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@soix Lol!!!!! Thank you so much for that clarification!    
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@soix That’s awesome, and really ballsy! Then which of your many personalities said this, in response to a member not even named MDAlton, just 7 days ago: Streamers don’t have a sound and I agree software would be the focus. Well that’s jus... 
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OP, I absolutely agree, but that cuts both ways.  Just because a streamer is cheaper doesn’t necessarily mean it doesn’t sound as good as an expensive one.  That’s been my consistent point on this and many other threads.  And I’ve pulled data and ... 
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@audphile1 Whoa!!!!  But I’m ok if the administrators don’t take that down.  To quote Maya Angelou:  “When someone shows you who they are, believe them.”  
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Go for it.  I get it.  Sometimes we just want to spend money to make ourselves feel better.  But keep in mind that even a dealer has advised you against that purchase!  One of my favorite aphorisms: “The human psyche has an infinite capacity for s... 
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@audphile1 Surprise!  Am gonna have to disagree with respect to the soundness of the decision.  You - and others - are applauding the OP for spending more on his streamer than he has spent on any other component in his system, indeed more than th... 
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lol!  and if you don’t hear a difference, you’ll be accused of having inadequate hearing, an insufficiently resolving system, or both.  Good luck!  
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@lanx0003 I don’t know man.  Many of my posts on this forum are intended to help others make sound decisions when they purchase gear, regardless of how much they can spend.  I will admit, it does upset me when I see someone convinced to spend a l... 
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@audphile1 oops, misspelled your handle.  see above…  
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@audophil1 You missed my point.  I am not a huge fan of that Mytec DAC either.  I did a shootout with a friend of 4 different DACs, and the Brooklyn was my least favorite (vs. Okto, DCS Bartok, and Gold Note DS10).  Obviously DACs sound very diff... 
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@rvpiano I’m speechless.  Over the course of 3 hours, you went from the N200 being over your budget to ordering one?  To quote Chief Brody:  “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” (As in, better spend a lot more on a DAC, lol!)  
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…or even $2400.  
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oh dear.  You have a $1900 DAC - not a criticism, btw, that’s still a lot of $; 3 of my 4 DACs cost less, two of them considerably so.  So I wouldn’t think you’d want to spend $6300 or even $3500 on a streamer.  And btw, Benchmark is on record as ... 
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Reasonably priced options: iFi Zen Streamer, Pro-Ject S2 Ultra Streambox, Primare NP5 Prisma, Volumio Rivo. Am big proponent of putting money where it matters most, which is DAC, not streamer.  Here’s a link to a recent thread where competing pe... 
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@audphile1 Your experience is exactly what the data on jitter from the M3 with network card would have predicted.  According to the lab report of the HiFi News review of the M3, jitter is over 1900 psec, which is 190(!) times as much jitter as th...