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  1. Highly regarded Denafrips Pontus R2R DAC in excellent condition. There are a few very small marks (see photos) that are only visible close up. Used in a smoke free environment in a dedicated headphone system. Only selling because I liked it so much I want to move up to a Terminator. Asking $950USD including shipping to continental U.S. or Canada New: $1625USD (with a 3-4 week wait) Buyer pays for additional insurance and/or PayPal fees (if used).
  2. I recently started my trial for Roon - and love it so far. I also made the jump into Qobuz. CUrrently I have an IMac, running iTunes, running into a Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus into EMotiva powered Speakers. I also have several; Apple Airport Express routers spread around the house using toslink to cvarious DACs and amps-speakers or powered speakers. I have about two terabytes of ripped AIFF files on a local drive to my iMac. A few questions: AFAIK, AirPlay tops out at 16/44 - true? So - if I want to stream high res files - from Qobuz, or if I buy 24/96 tracks - my current setup will down convert to 16/44 because of Airplay/? Is there a way to stream to a WIFI-SUB/or Toslink endpoint that allows for hi-res WIFI Streaming? I see a lot of love here for various Raspberry Pi endpoint solutions. Since I already have amp/powered speakers and Dacs - is that a good option for me - perhaps with a hat that isn’t a dac or an amp, like some of the Allo solutions? Budget is an issue at present- so I’d rather not get one of the Blusound units, e.g. Can I do that with my current setup using the iMac as the Roon Core? With local files +Qobuz hi-res streaming, controlled from my iPhone? If I were to upgrade my equipment, and get a dedicated Roon Core - since my 2016 iMac is my main work machine - is a NUC running Roon Rock the best solution for the $$. Thanks!
  3. Hi, i just put my Ayre Codex Up for auction if anyone here is interested in one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/224012078944 Feel free to let me know if you have any questions.
  4. Hi Guys, I have a ALLO USBRIDGE SIGNATURE which I have been using connected to a NAD D2030 which has a built in DAC. however this has now stopped working, so I'm looking for a stand alone DAC with usb input to pair with the Allo. My budget is a max of $500. Any suggestions much apprecaited. I was considering the Shiit modi 3 or maybe Dragonfly??
  5. Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere, but my question is fairly simple. Here is my setup: - iMac 27" 5K 2015 with mostly lossless music (ALAC) on iTunes/Audirvana; - Marantz HD-DAC1 DAC; - Denon DRA-F109 amp/receiver (connected to B&W stereo speakers and Planar turntable). I am about to purchase new (most probably open back) headphones, probably the Beyerdynamic DT-1990, or the closed back B&W P9. I could not find the exact answer on Google, so here it is: WHERE should I plug my wired headphones, particularly if they are of high impedance? To the DAC directly, or to the Denon amp? So far I have used them directly with the DAC, but realize that this may not be very convenient, as the amp is the end device for all other outputs... Tks!
  6. Hi, I have the same just purchased from Allo: Allo Digione + Raspberry Pi 4 + Volumio 2.713 + Schiit Modi 3 (SPDIF output). The Schitt Modi RCA outputs go to my Sonos Amp, but have tested with another Amp, and get same behaviour. When playing Web Radio on Volumio, with the settings used by the poster above, the sound comes out of my speakers. When I use Airplay from another App on my iOS phone (Amazon Music HD), I see Volumio as speaker for Airplay, but no sound comes out, even if I change volume. Do I have to change some other settings? Thanks!
  7. My beloved Chord Hugo 2 and goodies. • MSRP $2495 • Asking $1595 $1495 • Shipping and PayPal included in asking price • Low hours = good battery health • Includes Coax -> Mini coax cable to connect to a DDC • Includes am Audioquest USB B -> Mini adapter to use with a regular USB cables • Includes original box and accessories • Combine with HQPlayer "Sinc-M" over USB and you have an outstanding sounding DAC, especially at this price.
