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Streamers/DACs
Hey @brewerslaw - Not sure if you saw my post here about the A15 and N200, but you might find it to be useful:   I also responded to your last PM now on how you could use your WAP if you have one in your listening room. I have used Cary ... 
Aurender integrated streamer/DACs
@mhwilliford I am an authorized dealer and have compared the A15 against a the N200 with a few different DACs, as the A15 is essentially the N200 with a DAC onboard. Please take what I say with a grain of salt because 1) I am a dealer and 2) My st... 
Aurender has put a .aurender directory all of my audio directories on my drive
@rrroberts You’ll need to find the proper syntax, but it should be doable from either Windows’ command line or Mac OS Terminal. With Windows, you might want to look at this link and modify the command to use “.aurender” instead of “backdrop”. You’... 
Aurender
@pokey77 Your stance is accurate. I wasn’t implying you yourself had heard the two and had a preference, but was just acknowledging the sentiment between the two. Both are exceptional and endgame. While I had a preference sonically for the N30SA, ... 
Recommendations for HiFi Listening Room
@brewerslaw I’m both an Aurender and T+A dealer, and my favorite combination in your price range is the Aurender N200 and T+A DAC 200. I’ve written about this pairing a few times on this forum but posted a pic of the two together here:    
Aurender
@vonhelmholtz To respond your assumption, the answer is "typically yes, but not always". As oddiofyl mentions, he still prefers the coax out from the Aurender to the USB. While the higher end Aurenders have even better clocks, the N200's coax may... 
Aurender
@lalitk Nice to know about Euphony Stylus on Pink Faun. I recall when Euphony first came out there was a lot of chatter about how it sounded better than Roon. I have one friend that still uses it, but I never personally owned a hardware solution t... 
Aurender
@lalitk I would agree the UI for the native T+A streaming platform isn’t as mature as Roon or Conductor, but I would anticipate that knowing T+A hasn’t been a company completely dedicated to designing digital sources like others have. Of all the p... 
Aurender
@lalitk Unfortunately no, when I did compare it was in someone else’s system and Taiko was running Roon. At that point the units have the same level of body and natural delivery (which is significant compared to any other streamer / server I’ve ev... 
Aurender
+1 @pokey77 on the Aurender N30SA over the Taiko. There are a few other threads on other forums that cover this. Not only does it sound better, the N30SA costs $10K less.   
Aurender N200
Glad to hear! Fingers crossed.   
Aurender
Not limited to Aurender, a high quality clock is usually one using OCXO or Femto and “quality” is about accuracy of timing, just like a luxury watch that uses a mechanical design to keep time. The clock’s role is focused on the transmission of dig... 
Aurender
@baylinor Apologies, in most posts I do mention that I am an authorized Aurender dealer. I missed it this time. That said, I purchased my N30SA prior to becoming a dealer. Sometimes I prioritize being an audiophile first and was not intending to p... 
Aurender
@vonhelmholtz Just seeing this thread now and weighing in. First, sample rates higher than 176-192KHz are nowhere near as important as the quality of the clock and the protocol. With that said, I would take a digital source with a quality clock ... 
Solid State Phono Stages
@lewm Yes, I absolutely meant 2-3 hours, thanks for the correction, as well as shining some light on capacitance. Your wisdom is always appreciated.