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OCD mickey website and negativity.
The $1k DAC is on this page. DIGITAL/ANALOG CONVERTERS | 11stereo   BTW - thanks for the heads up on the 10% off for new buyers. There is a DAC on the page above that I plan on getting. Another option for me.  
Roon Endpoint Streamers - Direct Comparisons between Current Offerings?
I have compared my SOnore Optical Rendu and the Lumin X1 using fibre directly from my network switch. Both sound different and are equally good. However, I also have a PlayBack Designs Streamer-IF that I bought for $2k. I am only using it with SP... 
Intermittent audio dropouts when streaming Qobuz Hi Res files on Lumin streamer
@caphill Peter at Lumin has given some good advice. One thing I would have asked him is how much buffering does their Lumin app do. Is there a setting to increase the buffering size. If the CDN you are connected to is slow then having a larger buf... 
Intermittent audio dropouts when streaming Qobuz Hi Res files on Lumin streamer
I used to have streaming issues just as you have described. However, my resolution would not work for you since we have different streaming setups. One thing that I may be able to help you with is to help you reproduce the problem. In my case, I ... 
roon sound wasn't as good
If you want to hear ROON with DSP done at a professional level then Mitch Barnett at Accurate Sound is the guy to talk to. For $750 you can get ROON Convolution filters created for your room, speakers, listening position. I no longer use the ROON... 
Bryston BP-17 cubed or Benchmrk LA4 Preamp
I have owned a lot of Bryston gear. Including the BP20 preamp (not the same level as the BP-17).  Bryston always gives me a bit of fatigue. Even the BP-17 and the 4B3 with Vanderstream Treo speakers had that hardness on top that I knew so well fro... 
roon sound wasn't as good
The computer does not matter if you use fibre to get the bits to the DAC. I never connect my computer directly to the USB input of a DAC. Always use fibre to stop all the analog noise from the network getting into the DAC. It is like a moat around... 
New Streamer, DAC or Let it Be
I have had a few streamers in my house. The best being the following: Sonore OpticalRendu Lumin X1 PlayBack Designs Streamer-IF All 3 sound different. I used to also have a Sonore microRendu but that unit is not in the class of the above 3 ... 
Sonnet Morpheus Owners! Preamp or Not?
The LA4 tends to make DACs sound better. Mostly because the volume control is one of the best and the preamp is so quiet that the DAC is usually the weaker link (noisier). I bet your DAC is no different and it will sound better with the LA4. Inte... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
@christianb5s4 The #16 definitely is a great amp. Now that I found some speaker cables that do not mess up the sound, I have no complaints with the #16. I actually had my #16 up for sale at the same price a month ago but I pulled the ad after the... 
Kids, Dogs, and Speakers
@wqgq_641 Your speaker requirements are EXACTLY like mine. In my case a crazy dog and wife, the kid is more manageable. Take a look at my Livingroom virtual system to see how I protect the speakers from the onslaught. I wanted to get KEF Blade 2... 
VENTURA COUNTY STARTUP
Why not join the LA club. They have events all around LA and surrounding areas.  
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
I recently tried 3 different speaker cables with the CODA #16 | Holo Serene preamp | Yamaha NS5000 speaker. WyWire Platimun speaker cable WyWire Diamond speaker cable Audience FrontRow speaker cable I also tried a Benchmark AHB2 on the same... 
I Got Ants in my Pants and Need to Dance
I like some of the tunes mentioned. Never heard of these before so that is awesome. Another song I think has a good groove, but it is not a traditional groove is Taj Mahal by Gilberto Gil and Jorge Ben. It is just acoustic guitars and vocals but ... 
*DAC
@navyachts If one of the reasons is to eliminate a preamp and also stream then go for the Lumin X1. The Lumin X1 is one of the very best streamers (use fibre). It is also an almost perfect volume control which also works with the streamers output....