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  1. Unless your amps have low gain or variable gain, better to get a DAC with multiple gains to maximize SNR. Although not AK4499, check the RME ADI-2 DAC FS v2. I have one connected directly to the amplifier. https://bit.ly/32X1keE
  2. Also SMSL M400 although it comes with MQA and bluetooth. https://shenzhenaudio.com/products/smsl-m400-mqa-dac-ak4499-dsd-decoder
  3. New review http://www.enjoythemusic.com/superioraudio/equipment/0820/Mola_Mola_Tambaqui_Hi_Res_Stereo_DAC_Review.htm
  4. ...and welcome back, Michael Lavorgna. Now writing for Darko. https://darko.audio/2020/09/nad-c-338-review-or-why-you-should-care-about-chromecast-built-in/
  5. Very interesting video from Harbeth. The electronic music peaked at 750W, the strings quartet peaked at 28W, for the same volume levels, same speaker, same room, etc. So for me the music playing is by far the most determining factor of power needed.
  6. Also consider an RME ADI-2 DAC, perhaps even working both as DAC and preamp, and and run UMIK-1 + REW => PEQ into the RME (5 band PEQ) or into Roon directly?
  7. If Roon was 70 usd lifetime it would be acceptable, but the 700 usd lifetime kills it for me too.
  8. We can even see the factory building from outside on Google Maps Streetview. https://www.google.com/maps/@53.21324,6.6164562,3a,60y,62.22h,93.24t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sPnyX1C5dZHi3pHiG2eKQuA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
  9. Very unlikely. As far as I know, Mola Mola and Hypex are sister companies.
  10. Yes, as I have not tested both in the same system to know for sure. But I would (and did) spend more in the DAC and use a well known and we'll regarded filter from Uptone, rather than spending less on the DAC and more in an yet to be evaluated converter.
  11. Why not use an Uptone ISO Regen or EtherRegen to isolate the noise? Even adding an UltraCap LPS-1.2 and better DC cable, both are way cheaper than a Denafrips Gaia and its cables.
  12. Since we are in Audiophile Style forums, talking about an expensive audiophile DAC, I suppose it was given that Roon is the most commonly used interface among audiophiles, not general public. At least it's what Mola Mola must have thought.
  13. Focus development and support in the most common streaming protocol instead of spreading their time supporting multiple protocols. Makes sense.
  14. Or just add a streamer like the Sonore Rendus before the DAC, no big deal. But yes, for the price, would have been nice to have all services included.
  15. My 2 words to describe the Makua DAC would be "naturally resolving".
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