jnehma1

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Audio Club in or around Charleston, SC
No shops around here, and imagine my shock when I saw this thread. I'm apt to believe you all are figments of my imagination! 
PS Audio vs NAD M12
@livlifdc I didn't watch the youtube video @mbolek linked but when I spoke to PS Audio on the phone they indicated the signal to noise ratio was not ideal for using the DSD or DSJr as a DAC (it's worse on the DSJr, which is what I had). I asked if... 
How much would I lose going to a Bluesound Node 2i
@jtsnead Yes you can pass the MQA signal to an external DAC but the DSJr already is a streamer so what do you need the Node for? Just connect ethernet to the DSJr and stream Tidal directly through it. Use the $500 Node budget to buy a lifetime sub... 
PS Audio vs NAD M12
@razorbraun To be fair, the DSJr trades for WELL below list price, even brand new, but snagging a deal on the DSD is great. As noted, PS Audio doesn't recommend using it as a preamp, so definitely play around with that. The Anthem could work just ... 
Music I would succumb to under torture
Two words: Smashing Pumpkins 
Does this exist? Preamp/Streamer/DAC with MQA, Roon and more
@edsky Initially I had the Marantz receiver in the family room due to the need for dual purpose with tv viewing. I run the preouts to my Musical Fidelity amp, so the receiver just acts as a preamp and DAC. I purchased the NAD to replace the receiv... 
Does this exist? Preamp/Streamer/DAC with MQA, Roon and more
@edsky Thanks for the feedback. Unless I am missing something though, there's no difference between what you described with Audirvana and what I can do today with Roon. In either case, the software does the first unfold but since my receiver is no... 
All in one Pre/Power/Streaming/DAC or Streaming Preamp/DAC combo ~$2k-4k recommendations
NAD M10 does all that and has Dirac for $2,500 list price. A used Devialet expert pro 140. No room correction per se but does compensate for the behavior of specific speakers via the SAM functionality.Lumin M1 is $2k but no room correction. 
Does this exist? Preamp/Streamer/DAC with MQA, Roon and more
@firstonetallguy I have two Marantz receivers in the house, both of which have only ever been used as processors (I use the pre-outs to separate amps). I don't know which DAC is in your 7703 versus the two receivers I have but I connected the PS A... 
Does this exist? Preamp/Streamer/DAC with MQA, Roon and more
@rbstehno I'm gravitating in that direction. I already sold the PS Audio DAC but could buy another one. Interesting that their other preamp (the Stellar, I'm not counting the BHK due to budget) is also a preamp/DAC, so I wonder if that one reall... 
Does this exist? Preamp/Streamer/DAC with MQA, Roon and more
@iopscrl Perhaps you are right, it just seems silly to buy an 11.2 channel processor with all kinds of fancy processing to end up putting it on Pure Direct mode the entire time and use only 2.1 channels. 
Does this exist? Preamp/Streamer/DAC with MQA, Roon and more
@audiotroy I only used the Marantz in conjunction with the PS Audio DAC since it needed a preamp to be most effective. The NAD runs straight into my amp. Power conditioning is from a PS Audio Quintessence and the power cord is a Pangea AC14XL Mk I... 
Does this exist? Preamp/Streamer/DAC with MQA, Roon and more
@jimclarkstereo Thanks, thats 2 votes for the Elac. I'm trying to read a bit more about it but there is practically nothing written on the whole internet. Hard to do any research. It seems interesting, although I will say the aesthetics of the uni... 
Does this exist? Preamp/Streamer/DAC with MQA, Roon and more
@audiotroy Fair enough, I appreciate the input and I'm willing to try anything once. But my hesitation that the Nuprime is a panacea is two-fold. First, everyone in the NAD658 owners thread on AVSForum is describing the exact same sound (one guy e... 
Does this exist? Preamp/Streamer/DAC with MQA, Roon and more
Just ran into a brand I never heard of called DEQX. Thought I would share here in case anyone else was interested. They have a couple devices (PreMate Plus and HDP-5) that meet all my must have criteria except MQA, but also have room correction an...