mgrif104

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Help settle a streaming argument!
@rgottschalk  Or, perhaps your Roon bridge and Intel Nuc is just fine and that your related hardware is helping things along.  Of course, it can be difficult to compare because it takes time to connect different devices so A/B is hard. But it co... 
Help settle a streaming argument!
@david_ten +1 @mteetank - not at all. Engineers are not designing the streamer to provide a certain coloration, but are trying to design the colorations out. Digital data is read as a 1 or a 0. But how is a DAC to understand a 1 or a 0 when the ... 
Help settle a streaming argument!
@polkalover  He/she did answer the question. A better streamer into the same DAC yielded noticeably better results for them. Many of us here have experienced similar results. I upgraded my streamer going into the same DAC and noticed a more sign... 
Solved my streaming grunge (inner detail) problem
Interesting. I’ve wondered about this in the past, but haven’t experimented. So, while I believe my system is sounding very good and not experiencing issues - when I get back home, I’ll move things around to see if it changes things. It’s the only... 
Testing Ethernet switch
@koh_i_noor  More knowledge is nowhere near complete knowledge. That said - I actually do understand how quite well how Ethernet works. I also  understand digital transmission quite well in general. Unfortunately, I do not understand why an upg... 
Testing Ethernet switch
Not flat out impossible. You stated earlier in this thread “that (noise) should be handled by the client”.  Ideally yes. In practice? Perhaps no. I have offered more evidence of the possibility of why things sound different than you have offered... 
Testing Ethernet switch
@tvrgeek  Well, since you couldn’t resist, here we go again. Not knowing exactly what something is does not mean it is irrelevant. You continue to dismiss extraneous signal which is being measured (and heard by some of us). This is not an extrao... 
Testing Ethernet switch
I have been quiet on this thread or a while as it devolved.  I am going to step back in gently to point out to @tvrgeek that I did point you to proof that other things are carried along. Hans Beekhuyzen measured it. You dismissed it as irrelevant.... 
Auralic Vega G2.1 vs Lumin T3
Even the stock cables they provide outperformed an expensive USB cable I started with - at least for me. I’ve used both wireworld and audio quest cables to very good effect. Thunderbird, Firebird and Dragons work very well and aren’t too expensive... 
Auralic Vega G2.1 vs Lumin T3
@julie_priest  you’re welcome - happy to help if I can. I will be very curious as to your findings with the setups you hope to demo. I haven’t heard the MMT, but it’s supposed to be very, very good. Bill at GTT Audio often pairs it with the Arie... 
Auralic Vega G2.1 vs Lumin T3
@julie_priest  1) The Vega G2x (and now G3) are DACs with a streaming client built in. However, it is only a streaming client and can’t access network shares. The Aries can. That said, the two units also talk to one another over lightning link an... 
Testing Ethernet switch
@jeffrey125  Thanks much - and ditto! Best,  
Testing Ethernet switch
I’ll add my experience. I initially purchased the Network Acoustics Eno filter system. I had a 30 day trial period within which I could return it for a full refund. I had also ordered the English Electric 8 network switch but it hadn’t come in as ... 
dac and streamer or seperates
@russbutton  I’m not familiar with the D&D unit you’re referring to. But, it does seem like such a unit attempts to be a one box solution that cuts out the variables. The only thing I think you’re missing is that each component can be optimiz... 
dac and streamer or seperates
@russbutton  not what I’m saying at all. Yes, digital data is represented as 1s and 0s. But, it is transmitted as a voltage across a wire just like any other signal with a rise and fall to that signal that is interpreted as a 1 and a 0 when it re...