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DACed and Confused here...
Digital streaming can be done in various ways and requires more that just a DAC A DAC is just the conversion of a digital signal to an analog signal A streamer includes a DAC but also includes a network capability and generally a preamp capabili... 
Denafrips Pontus 2 Price increases
MY decision to buy the Pontus 2 was based on reviews ( yes older models ) which included its ability to provide a very wide and deep sound stage. It was considered better at sound stage than my other choice of a Chord Cutest. Another factor was th... 
Denafrips Pontus 2 Price increases
By the way I just went on line and ordered my new DacūüėÄ  
Denafrips Pontus 2 Price increases
@knock1 ¬† You are 100% correct as I just checked the web site again¬† the US Dollar price is shown as $1,792.97 ¬† This was my mistake and I have to own up to it ¬† Thanks everyone  
Cable recommandations
Lets put cables in perspective ¬† Speaker choice, speaker location in your room and room impact represent at least 80% or more of what you hear. Your music source materials ie CD's,¬† Records, streaming etc would be next and then your equipment u... 
Tekton versus Klipsch
FirstThis is not precise but close on what your experience from your system Room = 40%Speakers 40%Equipment 20%Second if you have heard the klipsch Heritage speakers which are properly setup for the room they are in with its center sound stage and... 
Sound and quality of Legacy Speakers
You might try a highly efficient speaker design¬† in the 92db range or higher with a horn tweeter. there are many options out there.Good Luck & enjoy the Music 
Audio Lessons Learned - post your best advice for the newer members!
Speaker placement is the single biggest factor in getting the best out of your system. Search YouTube for examples and or lessons. Here is a good start¬† https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84Pf0ycbyBM&ab_channel=RockyMountainInternationalAudioFest... 
Looking for suggestions for a network capable DAC/Streamer
Let me give you a left field ideaRaspberry Pi 4 with a Allo Digione Signature Player, using say Moode Audio Player ( software ) out to a Dac of your choice let say a Topping¬† D90, out to your amphttps://www.amazon.com/CanaKit-Raspberry-4GB-Starter... 
Best "Bang for the Buck" you have owned?
RPi 4 Allo DigiOne Signature PlayerSMSL SU8Crown xls 2001 ampAll for under $1,000 and the sound is phenomenal 
Can anyone recommend a good streamer/DAC?
Check out the MiniDSP SHD¬† ¬†https://www.minidsp.com/products/streaming-hd-series/shdDoes streaming via Wireless or wired, does DIRC Live, includes the mic to do the job, and does streamingThis basically is your streamer, DAC, Pre Amp and DSP all i... 
Seeking advice on Speakers that create an intimate 2 channel listening experience
At your price range you would be hard pressed to pick a BAD speaker.Imaging was your dominant concern and goal, imaging can be found in dealer showrooms.¬† So I would go to as many show rooms as possible and listen for the speakers imaging. basical... 
DIGIONE SIGNATURE PLAYER
I have a Digione Signature Player on a RPi 4 with a gig or ram.My OS is Mood Audio ( there are many others )My music is on a NAS drive and I ripped original CD's using Exact Copy to 16/44 Flac files, why 16/44 because¬† that is what most DAC's expe...