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Intermittent audio dropouts when streaming Qobuz Hi Res files on Lumin streamer
I also have problems with Qobuz on a Playback Designs MPS-X with JPLAY, with songs cutting off in the middle and then advancing to the next song in the queue.  The problem might be my internet service which has a lot of dropped packets.  There are... 
Volti does it again!
@lucera   Yes, please keep rambling - I'm curious to hear your thoughts on the Jubilee and the reasons for the Klipsch horn design.   Also, how does the throat size compare in the Lucera and the Rival?    
Volti does it again!
Is there anyone in the Denver/Boulder area with the Rivals willing to host a listening session?   I'd love to visit Greg in TN but I have geriatric dog who makes if very difficult to travel.      
Preamp advice
This thread might be helpful on matching preamp and amps. I'm also trying to sort this out.   If you have amps with an input sensitivity of 2.15 Vrms, and a preamp with maximum output of 22 Vrms, would this not be a good match because you can onl... 
Value of a preamp?
@yoyoyaya  Christiaan Punter has a nice piece on the value of preamps, even in a purely digital system, and a comparison of several preamps.   https://www.hifi-advice.com/blog/amplifier-reviews/preamplifier-reviews/analog-preamplifiers-in-a-di... 
Value of a preamp?
@ddgtt "I have discovered some great preamps out there and I’m happy to recommend them should anyone be interested."   I’m interested in hearing what you recommend. Are there preamps that you think will work with a variety of amps, or do speci... 
DAC/Streamer/PreAmp
@bcrosley   That seems like a very well put together system - I'd like to hear it.  I listened to the new Amati G5 at a dealer, but the room and speaker placement were not good, so I I did not get a good impression of the speakers.  I had the ori... 
Value of a preamp?
@yoyoma26  " the reality is that any source component that can drive a power amp effectively has a preamp in it. So it depends on how good a preamp you want."   Excellent point.  If your source already has an excellent internal preamp, you might... 
DAC/Streamer/PreAmp
@bcrosley - welcome to the forum. I’d like to hear more about your comparison of the MU2 the MSB -- which version of MSB and what were the other system components?   Yeah, seems there have been a lot of threads about preamps lately, both here an... 
Dartzeel w/Other Preamps.
Curious if anyone has tried the 108 Model 2 with out a preamp, just using the DAC volume control?  Either the Playback Designs MPD-8 variable volume control, or using the internal preamp on the Grim MU2? @hearthis - are you going to try the Lampi... 
Opinions about Daniel Hertz
Jay had some funny comments in his video regarding Mark and the new amp:  "hiding in Italy" and "pump and dump"  Adrian posted another youtube review with the Maria being preferred over the other amps that he sells, and Adrian points out that thi... 
Speakers - Your "Safest" Choice
YG Acoustics Ascent, just under $20k new.   The previous model Sonus Faber Amati Tradition is available around $22k new.          
Want to go fiber optic into an Etherregen, could use some advice
@txenakis - did you get it sorted out, and did the SFP+ work with the EtherRegen?   I want to replace a 45 foot ethernet cable with fiber, and I am also considering the EtherRegen.  Trying to decide if I should get single or multimode fiber.  Se... 
Do all Class D amps lack soundstage depth?
This thread is 14 years old and a lot has changed in Class D since then.   My AGD Duets Class D have excellent imaging and soundstage, and they compare well to my Boulder 866 and Pass INT-25 (with Playback Designs MPS-8/MPS-X DAC/streamer and YG H... 
YG's Sonja 3.3
I'm running AGD Duet monoblock amps (300 wpc at 4 ohms), Playback Designs DAC and streamer, and YG Hailey 2.2.  I connected the amps, DAC and streamer to two solar generators, and with the sound level at about 75 db average, I was only drawing 12 ...