Responses from wengr

Wiim pro questions.
Thanks all. And yes I did go for the pro plus in case I ever want to use it stand alone. It arrives today so I'll likely be back with more questions.  
Wiim pro questions.
Excellent, many thanks.  
Benchmark DAC 3 HGC or RME ADI-2 DAC
Yes it helps a great deal - Thanks! and good luck.  
How do you make a final decision on a DAC
I would be interested to know what you don't like about the Benchmark? I am considering moving on from my RME ADI2--DAC, and the Benchmark DAC3 is being considered as its replacement.    
Disco...yep, I'm going there
For some reason, people often say "disco sucks" instead of saying "I dislike disco".And the reason is usually imo, the bitterness left from disco having such a impact on rock music at a time when it had become imho incredibly pretentious, borish, ... 
music server questions.
Thank you for the detailed response. I have a lot of reading to do. Also, I don’t have a collection of wav files at this point. It’s something I intend to do once I have the server in place. 
Focal Electra 1038be owners,
I have a pair in a room 16 x 26 x 8.5. It's too live for my liking, and optimal placement is not an option, but imo it's certainly big enough, and I would suspect your room is big enough as well. I considered both the 1038's and the 1028's, and I'... 
Benchmark DAC 3 HGC or RME ADI-2 DAC
Yes PEQ is very interesting to me because while I typically avoid eq for pleasure listening, I also do alot of transcribing, and I suspect that the PEQ could really help me highlight the individual parts that I need to hear. Also, I have no need f... 
Benchmark DAC 3 HGC or RME ADI-2 DAC
Thank you for this seigen. You have effectively explained what I could not determine in two weeks of searching.Here is what Lavry says about attenuation in their DACs. From the Lavry Engineering site:" Like the highly acclaimed LavryBlack DA10, t... 
Benchmark DAC 3 HGC or RME ADI-2 DAC
Thanks for the response. Yes I will be driving the amp directly. It will be a Bryston 4B cubed, so the system will be: transport - dac - Bryston 4B3 - Focal 1038Be.You make a good point about the output level and the need for digital attenuation. ... 
RME ADI 2 DAC question
The type of circuitry used in the analog preamp section. I'm assuming, (possibly incorrectly) that there are various topologies used for preamps, just as there are for power amps - class A, Class AB, class D etc. 
Soliciting Member Perspectives: Levinson vs Bryston vs Audio Research
I have not heard any of them in a home music reproduction system. I'll be buying Bryston however. 20 yr warranty and common use in professional studio settings is enough to sway me. 
Sources for Focal 1038Be II
So, the II has 1.25", and the original has 1"?Is this correct? 
Focal 1038Be with Bryston?
So a dealer recently described the 1038be as having lean bass response. He said it goes low, but lean. Has this been a common experience? 
Difference in sound between day and night. Help!
I have always noticed this, and have always attributed it to the lower ambient noise both external and internal, perceptible in the listening space at night.I believe that I become acclimated to ambient noise to the point where I am not always con...