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Looking at best option for 20-25k for DAC Streamer combo
Tonto, just curious but where do you feel the X1 is deficient or in need of improvement?  
Streamer Upgrade Bluesound Node To Aurender N10
Have you considered Roon? I am a big fan and would not purchase a streamer that did not support Roon. I’m not sure Aurender supports Roon but those owners will certainly give you some advice. I connect my Weiss 501 with a combination ethernet and ... 
Favorite Qobuz Playlists
WEISS 501-502 DAC
I own a 501 and can’t answer your question. It’s a heck of a digital front end  
Silver Speaker Cables
Transients hurting my ears on hifi solid state amps
I was unable to see any photos you posted of your listening space. I may be off-base but your comments about the transients suggest a room in need of treatment.  
Going to Build Intel NUC Server Fan or Not?
The reason I am considering this DIY Roon server build is because sometimes my small green computer I5 server loses its handshake with the Roon program and then it is a pain in the butt to reestablish the connection. My I5 has a 64 GB SSD and 8 GB... 
Going to Build Intel NUC Server Fan or Not?
Rhg, this NUC build is only to run Roon  
Going to Build Intel NUC Server Fan or Not?
Thank you audio Troy but I have no interest in spending many thousands of dollars for a server to run one program  
Going to Build Intel NUC Server Fan or Not?
Thanks for all the advice. I will go with a fanless Akasa touring FX case  
Going to Build Intel NUC Server Fan or Not?
Mil t hanks for all the info    
Best sounding Johnny Cash CD(s)?
Agree, American Recodings….JC is in your room!  
Rant against the industry with hopes for discussion on positive change
Our hobby reminds me of the Harley Davidson crowd. We are all aging out.  
Great classical pianists
I am attending Alexander Malofeev’s solo recital in about six weeks. I expect this young man to become one of the greats  
I saw AG member's post about "the best cables" sold directly. What about Anti cables?
Sunny, your experience mirrored mine. I had the interconnects also. I have been using a Triode Wire Labs loom for a few years and recently added their Ethernet cable. Very satisfied