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  1. Any idea on its price? (No mention of it on the site) "The Precision DAC will be shipping at the end of September 2019."
  2. Maybe he was just having a bad day, or his post was adversely affected by some rogue auto-correct software. 😉
  3. A few points for your consideration comparing these two DACs... The Rowland Aeris decodes PCM only (no DSD), and can be upgraded significantly with their optional PSU The T+A DAC 8 DSD decodes PCM and DSD, but reportedly excels with high rate DSD I haven't ever directly compared them but am familiar with both. Don't assume a newer DAC design will outperform an older one, like most things in high end audio there are generally trade-offs between different designs. If you have all PCM files and don't plan on getting into DSD then the Aeris may be the better choice since it is optimized for PCM. The DAC 8 DSD provides unusually good sound quality with high rate DSD files, but more average quality with PCM decoding. Most T+A users seem to prefer their PCM upconverted to high rate DSD using HQ Player so that the DAC 8 DSD handles the conversion to analog from DSD which it excels at. Running HQ Player to perform such high rate DSD conversions with their most advanced filters is very resource intensive and requires a powerful PC, even in some cases also using additional processing power from a high end graphics card. So to get the best out of the T+A would require a commitment with additional hardware for your server compared to what you probably already have. From what I've heard the new optional PSU from Rowland provides a significant upgrade to the performance of the Aeris DAC, and while not inexpensive could be a way to improve the DAC setup you already have in place. Hope this helps at least a bit, and please let us know how you decide to proceed. Best of luck and good listening!
  4. Buy a pure Class A amp!
  5. At least having a simple resistive load allows output current to flow, which operating with no speaker connection does not permit.
  6. Just as another point of reference, the NuPrime Evolution One amp which uses their own Class D design (not someone else's module) has a switching frequency of 700kHz along with a 1MOhm input impedance. According to their claims: "High-speed computing simulations were performed for the Evolution One design, in order to achieve the highest input impedance and the lowest phase delay."
  7. In my opinion it would be more realistic and impressive to quote this amp at 300W into 4 ohms with <0.001% THD+N.
  8. Didn't anyone else notice the high THD at its rated power? Output Power 450W @ 1% THD, 4Ω, yet they claim it sets a standard for power amplifiers of any class... That's not very impressive from my perspective.
  9. Not Chris here, but I believe that speaker is from Gryphon.
  10. I only use an Android device for remote control over my network, not like as a Tidal source.
  11. I shared it to verify the required MQA settings and since it states it should work with an Android device. Sorry if you didn't find it helpful.
  12. Not sure if you may have missed this from Tidal's FAQ section on MQA playback: All you need is a TIDAL HiFi membership to access thousands of master-quality albums only through the TIDAL desktop application. When you are in TIDAL desktop application, click on the home button to the left-hand side and scroll down "Master Quality Audio Albums". To get the best quality, make sure to select "HiFi/Master" quality in “Settings" and then select “Streaming". If you don’t have the TIDAL desktop application, you can find it here. You can also use your Android device or Apple smartphones. Hope this helps!
  13. Noticed that the Import Summary shows that 4 files were skipped (previously determined to be bad.) I'd try re-ripping the CD possibly with another tool and then rescan the library.
  14. Importing files into JRiver is covered on this page of their wiki: https://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Import It covers many options including auto import setup and options. There are many topics covered there where you should be able to find the answers and support you need. Good luck and hope you find your solution there.
  15. If you have access to Tidal I found it available there: https://listen.tidal.com/album/92622465
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