mgrif104

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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... 
dac and streamer or seperates
@russbutton  Cool system.  Are your speakers DIY? If so, nice woodworking! You hold a viewpoint that “bits are bits”. I’m curious if you’ve actually auditioned any dedicated streamer. Is your opinion based on belief or direct experience? If the... 
dac and streamer or seperates
@asmithkash  If you’re looking for a wide/deep soundstage, then I do think you’ll be rewarded by investing in a streamer at least comparable to your DAC - and perhaps a better one. Again - my experience only but more spatial information is what a... 
dac and streamer or seperates
May I ask how you listen to music and what type of music you listen to? What are the important criterion?  Since your room is well treated, i expect you pay attention to those details.  An audition of the variations you’re considering will inform... 
Streamer Selection - Thoughts Requested Please!
As far as build quality, I think Aurender is best in class at most any price point. And, I think the conductor app that runs their systems is very good. Not as good as Roon for meta data, but arguably better than Lightning DS (Auralic), BluOS, and... 
Some observations from a former skeptic - and a question
I thought I’d close the loop on this. I decided to purchase an Odin 1 cable (from an authorized dealer - it has a warranty) to complete the loom.  I have it going to my amp with the Valhalla 2s going to everything else. I haven’t done an a/b comp... 
Some observations from a former skeptic - and a question
 @alexatpos  I appreciate your experience here. I’ll likely continue with Valhalla 2 since I’m so far down the road. Incidentally, the Nordost loom is not feeding an NAD amp - but T+A and Auralic G2.1 series digital stack. The NAD is my gear at ... 
Some observations from a former skeptic - and a question
@ahuvia  Her degrees will be in biomedical engineering and computational analytics.  Yes, she’s a nerd, but our entire family is as well - she wears it well.   I’d enjoy connecting and will keep that in mind. I can just imagine my daughter’s eye... 
Some observations from a former skeptic - and a question
To all - I started this thread to share an experience which greatly surprised me and which I thought might be interesting to some and perhaps encouraging to others. It certainly has generated some interest…   @ahuvia  Thank you for the thoughtf... 
Some observations from a former skeptic - and a question
@ossicle2brain  Did you actually read my original post and follow up comments?   I’m well educated and frequently discuss confirmation bias in my own work. I started this journey having already proved to myself that power cables don’t make a dif... 
Some observations from a former skeptic - and a question
@ahuvia I can appreciate being a skeptic and I’m fine with your position.  If you read my original post - I had done multiple demos previously - with no discernible difference. Conceptually, it didn’t make sense to me either. I did not expect pos... 
Some observations from a former skeptic - and a question
@soix  glad you’re still here and posting! For those of you who have done a dedicated circuit -something I’m considering despite the hassle - what did you put in the wall?  Standard 14/2 wire or ? And, what upgrade, if anything, did you use for... 
Some observations from a former skeptic - and a question
Thanks all for the feedback.  It has been an interesting journey and I’m grateful there are experienced forum participants who can offer feedback in a collaborative environment. @ghdprentice - noted on purchasing pre-owned cables. I think I’ll st... 
Let the Games Begin
Ok - I’ll bite (lightly).  I have a pretty resolving system.  I have never subscribed to the idea that hi-res is superior from a data standpoint. Standard CD resolution can sound very, very good.  In fact, I gave all my SACDs away because I no lon... 
Is it worth replacing a Lumin D2 with an Eversolo dmp-a6 Master Edition?
Congrats on the new DAC.While I haven’t heard the T+A DAC, I understand it is very, very good - particularly for the price point. Please let us know how you like it. I’m not familiar with the streamer you are considering but want to offer a few t...