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Phono preamp with best mid bass
@tooblue Thank you! If you ever come up to the Minneapolis area feel free to look me up and we can coordinate a listening session!  
Phono preamp with best mid bass
If you look at the Ares, go for the Magnum as the sound is more articulate across the spectrum. The regular one is a bit more rounded even with better tubes. A step up on the Ares is the Modwright PH9.0 or PH9.0X, which I along a number of other ... 
AXPONA 2023
Wow, that’s crazy. Luckily there are a number of much more affordable hotels in the vicinity and parking is ample at the convention center for those that visit during the day.   
Streamer advice
@bluorion Before settling on the iFi, perhaps read the first post here. Many have mentioned the exceptional performance of Aurender, and this is a customer statement comparing the N20 to his iFi. Yes the cost of entry is higher, but the sonic perf... 
Do I need a streamer?
@whitestix In case you didn’t catch this thread, there’s a wealth of info on it:    
Aurender N20 Streamer & Holo May DAC vs Analog
@vonhelmholtz One other thing I recall is that you were just resent a new Holo after your last one failed. From what I read in the past, the Holo May requires up to 600 hours of play time to fully burn in. Where do you think you are with the unit ... 
Aurender N20 Streamer & Holo May DAC vs Analog
In my case, my digital chain and analog chain cost me almost the same. Knowing your analog chain and having owned many similar pieces (VPI table and tonearm, MSL cartridge, Audionet phono), it is all very high quality and capable of exceptional re... 
DSP vs New Cables ??
I personally hate full range DSP in two channel. When I’ve tried in the past from solutions between MiniDSP & Dirac to the higher end Legacy Wavelet, DSP always seemed to affect the amount of breath, decay, and air and made the sound much more... 
Speaker Suggestions $30K Sasha DAW competitor?
@plaw What amps are you using to control the Sasha 1’s? If it’s not optimal, a better amp can transform the way the speaker performs. Also agree with everything audphile1 says above. I owned Wilson Yvette and also found no harshness.   
Streamer Upgrade Bluesound Node To Aurender N10
@lalitk Aurender will work with wifi using any wifi dongle with a Realtek chip inside. That said, I agree that this is not the optimal approach for the investment as the signal integrity can get compromised over the air leading to poor clocking an... 
Looking at best option for 20-25k for DAC Streamer combo
@tontoverde Also rereading your post, another option to consider if you like to spin discs is the T+A MP 3100 HV, which contains a trickle down of the reference DAC and streamer that I mentioned above with a high quality SACD transport. This unit ... 
Streamer? Aurender's "caching streaming" ? how important is this feature?
@lalitk I will ask, but I know two things: 1. The conductor app is backwards compatible across all Aurender units, though the settings menus are different depending on the unit that is being used.  2. Both the N10 and N100 have had firmware/soft... 
Streamer? Aurender's "caching streaming" ? how important is this feature?
@audiocanada The N100H is a good price for a used unit, but it is also Aurender's most entry level component, was introduced in 2015, and is now discontinued. I would encourage you to look into the Aurender N150 or N200, which were both released i... 
DAC’s
@david_ten Thank you for the mention! @shtr74sims I just reached out directly through PM and am happy to chat.   
Streamer Upgrade Bluesound Node To Aurender N10
@mgattmch Agree with the others that the N10 is a big step up from the Node. I’ve owned Bluesound, even upgraded to NAD’s M50.2 dedicated streamer which was on BluOS. The N10 will blow them all away. In full disclosure I am an Aurender dealer. I ...