shooter41

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Roon Streaming Service actually Degrades the sound
I can't definitively state that Roon sounds equal to/better than all the alternatives mentioned here as I simply haven't tried them all, but I have A/B'ed Roon against Audirvana playing both standard res and hi-res files on a M1 Mac Mini and found... 
Do I need a subwoofer?
@soix I agreed with that one aspect of what you said, that's it. Please re-read and then let it go...  
Do I need a subwoofer?
I'm defensive? That's really not how this back and forth is coming across, my friend. You absolutely got your feelings hurt that I don't like SVS subs, no matter what you say. Why do you care so much? Just say "I don't agree with that particular o... 
Do I need a subwoofer?
@soix What do you call this post, "chief"? Really @shooter41? What’s your experience with sealed SVS subs? My experience with my SB2000 in a fairly high-end, 2-channel setup is pretty damn impressive and I’d think adding another would be even mor... 
Do I need a subwoofer?
@soix Dude, you asked. I had no idea I was advising audio royalty. 🙄  
Do I need a subwoofer?
Agreed, two subs are usually going to be better than one, even if that one is generally a more capable model, but with the rest of your system you really owe it to yourself to step up to a better pair.  
Do I need a subwoofer?
I knew someone would get their feelings hurt. I tried SVS SB3000's first with my Kef R900's and they certainly went low but they still sounded like subs and were not what I was looking for. Rythmik was suggested to me so I tried a pair of G22's an... 
Do I need a subwoofer?
REL is a good choice, SVS not so much for a music based system. The other good choice is Rythmik. Even their ported models are graceful enough for music systems but their sealed models are simply sublime. Especially check out the G22 (dual 12") an... 
a remarkably basic question about Roon
"I find it straightforwardly and intentionally offensive" Methinks that is exactly what you were looking to achieve...  
a remarkably basic question about Roon
@mahughes I'm not an evangelist for anything, I'm simply defending against ignorant remarks about a product that I think is pretty great, and I'm far from alone. These threads are heavily weighted by those in the "pro-Roon" camp, and this is an au... 
a remarkably basic question about Roon
@mahughes what's "fairly dumb" is your assessment that Roon is small. Manufacturers are falling all over themselves to incorporate Roon into their products because it's very popular (and for good reason) and their customer base wants it. Equally d... 
a remarkably basic question about Roon
@pwayland the statement I take issue with is "My interpretation of these results is that a quality dedicated streamer will be far superior to roon, which is essentially a software attempt at making computer equipment perform high quality audio tas... 
a remarkably basic question about Roon
@pwayland, you're reaching an inaccurate conclusion based on a weak link in your setup, and I would assume it's your NUC, though I don't know for sure. A buddy that owns an Auralic Altair and I have done extensive comparison with my setup which is... 
a remarkably basic question about Roon
I second the recommendation to just bite the bullet and buy the lifetime Roon subscription. $699 feels steep but you come out ahead in only 6 years, assuming no more price increases, which is probably a naive assumption. After 6 years it's all gra... 
A Newcomer to Digital Looking to Upgrade My Dac, Tubes? Ideas?
+1 more for Yggdrasil, in particular the new "Less-Is-More" variant. It's an absolute revelation. I had a Gungnir Multi-bit, itself no slouch, and this new Yggy has provided the biggest improvement in sound for me that I have yet experienced in my...