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McIntosh Group purchased by PE firm
I saw the notice earlier, I hope the company fairs well. Lot's of polarizing opinions on here about their equipment. Regardless, it's an American company and I wish them well.  Happy Father's Day to all the dads! Tim  
Usb cable recommendation
Builder3...thanks for the heads up on the DH Labs sale. I've been toying with the idea of upgrading an older Pangea usb cable that sits between my Aurender and Qutest. Earlier this morning I sent them a quick question on cable length, very quick r... 
Are Tube Buffers for real or even worth it ?
I have a ZPre3 and compared it to a Schitt Saga with a very good tube in it, volume matched AB comparison I couldn't tell the difference between the two. I was quite surprised actually, the ZPre3 punches way higher than expected. The matching Zamp... 
Bluesound Node or Audiolab 6000N
I'm not impressed with Play-Fi and personally I will avoid it moving forward. The new Node seems like a tough act to follow and recent threads say it's onboard dac is better than ever. I'd go in that direction, thinking of picking one up for the o... 
Bluesound Node 2021 DAC - I sold my Denafrips Ares II
Painter24, is that the NodeV3?   
Aurender N100h usb to Qutest dac issues -SOS-
Cleeds, your Aurender experience sounds horrible. I've never had to contact them once, I've used three different usb DACs pretty much problem free. One strange quirk is if you change tracks too often and quickly, the Aurender will eventually  give... 
Aurender N100h usb to Qutest dac issues -SOS-
Thanks for all the updates gentlemen. A shout out to Jeff the seller who put me in contact with the east coast Chord service guy, Steve. Talked to Steve for quite a while and he went through the normal questions, probably in his mind to figure out... 
Aurender N100h usb to Qutest dac issues -SOS-
audiotroy, thanks for the info. I'd put the Aurender in a pretty high class too. Lots of well sorted out usb equipment to be had. What OS do these 432EVO servers use?  
Aurender N100h usb to Qutest dac issues -SOS-
Cleeds, what problem did you have with your N100h? Mine is rock solid compared to the darn Mcintosh MB50 streamer/dac. Sounded real nice but often lost it's settings and you'd have to start from scratch setting it up. No wifi issues though, I coul... 
Aurender N100h usb to Qutest dac issues -SOS-
Sandstone, yeah I thought of the break-in potential but when I swapped in a no name pc grade usb cable just to test...it sounded much worse, downright unlistenable. Same cable then moved to integrated amp's dac and it sounded fine. Hey I use nice ... 
Aurender N100h usb to Qutest dac issues -SOS-
Thanks for the replies, quick update. The N100h is on latest firmware. It's never had problem feeding other usb DACs. I've had my Arcam irDac, Schiit Gumby, and now the build in dac on my Mcintosh. Never had these issues before.  Lordmelton, I'd ... 
Please help my ignorant a$$, I just want a good streamer...I think.
Digital audio, simplicity and function (the app) mated with reliable simple hardware. Less is better in my mind. I've got a Netgear wireless bridge feeding the ethernet cable to my Aurender N100h, going usb into an integrated's dac. No reclocking,... 
Best way to spend $1000 on used bookshelf speakers?
https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649767771-fritz-carbon-7-se-mk-2/?utm_source=featured_ad&utm_medium=web&utm_content=front&utm_campaign=front-featured-ad-click&utm_term=649767771 Never heard them but lots of love for Fritz produ... 
Fidelity vs. Musicality...........Is there a tug of War?
For me it's like comparing cars. A Lotus will be an exciting ride, but you probably wouldn't want it as an everyday driver. A BMW gives you a more comfortable ride and is still very enjoyable. So the uber revealing system is the Lotus, it will thr... 
Helping a kid out
Sorry Tvad, didn't notice your reply earlier about the soldering iron. Put me down for any other tool, precision diagonal cutter, needle nose? Whatever you need sir. You're doing a great thing here, Big Brother.