73cuttysupreme

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new Meitner MA3 hit the rack today
i spent some time with a buddy's DCS in the rack for a few months while he was out of country on job assignment.  I'll take the MA3, thanks!  and then go spend the 40k i saved on LPs.  The DCS is so nice, but the MA3 is about 95% of the way there ... 
new Meitner MA3 hit the rack today
Still in the rack, never been powered off, has performed flawlessly.  It just gets out of the way.  No issues with any Roon compatibility issues, even with all the the various updates, and now Roon 2.0 or whatever incremental build it is on.  Hi r... 
new Meitner MA3 hit the rack today
not sure if you are bitrate or resolution capped using apple music over network.  it used to be streaming using airplay was basically 320kbps max anyway, check it out, takes all of 3 minutes to set it up and start playing through your MA3.  i wen... 
new Meitner MA3 hit the rack today
mConnect is free and uses any NAS or streaming subscription you have.  Roon though is top flight, and really great for meta data and music exploration.  it's 20/month or something, a pittance really for what it brings to the table.     Roon guys... 
new Meitner MA3 hit the rack today
Agreed above.  I run roon, and it is perfect in every way.  Use both Tidal and Qobuz, but TBH, while MQA is kinda neat and can have a small measurable difference, still prefer the higher bitrate flat files from qobuz, plus the Tidal API times out ... 
Looking for warm tube preamp (should pair well with Pass power amp), budget $6000
I run a Aesthetix Calypso Signature into a Pass Labs x350.8 about half the time when i want to go 'warm'. I switch that out between the xp-30 as my silly whims change month over month.  Plenty of gain, no compatibility issues, and is super sweet. ... 
Nagra VPS issue
It was a simple jumper move from position A to position B.  It wasn't called out in the owners manual. The unit sounds oh so fantastic, super quiet, like dead quiet.  If you didn't know better, you'd think it was solid state.  I have been rolling ... 
new Meitner MA3 hit the rack today
Agreed.  I’d be hard pressed to find something more engaging for less than twice that price.  Maybe the Nagra Tube DAC, at 4x the price including PSU, but then you need a streaming box too.    I’ve had mine for what, 10 months now, been flawless, ... 
new Meitner MA3 hit the rack today
Agreed, there's just something about his stuff that just seems to work. I was looking to see if I could score one on the used market, but they don't come up often and when they do, they're gone like beer in a college fridge.I have hear the Bartok ... 
new Meitner MA3 hit the rack today
That delay is called resync delay, and it’s set per device.   
new Meitner MA3 hit the rack today
No issues, not one.  The interaction between core, remote and MA3 has worked flawlessly.  I’ve taken all the point release updates from roon on day 1, no issues there. I’m running defaults everywhere except I popped in a 500ms delay when switching... 
new Meitner MA3 hit the rack today
Liking what roon did for classical music and compositions,conductors, etc.  LOVE what the MA3 has done to the overall playback.  Best I can describe without all those stupid metaphors or sounding snooty is the thing just kinda gets out of the way.... 
new Meitner MA3 hit the rack today
Roon just went live with it's MA3 certification in past day or so.  I've updated my settings.  I am going to get some listening time this weekend with the MA3 as a decoder and render directly, removing the Oppo (and toslink thank the good lord) 
new Meitner MA3 hit the rack today
Okay, using qobuz/tidal direct with the unit produces some fine sounds and is quite the experience.  Have to use this off the shelf crappy app called M connect. Makes the UI/UX on Aurender seem like a pinnacle of good design ;-( The unit is still ... 
new Meitner MA3 hit the rack today
So VERY early assessment. It been powered on continuously for a week now, and overnight just firing up a random 8 hr playlist to break it in.  May need 300-500 hours to settle in, but...... Wow, for the money will be tough to beat.  Since it’s not...