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Doak

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  1. Here’s a page w/pics, info: https://littlemart.wordpress.com/audio-accessories/hi-fi-rack/ How to purchase here (not click n pay): https://littlemart.wordpress.com/home/wheretobuy/ Hopefully Bernstein has something better.
  2. Yep, that's the way to do it. Typically up to 90% of a collection's monetary value is contained in 10% or less of the records.
  3. An ALL TIME FAVE of mine. What a LINEUP!!
  4. I do prefer hi-res, particularly well done 24/192 PCM and DSD 64 & 128.
  5. Vinyl vs Digital? My vote is for BOTH. I can and do thoroughly enjoy both formats. My LP and digital playback front ends represent VERY similar investments of time, money and energy (mental & physical). Each has its own deficiencies and advantages. There is much music that I LOVE listening to via each one. What is great on one may NOT be great on the other. This is too often the case to forsake either. Alternatives are a wonderful asset that can be and are quite advantageous. Carry on.
  6. You have company. Bought the album when it first became popular. Still have the LP. May have it on digital. Still cannot listen to it. Been 30+ years and not enough time has passed ... not yet, maybe never.
  7. Vinyl vs Digital? My vote is for BOTH. I can and do thoroughly enjoy both formats. My LP and digital playback front ends represent VERY similar investments of time, money and energy (mental & physical). Each has its own deficiencies and advantages. There is much music that I LOVE listening to via each one. What is great on one may NOT be great on the other. This is too often the case to forsake either. Alternatives are a wonderful asset that can be and are quite advantageous. Carry on.
  8. Yes .....except when the best mastering is on digital.
  9. Yep, yep, and yep. 👍
  10. I appreciate your info about the "streaming option," Chris, on what is basically a very good Player/DAC. I see that the specs of the streamer option on this unit are quite similar to the "network bridge" option on the PS Audio Direct Stream (BTW: yet another model review from Austinpop). What I have been picking up from my readings is that a built-in streamer card in the DAC environment is prob not the best way to go, for very good reasons. A more indepth review might have discussed this. While I appreciate the effort, I do feel it glossed over a lot of things that could have proved more enlightening regarding this particular product offering. The streamer option certainly would not be for me and I expect a lot of other folks who frequent this forum. However, it is an option and as such one may just eschew it and supply their own streaming solution.
  11. You noted that the DAC portion of this unit is capable of handling high resolution formats. Fact is that the streamer portion is limited to PCM 192 and DSD64, therefore requires a user to stream from a computer or another streamer to access these capabilities. That is my point.
  12. So this $28.5K Player/DAC/Streamer should not be taken seriously as a streamer.
  13. Hmmmmm... sounds like I’ll have to give it a go. 🤙
  14. “Stream-X is an option ....” A price would be nice, however, the specs appear to indicate that this unit is “begrudgingly” a streamer. Let’s say I chose to plug a USB HD music library directly into the back of the unit. My music format choices top out in PCM @192kHz & DSD64. Less than impressive IMO. This appears to be a choice for someone who will mainly be spinning disks and will, maybe, dabble in streaming. Has it possibly been kneecapped to steer potential customers up the product offerings? Not saying that is the case, though one must wonder what is steering the unit’s feature list.
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