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  1. I have one of the very first S2 units. It's one of the units that I cannot upgrade the firmware anymore (at least with current installer on Pro-Ject site).I wonder if there is any significant benefit purchasing a new unit that works with current upgrade installers. My unit does not have the "clicking " issue or reverse channels.
  2. Thanks. I know there are cheaper options, however, the Pro-Ject looks like a good step up with a focus on USB stability.
  3. Right now (don’t laugh), I’m running a super long active usb cable from my Mac ( with AQ jitterbug) all the way to my S2 pre box Dac in my audio room. Actually, believe it or not, the sound is fantastic. I love the sound of the S2 Dac. I play everything they Roon including Tidal and Qobuz. Anyway, I was leaning toward a Teac Nt505 or even a Lumin T2. However, we have some home remodeling projects that need higher priority. My my goal is to get rid of the long usb cable ( doing some rearranging) and utilize the ethernet connection at my audio rack. The Microrendu looks like a good option. For the same price, the Pro- Ject stream box ultra looks even better. My S2 can run off the same power supply as the stream box the goal of this thread is to get some first hand knowledge and opinions of the Stream Box Ultra. Specifically used as a Roon endpoint. My system: psaudio bhk pre, Zu omen def speakers, pre box S2, NuForce sta200 amp, Taurus power conditioner. Roon core on my i7 iMac. Oppo 103.
  4. I was going to say the same thing. Looks like they took close out cable boxes and put them to use. Not very pretty indeed
  5. Great info. I agree...much is system dependent. Do you use Roon? If so, any issues setting up the G1 for such?
  6. I know many advocate a separate streamer and Dac, however, wouldn't the USB connection between the two be a weak link that would be best eliminated? Of course you are using quality separate components
  7. Great info. First I heard the T2 leans a little on the clinical side of neutral. That is how I always pictured the sound of Benchmark Dacs. I wonder if the Teac by 505 is a bit clinical as well. Yes, I know it’s half the price of a D2.
  8. Give us a review. I am torn between the Teac, Lumin d2 and Brooklyn bridge
  9. i wish I could get my hands on the 24/48. Version without buying the box set
  10. Fantastic writing. So is one of my top ten albums of all time. I need to seek out the box set
  11. Nobody owns a T2 here?
  12. It sounds from the many posts on Audiogon, Roon and Audioshark that the Lumin T2 is a really special unit. I just wished it Costca little less. However, I’m tempted to wait a month or two and just get the T2. Roon, Qobuz and Tidal are 98% of my listening. I really do not need additional inputs. I rip any new SACD I purchase because my current Dac ( pro-Ject S2) sounds better than the Oppo 103 internal Dac. I could still keep the S2 for anything else I need or just use RCA outs on the oppo.
  13. I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on the T2 streamer/Dac. I've been asking on various forums about T2 Owner's impressions. I have heard from many that the T2 is closer to the X1 than the D2. In fact, many have said the T2 is miles ahead of the D2 in sound quality. The T2 is approx $2k more than the D2. I do not need the ability for dac inputs, so this unit seems ideal and will last a long while. In fact, If I ever wanted, down the road, to use a different Dac, the T2 has a USB output. Plus, the unit has balanced outputs which will be a new requirement moving forward. If you have heard, compared or own the T2, please let me know your impressions and how the T2 stacks up to other brands with similar units.
  14. Audio Asylum looks, along with Blue Jeans Cables, look like they were developed in 1992.
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