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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... 
Lumin Hifi Rose or Aurender
@efoo I currently have a Lumin U2 mini with an upgraded power supply.  I have had the D2 and P1 as well.  Also have owned  an Aurilac G2 streamer.  If you like the Lumin sonically, really hard to beat.  They are dedicated to building streamers and... 
Preamp vs DAC vs Streamer
@signaforce you made a great decision.  This will allow you to know the front end of your system can really deliver the goods.  You can upgrade, tweak from there, maybe you won’t need to.  Enjoy.   
Streamer Comparison and Suggestions
@mitch2 if you are looking at Lumin, I have had the Lumin D2, Lumin P1 and I now have a Lumin U2 Mini with an upgraded power supply, I went with an S-Booster.  It doesn’t have to void the warranty, if anything requires warranty service you would h... 
Upgraded from Node to 432-evo-aeon-music-server and its another world sonically
@elliot16us I noticed you have Alta Audio speakers, wondering how you like them and if you considered the Alec’s.  I have the Alec’s which are the 2 way version of the speakers you have. I love them, I have been curious how the Adam’s sound in com... 
Hegel H390 DAC
@markmuse the SBooster is a power supply upgrade.  Upscale Audio and others carry them, easy upgrade and to my ears is well worth it.  Many say the upgrade brings the mini pretty close to the U2.  I had a D2 awhile back and found the SBooster was ... 
Hegel H390 DAC
@markmuse curious Mark on what Lumin streamer you are using with the MKii.  I’m using a Lumin U2 mini with an SBooster.  Also wondering if you have found one output / input that has sounded better with the pairing.  I’ve been rolling with the AEs ... 
Hegel H390 DAC
T+A 200 though I have never heard it gets high, high marks from anyone that has any experience listening to one, great suggestion for the OP based on his criteria.  Any experience with the Preamp section in the 200, wondering if it’s on par with t...