I would suggest that you evaluate one with a complete MQA decoder if you are a streaming person. I am personally very impressed with the SQ leaving all the other issues behind. I am going to update my DAC and will not consider one without MQA. Its the best sound I have heard. Currently use a Naim and evaluated mqa with a Mytek Manhattan II and the latter is very good. Looking to see if its worth going for the best at this point. Nothing wrong with the Mytek.
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@smodactical This DAC does not get much noise on Audiogon but this is the expensive DAC I am interested in, Mola Mola Tambaqui. I have other lower cost options that I am looking at too.
Contact Bill Parish and see about a home demo.
If you want some more info send me a private message and I will forward you some info.
smodocatal, checked out your preamp. Looks impressive but we would still recommend adding a tube preamp to the Bryston.
The Byston amplifiers are clean but very dry sounding, hence a tube preamp really makes them come alive.
Here is the order of improvements:
1: Tube preamp
2: Real Music server Innous Zenith would be our recommendation
3: Upgrade speakers
4: Upgrade cables
5: Add power cables and power conditioning
6: Upgrade Dac.
Based on what you currently have upgrading the dac would be the last thing we would recomend.
The tube preamp will add warmth, body and an increased soundstage.
The server will add greater warmth, musical flow and clarity as well as improving the soundstage.
The Paradigm Sig 8 are still excellent the Personas are in a different league, Focal Sopra also excellent, new Vimberg also great.
Dave and Troy
Audio Doctor NJ
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