Brooklyn Bridge or Aurender


Thinking of replacing my Aurender N100 / Brooklyn dac combo with one piece - the Mytek Brooklyn Bridge. It would add Roon capability, and probably be a lateral shift in SQ. Thoughts?
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I really like the Roon ecosystem and DSP capabilities.


I wouldn’t trust anything Aurender did after they did this with their A10 network player/server trying to make MQA seem better than when it was switched out.

JA Stereophile Test

"However, the A10’s misapplication of the MQA reconstruction filter to non-MQA files stored on its internal drive means we must withhold a full recommendation for the A10 until this problem has been corrected."

This to me smells, to hobble anything that’s non MQA.

Good on ya JA for not withholding it.


Read all comments after the bench tests.

https://www.stereophile.com/content/aurender-a10-network-music-playerserver-measurements

This is good

"Aurender declined to submit a comment for publication.

John Atkinson"

Cheers George

Wow George.
Does my N100 have this problem? I rarely listen to files that are stored on the hard drive. Do mostly Tidal listening, when I’m not listening to lp’s.
Tony in CA.
Aurender routinely fixes things via app updates.
I have an Aurender and it sounds fine. Don’t get too hung up on this. 
The fact they didn't respond means nothing.
The N100 doesn’t have a DAC so it doesn’t decode MQA. I have a N100H and I've not had a problem using internal storage.
Of course. A simple lapse. It’s the Brooklyn dac that does the MQA decoding. 
Wow George.
Does my N100 have this problem?
I don’t think so, it would have been madness of Aurender to continue even if it could do MQA with that, after it was exposed with the A10
But it just goes to show the lengths some "may" go to to gain advantages.

I doubt it but don’t forget "maybe" MQA "could" have been involved in this with Aurender, as they would have gained also from it, if it was never found out. (a conspiracy theory maybe)

All I can say is good on Stereophile and JA for telling all.

Aurender routinely fixes things via app updates.
If you read the Stereophile bench tests, they did do the latest firmware updates to try to fix it, but it didn’t apparently. Then Aurender wouldn’t comment on it when asked by JA. "Aurender declined to submit a comment for publication." Read into that what you will!!!

Cheers George
I wouldn’t trust anything Aurender did after they did this with their A10 network player/server trying to make MQA seem better than when it was switched out.
I think the Aurender is a find DAC I own a PS audio direct stream and have a Bricasti M3in the house for and Audition. it is just my opinion, but I think it is better than all of them.
The Aurender N100 is not a dac.
Your post is confusing. Which dac is better than which?
Just to clarify things guys I was talking about  the streaming
capabilities of the products mentioned not dacs.