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I’d like to update parts of my system but it’s an itch I’m not sure where to focus.

Source is a bluesound node 2i fed into a zodiac gold dac and Austin threw power amp.


Now I could just use the internal dac, but that’s  probably not to the same standard of the Zodiac.

Im currently thinking of new dac and power amp, what do people think is the most important element of a streaming system?


Lumin D2> Roksan Blak> Focal 806

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"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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You have a good foundation.



Do you use a subwoofer?

Do you have clean power?

Are you willing to use acoustic treatments?

Are you willing to use DSP to fine tune the system?


I ask about DSP because in the right hands, it can be amazing. Here is an image of the frequency response in my listening room when I use DSP tuned by our own Mitch Barnett.



Founder of Audiophile Style

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22 minutes ago, keeper said:

Speakers, currently Focal 806V

I would say a sub (preferably stereo) with dsp as the Focal may lack some low bass.

Second, the source, I am amazed by how much the source can influence the sound.

Meitner ma1 v2 dac,  Sovereign preamp and power amp,

DIY speakers with scan speak illuminator drivers.

Under development:

NUC7i7dnbe, Euphony Stylus

EtherRegen, Clock modded Isoregen, Lush^2

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