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Please recommend a portable high quality music player that I can use in my Lexus w ML sound system via audio cable. I need to store lossless music only; perhaps it can read a usb or a small portable drive ??? Like to keep the investment under $ 1 k. Thanks in advance.

HQ Player (#1) & Audrivana (#2) (wow! love the Apple w/music!!) .. these two software make my system "Amazing!", Purist USB- Benchmark DAC2 HGC (love it!), Purist Audio XLR , ATC SCM25A's (To Die For!) & Focal sub6 . Triode Power Cables with Uber Buss (Yes!) Also enjoy Audeze LCD3 w/"fat pipe cardas."

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Thanks... I will acquaint myself with AK...

HQ Player (#1) & Audrivana (#2) (wow! love the Apple w/music!!) .. these two software make my system "Amazing!", Purist USB- Benchmark DAC2 HGC (love it!), Purist Audio XLR , ATC SCM25A's (To Die For!) & Focal sub6 . Triode Power Cables with Uber Buss (Yes!) Also enjoy Audeze LCD3 w/"fat pipe cardas."

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where would you go to purchase from a reliable source ... thank you.

HQ Player (#1) & Audrivana (#2) (wow! love the Apple w/music!!) .. these two software make my system "Amazing!", Purist USB- Benchmark DAC2 HGC (love it!), Purist Audio XLR , ATC SCM25A's (To Die For!) & Focal sub6 . Triode Power Cables with Uber Buss (Yes!) Also enjoy Audeze LCD3 w/"fat pipe cardas."

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If I had the budget:

 

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Woo Audio’s epic WA8 Eclipse is the world's first battery-operated vacuum tube headphone amplifier. Featuring SET Class-A transformer output for transparent sound quality, a built-in 24bit/384kHz DAC

 

They don't mention DSD but it's a SABRE DAC which normally can do that.

 

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Hey Now,

 

Sony Walkman ZX-2, fantastic bit of kit. Hi Rez + DSD. Built like a tank. Lots of storage, 128GB internal, external micro SD up to 128GB officially, but some have had success with the 200GB SanDisk. I use it with the Sony LOD in the truck. Android OS. Use a TRRS plug for balanced output. I download lots of Tidal tracks for offline use. Connect to my iPhone as a wifi hotspot for streaming over LTE. I like mine a lot.

 

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If I had the budget:

 

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They don't mention DSD but it's a SABRE DAC which normally can do that.

 

 

That is cool! I wonder if an external battery pack can be connected. One of those 20K mahr for phones and such. Battery life is pretty short without. Also need a hard shell case for the backpack to protect the tubes.

 

I have the Sony ZX1 & ZX2 and like them quite a bit. Use the ZX1 at the gym and cutting grass and the ZX2 everywhere else. The 200GB Sandisk does work in the ZX2.

QNAP TS453Pro w/QLMS->Netgear Switch->Netgear R7800 Router->Ethernet (50 ft)->Netgear switch->SBT->iFi xDSD->Linn Majik-IL (preamp)->Linn 2250->Linn Keilidh; Control Points: Squeeze Commander (DroidX) & iPeng (iPad Air); Also: Rega P3-24 w/ DV 10x5; OPPO 103; PC Playback: Foobar2000 & JRiver; Portable: Sony NWZ_ZX1 & ZX2 w/ PHA-3; SMSL IQ, Fiio Q5, iFi Nano iDSD BL; Garage: Edifier S1000DB Active Speakers  Wish List: New DAC,  SBT replacement; Dream system: Linn EXACT or ATC Active or Big Tubes (KR or Nagra or Shindo or ...)

 

My goal is to use appliances and take home PC out of the chain...

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Astern Kern Junior or Fiio x3

In this price range I highly recommend Pono, less fatiguing than the other options at $400. Amazing DAC built in for the money. AK JR does have a better screen and user experience though.

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In this price range I highly recommend Pono, less fatiguing than the other options at $400. Amazing DAC built in for the money. AK JR does have a better screen and user experience though.

 

+1 on the Pono! An amazing bargain for what you pay. Read the Stereophile review.

 

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Please recommend a portable high quality music player that I can use in my Lexus w ML sound system via audio cable. I need to store lossless music only; perhaps it can read a usb or a small portable drive ??? Like to keep the investment under $ 1 k. Thanks in advance.

 

HiFiMan HM-650. $400 to $750 depending on amplifier module you buy it with. The basic amplifier model, at $400, will be more than adequate to drive the input to a car stereo. Of course, a Pono at $400 would be fine as well. Just make sure your passenger doesn't mistake it for an Italian chocolate bar and try to eat it!

George

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Please recommend a portable high quality music player that I can use in my Lexus w ML sound system via audio cable. I need to store lossless music only; perhaps it can read a usb or a small portable drive ??? Like to keep the investment under $ 1 k. Thanks in advance.

 

Does the ML sound system have iPad/iPhone/iPod integration? That is, can the system take the digital signal from the i device? If so, I'd go that route. The car is not exactly an anechoic chamber, so I wouldn't waste too much money.

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I don't think car audio will ever be hifi like your home rig so I would stick to something simple. You can do a helluva lot worse than the current gen ipod touch 128GB and for the money, not much better.

If I am anything, I am a music lover and a pragmatist.

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I don't think car audio will ever be hifi like your home rig so I would stick to something simple. You can do a helluva lot worse than the current gen ipod touch 128GB and for the money, not much better.

 

My HiFiMan HM-650 playing through my pair of HiFiMan HE-1000 headphones in the balanced mode plying 24/96, 24/192' and DSD files sound much better than any car or home stereo that i have ever heard. It's just awesome!

George

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Audioquest Firefly and your phone.

 

Oops! I thought you were discussing Firefly the science fiction series, one of my favorites.

 

I noticed there was no comma, so I did a google search and discovered that Firefly is a USB DAC made by Audioquest. Sorry about that, I deleted my original comment.

 

My only telephone is a 20 year old corded Conair landline, it's all I need.

 

If I get a portable digital player in the future I would like it to play both 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz DSD.

I have dementia. I save all my posts in a text file I call Forums.  I do a search in that file to find out what I said or did in the past.

 

I still love music.

 

Teresa

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Thanks Brian, it looks really cool.

I have dementia. I save all my posts in a text file I call Forums.  I do a search in that file to find out what I said or did in the past.

 

I still love music.

 

Teresa

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