mahler123

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Another person going digital and full of questions
Bluesound Node2 is a good starter streamer.  It works with every streaming service out there.  They have just upped their DAC, and you may or may not find it compares with your current DAC.  It will leave most of your budget intact so that you can... 
Streamer Recommendation
I had the bdp3, which I have criticized extensively in other threads due to Manic Moose, but for Qobuz I did the same thing as kenrus, using the Qobuz app to put a music choice in the favorites and then select favorites on Manic Moose  
Bryston Bda3 vs 3.14 Streamer
cleeds     I used Rigelian.  It was an improvement over Manic Moose but that is a low bar.  It recognized perhaps 50% of the music on my NAS.  I also had to reload the app several times.  Rigelian was a free app, so one can't complain, but I s... 
Service question: Who can service an Esoteric UX-1 CD/SACD player modified by APL NWO 3.0?
I wonder how much all that shipping may run. If I was the seller/OP, I would take the Unit back, maybe offering to refund 90% of the price, keeping the rest to cover shipping costs and your time.  I would do this just to maintain a good rating on... 
Onkyo has filed for bankruptcy
  What the heck, we can lump Integra and Onkyo together..  I owned an Integra receiver not long before my last Onkyo receiver and there was no sonic difference, if anything the Onkyo was an improvement and cost about $1K less.   In fact that rais... 
Onkyo has filed for bankruptcy
All right jjss49, I apologize for popping off.  I usually enjoy your posts, btw.   I think we should care when a decent midfi company like Onkyo bites the dust.  It’s a sign that the whole industry is struggling.  And the large mid fis usually ha... 
Onkyo has filed for bankruptcy
You know jj49, sometimes people just can’t switch jobs like other people change socks.  Day Care arrangements may limit some.  Others may be approaching retirement age and not exactly look like the belle of the ball on a resume.  They may have eld... 
Mconnect and Bricasti
I had a Synology server but I couldn’t get the minim server software to do anything.The server then got ruined with malware-I had been using it to store non music data.   I would use a dedicated player/streamer.  With the exception of some really... 
Bryston Bda3 vs 3.14 Streamer
No.  The streamer sounds good but the program that runs it, Manic Moose, makes it a non starter  
Onkyo has filed for bankruptcy
Onkyo was decent Mid Fi.  I had a portable player that sounded great, and until a few years ago I was using their top AVR in HT system.  I replaced with Anthem because the Anthem Room correction made a huge difference.  Onkyo owned the Integra lin... 
Mconnect and Bricasti
Is the Bricasti a player as well as a DAC?  
Most Realistic Recordings
I second the Claudio Arrau Chopin Nocturnes suggestion upthread.  I also recommend Vikingur Olaffson recordings on DG; there is a Bach themed, Mozart themed, and one alternating Rameau with Debussy.  Alfred Brendel Phillips recordings of the last ... 
Streamer on Office WiFi?
I agree about the IT security issues.  Given the ransomware/malware issues out there, if I was an IT guy I would never countenance letting anyone use a streamer. If the Audiolab has a usb slot try playing music from a flash drive or hard drive if... 
Use or sell/replace Oppo UDP-203?
Well it sounds like the OP doesn’t particularly need the 203, which has many capabilities.  He can definitely get a good price and use the money elsewhere   
Use or sell/replace Oppo UDP-203?
I love mine.  It plays Data Discs, usb flash drives and other usb hard drives,  and will play music  files from my NAS.  I have started using it to display photos that I transferred to a hard drive.  It’s a lot more than just a hard disc player