jji666

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Upgrading to a stand alone DAC
In terms of your budget, I would second the suggestions for looking at Schiitt DACs.  I have a Gungnir multibit that I like quite a bit. I also have a Mytek Liberty II and I've enjoyed that but the top end has to be tamed a little bit, so depends ... 
Has a Power Conditioner Improved Your Sound?
Where is the link to page 38? Click the word "here."   This is likely to start the same old tweaker vs. logic/science debate!     
Has a Power Conditioner Improved Your Sound?
If there was noise that a PC could lower, couldn't that be detected just by listening without any source material playing?  Not saying that is the only reason for these various boxes.  The convenience of timed on/off between amp preamp and source... 
Can a DAC do triple duty?
What a dac typically won't do is output both rca and xlr simultaneously.   Interesting.  I’ve never seen one that didn’t output simultaneously.    
Aftermarket fuse to tame a bright system?
Ahem...changing the toe-in (or lack thereof) of your speakers can greatly impact treble. Give it a try before lightening the wallet with multi-colored unidirectional fuses.  
Best speaker brands for transient response
No one mentions acoustic room treatments?  Slushy or boomy bass is often the result of a need for some level of room treatment.  That's also likely a lot cheaper than replacing any high end speaker.   Also, strongly disagree with audiotroy regard... 
Looking for a true upgrade in sound quality
Try Roon and see how that sounds.   Agreed.  Roon is very good for tweaking sound because of its DSP capabilities.  However you have to have a fairly powerful server for some of the DSP, depending on what you want to do.  Roon is also great be... 
Looking for a true upgrade in sound quality
They don’t have a sound. I did add more to my statement in a later post that explained that what I was referring to was that it is pointless to try to match to specific analog gear in the sense of "my system is cold, I need more warmth" like one m... 
Looking for a true upgrade in sound quality
Why the name calling and assumptions?  I've used hundreds of network cables, dozens of switches and routers.   What I said about streamers was that they weren't something to "match" with analog components as tone controls - i.e. to add warmth to ... 
Balanced vs Unbalanced Digital Cables
Balanced digital?  
Looking for a true upgrade in sound quality
You could try a different DAC.  Many people who actually understand networking are very skeptical of network tweaks.  Switches and network cables don’t have a sound, except silence when not working.  
Best Music Streamer to pair with Rogue Audio monoblocks and Pre-Amp
What is it with the orthodoxy guard dogs in these threads? Part of the problem, other than rudeness, is that a baseline set of definitions is never established before the debate even starts. I was speaking specifically of lightweight streamers wh... 
Best Music Streamer to pair with Rogue Audio monoblocks and Pre-Amp
I’d rather sit with Alvin then Amir for sure!  
Best Music Streamer to pair with Rogue Audio monoblocks and Pre-Amp
poor advice, and the words of someone with little/no experience comparing streamers and/or has a system or ears incapable of revealing the differences. Or maybe someone who has spent a lot of time with streaming tech, has a good system with lot... 
Best Music Streamer to pair with Rogue Audio monoblocks and Pre-Amp
Streamers don’t have a sound and I agree software would be the focus.  I would include Roon ready as a requirement because you may want that option at some point. REL subs are fast enough to keep with Maggies.  If you use DWM bass panels keep the...