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  1. Thank you very much regarding the Topping Gutard dacs. I read another reviewer saying he liked the Gustard 30 dac. Again thanks for answering my request. You input is very helpful. Greg
  2. I currently have a Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Dac. I am considering purchasing a new dac with pre-amp. I have narrowed my selections to the following: 1- RME adt-2 dac (cost is a little more than my budget of $750 but due to build and features it seems like excellent choice) 2. SMSL m400 dac - (good reviews but somewhat concerned regarding quality) 3. Topping d90 dac - (good reviews but somewhat concerned regarding quality) 4. Other dacs forum members might recommend. Appreciate your thoughts and recommendations. Will using with Roon and Pi4. Thanks Greg
  3. I am somewhat new to Roon. I am wanting to add a Roon endpoint to my audio system. Below are possible alternatives I came up with for adding an endpoint. If possible, I would like to add the endpoint for under $750. The following are the options I am found. Please make additional recommendation for endpoints if they are not listed below. Thanks for your help. 1 - Allo USBridge Signature (recommended by John Darko Audio) 2 - Pro-Ject 2s Ultra Streamer 3 - Somt sms-200 neo 4 - MiroRendu v1.5 5 - Pi 4 with USB Perfect (recommended by Underwood Hifi) 6 - Pi 4 (Pi USB out to d
  4. I am interested in purchasing a DAC/Headphone Amp under $1000. I am considering Pro-Ject 2s or the SMSL M500. They are MQA compatible. Not sure I will use MQA but thought it might good to have this option. When reading reviews from Amazon and Crutchfield it appears that the Pro-Ject 2s has quality issues. Have not been able to find any user comments/reviews on the SMSL M500. Has anyone compare these to units and determined the best in sound and quality? Any other recommendations for DAC/Headphone Amp under $1,000? Thank your for considering to help me. Greg
  5. Vortecjr- thank you very much for your comments. They are extremely helpful. Out of your suggested options, which would sound better and be easier to use by a newbie? Thanks so much for your help. Taipan
  6. Dear fellow Computer Audiophile members - I am also a newbie looking for help. Currently I am using a Mac Mini (with Pure Music/Itunes) as a server with an external hard drive, PS Audio DAC, and USB cable in my study on the main floor. Most of my files are ALAC with a few high resolution FLAC files. I am interested in setting up an audio system in my basement connected to the music serve in the study. I was considering adding another another Mac Computer (have a Mac Book Pro) in the basement so I could share the music files from my Mac Mini in the study. Please note I do have a har
  7. I am a relative new to the world of digital music. Currently I have a Mac Mini (fusion drive running operating system, and external hard drive holding my music files), PS Audio DAC and use Pure Music/Itunes. This system is on my main floor in my study. I was impressed when I read the review of the MicroRendu. I was wondering how I could add the MicroRendu to my system. To that end I would appreciate your help and thoughts regarding the following questions: - What is the easiest way to add the MircoRendu to my system in the study? - I am setting up a theater in my basement and pl
  8. Ian and John thanks for your input. Your are both correct. Wonder why they are out on the web. Only thing I can think of is they want to hack into your computer or put virus in you system.
  9. Mike thanks for the input on Roon. This is new since I did my research 3 years ago.
  10. Has anyone familiar or has used FLACMANIA.BIZ? If offers free FLAC music downloads. It seems to good to be true. One of my favorite artist is Chris Botti and FLACMANIA has a download for one of his albums. Would appreciate members feedback if FLACMANIA and other free FLAC download sorts are safe and legal to use. Thanks for your help.
  11. Fallback thanks for the input. Is it fairly simple to setup/use your iTunes library with Audirvana? I am not thrilled with the Apple remote I use with older version of Pure Music. The volume control is very sensitive. It the Audirvana remote control better in your opinion? Have you tried Amarra software and if so how does it compare to PM and Audirvana? Thank you very much for your thoughts and help. It is greatly appreciated.
  12. I have a Mac Mini music server. i had been using the Pure Music Version 2.0. I would appreciate members opinion regarding the best current music playback software for the Mac Mini server. I looked on the internet but found very few comparisons for the recent versions of software for a Mac Mini Music Server. It appears from what I could find that either the Pure Music 3.0 and Audirvana Plus 2 would be a good choice. Your thought would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your help.
  13. Thank each member for their input. It is greatly appreciated. I am using Pure Music software and have 16 mg RAM. Thanks again for the help. Greg
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