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DAC Comparison - Aurender A200 vs McIntosh C2600
blisshifi - I suppose I should also repaint my room with synergistic's acoustic paint so that my sound stage will increase and my music will be more resolving? haha  
DAC Comparison - Aurender A200 vs McIntosh C2600
Thanks for input from everyone.  I have no tv in this room, so that is not an issue.  I believe my long-term solution is a stand-alone DAC so I'm looking for the best solution right now. I do appreciate that input on the DAC 2 card.  I may see wh... 
Aurender N10 connection with the network
I'm having same experience with setting my new A200 up on my network.  My A200 receives an internet signal and I am listening to music but I cannot see my A200 listed on my Network anywhere.  I have rebooted my router and and server and then turne... 
Aurender A200 vs N200
  @fthompson251  - Thanks!   That makes sense.  I actually had called Aurender and I spoke with someone there, but they could not provide any details other than to say the N200 will "sound better".    
Aurender A200 vs N200
Why is the N200 priced at same price as A200 if the A200 includes a DAC?  Does the N200 feature other upgrades?  
T.H.E. Show in Costa Mesa on Friday
So I went back to THE Show on Sunday and my main goal was to listen to the 3 or 4 best rooms at the show.  I spent considerable time in the Scott Walker room sponsored by Synergistic Research.  The room featured Magico S3 speakers and a beautiful ... 
Would you move to a bigger house if you could just to have a better listening room ?
I much discusion here about Large Room or Smaller Room.  If you had this new house, and could design your own perfect 2-channel music room - how would you size it?    
T.H.E. Show in Costa Mesa on Friday
I enjoyed THE Show so much on Friday, I'm going back today!  
Parking at T.H.E. Show in Costa Mesa?
The parking garage next door is $18.  I parked there yesterday for THE Show.  
T.H.E. Show in Costa Mesa on Friday
I also attended and I was there from the minute the doors opened until they closed - so much to see and hear.  My favorite room was one of the Scott Walker rooms that had all of the Synergistic Research equipment and the beautiful Magico speakers ... 
How To Use DAC in my McIntosh C2600 Preamp?
The administrators can actually delete this post.  Further research shows that the Sony HAP Z1ES does not have the ability to output a digital signal.  The unit uses its own DAC and can only output an analog signal.  I will not be using the DAC i... 
London Grammar?
I use Hey Now as a test for how low a system's bass will go.  It can be a wonderful test and the song is fantastic.  
San Diego Audiophile group?
Yes, I agree - it was wonderful to meet some fellow enthusiasts and the system and music were fantastic (as was the food!).  I also learned new things that day, which is always nice.   Cheers!  
Are there other people like me ? Amazed by their low cost system :)
With regards to this particular post: This weekend I had some spare time on my hands so I stopped in one of the local audiophile stores to buy a couple of new albums.  While there, I asked if I could listen to their very best system, in their hig... 
San Diego Audiophile group?
Jerry - I look forward to meeting you.  I hike in the Sierra all summer.  I have hiked the JMT several times, and I know many of the areas along the 395 pretty well.  Between musical systems and hiking, we will have plenty to chat about. I look f...