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Any tweaks I'm missing?
@ OP,you're like the typical skyrim modder with so many mods. I'd like to think that good mods can be additive. Mine have been so far. Plenty of people are happy playing vanilla skyrim, but vanilla is all they're going to get. For the tinkerers ou... 
What's a really great Streamer/DAC box for just streaming Tidal?
@dtx I would like to push back as to how much streamers matter. Would you be willing to compare your Node against a Chromecast? And would you be willing willing to try to place a reclocker between your streamer and DAC, like the iFi SPDIF reclocker?  
What's a really great Streamer/DAC box for just streaming Tidal?
@OP in addition to sound quality and aesthetic considerations, I find that a streamer’s software also plays an important role. The BluOS was one of the few day-one supporters for Amazon Music’s new high res streams. For that reason, I consider str... 
What's a really great Streamer/DAC box for just streaming Tidal?
@larry5729(1) If you use optical out of a streamer, you will bypass that streamer’s DAC. You are only using one DAC. (2) I don’t exactly know which S2 DAC your have, but even if your S2 supports MQA, it may not be decoding MQA. For example the Pre... 
Best budget streamer on the market now?
@tlee1, have you tried the bluesound with the iFi reclocker? I wonder about the value of the  Nodes as merely streamers.  
Best budget streamer on the market now?
Yes...Qobuz doesn’t have the resources to invest in user experience, design, library size, content curation, et al., to compete with Amazon Music. I don’t know how Qobuz will distinguish themselves going forward. Qobuz will start bleeding market s... 
Best budget streamer on the market now?
@OP, you have to select a song to see the cast button. Try playing a song then looking in the top right. I use android too. It’s an unfortunate user experience issue to Qobuz.Google cast is the platform agnostic solution that small hardware manufa... 
Best budget streamer on the market now?
@dtx, casting goes over WiFi but you get to use your phone as remote, just like the bluesound app. You just get to use the UI that the streaming service built.@OP, upon reading, I may have misunderstood you about casting.  I have heard that Blueso... 
Best budget streamer on the market now?
I recommend you try the Amazon Music service. It has a bigger music selection than Qobuz and also supports casting. Amazon just released a $200 streamer too. Darko reviewed it. Check it out too. Darko says it's the worst streamer he's heard but un... 
Best budget streamer on the market now?
OP, I use a Chromecast with Qobuz. Ditch that app. You can cast directly to the Chromecast from the Qobuz app by "casting." Click on a song. In the top right corner is a rectangle. Click that and choose the Chromecast attached to you HiFi. Then pl... 
Ethernet Cable or Not?
OP, My setup seems most similar to yours. I run a chromecast audio via optical into a peachtree decco65. I had a 50’ cat 7 cable, so I figured I’d buy $12 ethernet adapter and connect the cable to the chromecast. This tweak made the least differen... 
Review and Guidance into playing with power cord, strips, receptacles, and conditioners.
Nice blog.  
Review and Guidance into playing with power cord, strips, receptacles, and conditioners.
Thanks for sharing. I am currently plugged entirely into the wall. I was thinking of trying a PST-8D at some point as that seems like the cheapest conditioner with a couple isolated areas. 
Any improvement of using 2K$ Dac with Cambridge CXN
@audiotroy Clearly consumers, including audiophiles, are beginning to prefer all-in-one systems over separates. Although customers prefer streaming DACs, would you say that streaming DACs are more likely to be sonically superior to a separate stre... 
Any improvement of using 2K$ Dac with Cambridge CXN
@wallpoom, it sounds like part of your desire to upgrade DACs includes the desire to experience high-res content. If you’re willing to wait until the end of this year, Amazon will begin streaming CD and high-res content through its service, Amazon...