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  1. I've owned a BDA-3.14 since February and use it as a Roon endpoint in my living room surround system. I think it sounds better than using the Trinnov Altitude 16's built in Roon capabilities, just as I thought my Linn Klimax DSM sounded better than the A16 (the KDSM is now in a dedicated 2-channel room). In fact. both of these streamers use similar AK DAC chips with excellent output stages and do have a similar, engaging sound. Regarding the comments in the review, I agree that Manic Moose is terrible and, if I didn't have Roon, I'd be very disappointed that I had to use that inte
  2. Up for sale is my JS-2 in mint condition. It has all original accessories (plus one extra DC cord): - One (1) 5-foot DC cable w/ 5.5mm x 2.1mm plug at the device end (2.5mm at JS-2 end) which I used with a Regen - One (1) 5-foot DC cable w/ 5.5mm x 2.5mm plug on both ends. Both cables are from Uptone Audio and are shielded, star-quad with 4 conductors of tinned, stranded 18AWG; paired at the connector that makes it about a heavy 15AWG. Gold/copper/brass Oyaide DC barrel plugs from Japan at both ends. - 1 SMA coax cable for optional activation of JS-2's uniqu
  3. Not sure what you mean by the KDS not being a Roon endpoint. While it is true that you can't group Linn DS units with other Roon endpoints, it should show up in Roon as a Roon Ready device. I know my KDSM does, and I was an Alpha tester when Roon & Linn were working out the kinks.
  4. I own a Klimax DSM and, as others have pointed out, Linn & Roon have worked out an endpoint solution (you can't group Linn DS players with other Roon endpoints, long story), so other than setting up a Roon Core on a PC, you don't need anything extra to start using Roon, provided your KDS is current on its software updates. You will need to have a Roon core installed to use Roon and you could put that on any computer in the house that is connected to your LAN. And, while using a switch just for your KDS might improve things, if you're already streaming from your QNAP and your r
  5. Do you mean that your Qobuz subscription limits you to Redbook? AFAIK Roon doesn't have any limits on resolution or bit depth
  6. You forgot to mention that Amir was kicked off his own website for being an a**, luckily, for some, Chris is a bit more tolerant here.
  7. While I haven't visited head-fi for a long time, there was/(is?) a dedicated Chord thread in their forums and Chord's digital guru, Robert Watts, regularly chimed in, or at least he used to, and he was quite willing to answer people's questions on all things Chord DACs. And while I'm sure you'll be able to get more clarity on what the M-Scaler does on that thread, from what I remember (as a former DAVE owner, but never owned the M-scaler), the M-Scaler adds to the number of "taps" that the DAVE already has and boosts the total to one million taps (actually 1,015,808 taps) which, according t
  8. I was interested in trying one out and sent them a note using their contact form, but never heard back. Guess they're just not interested in new business.
  9. They're taking pre-orders here https://cruxaudio.com/products/snh-10g $800 for the base model, jumps to $1500 when you add the SCLK-EX. Maybe it's just me, but sure seems steep for a switch - better sound amazing!
  10. Agreed, I was just coming back to this thread to recommend this too - use the Pioneer as an endpoint. And use the Pioneer's digital out into the MX-151 instead of using the analog outs...IMO, the less analog to digital conversions the better and this takes one of 3 out of the mix.
  11. I don't know what you use to do ethernet streaming, but I took an expensive detour into USB land and I'm back to ethernet.
  12. Bluesound devices are Roon endpoints, so you don't need additional hardware if you go this route. FWIW, I replaced my Sonos system with Bluesound and haven't looked back. However, I still use Roon to control my Bluesound players, not the BluOS controller.
  13. As I understand it, the fact that Tidal is the only streaming service on Roon isn't because Roon doesn't allow it. The issue is these other streaming services don't want to do the integration with Roon that Tidal did, which allows each users personal music collection and Tidal music collection to be a seamless collection.
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