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When choosing a new router/mesh system, your primary considerations will be (1) how many users your network will support, (2) what kind of speeds you want, and (3) how many sq ft your mesh system will cover. If you're looking for something simple ... 
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You could take this opportunity to upgrade your network to a mesh system. If you did, you could use one of the mesh routers to run ethernet to your streamer. If you have a decent router that doesn't need replacing, you could set an older router in... 
Amazon Ulimited HiFi - Q4 2019
If Amazon gets into high res streaming, I see Tidal's days being numbered. It could also mean the end to MQA if Amazon adopts a different standard.  
Tidal vs Hi Res Files vs CD vs “Netflix”. My test. Incredible!
@plga:Chromecast Audio vs. MSI LaptopI ran a small test of my own this weekend to try to compare an MSI laptop against the Chromecast audio. My setup is KEF Q150s, on Monoprice Monolith stands, crossed over well with a sub, all powered by the Peac... 
Tidal vs Hi Res Files vs CD vs “Netflix”. My test. Incredible!
@plga, can you educate me on what the I2S connection does? From some poking around, I’ve read that the I2S connection separates the information from the clock. This way, the DAC can use the clock of the streamer rather than its own. Is my understa... 
Tidal vs Hi Res Files vs CD vs “Netflix”. My test. Incredible!
@plga, it appears that the contributors here identified all the possible variables. Source files make a difference; software processing makes a difference; cables make a difference; a complex chain of interconnects can make a difference; DACs ofte... 
Tidal vs Hi Res Files vs CD vs “Netflix”. My test. Incredible!
The HDMI out to the DAC may be an issue. To rule that out, you could run toslink or coax out from the PC and/or from the Gustard.I use a Chromecast Audio into my Peachtree Decco65, with both plugged directly into the wall. It’s super simple, and s... 
Sub to complement KEF LS50s: SVS vs. Rythmik
@mcreyn Point 3. Right?@noble100 Thanks for the help. My system currently costs less than a pair of KEF LS50s.KEF Q150s - I paid $300Monoprice Monolith Stands - I paid $75/pairPeachtree Decco65 - $400 craiglist specialGoogle Chromecast Audio - $35... 
Sub to complement KEF LS50s: SVS vs. Rythmik
Great thread! I’m new to this hobby, and this is my first audiogon post. I just connected a sub to my KEF Q150s this week. It was a game changer. But I find myself saying "game changer" every time I add a new component. I keep thinking I’ll hit th...