ddude003

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Non Analytical Sounding DAC Upgrade- Budget $1,500 or less
Yea, Chord Qutest new slightly over your budget...  Good luck finding a used one...  Not analytical...  Clean, crisp, concise, musical... 
Looking to upgrade DAC from SA8005
Your looking for clarity in the transients...  Have you heard any Chord DACs?  Qutest (slightly above your price point) or better... 
Need help replacing my beloved Magnepan....
You might try a pair of Martin Logan ESLs and a matching Martin Logan Subwoofer...  It is just a thought...  I am sure I will catch a lot of flak for the idea...  Matched with the right system, room and placed properly, they can sure sing... 
streaming source
I tried Tidal for a few months...  I honestly thought MQA sounded like crap...  The regular HiFi was not so bad...  It is broken small signal SQ...  Tried Qobuz and thought it has superior SQ...  After many months with Qobuz I am very happy with t... 
Lumin D2 or U1 Mini
Also, your Benchmark DAC has a preamp with 2 x RCA stereo pairs and headphone amp where I can not find any specifics about the D2 analogue stage only the output specs of XLR balanced, 4Vrms, pin 2 Hot and 1 x RCA unbalanced, 2Vrms which is standar... 
Lumin D2 or U1 Mini
Feature wise I would/did choose the U1 mini...  Higher rates and more connectivity...  Take that extra $300 and put it towards cleaner power, better cables or room treatments... 
USB cable: One Continuous length for Best SQ?
Schiit trouble shooting suggests: "Try a different USB cable, 2m or less in length, USB 2.0-rated, non-audiophile type. Seriously."...2m ~= 6ft...Seriously, keep all electrical connections as short as possible if not shorter... 
Recording Chord MScaler Output
Additionally..  Rob Watts said: "For Hugo 2/Qutest the signal path is:1FS to 8FS input > 16FS WTA1 filter (49,152 taps) > 256FS WTA 2 filter > 3rd order 2048 FS filter > pulse array noise shaper at 104 MHz > analogueWhen an M scaler... 
Recording Chord MScaler Output
The link I provided above gives the basics of what needs to be done... A perfect or infinite sinc function does the heavy lifting... You could start with a OpenSource program that already does audio format conversion and filtering like SoX... Add ... 
Recording Chord MScaler Output
As I understand it, the MScaler is a hardware solution with an output on a pair of coax connectors to pair with Chord devices to get the full benefit of 1MTaps and the Rob Watts IP filters... I really can’t imagine a device that would take the dat... 
Best Streamer for External USB Dac
Lumin U1 Mini... 
Lumin Player App Issues
No problems here with the U1 mini on a LAN with wifi to an iPhone running the current Lumin App... And Roon from a MacBookPro... What are you running the App on? iPhone, iPad or Android platform?And what tuberist said about Peter’s support... Spot... 
Looking for best streamer without DAC under $3500
My Lumin U1 mini works exceptionally well with my Chord Qutest as a Roon endpoint streaming Qobuz or local files from my MacBook or Qobuz or local files from my iPhone Lumin App...  It just always works... 
Can a CD player being close to a receiver or power amplifier affect its performance?
Maxwell suggests all things transmit and receive... 
Chord 2 Qute vs Metron Amethyst or Border Patrol S
The Chord Qutest supersedes the 2 Qute...  I have a Qutest and it sounds wonderfully realistic in my system, room, ears/brain...  Clean, detailed, deep and wide sound stage, 3-dimensional...