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  1. May I ask for an opinion, ( dumb question). I own the Project S2, any thoughts vs Modi multibit? I do appreciate it.
  2. Where does the Project Box S2 fit into this list? I have one, been getting the itch to maybe change again. But to what. My budget is under 500.00 at 399.00 the S2 fit the bill, per amp, MQA, etc
  3. Hi, I searched abit and could not exact find an answer to my question. I'm running a Project Pre box S2, with a USB stick as storage with Jriver. My question is, what piece of equipment might give me even better performance, sound quality, yadda? A streamer, or a Mac Mini and going towards that eco system, or am I headed for deep water money wise which might not be the best R.O.I. I've heard and read many use the mini as the brains. My laptop is an Asus, Intel I3. Every sounds very good, not unhappy. Listening to Tidal MQA, plus 2k AIFF files. I know
  4. Thank you for posting this. I guess I am covered very well! I read a few people were going to a regulated PS, other than the supplied wall wart. Case closed for me.😁
  5. I have searched for any comments( discussion) on the Pre Box S2 owners that may have experimented with different ways to "power" this unit. I just ordered one ( open box 320.00 ) it was a good deal. I remember seeing some comments months ago about hobbyist using "regulated power supplies" to power a usb powered dac. Anything from a cell phone charger, to a bigger heavier table top RPS. I saw today that iFi makes one for 50.00 that is supposed to be WAY better than a cell phone charger. Before I go in that direction, I thought I would reach out and see if anyone has tried anything else and the
  6. I agree on best analog section being more important. I'm kinda over my MQA bug. Would you comment on SMSL 8 V2? Seems to be right up there with the D50, and has a remote.
  7. Another product? I saw the AUNE x8 is now out. I too am about to get an S2D. Now I'm curious about the X8. Waiting to see reviews etc.
  8. Hi, I am enjoying this thread very much. Everyday we run across more information or read something. Does anyone have a SMSL su-8 vs? I see good reviews on it. I like that it has a remote, so I can run it right into my power amp. The top contender for me so far is the Project S2D. The Topping D50 is right there too.
  9. I may be beating this time hard into the ground. I have a Schiit WRYD which will power any down stream USB component better than just the PC USB port for sure. And it removes some nose. Some may say not, I've listened with and without and it's better with I'll contact Support and confirm it will auto switch. Why would they make their own battery supply if it did not? I could also try a cell phone charger to see what that does. Haven't gotten one yet. It's on the list to do. Thank you you all.
  10. The ability to be a pre amp with a remote is tipping the scales in that direction. Another thought, instead of a linear power supply I was thinking about using one if those cell phone charging power banks. Project makes one and says it really adds to ever cleaner sound due to no AC mains pollution. Theirs is around 200.00. It's 2600 rating. Maybe I'll contact their support and ask. Taz do you have a suggestion for a linear power supply under 100.00. I looked at Amazon. The nobsound is unavailable at this time. There are a few on eBay. The cell power bank was the outcome of my
  11. Would go for the Dx3pro, but you felt it was too polite etc..and you ordered another D50...I hear you on that. Inmay have lost this somewhere.. could you please recommend a linear power supply... and the LAST product that is heavy on my mind is the Project S2D..which would give me everything the volume control and MQA which I am willing to give that up but functions as a pre amp....and Bluetooth...also don't know if I got your comments on this particular piece but anybody would please like to make some comments between theD2D and the D50 would be very much appreciated.
  12. TAZ does the remote raise and lower the output volume? Or only manual with the joystick
  13. TAZ777, GEE I must have missed that completely, * about running it as a Pre amp out, this is exactly what I need. I have a Schiit SYS between the AQ DF Black for volume control, come to think about this again, I can run the volume with the PC volume control, which would control the "output" of the DF Black LOL, I'm just not thinking these days, I'm running the output at max, then using the SYS to control volume. Today I will remove the and another set of cables. Looks like I will NOT find anything that will match the D50 in the sound dept. I will to other devices for BlueTooth and Keep the Bl
  14. Great Post. I fired up JRiver and upgraded my version from 22 to 25. I am using a hard drive with 1k tunes and it sounds very good through the DF Black. I forgot how Jriver can do room correction and sound enhancements. I will put Dac Magic Plus aside, great feedback on that! I have been leaning to the D50 as the best of the bunch. I will just have to get a pre amp, instead of a DAC/Pre. I am using a Schiit SYS and for a passive, it's very good. I found a Proton 1100 pre amp in my museum and I'm going to throw it into the rack for an "active" pre amp and see what happens. My last
  15. AS I drill down on this, * WITH ALL of the folks contributing; I should keep the Lionn LK 140 and get a DAC/PRE amp it's either the S2D or the Dac magic plus the former being the Sabre chips and MQA vs dual wolfson. Both pieces are attractive.
  16. SOLD it to find something else. One of those decisions...LOL .
  17. Nice follow up...if I had 1300.00. I would probably buy the Rogue Sphnix... 2. Have you read or heard anything on CLASD D amplifiers? Strong reviews from clients. I have a Linn lk140 at the moment..pretty musical amp. I just sold a Schiit Saga pre amp..and M.F. V90 DAC I'm looking at a DAC pre amp. Or DAC and pre amp. Or selling Linn for an integrated amp. I had and sold an NAD 326bee..I may want to get another one..I did enjoy that piece and it sounded very good. 2nd choice is Yamaha SL 501.
  18. Left channel, I LOVE your post and it's the best I have read! You are 100% correct on the chip. I do not claim to be an expert in this, as I have stated I am a musician I have huge ears and a budget pocket book. You may be very well 100% correct, I seem to be focusing on the "wrong" part of the chain? Splitting hairs on the dac? You feel resolving power lies more with the amp? Hummm, very interesting. Maybe a better higher quality power amp is where I should be putting my $$$ in? With this said, the S2D may very well serve me well. I like the idea of no pre amp so to speak, I'd lik
  19. Thank you good to know. Maybe the upgradeable Bitfrost could be the way to go. DAC or DAC/pre amp that is the question. Back to the DAC magic. 349.00. Hard to beat.
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