Responses from richtruss

TV audio into DAC via eARC or better
The Toslink cable makes a big difference. Buy a glass one, they sound much better than plastic ones.  
Made the Move and Not looking back!
I use JPLAY with my LUMIN streamer, streaming from a Solid State NAS running Minimstreamer that does the FLAC to WAV conversion in the NAS, taking away that task from the LUMIN. Minimstreamer also upsamples. It sounds great. Be aware that the Inn... 
Network Acoustics Muon ethernet filtering system - Improving streaming sound quality
We’ve found optical converters actually generate considerable noise in their conversion from photons to electrons, plus the extra noise injected from their PSU’s It sounds like it’s the answer, but it doesn’t sound so good - think listening to mu... 
Grimm MU1 Streamer - Really "The Best"?
@nyev Please note there is no correlation between the speed that your local Ethernet network devices communicate with each other, to the speed of your Internet service. Data from the internet can be buffered (loaded into memory) at a slower speed,... 
Grimm MU1 Streamer - Really "The Best"?
@svenjosh Oops! My apologies! It was early in the morning, pre coffee, when I wrote that and it should say the PhoenixNet operates at 100Mb/s, not 100Gb/s, so my bad, and annoyingly I can’t edit it. The speed of the communication between devices ... 
Grimm MU1 Streamer - Really "The Best"?
There are some comments in this thread about using the PhoenixNet with the Grimm Mu-1. The PhoenixNet only operates at 100Gb/s. The Mu-1 gives its best performance with a 1Gb Ethernet speed. Running it at 100Mb/s will hold it back. The Mu-1 sho... 
Moved Audio Quest cable to my DAC. WOW
@jjss49 A very good point to make, and one that I missed. You have to be very careful and honest with yourself when critical listening. You must remain neutral in your mind and not swayed by emotion or mood. Choosing the right time for you to list... 
Moved Audio Quest cable to my DAC. WOW
It’s a curse having an electrical engineering background. It holds you back from getting a great sounding system. You think too much about things, using that hard-learned logic to persuade yourself that things can’t possibly work. I was similarly ... 
What to do with my legacy CD collection?
I bought some transparent plastic wallets just wide enough to fit the CD back artwork, the little booklet and the CD in, then threw away the jewel cases. Much reduced mass. Then popped them all in big cardboard boxes and stored them.  
In terms of ‘sound for the pound’ I would recommend the ENO Streaming System over just the standard Muon Cable, and then the Muon Pro Streaming System as the best. Regards, Rich  
Grimm MU1 Streamer - Really "The Best"?
@nyev reading your post about the PhoenixNet, bear in mind that it is a 100Mb/s device, so it would limit the network speed of your whole house if you put a second one in where you were pondering. We now know that a lot of streaming devices sound ... 
Network optimization for serious streamers
@agisthos You are spot on. It’s the noise introduced into the ground plane of equipment by Power supplies and Ethernet cables that then gets passed down the line that is the problem. I’ve not heard a good result from fibre yet. The conversion fro... 
Which Line Level, Balanced Preamplifier?
I’ve had wonderful results with the Holo Serene KTE version.    
Best digital format (non streaming)
Think of a multi-lane motorway/freeway. The number of lanes would represent the bandwidth, and the cars going along the road would be the data, so too many cars and not enough lanes=problem.   
Only two tracks to test your system, forever!
Radiohead - Packd Like Sardines in a Crushd tin box Yael Naim - Daddy