mitch2

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Whats playing on your system today?
Allman Brothers Band live at the Beacon Theatre, March, 2009  with, Eric Clapton, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, and more  
I want to replace the router/modem Comcast with a high quality for streaming
Arris SURFboard modem and Orbi mesh with Comcast/Xfinity here. Compatibility is simple, just check - most are compatible. No problems whatsoever over several years. When these reach EOL I would consider upgrading within the same brands. The Orb... 
What makes One Music Server Sound Better than Another?
@jji666  "It’s about server streaming to endpoint over a network." That is exactly what I am doing, along with having optical fiber isolation of both the server and the endpoint from the network. and "As long as you have bit perfect music i... 
What makes One Music Server Sound Better than Another?
@rbstehno  "I have my server in another room and it sounds superior to using usb." Exactly.  The server, modem, router, etc. are in my network room and the streamer and DAC are in a separate room with my audio system.  The streamer connects to... 
What makes One Music Server Sound Better than Another?
@mapman  Both servers use a version of Linux, maybe not the same - I wouldn't know In both set-ups, the server (DejaVu or Antipodes DX) is what Roon considers a Music Server running what is called Roon Server in the Sonicorbiter app (essential... 
What makes One Music Server Sound Better than Another?
@kennyc "Is the OP asking why better parts and/or superior implementation sounds better?" Not exactly. Both the servers I recently compared were designed and constructed by manufacturers known for fastidious attention to detail in the areas o... 
What makes One Music Server Sound Better than Another?
@mapman - Your points are valid and I agree but they mostly do not seem applicable to my specific situation. the server and streamer are independently connected to the network through a wired Ethernet connection, and each of those two wired Eth... 
Is more amp power always better...?
You can convert RMS wattage ratings to current (amperage) easily enough but that isn't the entire story wrt the quality of the power supply, which is important in supplying short term peak power without distress.  Making sure to have sufficient pe... 
What makes One Music Server Sound Better than Another?
@audphile1 - Yes, the two servers I am comparing were at approximately the same level, when new, although the DX is older technology. The DejaVu seems quite well built with regard to spacing and isolation of internal components, isolation of conne... 
What makes One Music Server Sound Better than Another?
Thanks all. It is an interesting comparison given that both servers were positioned and connected in the exact same way to the exact same equipment. Isolation is provided by an optical breaks between the router and server, and also from the route... 
What makes One Music Server Sound Better than Another?
@lalitk - Good to know about the longevity of the Aurender. Only downside for me is that I don’t plan to give up Roon so I need something that works easily with Roon. Still thinking about the K1, since I only need it to perform the server function... 
What makes One Music Server Sound Better than Another?
@ricred1 - No need to be sorry, the praise is deserved IMO.  The K41 would be my sweet spot based on how I am set up but I have watched these things over the past 10 years and the service life of these servers seems to be south of 5 years before t... 
Are there any issues with connecting speaker wire in this manner?
What you suggest will work fine.  As considerations: Not a bad idea to eliminate the spade or banana interface between the wire and the binding post. You can achieve the same 11 awg result by: cutting the wires into the identical lengths y... 
Speaker Cables : Moderate priced
Are these your current speaker cables? They have several desirable attributes such as the type of copper used, the gauge, and the dielectric material, i.e., 12AWG Long-Crystal Oxygen-Free Copper and PE dielectric. What do you expect to improve by ... 
Why do we demand so much from our systems?
@dweller - Love it! 🤣🤣🤣 @hilde45 - Try good friends and alcohol, less expensive than stereo upgrades.