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hiphiphan

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Would I benefit from a dedicated streamer?
I initially had my Chord Qutest hooked directly to my Roon Nucleus.  I then decided to give the Sonore opticalRendu a try (with linear supply unit), and I was blown away by the improvement in sound quality.  You can read more about it in this post... 
Remarkably better sound possible with just 1 system component change?
I don't have firsthand experience with this (yet), but I'd bet it would make an enormous difference in sound quality if you have room issues and can't (or don't want to) do room treatment:  https://www.tonepublications.com/review/mcintosh-men-220/ 
If you stream music from the internet, I can't recommend this more highly
cycles2: To be honest, we’re talking about what is essentially a $1,400 streamer compared to your $23,000 streamer/DAC. You are waaaaay beyond where I was with my digital front-end. Common sense is telling me that the opticalRendu is just not goin... 
If you stream music from the internet, I can't recommend this more highly
I shouldn't even reply to someone so rude. But for the sake of other readers . . .Part 1:  OK, so why should I listen to you at all? [You don't have to. This is a hobbyist forum. I'm just sharing my experiences with fellow enthusiasts. I'm free to... 
If you stream music from the internet, I can't recommend this more highly
pophaudio:  Ansuz power distributor; Roon Nucleus; Chord Qutest; T+A integrated amp; secondhand Raidho D3.1s.  (And now, of course, the optical kit.) 
If you stream music from the internet, I can't recommend this more highly
krell_fan1:  Thanks!cycles2:  andrew@smallgreencomputer.com 
If you stream music from the internet, I can't recommend this more highly
cycles2:  I agree, the SGC website is confusing. I must have visited that thing 100 times before I kind of figured out what was what.  But regarding your question:  I don't know this for sure, but it sounds like your set-up is already so optimize... 
If you stream music from the internet, I can't recommend this more highly
Regarding a couple of the questions above about the traditional "optical" ports on audio devices -- this was discussed a little bit earlier.  As one poster put it: "Different optical we're talking here. The topic is on ethernet over fiber optic, n... 
If you stream music from the internet, I can't recommend this more highly
gkr7007: Please let us know how it goes.som:  It's good to hear that others can confirm what I'm hearing. What brand/model are your horn speakers? My speakers aren't horns, but they're very detailed/revealing nonetheless (Raidho D3.1, purchased se... 
If you stream music from the internet, I can't recommend this more highly
volumizer: yeah, someone mentioned that already. I replied above. I have no association with SGC whatsoever. I’m just very happy with my purchase and they happened to be the first place I stumbled across the optical thing. Someone above said that ... 
If you stream music from the internet, I can't recommend this more highly
Dang. I always get that wrong.  
If you stream music from the internet, I can't recommend this more highly
My test process was the one that matters most in this hobby:  actually listening.  You on the other hand haven't even done that, and yet you're going to make a judgment based on some universal (and btw, untested) theoretical assumption about all "... 
If you stream music from the internet, I can't recommend this more highly
I have a "competent" DAC - the Chord Qutest.  I originally had it connected directly to my Roon Nucleus.  When I added the optical gear, it dramatically improved the sound.  The difference is not subtle.  I can hear your rebuttal already:  it's al... 
If you stream music from the internet, I can't recommend this more highly
Thanks Andrew. Seems like a lot of moving parts. I have to think the whole optical thing is going to be simplified in the near future. Not to cut into your business model, but I think a lot of people are probably going to wonder, if they just want... 
If you stream music from the internet, I can't recommend this more highly
richtruss: That sounds like an interesting approach. I might give it a try at some point, especially since you offer a return window.treynolds: Sorry, I’m not tech savvy. I can’t explain it. Maybe richtruss or sonic79 can offer an explanation? All...