jazzman7

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Solo streamer
@moonwatcher Just an fyi that I2S is synchronous. With I2S the clock in the streamer will be the boss clock. And unlike AES or Spdif, where the clock and data transmissions are multiplexed, with I2S the clock and data lines are separated from e... 
Solo streamer
@rvpiano  If you set up a simple Mesh Network, a Mesh access point with ethernet ports can facilitate using wifi to connect to a component that does not support wireless.    
Coda #8, Pass XA25, or Schiit Tyr to replace PS Audio M700
Suggest you call Coda and talk to Doug Dale. See what he thinks in terms of what product and bias match up with your needs. As you are probably aware, the Coda 8 can be biased 3 different ways depending upon how much power you actually need in Cl... 
Is Bill Thalman man still working on Conrad Johnson's?
Sorry to report that Bill Thalman passed away in January.  
Coda Csib V1 Integrated amp
Congrats on the CSib. Great amp that can drive and do justice to just about anything. I have had mine for something over 2 years now (also a V1) happily mated to a pair of Thiel CS 2.4. Neither the Coda nor the Thiels are going anywhere. Welcome t... 
One box music server solution with i2s output
In that case think you need to look at something more like the Antipodes, but at a much higher price point.      
One box music server solution with i2s output
Hifi Rose RS130 Network Transport has full suite of outputs including I2S via HDMI. I have one on order after having had my dealer's demo unit for a week long home audition. The RS130 is Roon ready and I used it as a Roon endpoint.  Although it ha... 
The time has come and I request advice...
@jbuhl An important Roon feature that I don’t think was mentioned is its organizational capability allowing for seamless integration of your Qobuz and/or Tidal favorites with your own ripped and/or downloaded material maintained locally. I don’t... 
DAC streamers: Bryston v. HiFi Rose video
Have no idea what your budget is.  But budget allowing, given what you like about the Rose products, have you considered the option of the Rose RS130 (high end network player, no DAC) and then combining that with your DAC of choice.  
Integrated amp: Component weight
+1 for the Coda CSiB ... but it weighs in at around 55 pounds    
Roon Endpoint Streamers - Direct Comparisons between Current Offerings?
Based on my research (I flirted with going with the Grimm MU1), the MU1 does have USB out, however, the real benefit of the MU1 is only seen with its S/PDIF and AES/EBU outputs. The synchronous outputs receive the benefits of the MU1’s clocking an... 
Roon Endpoint Streamers - Direct Comparisons between Current Offerings?
Might I put the $5195 Rose RS130 Network Transport up for consideration. Just put in an order for one after my local dealer let me take their demo unit home for a week. Although Rose has their own app, I used it as a Roon endpoint. Trialed it by ... 
Thiel Owners
In case anyone is interested. TMR has listed a pair of Black CS 2.4 speakers - serial# 1523, 1524. Asking $1199 + $399 for shipping within continental US tmraudio.com/speakers/floorstanding-speakers/thiel-cs2-4-floorstanding-speakers-black-pair... 
Thiel Owners
In case anyone is interested, Saturday Audio Exchange in Chicago has lilsted a pair of Thiel CS6 for $1999 - local pickup only. https://www.saturdayaudio.com/gear/thiel-cs6    
Power supply poll for Chord Qutest
I had success employing a 5v Ifi iPower Elite with a Chord Qutest, which is Ifi's top of the line switch mode power supply.