Select DSM?
It’s an intriguing unit - I think particularly well designed.  As noted earlier, I’m skeptical it’s an upgrade for me all around - I doubt it’s a better amp or preamp.  But, I can easily believe it’s a better streamer than I have, and perhaps a be... 
In-wall speakers vs. bookshelves plus subwoofer for Stereo/HT setup
I agree with the preceding responses but would ask the following questions:1) what are you looking for from the system - i.e. how do you listen - casually doing other things, or in a dedicated spot?2) how loudly do you tend to play the music?The r... 
DAC Suggestions for Aurender N100C
Sfseay - it was the Lumin U1 Mini.  My bad.  In that comparison, the Aurender had clearly superior soundstaging.  The detail and tonal qualities were about the same.  I’d actually like to audition the U1 as I’ve heard good things about it, but I a... 
DAC Suggestions for Aurender N100C
Pg62I have an Aurender N100 (not the C).  I would expect that the performance of the two units are similar despite mine being USB only.  I have compared the unit directly to the Bluesound Node 2 and Lumin U-1 - in both cases going into a good outb... 
Does this exist? Preamp/Streamer/DAC with MQA, Roon and more
Yyzsantabarbara:I agree that the M12 is quite good (after burn in!).  I run it with the M22 amp - also quite good.  Many will dismiss them because of the topology, but they’re missing out.I currently stream via Ethernet to a Bluesound Node 2.  I h... 
Experience with Linn Select DSM?
Azbird: I’m envious.  I’m sure the Klimax DSM is spectacular! But, it’s outside of my budget.  Would love to hear one side by side the lessor units.  Someday.I’m thinking your right that I should skip the amplifier section and just go with the str...