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Do I go from a Primaluna HP Integrated to Schiit Freya+ and a pair of Aegir Amps?
Schiit gear is good but having owned both brands, Primaluna is far and away better. The parts quality, the build quality, the sound quality, the longevity...all better than Schiit. Every piece of Schiit I had was nice at first but slowly degraded ... 
What system can adequately reproduce the sounds of a tanker being hit by torpedo ?
Your skull as it’s smacked by your own hand. Why the hell is this being posted here? 
Anyone have experience with the new ELAC DDP-2?
Ex-nay on the condescension-eh, there. 
Anyone have experience with the new ELAC DDP-2?
To be clear, it will stream Spotify without a computer. It only needs a network connection for your phone to see it as a Spotify Connect endpoint and stream. No issues with that.  
Anyone have experience with the new ELAC DDP-2?
Thanks for prompting me. I ended up returning it. As a DAC and probably as a preamp it’s really really good. I was primarily interested in a streaming DAC and it does most of that, but too many of the features advertised weren’t fully baked so rat... 
Anyone have experience with the new ELAC DDP-2?
Hi Chris,I appreciate the response. While the methods you mentioned are possible, in my mind it kind of defeats the purpose of having a streaming DAC if I have to connect it to a computer.  If I’m doing that, I might as well do all of the streamin... 
Anyone have experience with the new ELAC DDP-2?
The headphone amp has thankfully gotten a bit better since I’ve left headphones on it for a few days to break in if it needs that. Picking up the headphones again, I found it had improved and sounded more fleshed out. So there’s hope. On streaming... 
Anyone have experience with the new ELAC DDP-2?
Just over a week with the DDP-2. The DAC is really really good. Tons of space between instruments which makes it easy to pick up nuances previously unnoticed in songs. Not as much midrange punch and warmth as I would like but the neutrality across... 
Will we now see "Borophene" cables?
Clorophene? More like borophene.... 
MHDT or Border Patrol
Thanks. That does bode well if they are that responsive and helpful to issues.  Perhaps some of the other owners were not as willing to reach out to the manufacturer.  Hard to know. 
MHDT or Border Patrol
I've been reading more about the MHDT DACs in forums all over and one theme keeps popping up.  Time and time again, I see owners saying the reliability has not been great from boards going bad, to tubes dying quickly, to inputs not functioning any... 
Anyone have experience with the new ELAC DDP-2?
Weeeeelll shoot.  I just had an a-ha moment with this DAC. One of my test songs that I know backward and forward sounded pretty damn awesome. You may laugh but it’s Gordon Lightfoot’s If You Could Read My Mind. I’ve always loved the layering of th... 
Anyone have experience with the new ELAC DDP-2?
Still getting a bit smoother day by day. Voices are standing out nicely now. Listening to some Fleet Foxes and it’s sounding much more natural than day one with a little more separation in between layers of the songs. Still a bit of not-broken-in ... 
Anyone have experience with the new ELAC DDP-2?
I've not been able to figure out how to connect to the device for files on the network that aren't on Roon.  There is a very limited web interface for the device that lets you rename it, update firmware, set bluetooth discoverability, etc. but no ... 
Anyone have experience with the new ELAC DDP-2?
Update: got the IP address figured out and got Airplay up and running. Then a firmware update unlocked Spotify connect which sounds noticeably better than Airplay.  So far, I’m noticing much more rounded bass presentation with more authority and d...