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What makes One Music Server Sound Better than Another?
@krell_fan1  "I believe this thread is which SERVER sounds best, as opposed to which STREAMER?"  You are correct that the original intent was about servers not streamers, but not so much about which server sounds best as about trying to unders... 
I want to replace the router/modem Comcast with a high quality for streaming
@ghdprentice - Xfinity just left after helping integrate my new Arris SURFboard T25 DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem, which doubled my internet speed over what I was getting with the previous modem.  Speed Test showed well over 500 Mbps now, which is certai... 
Looking for 200 watt Amp to drive Dynaudio Heritage speakers
If you can stretch your budget, these monoblocks may provide a nice sound quality at a very easy to carry weight.  They come with Pelican-type cases so they are easy and safe to transport. For much less money at 250 wpc/8 ohms, look at these, als... 
I want to replace the router/modem Comcast with a high quality for streaming
After reading this thread, I checked my actual internet speed compared to what I am paying for and found it to be only about half what it was supposed to be.  The Comcast/Xfinity website was helpful by showing that my modem is outdated, the non-Xf... 
Whats playing on your system today?
Ally Venable - Blues Caravan 2023 (Live)  
I want to replace the router/modem Comcast with a high quality for streaming
@lalitk  "I have taken a single feed from my Comcast modem to my switch which then feeds my three connected devices (DAC, Streamer and Content Server)."  That is exactly what works for me.  The server is connected to the switch as are two sepa... 
I want to replace the router/modem Comcast with a high quality for streaming
@hce1  "But, the TP link gaming router delivered significantly better audio and video services than any of the other three." I am curious, would you describe specifically how the TP link gaming router made your audio system sound better (i.e.,... 
What qualities stand out in really good solid state preamps?
@soix  "...everyone needs to define that inherently indefinable neutrality for themselves. I think this is a big part of the art — and wonderful, awful struggle— of ultimately putting together a great-sounding system."  Great point.  The "stru... 
What qualities stand out in really good solid state preamps?
@hilde45  "Surprised Bryston never crossed your path.'' I always respected Bryston but just never had a good reason to own any of their stuff.  I looked hard at the 28B3 amps for a short time but moved in a different direction.   The thing I a... 
Newer Blues Artists or Recordings
@bgross - Really like British Blues, and Faces are a favorite. Five Guys Walk into a Bar is awesome. Not to forget John Mayall (and the Bluesbreakers). Dude is 90 and just ended touring a year or so ago.  Check out John Mayall’s 70th Birthday Conc... 
What qualities stand out in really good solid state preamps?
I have kept a list of those I have owned over many years. It probably needs updating but here it is... Preamps I Have Owned The Best SMc Audio TLC SE (Signature Edition) (Formerly a McCormack TLC-1, which was upgraded by SMc Audio and is no... 
What qualities stand out in really good solid state preamps?
In addition to whatever switching you need, and volume control, the preamp's job is to effectively control impedance between your source/DAC and your power amplifier including the cables.   High input impedance and low output impedance does that. ... 
Whats playing on your system today?
Traffic - On The Road  
What makes One Music Server Sound Better than Another?
I have no opinion on switches except for my own experience owning two Silent Angel Bonn N8 Ethernet Switches.  These are essentially the same as the English Electric 8Switch as both are made by the company ThunderData and use the identical board, ... 
Whats playing on your system today?
Susan Tedeschi - Live from Austin, TX