Responses from julie_priest

Whats playing on your system today?
@simonmoon  "Mary Halvorson - Amaryllis / The best jazz release from 2022. This extremely creative guitarist has been on a role lately. This is complex, progressive jazz with great playing by all members." Some nice music in there, although lik... 
Whats playing on your system today?
@oddiofyl the Gary Clark album is nice, but poorly recorded..   
list of speakers
One of the most impressive things I've seen on these forums for the last one year. Wow.  Would love to see ATC, Genelec, Dutch & Dutch and Kii there :)   
New streamer
Lindemann Limetree Bridge II.. but with an MCRU linear power supply. So good that in my room it matches the double the price Eversolo A8 (not A6, which is sibilant by comparison).   
Why do I prefer R2R over Chip based DAC's?
You're listening to music off of a Mac Mini. Invest in a dedicated streamer, that'll make more of an audible difference than fussing over DACs. Even a Wiim Pro with LPS (linear power supply) will beat the mac mini. A bit better, Limetree Bridge II... 
Lumin U2 or Aurender N200
Somewhere in this thread Weiss 501, Grimm MU, and Linn are mentioned. Has anyone actually auditioned these in their home and then ended up with Aurender N200?   
Speakers - Your "Safest" Choice
Passives: Dynaudio ATC Spendor Maybe KEF's Reference series Martin Logan (only ESL)   Actives:  Genelec Ones (8351B or 8361B)  Dutch & Dutch Dynaudio Focus series ATC Pro SCM series (which look fugly)   
Suggestions for a streamer only (I have a great DAC)
Sorry to rejuvenate an old thread, but what do you go for in the end? I'm thinking of dCS Lina now - both streamer and DAC in one go.   
Speaker Cable Recommendation
Cardas or Mogami. I find Mogami makes very humbly priced but superlative gear.   
Should I graduate to floor standers or will larger bookshelves suffice?
Bookshelves that are well made will thump just as well as many floorstanders. Genelec 8351B or Dynaudio Confidence/Contour lines, or ProAc. And if you really need the low end, which in modern city apartments is seldom missed on speakers like these... 
Whats playing on your system today?
Square 1 by Charlie Winston..   
dacs that I have had in my system - a listing
So the notion that RME ADI-2 Pro is clean and German, and gets out of the way, and we don’t need (and shouldn't need) anything more from a DAC.. is it not true? :)  
Recommend me a DAC under 3k
Why not RME ADI-2 Pro?  
Class D amplifiers. What's the future look like?
@bigkidz  your remark about class A mono blocks and how class D is “not even close”. Please do share what gear you are commenting about? Whatever your speakers - I’d love to stack a pair of Genelec “ones” next to it, with their brilliant implement... 
new to streaming- help!
Node 2i had the same idiotic issues for me too. And the sound quality isn’t much to write home about. Get a Lindemann Limetree Bridge II or Wiim Pro. Both in a similar price range, and far better sound quality. No dropping and wifi issues. Also if...