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Lumin X1 or dCS Bartok
Hey Ozzy! A hard drive can be partitioned to appear as multiple drives instead of a single drive (i.e. a 5TB drive can be single partitioned with its full storage as D:, or be partitioned to appear as multiple smaller drives such as D:, E:, and F:... 
Lumin X1 or dCS Bartok
As a point of clarification on the Lumin X1's USB connection, it can be used as an output with Native DSD512 support, PCM 44.1–768kHz, 16–32-bit, Stereo. As an input it supports connection of USB storage, flash drive, USB hard disk (Single-partiti... 
Phono Cartridge for $1,000.
The ART-9XA has a threaded body for easy screw mounting with no nuts!https://www.hardtofindhifi.com/catalog/product/view/id/885/s/audio-technica-at-art9xa/category/62/  
Chinese fake cables How fake, how good?
While there may be a handful of cases where sellers of these fake cables are selling seconds or even alternate runs from the same factory, the vast majority are nothing but replicas which are made to look like the real brand’s product but actually... 
VAS (Steven Leung) cartridge repair/retipping service?
@slaw - Your post would have some value if you included details of your experience to support your statement. Thanks for sharing! 
Acoustic BBQ “Doubled Smoked” USB cable
It would be helpful for any potential buyers to know what other USB cables you've had in your system to compare them to as a point of reference. Thanks for sharing your impressions. 
Roon Power Supply
@thinman2 - Are you connecting the Roon Nucleus via USB directly to your DAC (with this setup the PS would likely make the most significant difference), or using another Roon endpoint on your network? 
Roon Power Supply
Tough to beat Farad's super capacitor design and at a very reasonable price... please let us know your impressions once you get it. Enjoy it in the best of health! 
Roon Power Supply
I've read very positive reports on the Farad Super 3 which is a double regulated super capacitor linear power supply (LPS), and the 19V version is recommended with the Nucleus. https://faradpowersupplies.com/shop/en/home/51-15279-super3-power-supp... 
Lunim T2 vs Cary Audio DMS 600
The Lumin app is made available for Android devices but its interface and functionality are still noticeably better on iOS devices. 
Lumin X1 or dCS Bartok
@4425 - The Lumin X1 is a streamer and DAC which retails in the US for $13,990. 
VPI Turntable Motor Pop - Did I Damage My Analog System?
A possible explanation would be that a ground from the tonearm was secured by the arm base mounting, and when it was loose it caused the pop you experienced when switching the motor. Once you secured the mount the ground connection was made resolv... 
Floor standing speaker recommendations new or used, $10,000 and under
@soma70 - The Revel Ultima Salon2 speakers retail new at $22K per pair. You might be thinking of their smaller Studio2 which retail for $16K per pair. 
Sonnet Audio Morpheus
@ducatirider - The Sonnet Audio Morpheus (and the Metrum DACs) only decode PCM, no DSD support at all. In order to play DSD files you would need to convert them to PCM either before playback or on the fly.DSD over PCM (DoP) is not PCM, but is the ... 
Lumin X1 or dCS Bartok
If you want to avoid having an additional networked computer to run Roon Core, there are NAS setups which some find sufficient to run it while also providing your library file storage.