audiotroy -> How is the dac in Lumin D2 or iFi Audio Pro iDSD?
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@audiotroy Thank you for the breakdown, much appreciated!
My main reservations with the Mytek is that it's packed with functionality, almost all of which will never be used (but you never know, someday I could use it as a preamp).
About the same goes for the iFi, and since I can't currently use Roon with it directly, I would be using the same configuration I am currently, albeit with a better DAC than the Liberty. That's not a bad option by any means, but I'm really trying to limit my box count.
Another option that may work is something in the Aurender line, if they make a streamer/dac combo that is Roon friendly. I believe they do, but probably not for my current budget. I will search around.
Right now I'm still leaning towards the Teac NT-505 and Auralic Altair G1. The Cambridge CXN V2 is also intriguing, but to be honest it's mostly from an aesthetic standpoint. I love the looks, and especially the front panel displaying artwork/sample rate, etc. Long term, that shouldn't be a deciding factor, I know.
The dac chip in the LUMIN D2 is only 24-bit and was released in 2007, right?
That is the same year iPhone was released! Ie, stone ages for fast moving tech area (at least as fast moving as audio gets).
I havent listened to it and I’m sure it’s great for that era but just making the point it is 12 yrs old
The only thing I would consider is the Ayre Codex, plus whatever you can do for the streaming part. I ended up with the Roonb Nucleus, serving both the endpoint and core functions. It sounds fantastic! For me, the Codex is what transformed the digital side of my system from HiFi, to truly musical. The only better choices I have heard are above $5k. The Aurilic stuff I have heard were not in the same leagu.