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@big_greg Thank you for the recommendation, I was going to miss that gem (Alice Coltrane) 
External DAC connection for Bluesound Node 2i (after "Another streaming newbie" thread)
@jxo Check out RME forums: https://forum.rme-audio.de/viewtopic.php?id=30979I ripped CD’s to FLAC, storing on an external disk connected to Node 2i. I believe that these files are then passed intact by Node via the optical link to the RME DAC. Hop... 
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Anyone looking at today's new material on Qobuz will notice not one but TWO releases by Paulo Fresu, my favorite Sardinian trumpeter for the last couple of months. He published them to celebrate his 60-th birthday 2 days ago. Please check out his ... 
External DAC connection for Bluesound Node 2i (after "Another streaming newbie" thread)
Node 2i to RME ADI-2 DAC via either Mogami coax (1.5 m) or a good quality but inexpensive optical cable. They both sound the same -- excellent. From the RME: balanced cables to the amp, or direct to phones. 
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@big_greg Thank you for Diane Schuur recommendation! Sounds like Paradise (on my new Focal Clears), and exactly the kind of music that makes my day today :-)There's plenty of air and *soundstage* in addition to the music itself.I didn't know this ... 
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@reubent I have ripped all of my CDs, about 2,000 of them, and stored the FLAC files on a 2 TB WD Passport external drive and connected (USB) to the Node 2i. That way I stream from the internet or get the FLACs from the attached disk. Same quality... 
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Bluesound’s (DAC) sound is OK, but underwhelming. That’s why I no longer use it’s internal DAC. External-DAC-wise I think we are at a point where it is difficult to improve things any more (although marketing will try to convince people otherwise)... 
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@big_greg I am an electronics engineer turned software engineer. In fact, I played a lot with audio (and image) formats. For folks getting into digital music it makes sense to educate themselves about the basics of digital audio: what is PCM, FLAC... 
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@reubent Like @big_greg I too prefer Qobuz, sonically Hi-Res is preferable to me over MQA "Masters" -- you can find a lot of discussion on this comparison. A bunch of highly respected makers of DACs don't even support MQA, and explain that they ar... 
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Paolo Fresu: "Alma", ACT, Qobuz HRSomeone made a good suggestion recently, to accompany our de facto recommendations with a few words Paolo Fresu is my new discovery and I can't stop listening to him. He's a modern Sardinian Jazz trumpeter. Music ... 
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Paolo Fresu: Alma. Qobuz.(on my new Focal Clear headphones connected to RME ADI-2 DAC).Great music, wonderful sound. 
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@big_greg The Qobuz playlists are great! Check out austinpop's playlists (dCS Bartok, etc) plenty of really good music and pointers to records I didn't know 
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Chris Potter "Circuits" / Qobuz HR 
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Rymden -- Live in Umeå (Live) 
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@melvinjames As a user of Qobuz for over a year now, I listen to music not known to me before 80% of the time.  And I hardly listen to any of my about 2,000 CDs anymore.  A lot of great music on ECM (of course), but also on ACT.Pretty much everyth...