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Aurender Model Choices
@JFRMusic you have gotten a lot of great advice and points of view.  I’ve cycled through some gear in my system, DAC’s, streamers, Pre’s, Amps and Speakers.  I haven’t had the pleasure of having a Aurender Streamer grace my system, based on the br... 
Sub $2,000 Integrated Amp Recommendations
@chrisroot76  you have gotten some great advice and options.     Something to consider is how long you are going be paired up with your speakers or is the integrated going to be paired up with your current speakers.  They are high efficiency, eas... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
@tucki08 I have a Krell 300xd amp, I’ve had Coda’s CSiB integrated.  I would agree with yyz’s assessment.  If you are looking for a smooth, tube like SS amp that also has the power, command of SA Krell is tough to beat.  Coda wasn’t better or wors... 
Help me find a pre-amp
I’ve had a Krell Illusions ii, Zesto Leto, Coda and now the PS Audio BHK Pre.  Synergy is so important, my amp is a Krell duo 300xd.  I also tried a Lumin P1 to use as an all in one solution, pre, streamer, DAC.  My favorites are the PS Audio and ... 
New streamer
@signaforce I have a U2 mini with an S-Booster.  I’ve had a Lumin P1, Auralic G2 Streamer, Node 2i and a Lumin D2 wSbooster.  Have also had various DAC’s.  I haven’t but wish I had the opportunity to try an Aurender Streamer.  The U2 Mini w/ SBoos... 
surprising comparison of tube preamps
Great advice in this thread on several fronts.  Take some time to settle into the new sound.  Sometimes different sounds better at first but given time, you might start to notice you aren’t as in love with the new sound as you thought.  Synergy in... 
Lumin U2 or Aurender N200
@audphile1 curious how in general you’d compare Lumin to Aurender.  I’ve had various Lumin products, D2, P1 and I’m now using a U2 mini with an S-Booster.  I’ve had an Auralic G2 streamer only as well.  I’ve never had the pleasure of experiencing ... 
Lumin P1 or Pre / Streamer / DAC separates?
@pioneerhip Hi, I enjoyed the P1 but ended up rolling with a Lumin U2 mini feeding a PS Audio Directstream MKii and I ended up getting a PS Audio BHK Pre.  I’m really happy with the new set up but I would say if you like the D2 hooked up directly ... 
Speakers - Your "Safest" Choice
Pre owned is a great recommendation.  Speakers come down to personal preference and advice on speakers is almost always colored by the preferences of whoever is giving the advice.  Electronica and room acoustics also play a big role as well.  Spen... 
*DAC
The T+A 200 gets fantastic reviews from those who own them.  I haven’t heard much about the Preamp section in them, in theory, you wouldn’t need your Preamp any longer but the synergy between the Coda Pre and Amp might be better.  I’ve tried a dec... 
Tube preamp match with Solid Stare amp
+ 1 for Aric Audio recommendation.  You can reach out to the owner, designer who has a passion for his work, he’ll listen to what your needs are, match those needs to one of the current designs and he’ll also redesign one of his offerings to ensur... 
Are luxman integrated amps truly balanced?
It’s too simplistic to say unbalanced or balanced interconnects sound better.  It’s all about the design of the gear and synergy.  I’ve had gear where I hear no difference or unbalanced sounds better but I have had gear that throughout the chain, ... 
Recommendation Tube Integrated
For Tubes, LTA ( Linear Tube Audio) make great integrated units and great tube gear.  Aric Audio is a Boutique custom Tube gear house that if you search this site you’ll find a lot of love for.  Primaluna (I had the Evo400 integrated for several y... 
Do I Need a Dedicated Streamer?
@2psyop said it and explained it the best.  Funny, some commentary around using a computer designed and solely dedicated for streaming, that’s a dedicated streamer.  One of the big benefits rolling with a dedicated streamer vs building a computer ... 
Preamp vs Av receiver preouts
@sgoods555 My Home Theater and 2 channel occupy the same space.  Getting a separate Pre will elevate your 2 channel music listening.  I have Anthem’s 1140 receiver, before that Marantz top tier receiver, neither cheap but adding a separate Pre mad...