ianrmack

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PS Audio "AirLens" streamer coming soon?
i2S output from a streamer is a huge plus as i have a Denafrips Pontus II.  Curious also about Mercury Streamer V2 and Holo.  
Steamer upgrade? Follow up follow up
Just wish that all of these emphatic and exuberant users of those $6k+ steamer-only products would kindly describe what they experienced after they bought and installed such a coveted piece of gear. I know what I heard when I bought and installed... 
Streamer upgrade? follow up.
I think I found the solution...for me: PS Audio AirLens. Will give it a try and report back...;-)  
Streamer upgrade? follow up.
@thyname : No, not at all. I'm just looking for objecticity and your resposnse only confirms my main objection: You cant describe the sonic benefits and instead collapse under the weight of your own convictions in your more expensive choice.   T... 
Streamer upgrade? follow up.
I certainly WOULD give it a try but I need WiFi connection and have a perfect 800mb connection. Lumin, aurender, auralic all require direct Ethernet and that would be a pain as I have a 120 yo home with thick brick walls.    can aurender do wifi?  
Streamer upgrade? follow up.
I know you can’t imagine what you have not experienced…..but, I’m waiting for any professional, reviewer, hobbyist or other to objectively define just how and why a $6k streamer only can yield better results other than other the mantra: Trust us, ... 
Streamer upgrade? follow up.
Ahem….the OP has had his new toy for 24 hrs….the infatuation phase. Y’all are lapping up a giddy reaction like it was some new Stereophile Class A Recommended product.    $6K for just a streamer head? You effing kidding me?    FWIW, I took a 5V ... 
Integrated amplifier for Dynaudio Heritage Special
Strong recommendation for Belles amps and Dynaudio. The Virtuoso and Aria Dual Mono are in your range. I use a Belles Aria Signature to drive my Dyn Heritage Specials. Love it.  
Amp & Pre or Integrated for Dynaudio Heritage Special
I have a pair of Dyn Heritage Specials (and Special 40s). I use a Belles Aria Signature and think it sounds great. Have an LTA Z40+ coming in on rial in 3 weeks, so we will see.  
Comments on NODE 3 Power Supply Upgrade
I have a Node "3" with a Teddy Pardo LPS and think it sounds great.  Better soundstage, music separation and a more sophisticated presentation overall. And I use an external DAC (Denafrips Pontus II). Same as when a took that sme TD LPS and put ... 
BluSound Node and Node 2
I had a Node 2i and now have a Node (130). Have external DACs. BS is great. i added a Teddy Pardo LPS last year and i think made BS even better. Love the app, love widi connectivity, love airplay, love Bluetooth for frirnds when they come over.... 
Low buzzing through speaks
Do you have an old home? You may have some "DC offset" issues with your AC. Emotiva makes a CMX-2 (?) at around $150 and it fixes it. Amps with toroidal transformers tend to pick it up more.  
Dynaudio Evoke 20
Spend around $200-$500 more and get a used pair of Special 40's. Evoke 20s not well-received overall outside of home theater.  
Bluesound 2i coaxial output sound quality
1. No 2. Yes  
Can a digital cable have different connectors?
Get a digital cable that is BNC on one end and RCA on the other. DH Labs Silversonic makes a good one. you can also get an RCA/BNC adapter and try it. no issues at all