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Endgame Vocal+ DAC Help: Terminator Plus 12th vs. Chord DAVE vs. Holo May vs. Weiss502.
I like vocals with spacing, depth and atmosphere. ​​​​The Holo May will give you that in spades. I also have the Benchmark HPA4 and it makes a great combo with the May - whether listening via my Focal Utopia HPs or active ATC setup.  Expansiv... 
Roon vs Audirvāna or other
When I used to have my dac connected via USB to my computer I preferred Audirvana's sound to Roon. But since moving Roon to a separate server and streaming over Ethernet to an UltraRendu endpoint I prefer Roon. Not to mention I found Audirvana S... 
Anyone know where the Virtual Systems went?
FWIW, I cleared the browsing history/cache on my Windows laptop - still not showing systems after clicking on ’Details’, just Discussions and Responses.  
Anyone know where the Virtual Systems went?
curiousjim 1,188 posts 09-13-2022 at 12:25pm  It’s working now. Still not working for me - at least on my Android phone. Will try later on pc/Mac.  
Turn an Intel macmini into a music server
If you live in Canada like I do, there is no access to Qobuz. So what do you do if you want a good streaming service with an amazing catalog?  What about Tidal? I prefer Qobuz as I'm  not an MQA fan, but I used Tidal for years and it's a mature... 
Did you notice....
That even great quality streamer streaming great hi-rez digital format cannot outperform cheap CD-player playing red-book CD or it's only my 'illusion'? czarivey08-31-2022 12:30am Depends how much effort you put into streaming. Not necessarily... 
Anyone know where the Virtual Systems went?
elliottbnewcombjr 3,237 posts 09-08-2022 at 10:29pm Maybe I need to re-install windows and or Chrome, IOW it might be a quirk on my computer?? I doubt it. Doesn’t work for me on my Mac running MacOS 12.5.1, Windows 11 laptop or my Android ... 
Sound quality of Roon
IME Roon can sound great - but SQ does vary with how you have it implemented, You won't get best SQ having Core and control on the same machine and connecting a generic computer via usb to your DAC. I posted this in another thread but I think its... 
Anyone know where the Virtual Systems went?
sbank 3,247 posts 09-04-2022 at 12:58am  There's a weird quirk. If you click on a user's name when it's below their original post in a new thread, it's disappeared. But if you click on the name of any thread responder, then the popup shows D... 
Turn an Intel macmini into a music server
sns 2,484 posts 08-07-2022 at 04:29am  External lps and internal dc power supplies, in my case Uptone MMK and JS-2. Jitter is only part of the problem with using the usb out, noise on motherboard, especially with stock power supply and no OS o... 
Does dose anyone see these speakers in real?
Certainly one of the ugliest speakers I've seen. Looks like a golden turd perched on a bar stool.  Hifi for the stupid rich. 😉  
ATC SCM 40 question
As others have indicated, I would look to some basic room treatment before changing electronics. I have the bigger 100ASLT in a room with treatment applied and have absolutely no issues listening to a very wide range of recordings. My dac/preamp ... 
Which DACs are known to be sweet/rich/relaxed?
Uhm what? 25 to 40k budget for a dac? All you need is a 1200-2000 dollar border patrol dac. The OP has a top class system, I doubt he wants to go from a DAC with ~22 bit resolution to one with ~10 bit resolution.    
List of most high end analog active crossovers ever made.
The SPL crossover has some nice features:  
An upgrade ? From Sonus Faber to Harberh speaker
I have owned both C7ES2 and C7ES3, they are quite different in balance. The ES2 is much more laid back in perspective with the treble sounding a bit muted. The ES3 is more neutrally balanced and lively sounding, a much better speaker IMO.