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Qobuz Hi Res files and Oppo 205
I am using an Oppo 203 and have no problem playing 24/192 files from Qobuz through Roon but I am using wifi. 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Peter Green - In the Skies 
What CD players will accept an I2S connection with the PS Audio Direct Stream DAC ?
Jays Audio CD2-MK3 is one to consider 
Analogue Productions announces May 21st release of ultimate Kind Of Blue LP
Got the email today that mine shipped and I can’t wait. I have an OG mono and stereo but both a bit noisy and also the Classic records version a friend bought for me in a used record store, because he was sick of my complaining about my noisy copi... 
turntable upgrade?
If the Thorens is working up to spec you will be hard pressed to beat it with a $1000 *new* turntable. Are you using the stock tonearm? Perhaps consider mounting a SME or other tonearm. Check the Vinyl Nirvana website for more options to hot rod y... 
Speakers Corner Releases - Any Good
Outstanding label with exquisite releases. One of a handful of “go to” audiophile labels along with Impex and the other usual suspects. Fear not. 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Phil Ranelin - Vibes From The Tribe  
McIntosh MC 8207 Power Guard problem.
I do not have that unit but have you tried resetting the microprocessors from the manual? 
Is a separate phono preamp worthwhile?
I used an EAR 834p with my McIntosh C42 and that was much better than the internal phono preamp. When I upgrated to the C70 I tested for a couple weeks before concluding the C70 phono was better sounding than the EAR. Whatever that anecdotal evide... 
Wireless Ethernet Router Advice
I am using an Eero mesh network system to stream Roon with Qobuz to multiple zones very successfully. I use an eero extender with an ethernet cable for a couple of the zones. 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Brian Eno/David Byrne - My Life in the Bush of GhostsJust showed up on my doorstep today from somebody. Don't remember ever hearing it before. Nice gift. 
My MA252 saga
After reading your post I immediately, nervously, turned my MA252 up 60%, 70%, 80... 100% with no music playing. No hiss. Dead silent. I can hear some hum if I put my ear directly against my speakers though. Is that what you mean? I am using B&... 
How do you avoid buying new LPs that sound just like CDs?
In my case I only buy vinyl from analog sources. Either original or re-issue. I can stream the record from Qobuz otherwise. 
20’ TT cabling
Keep your phono preamp close (within 3') to your turntable and you will be fine. 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
J&K: STONEBONERecord store day re-release. Just can't stop playing this one.