Under $3K streaming dac suggestions, Roon Ready?


Just as the title explains..

Currently using an Auralic Mini to Mytek Liberty.  Looking for a one box solution to save space/cables primarily, but if sound quality improvement is capable in the under $3K range as well, then WOOHOO!!!

Will be hooked up to a Yamaha A-S2100 integrated, Spendor A4 speakers.

I've previously used: Lumin D2, and PS Audio DSD Jr. - and both of those sounded the same as my current setup, and I'm not against going back to either of those since they fit the requirements.

Open to all/any other suggestions.  I have my eye currently on: Mytek Brooklyn Bridge and the Teac NT-505.  Would prefer a component that offers balanced & unbalanced outputs, and volume control isn't needed of course.

Best,
Rob


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One option that hasn't been mentioned is the miniDSP SHD, a very nice sounding unit.  It is not deluxe, but if you want DSP for your room or to attach 1 or 2 subwoofers, it is far more flexible than what Roon offers. If you've no interest in DSP, it might not be the unit for you.
@audiotroy 

Thank you both for the countless hours you spend in this forum. We are so fortunate to have a paying, advertising dealer on this site willing to take his time to compare the products he carries to the ones he doesn't, then of course letting us know which ones are better. Just knowing the the Audio Doctor is ALWAYS in (working the forum section) is of great comfort when we need solid, unbiased advice.
rbach, you are welcome. Dude we have a ton of experience and if you look at Twittering Machines list of recommended streamers we have 13 and at one time had 15 of his list of 51, that is a pretty good indication that we know how many of these dacs sound.

We also have many other dacs, severs, that were not listed on his list as some of these are not streaming dacs. 

The one thing that you should know is that a reviewer has to go by memory they test and send back, test and send back and compare only a handful of products at a time, while we have multiple products in the same store and sound rooms. 

If you actually look at our line listings you will see we have one of the most diverse selections of digital products out there, so we can offer our clients the best advice to fit their needs. 

You can choose to work with us or not but the facts are the facts that we got a boat load of these products.

http://audiodoctor.com/wp/our-brands/

we are evaluating Ifi and have the Ifi DSD pro, not working with Aurender at this time, and have add Golden Ear and still have PSB. 

So in terms of selection that is a lot of great digital.

As per comparing products to ones we don't carry we usually have people bringing in dacs, and amps when they evaluate loudspeakers so we do get a chance to hear a lot of competiting products.

Dave and Troy
Audio Doctor NJ



It's such a pleasure to watch a real pro work the forum!
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