smills59

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Looking for a tube (or tube sounding) DAC
Thanks everybody! I decided to order the Holo Audio Mat Dac. I'll let you know how it sounds in my system. I appreciate your advice!Steve 
Looking for a tube (or tube sounding) DAC
Thanks for your suggestions. It's not the I don't like the Yggy, I have an itch to upgrade to a higher level and I love the sound of tubes.I think the Aquahifi DACs are out of my budget of $6,000, but they sure look nice!  I'll check out the MHDT ... 
How old are you?
64 and still tweaking my system. Just spent $800 for new tubes. When I die and my son gets my stuff, I'll leave him a list of tweaks still to be done. It never ends....  
Why is there no love for Prima Luna?
I've had my PL Dialogue HP Integrated for a few years now and love it.  It powers my Martin Logan Summit X speakers perfectly.  A while ago I replaced the front four preamp tubes with Mullard CV-4003s and the difference from the PL tunes was notic... 
Warm romantic & detailed
Take a look at MiniDSP options to adjust the sound curve. I have an SHD and it's awesome.  Lots of options to adjust highs lows, midrange, etc.   
Help with DAC and Streamer suggestions
Thanks,  everybody! I decided to upgrade some of my cables and put my NUC into an Akasa fanless case.  Thinking about a Mytek Brooklyn Bridge or Manhattan DAC for MQA. Going to do more research on this.   Thank you again!  
Help with DAC and Streamer suggestions
I'm currently using Roon Core to my Bryston BDP-1, which is the Roon Endpoint.  From there to the Yggy via BNC cable.  I'm using a Lan cable from the Core to the Bryston.  The Bryston is pretty old technology, but still nice.  I see a few Lumin U1... 
Help with DAC and Streamer suggestions
Thanks, kmmd2.  This may be an embarrassing question from me, but are you saying that I'll get more resolution from the Yggy using a good quality USB cable than the RCA cables I'm currently using?  So coming out of the Roon Rock Nuc direct to the ... 
Help with DAC and Streamer suggestions
Perhaps there is another way of looking at this.  If I have a Roon Core on a separate unit such as a Nuc or Nucleus, do I need a music server/streamer?  What does that add to the sound as it moves from the Roon Core to the DAC?  Or do I need the s... 
Help with DAC and Streamer suggestions
You are correct about the Yggy being a great DAC.  I guess I was thinking of changing that so I can get the 2nd unfold of MQA.  Neither my DAC nor the Bryston can do that.I'm thinking about adding a Roon Core device so it can be used for only that... 
Help with DAC and Streamer suggestions
The Small Greem Machine option would be the SonicTransporter I9 at $2700 with internal hard drive.Steve 
Help with DAC and Streamer suggestions
Da, that would have been nice to add!  I listen to mostly jazz, female jazz, classical strings, piano.  Looking at my favorites in Tidal, here is the list:Nora JonesNeil DiamondSusie ShuCivil WarsEmmylou HarrisAllison KraussHolly ColeGeorge Winsto... 
Thinking of buying a new DAC - Shiit Yggdrasil?
I made the plunge and purchased one of the Yggys for sale here on Audigon.  What a great seller!  I did look at the Holo KTE and really want one, but that's about $1k more than the Yggy, so maybe I'll see a used one come up at some point.  I"m sur... 
Thinking of buying a new DAC - Shiit Yggdrasil?
I thought I would, and I appreciate the options given.  I did look at the Terminator, but way out of my price range and used ones just don't appear often.  Wondering if anyone has tried both the Gustard x20u and the Yggy.  Or anyone have an opinio... 
Would a dedicated streamer enhance my system?
Mreyn, that's exactly what I'm doing now.  I had a big DA! moment when I figured that out.  It's working beautifully now and I couldn't be happier with my BDP.  If I want MQA, is simply use my computer and the desktop Tidal app direct to the SHD. ...