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Streamer/DAC combo or networked DAC?

Jkollar, Thanks. Yes, I also see the higher flexibility. Also, all of the Ethernet DAC's that can be used as a Roon endpoint, currently only support DSD128, but not DSD256. I already own some great DSD256...

November 20, 2018 5
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Streamer/DAC combo or networked DAC?

Juck, Thank you, I do already have a Roon core. Yes, the microRendu acts as a Roon endpoint. It's maybe not a streamer, but something like a networked audio adaptor. The question was more: Should I use...

November 20, 2018 5
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Does anyone use Plex?

I use Plex for my video collection to stream with Chromecast.

November 19, 2018 5
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In which scenarios do you use Bluetooth for audio?

Only in the car.

November 19, 2018 5
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Where does hi-res audio begin for you?

The music file format can make a difference, but it is not the most important factor. Absolute key is the recording (master) of the music. If the sound engineer did a good job in the studio and created...

November 19, 2018 5
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Does anyone here have a Plan B?

The unique treasure for me is my personal music knowledge in form of Albums and Playlists. This data has to be stored savely and threated with care (backup etc.). The music itself is impersonal and can...

November 19, 2018 5
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Do you buy more or less music now that you stream?

Streaming is for me a different business model. I don't own content, but I do pay for a right to use it. For me, it is important to understand, what type of content we are talking. There is personal content,...

November 19, 2018 5
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Streamer/DAC combo or networked DAC?

I am evaluating a new DAC solution and I am not sure, which path to go. My budget is USD 3'000 - 6'000. Should I now look for a solution that uses separate systems (Streamer & DAC) or a combined solution...

November 19, 2018 2
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Does the world need another place to talk about hi-fi?

Short answer: Yep. Long answer: If it is constructive and out of trolling and bashing others.

November 19, 2018 5
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Which matters most: the DAC or the streamer?

I think it is important to have a good streamer. I do like the ultraRendo or the SOtM sMS 200ultra. However, also include a good power supply for both solutions, like the Sbooster or the UpTone UltraCap...

November 19, 2018 5
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Which music streaming service do you use – and why?

I use Roon/Tidal combo. Mainly because I do own some highres files which are not available from a streaming service. That's why Roon is such a great solution. However, I do like Qobuz better than Tidal...

November 19, 2018 5
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What is your next system upgrade and why?

Going to separate hometheater and stereo setup (well, kind of...). I will next get a new hometheater pre-amp and I am going for the Emotiva RMC-2 (Q2/2019). After that, I will get a new DAC. Currently,...

November 19, 2018 5
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Did you visit a hi-fi show in 2018?

Yes, High End Munich 2018.

November 19, 2018 5
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Which DAC (make/model) are you currently using?

I am currently using a NuPrime HD-AVP. It is a multichannel hometheater pre-amp that has two separate DAC chips. One for multichannel. The other one is two channel for stereo music. It is based (same architecture)...

November 19, 2018 5
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