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Difference between Bluesound Node 2i and Cambridge CXN v2
iTunes ( my Windows computer) rips my CD’s  directly to my NAS Ethernet drives. All my music servers play it from the NAS drive over Ethernet. I use a dedicated Roon Rock server for my Roon to PS Audio DAC endpoint. Use Tidal either directly to CA... 
Difference between Bluesound Node 2i and Cambridge CXN v2
I own both the CA 851n and the CXN 1.  Both are good but prefer my PS Audio Directstream with Bridge II overall.  CA has no Roon or direct Qobuz connection.  I use Airplay for Qobuz. I have not heard the Bluesound.  Purchased both as opened box/cl... 
Travel system?
I use an iPhone with about 200 GB of ALAC music. Also stream Tidal, or Qobuz  in high resolution along with an iFi micro iDSD Black Label DAC.  My earbuds are Phonak Audeo. The earbuds are very comfortable and sound outrageous, but unfortunately a... 
Anyone having problems with their Gryphon Diablo 300 remote?
I don’t see how the CA remote can play into this issue.  Also do not understand how it could be “two” bad remotes.  I have not opened my remote to replace batteries.  Does it come with alkaline batteries from the factory? Have you checked the volt... 
What is the best solid state amplifier you have ever heard?
Gryphon Mephisto solo’s 
Anyone having problems with their Gryphon Diablo 300 remote?
No issues with my Diablo 300 remote....so far.what issues are you having? 
Pentatone Classics
Love Julia Fischer’s Pentatone albums on SACD. 
Ordered a Roon Nucleus Plus
Sfseay:See my my post above regarding hardware costs, Roon operating system software is free.  The Roon program is not. 
Gryphon Diablo 300 Has Arrived: First Impressions.
No plastic polish in my box. 
Ordered a Roon Nucleus Plus
I use an Intel i7 NUC running Roon Rock with both Tidal, Qobuz, and a large NAS drive.  This is connected via my Ethernet network to the Bridge II on my PS Audio Directstream DAC. Works almost perfectly with my iPad Pro.  Only issue is occasionall... 
phono preamp for Primaluna
Since I have very few albums, I purchased an inexpensive Hagerman Bugle 3 MM/MC phono preamp. I have it connected to my Gryphon Diablo 300. It sounds very good for it’s price. Low noise level. Very few ticks and pops. Just have to get over the fac... 
PS Audio Directstream Bridge II stability with Roon
I used the following:  NUC7i7BNH, 250 gbyte m.2 SS drive, and only 8 gbytes of ram.  I followed the Roon site instructions. They claim you should not need more than 8 gbytes of ram.  250 gbytes was the smallest m.2 drive Fry’s had when I went ther... 
PS Audio Directstream Bridge II stability with Roon
Roon rock is very simple to assemble and worked perfectly on the first try. I was able to get 20% off the parts at Fry’s. Paid about $450 for all the needed parts including tax for the i7 NUC version. 
PS Audio Directstream Bridge II stability with Roon
I do use Snowmass.  My connections are a bit complicated since I have 2 WiFi networks in my house.‘All the following are hardwired:1. cable modem is connected to my first WiFi network router which in turn has 4 wired outputs. The. wired outputs of... 
PS Audio Directstream Bridge II stability with Roon
I use Roon with my Directstream DAC and Bridge II for both Tidal and Qobuz. Roon also controls the music on my NAS drive. It is used almost everyday all day. My Roon server is a dedicated Intel NUC i7 computer which I assembled with a Roon operati...