Responses from oldschool1948

getting into streaming
Take a look at the Innous product line.  You can rip your CDs to the Innous streamer, and it comes with an excellent music management app called Sense, which is free to use.  Or you can configure it to use Roon.  Years ago, I purchased a Roon lif... 
How do you find time to enjoy your $$$ speakers and system?
Before I retired, I remodeled my man cave.  As part of that, I sold my McIntosh system and gave away my beloved 1980's system and began building my retirement system.  My man cave has a dedicated listening room; a pool table area; an area for my H... 
Name 3 songs where audio quality and song quality completely align
Blues Delight - Slightly Hung Over Roberta Flack - The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone  
Why do we stop listening to new music as we get older?
+1 @dinov  +1 @waytoomuchstuff  I've listened to mostly soul and R&B since the 60's; during that time, I also enjoyed some soft rock and contemporary jazz.  Lately, I've spent time discovering blues and more jazz.  I've never been a fan of ... 
What happened to those dreaded 1099 forms we were going to receive from Paypal?
I received a 1099-K from EBay and PatPal, and each is less than $2,500.  
Birthday DAC
+1 Audio Mirror Tubadour SE Great sounding DAC.  
Which Line Level, Balanced Preamplifier?
I’m quite happy with my PS Audio BHK Reference preamp.  It allows tube rolling.  Tungsram NOS 7DJ8 tubes sound best to me, much better than the stock tubes.  Be aware Tungsram NOS 7DJ8’s are getting harder and harder to find.  I like that it’s a h... 
Cambridge CXN V2 or Innuos Pulse Mini?
Innuos makes excellent products, and I can tell you from experience the Sense App is much better than the Blue OS app.  
What are your top 3 favorite female singers?
Roberta Flack Aretha Franklin Randy Crawford  
Apple Music vs Tidal for SQ
My ripped CDs sound better than Qobuz or Tidal CD quality music. Qobuz HiRes and Tidal MQA sound a bit better than my ripped CDs. Quboz HiRes sounds better than Tidal MQA. DSD128 songs played via the Zenith beats them all. I play Qobuz through a ... 
Apple Music vs Tidal for SQ
I have Tidal and Qobuz.  I like them both for SQ.  Qobuz sounds a bit more natural and smoother and therefore better on my system.  Apple music and even mp3 files sound pretty good on my system, but you can clearly hear the difference between stre... 
My audio system and streaming service are not yet on speaking terms. Help needed.
+1 @soix  I use a Zenith MKII with a Matrix-X for i2s to my DAC.  And while I have a Roon lifetime subscription, I’ve found the Innous Sense app SQ superior to Roon.  I don’t use Roon as much anymore.   I stream both Tidal and Qobuz.  I’m into j... 
Do You Tell Others How Much You Have Invested in Your System?
+1 northman  
Where did you buy your first audio gear?
In 1968 while stationed in Vietnam, I purchased a Pioneer turntable.  At the time, I knew zilch about stereo equipment.  I shipped it home, but it was stolen and never reached home.   In 1972 while stationed in Germany, I began building a system ... 
Sound quality of Roon
@nyev To me Sense sounds slightly too bloated or “filled-in” to me, with all of the space and air around vocals and instruments removed when compared with Roon. I think you are the only person that likes Roon over Sense on a Zenith.  Just kiddi...