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streaming and audiophile stereo
In a good system Digital Playback is a Poster child for the old Linn proverb: “Garbage in, Garbage out”. A good system will provide an un-merciful rendition of a poorly handled digital source, the better the system the more agonizing the renditio... 
The revolution has begun!
Now I am worried. Beta was better than VHS, now it's gone. HD video was better than Blu-Ray, now it's gone. Now they are after Class A.  
New DAC or New Streamer?
I used Roon for a year.  After careful listening I felt the DSP functions were like using PhotoShop, it just added a layer of digital noise and made listening fatiguing, but fun to play with.  I don't miss it. Innuos Sense is hands down better so... 
Help optimizing my streaming setup
Yes to a ethernet filter like the ENO or SOtM dcbl. Yes to the EtherRegen using it as a "Moat".  The ER is better with a good LPS and a better clock.  The clock needs a good LPS also. Managing AC noise with something like an Akiko Corelli and gr... 
Streamer/CD ripper
+1 Innuos. Free Sense app sounds better than Roon and its free.  Use the money saved for Qobuz.  Sense directly integrates with Qobuz, so no Qobuz app needed. My ripped files sounded better than from CD so I sold the player and put the CD's in s... 
Combination streamer and music server…without DAC
@antigrunge2 I have a MUTEC Ref 10 on the EtherRegen and SOtM switches. @russellrcncom I haven't seen that review,  the ENO filter is beneficial in terms of relaxing the presentation and reducing noise (better detail and blackness).  It was bette... 
Combination streamer and music server…without DAC
You can run Qobuz with the Innuos Sense App.  The Sense App sounds better than Roon AND the are no subscription fees. Rip your files in WAV not FLAC, it definitely sounds better. Innuos has an Off-line mode that stops the ethernet input from add... 
Grounding with a Earth box?
I have 2 CAD box's, a GC1 and GC3.  Brought my system to a new level!  
Where should I go from here with my digital front end?
I tried fiber and it wasn't right for me.  It is a rabbit hole and you wont get to the promised land via Amazon. I wish I had seen this before trying it.   I have an ENO AG filter and it is nice.  I like the SOtM Cat7u better, I havent he... 
DAC's and the Two Ground Loop Types
@erik_squires  I just invested in Computer Audio Designs GC1 and GC3 for grounding.  There brochure advises using a GC for either earth ground or the other ground.  I am using the GC1 to earth ground my Server/Streamer and the GC3 to sort of star... 
Qobuz Hi-Rez Not Necessarily the Best Sound
I dropped Tidal as soon as I heard Qobuz even though I preferred the Tidal Playlists. I have found NOS the only way to go and Hi Rez is generally better. I recently added a Computer Audio Design GC1 and GC3, it made everything better but brought... 
Need HDMI Cable Input: Knowledge/Comparison Assist, Please
This is the cable Alvin recommended for my Denafrips Terminator.  It was better than the more expensive AudioQuest Cable I was using.  There are US distributors it was around $ 100.    
Solid state to tube
I have an Allnic L8000 DHT Pre.  The DHT sound is intoxicating.  
Best DACs under $7,000.00
@chilehed  Its been a while since I changed the ENO and SOtm cables.  My recollection is better noise reduction effects like less congestion, better details, better separation of instruments and notes. Kind of more of what you get when you add t... 
Best DACs under $7,000.00
@chilehed  I had a NA ENO Ag filter on the input of my Statement and it was an improvement on whatever I had been using.  I now use a SOtM dCBL-CAT7u.  In my system it was an improvement on the NA ENO Ag.  I moved the NA to my NAS an Antipodes CO...