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MQA•Foolish New Algorithm? Vote!
MQA is the Cubic Zirconia of hi-res audio. To many it sounds as good as the real thing, so what’s the big deal? To others it will never matter how good it sounds, it’s still not the "real" thing. There is a lot written about MQA in the audio forum... 
Best Network streamer with MQA?
Lumin and Aurender fan boys making their presence known.  These two are certainly among the best out there.  I own a Lumin T1 but would not declare Lumin to be best just because I own it.  I doubt if you would be disappointed with either brand.  I... 
Just got ruined by a pair of Treo CTs
The Treo CT is a wonderful speaker.  I can certainly understand how you got "ruined" by a pair.  Myself, I was ruined by a pair of Vandersteen Quatro CTs about a year and a half ago.  I listened to them at a dealer and compared them to Proac and W... 
What Matters and What is Nonsense
The OP message, while reasonable and obviously based upon his personal experience is neither universal nor definitive.  It is his opinion.  Rather than tempering it with a simple "IMO" declaration it reads more like a manifesto. I think it was int... 
CD players = dead?
Invariably there are those who feel they must make a declaration of the "death" of a format, as if to cross it off some mythical list.  These pronouncements generally follow some new discovery in their own system that has transformed their listeni... 
Ready to move onto next stage of streaming
After owning a Bluesound Node 2 for a year I moved it to another system in another part of the house.  I replaced it with a Lumin T-1 Streamer.  The T-1 does sound better but not by a huge margin.  This is not a knock against the Lumin, rather a t... 
How Is MQA Fareing?
"How is MQA fareing"?Depends on who you ask.  I'm somewhat agnostic about it myself.  I've listened to it thru a Bluesound Node2 for nearly a year now and in general I like what I've heard.  I just recently changed over from my Bluesound to a Lumi... 
Bluesound Node 2 as a preamp?
I just replaced the Bluesound Node2 in my main system with a Lumin T1 and yes the T1 is better (as it should be for the price) but the Bluesound Node2 has to be one of the best bargains in Hi Fi.  I love it.  I have moved it to a second system in ... 
MQA•Foolish New Algorithm? Vote!
@mapman Exactly.  EVERYTHING in the audio reproduction chain is lossless.  We pick our favorite flavors. 
Best redbook-only CD Player under $10k - Bryston BCD3, Resolution Audio Cantata 3.0, ....
jafantNo, I never heard the BCD-1. 
Digital vs Vinyl: The winner is ??
I agree with a lot of what he has to say but his smugness and self assured, know it all approach blunted the impact of his assertions. The call between digital an analog is getting more difficult for me...but for me there will never have to be a "... 
Best redbook-only CD Player under $10k - Bryston BCD3, Resolution Audio Cantata 3.0, ....
The BCD-3 is well under $10000 and a solid performer.  I've had one in my system now for just about a year.  It betters a Sony ES5400 CD/SACD player that I still have in my system and a 20 year old Meridian 508.24 which it replaced.  I would be su... 
Waiting on 802D3 to arrive -- Will I need a sub?
A quality subwoofer can enhance just about any system...assuming your room can handle it.  I used a REL sub for years with various speakers and always found it blend well.  There are very few stand alone speakers than can reproduce the very low ba... 
Streamer/DAC recommendation
I would be more inclined to do as you suggest and just get a better DAC for the Bluesound.  However, I am removing it altogether.   I guess I could just get another one but since I will be having to replace the Bluesound anyway I just thought I wo... 
Streamer/DAC recommendation
Just interested in better sound.  I don't really need all the bells and whistles of Roon.  Just looking to keep it simple.  I am currently using the built in DAC in  Bluesound with RCA outs to my line stage. Also, I don't necessarily need a stream...