agosto

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New at Qobuz - no HiRes sound
Just a quick update after about one year ownership of the TEAC NT 505: Great sound quality with the built-in DAC (if you followed my post you know that i use a Mark Levinson 30.5 as my "default" DAC but it can not convert the hi-res files so I am ... 
New at Qobuz - no HiRes sound
Update: So I was finally able to get my TEAC. As per big_greg's description, the unit is a real upgrade to my node 2. I am not ready for a final verdict but the soundstage is significantly improved. I was not able yet to compare the DAC with my Ma... 
Source material for digital files?
@mlsstl¬†: Thank you - I appreciate your valued response. What I take from this short exchange is that it is believed that the original conversion file (A/D) is coming from the record company. I will look elsewhere on the Net to see if I can gather... 
Source material for digital files?
As a newcomer to the streaming environment I thought I was asking a reasonable and appropriate question about the origin and quality of our digital listening material.Apparently, this does not seem to be the case. I apologize for the posting. 
Source material for digital files?
Well that is exactly my point: If the recording company converted the old analog file to digital, what format did they use? I think we can agree that if they used the CD format (16bit/44.1kHz) and the streaming services use that as the source for ... 
New at Qobuz - no HiRes sound
tjkurita: I agree with you that the DAC is the bottleneck. However, I am quite happy with the ML 30.5 listening to other sources (CD, DAT) so my plan is to have a dedicated DAC for my streaming source. As I am not happy with the BluOS user interfa... 
New at Qobuz - no HiRes sound
Thanks! So I will check out the Lumin App as soon as I receive the TEAC (one week from now). 
New at Qobuz - no HiRes sound
Well I can definitely post my findings about TEAC vs ML here. Not sure though about the Denafrips... 
New at Qobuz - no HiRes sound
@big_greg: Thanks. I will start doing the same using my TP-link. Hopefully this is going to work. If not, I need to pull a cable from the basement....How do you rate the User Interface of the TEAC? Or are you using something else? I am primarily l... 
New at Qobuz - no HiRes sound
@big_greg: Sorry our messages overlapped. I will try connection via a wireless access point (TP-Link) which I already have in my house. However some comments in this forum make me believe that such connection is prone to signal interruptions. We w... 
New at Qobuz - no HiRes sound
Thanks! I looked into the TEAC unit that was suggested earlier and I ordered one. Looking at the reviews on this forum it seems to be a good fit, especially now that Onkyo USA is clearing out their stock. The downside I am seeing is that (a) I nee... 
New at Qobuz - no HiRes sound
@big_greg: I looked up the TEAC. Is it correct that I need to connect to my router via cable and that there is no WiFi-option?¬† 
New at Qobuz - no HiRes sound
Great - Thanks! I will look this up 
New at Qobuz - no HiRes sound
Indeed, I have options but I am currently looking for the most economic solution, so probably a DAC only unit is what I am going for. Would you know how much I need to budget for a unit better than that integrated into the Node2 - "the next best t... 
New at Qobuz - no HiRes sound
Yes I think so: I am probably looking for a new DAC but I can not spend a lot of money on that....Still struggling with identifying an economical solution here.