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Nuprime Stream-9 Streamer
The I2S output on all Nuprime gear follows the PS Audio standard so yes to the May/Spring and Directstream don't know what standard SMSL follows.   
GaN amps: Peachtree or LSA Voyager?
Another option is the new AGD Tempo   https://agdproduction.com/tempo/    
Avoiding US dealer markups
The only time that workaround will work is with speakers. With the current shipping premiums that savings will not be what it used to be.  
Replacement for Carver Crimson 275 to drive Maggi .7’s
Odyssey Stratos Extreme - $1800  
Differences the Project RS2 Transport and the (newest) Jay's Audio CD2 Mk 3
I agree with Charles in that if you want/need full DSD output and have the ability to take advantage of the I2S output give it a try. You’ll have 30 days to see if anything odd happens that bothers you. I'll also add that nobody on the forum that ... 
Differences the Project RS2 Transport and the (newest) Jay's Audio CD2 Mk 3
@lordmelton  For me it's because I don't own any SACD's other than maybe a half dozen hybrids.  Secondly as a member of the PS Audio forum for six years some of software related quirks involving this transport took it out of consideration quickly... 
Differences the Project RS2 Transport and the (newest) Jay's Audio CD2 Mk 3
@snopro    I ordered on the 12th and was told 7-10 business days plus shipping. The CDT2 will be broken in and the CDT3 right out of the box so it will take a while before they are anywhere close to on equal footing.  I will however give initial... 
Is the Shuguang 5AR4 any good?
@immatthewj    I don't remember how many spots you have that need a 5AR4 but if you have enough good NOS ones to fill those spots you only need one spare so concentrate on getting quality not quantity.  Times are different than when I was buying... 
Is the Shuguang 5AR4 any good?
No different than the Sovtek in sound or reliability.  If they are good strong tubes the Amperex and the Matsushita will last a decade at least unless damaged by something.   
Differences the Project RS2 Transport and the (newest) Jay's Audio CD2 Mk 3
No hum on mine why do you ask  
CD Transports: anything in between?
Cyrus CDi  
Preamp match for my First Watt F-7 amp.
With 90db speakers the 18db gain from the Quicksilver line stage should be more than enough to drive the First Watt amp as loud as you can stand.  I suggest you check your connections especially the output level on the Audiolab streamer.   
Preamp match for my First Watt F-7 amp.
Don only makes one model now with a fixed gain of 18db  
Preamp match for my First Watt F-7 amp.
There is a Supratek Syrah on US Audiomart that would do the trick if you can convince him to ship or make arrangements to pick it up.  Has gain of 26db at max setting.   https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649834882-supratek-syrah-preamp-with-... 
Differences the Project RS2 Transport and the (newest) Jay's Audio CD2 Mk 3
Thanks Charles for now I'm having fun playing with different gear but sooner than later a thinning of the herd will have to happen.