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Looking for Better Jitter Reduction in a DAC
The sensitivity of your speakers and power of your amp will also dictate how far you can set the volume.I agree with Steakster 100%.  Cleaning up the AC power and DC power with conditioners and LPS's is where I got the most benefit of clarity and ... 
What should my next upgrade be? Your best experience
Garbage in garbage out.  Start with upgrading the source not the output.  You listen to digital so make it better.  The Sonos upgrade feeding an outboard DAC will make your speakers sound better.  Digital components are very sensitive to AC power ... 
New Yggdrasil - First (and second) Impressions
I meant to delete the music serve stuff, I was going to make an observation that in my system the music server is better than the CD Player but it does not help you.  I think every one hears music differently just like music tastes are different. ... 
New Yggdrasil - First (and second) Impressions
I did not make it clear that I upgraded my DAC-2 DSD SE to the V2V with the newer ESS 9038.   It was  worth every penny.  Part of the reason I got the Yggy was I knew the W4S was a little off and glary at times.  The 9038 is soooo much better.  I ... 
New Yggdrasil - First (and second) Impressions
I have the Yggy and Wyred 4 Sound DSD DAC2 SE V2.  I think the Oppo uses the same chip as the W4S  The Yggy and W4S sound different as night and day just in the way you would think.  the Yggy is smoother but less detailed.  The Yggy sounds best on... 
Crazy to buy a 17 year old CD Player?
I found playing a CD from a SSD music server smoother than from a CD player (and easier).  I would try to spend about a thousand on a music server and a thousand on a DAC. You can upgrade either in the future.  Maybe add DSD or MQA if they are aro... 
Tube preamp with or without phono stage?
I have a Decware CSP3 and the Schitt Freya.  The tube output of the schitt is nice with upgraded tubes but doesn't hold a candle to  the Decware.  The Decwares ability to control the gain on the output and input tubes is amazing.  I use the balanc... 
Wyred4Sound DAC-2v2 upgrade
I also did the DSDse to 2v2 upgrade and agree with always_looking.  Amazing smoothness and detail very un-digital.   When I played DSD before the upgrade I loved it but after getting over the full rich DSD sound I felt there was something un-natur... 
Tube Preamp Recommendations?
I have a Decware CPS3 pre-amp and bought some Mullard input and output tubes from Brent Jessie  and a new Mullard rectifier tube and I love it.  I find the ability to change the gain on the input and output tubes lets me find the sweet spot bette... 
Best standalone music server?
I bought a used MS1 with a 1 TB SSD on ebay over a year ago.  I have no basis of comparing the sound to other music servers.  It is easy to rip CD's.  It is easy to back up.  It is easy to add music downloads from the internet.  The iphone app is ...