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Tidal/OPPO streaming issue
mizike - I use a Bluesound Vault 2i (contains a Node 2i) running via optical into my OPPO UDP 205, which I use as preamp in my 2 channel video system. Speakers are the incomparable JBL 705P. Check them out. Bought mine from Sweetwater. 
Tidal/OPPO streaming issue
Switch to Qobuz. That's what I did over general dissatisfaction with Tidal. I feel Qobuz is a much more satisfying experience.  
Looking for an integrated amp around 4000 to 5000.
The newly introduced NAD M-33 is worth a long look. It checks all your requirements and adds a few. MSRP is exactly $5000. Check it out. It looks to me at age 73 like a geezer's dream come true.I'm currently using the M-10, which is a great unit i... 
Another streaming newbie
Chuck - The reason I suggested the NAD M-10 for you is your desire for a one box solution for streamer and DAC. Why not take it a step further and replace your integrated as well?The M-10 retails for $2750 but it replaces your entire system. It al... 
Another streaming newbie
I'm the dummy who said Node 2 Ci. So, here's my correction: I should have called it a Node 2i, which is what I meant to say initially.Now I would like to assure you that, while the Bluesound products are said to fail at tickling the upper reaches ... 
Another streaming newbie
Square one. A streamer is a highly specialized computer whose only job is to deliver the digital signal to your system. Your system, however, requires an analog signal. That's where the Digtital to Analog Converter (DAC) is necessary. The Bluesoun... 
Add an external DAC. Make my Oppo UDP-205 a true top player
I have a small room for video so I made that system compact and 2 channel. In addition to a 65 inch OLED panel hanging on the wall, I use a UDP 205 going straight into JBL 705P monitors on stands via XLR. Results are very impressive. I also have a... 
Loudspeakers have we really made that much progress since the 1930s?
Certainly gains have been made in speaker design equipment and the parts used to implement ever more refined designs. However, as the owner of a horn hybrid system, I have to agree that the fundamentals of design have not experienced a paradigm sh... 
What's going on with the audio market?
Please excuse obviously misplaced post above. I plead senility. 
What's going on with the audio market?
1-Y here. I suppose that constitutes having met my military obligation. I showed up at the physical and did everything that was asked of me. Fact is I was hit in the left eye by an errant rock while in high school and have had a blind eye ever sin... 
What's going on with the audio market?
rippet - I'm in Fruita at the westernmost end of the state. It's post card country for sure. Being a long recovered alcoholic, I cannot offer opinions on the beer made here from personal experience so I can;t enter into conversations about specifi... 
What's going on with the audio market?
rippet - Your observation certainly applies to me. Key lies in being satisfied. Weed expedites that transition but it can be accomplished without as well. Going all the way back to the penny stock days, we see that the driving force behind or hobb... 
What's going on with the audio market?
I forgot to mention that living in Colorado gives you legal access to the least expensive, most effective audio tweak I've ever become familiar with. My county is 70% public lands and still remains sparsely populated with just 150,000 people in an... 
What's going on with the audio market?
There's another category --- me. I'm almost 69 years old (August). I bought my first system in 1973 and I will only buy anything again if it means recapture of funds or significant compactualization of the physical setup. Why? Because I don't have... 
What used speaker would you buy with $20,000-$35,000 and why?
Large Advents for sure because you just never see them at that price.