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Under $3K streaming dac suggestions, Roon Ready?
Okay..The Bel Canto ran for about 18 hours straight, which probably isn’t enough burn in, but at least it got a good work out in. I decided to start the A/B testing. *First test:Bel Canto (using analog out to integrated) vs. Auralic Mini (using an... 
Under $3K streaming dac suggestions, Roon Ready?
A few pictures are posted on my "Systems" page. 
Under $3K streaming dac suggestions, Roon Ready?
Update:The Bel Canto e.One Stream arrived today, and took all of 3 minutes to setup and connect with Roon.Using the analog out right now to test the internal DAC.  So far it's sounding excellent, and I got to remove one box!Going to let in burn in... 
Under $3K streaming dac suggestions, Roon Ready?
@aberyclark That looks like a nice piece!  I've owned the PH-10 and IS-1000 by Gold Note.  Both were excellent. 
Under $3K streaming dac suggestions, Roon Ready?
@nonoise That was on my radar a while back.  Was getting really close to going with a whole Alchemy/ELAC system with the amp and phono stage too.At that time though, it was still too early, and there wasn't much in the way of professional or user ... 
Under $3K streaming dac suggestions, Roon Ready?
Well...Just pulled the trigger on a new Bel Canto e.One Stream.  Should have it this Friday, and will have all weekend to break it in.I'll be able to compare it side by side with the Auralic Mini/Mytek Liberty, and switch easily between the two wi... 
Under $3K streaming dac suggestions, Roon Ready?
@rbach  Thanks for all the great constructive comments on this post.  When other members who are looking for a streaming dac see this, they'll surely be better off, after reading all the great information you've provided.Much appreciated, and keep... 
Under $3K streaming dac suggestions, Roon Ready?
@aschuh1  Good suggestion.  I'm not opposed to using an Oppo 205, and I would be able to play my CDs again too!Anyone use an Oppo as a Roon endpoint?  Looks like it uses the same/similar DAC as in the Mytek.  Maybe a later version. 
Under $3K streaming dac suggestions, Roon Ready?
*Update, I didn't see that user guide link, and that has more info.  Looks to be a great little streamer/dac. 
Under $3K streaming dac suggestions, Roon Ready?
@audioman58 Thanks for providing the link.  That makes much more sense now, as I was a little confused by your earlier posts.Not a whole let of information on the specs, as of now, but it seems to do everything I want, with the only exception that... 
Under $3K streaming dac suggestions, Roon Ready?
@fpeel A couple years ago I was using a Benchmark DAC2 HGC, as a DAC and preamp too for a bit.  Very, very nice piece of gear.  Extremely accurate sounding, no jitter, no coloration whatsoever.  I'm sure it would mate well with my Yamaha/Spendor s... 
Under $3K streaming dac suggestions, Roon Ready?
@jimman2  The Nativ looks very cool!  I like the screen.  Hard to find pics of the actual unit (front/back) from actual users.  I'm guessing it's pretty new to the market.Not sure if there is a streamer & dac version, or if you have to purchas... 
Under $3K streaming dac suggestions, Roon Ready?
@bthartman  Thank you for the suggestion.  That does seem to check everything off my list.I know little about Cary as a brand, so will have to do some research, especially regarding the different "direct" levels you mentioned.Any further info woul... 
Under $3K streaming dac suggestions, Roon Ready?
Thanks for the link @david_ten 
Under $3K streaming dac suggestions, Roon Ready?
@musicloversaudio Thank you for the suggestion.  The Codex was on my watch list last year, but to me it seems like a sideways move from the Mytek Liberty.I haven't heard the Codex, so I could be way off, but as far as my main goal, it puts me on t...