  8. @Kal Rubinson and any others — has anyone tried out this new multichannel DAC? https://www.oktoresearch.com/dac8pro.htm At €989, it seems like a bargain. JCR
  9. Dear experts: Many DACs have volume control function so they could serve as a DAC or as a DAC + Pre-amplifier. Could you please report on the differences in the sound of your systems in both cases? The latter configuration provides shorter signal path, but how does it effect the sound? What variables are in play here? I am planning my setup and would appreciate your expert advice very much indeed. Please chime in!
  10. $1995.00 - Like new condition Classe Sigma 2200i - $5500.00 MSRP Buyer pays shipping (will ship FedEx Insured) I have been very happy with this integrated amplifier and to be honest it sounds a little better than my last integrated (Mark Levinson 585). I just don't use the streaming capabilities, HDMI, the DAC, etc.Personal check (10 days to clear), Postal Money Order, or PayPal (add 3% fee) to PayPal verified address.Class "A" Stereophile Rated Integrated Amplifier. Selling due to grabbing a killer deal on an Ayre AX-5 Twenty Integrated.I'm the original owner and purchased this item new in July, 2019. The five year Classe warranty is fully transferable. Over 4.5 years of warranty left.Check my perfect feedback on dozens of transactions on USAudiomart and Audiogon (userID - sfseay).I have over 350 transactions on eBay over 20 years with 100% positive feedback (userID - sfseay12).Mint Condition - It looks brand new, no scuffs, marks or smudges. Less than four months old.Wonderful sounding amp with built in DAC, HDMI Inputs, Balanced Inputs, Unbalanced Inputs, SPDIF, USB Audio, Ethernet input for streaming direct, parametric equalizer, 200Wpc into 8 ohms (400Wpc into 4 ohms), subwoofer output with adjustable high/low pass filters, phone/tablet app control, remote control, The rear panel's Ethernet connector can be used for Apple's AirPlay or DLNA, and can also support IP control.Download spec sheet are owners manuals here - https://support.classeaudio.com/files/documents/datasheet/sigma/CLASSE_Sigma_2200i_Datasheet_en.pdfhttps://support.classeaudio.com/files/documents/owners_manual/sigma/CLASSE_Sigma_2200i_Manual_v1.3_en.pdfStereophile Class "A" Rated Integrated Amplifier - Stellar Review - https://www.stereophile.com/content/classé-sigma-2200i-integrated-amplifierThe Sigma 2200i Stereo Integrated Amplifier is designed for music lovers and AV enthusiasts who want high performance control and amplification from a diverse range audio sources. Its connectivity and processing power accommodate the ever increasing array of music and AV sources, allowing them to be accessed and enjoyed without compromise.All tests un-weighted and 20Hz – 20kHz measurement bandwidth used.Frequency response 10Hz – 20kHz, -1dB into 4ΩOutput power 2x200W rms into 8Ω 2x400W rms into 4ΩHarmonic Distortion <0.018% @ 1kHz Both channels driven to 1/8th power into 4ΩPeak Output Voltage 113V peak to peak, 40V rms no loadInput Impedance 100kΩ Balanced / 50kΩ SEInput level at clipping 2 Vrms SE / 4 Vrms BalancedSignal to Noise Ratio 97 dBStandby power consumption < 0.5WRated powerconsumption 185WMains voltage 90V - 264V, 50/60HzOverall Dimensions Width: 17.00" (433mm)Depth (excluding connectors): 14.57" (370mm)Height: 5.50" (140mm)Net weight 26.7 lbs (12.11 kg)Shipping weight 34.3 lbs (15.57 kg) Includes everything it came with when new - power cord, remote, ethernet cable, and all factory packaging.
  11. I have a mid 2012 Macbook Pro, Mackie CR3's, Behringer HPX2000 and I'm just kinda happy. Mackies are connected to 3.5mm headphone output of Macbook Pro to the 1/4 TRS inputs of the Mackies. The Mackies have a 3.5mm aux output I can run the headphones on but when I plug them in the speakers shut off. I read that my laptop has 3.5mm/optical mini toslink output. How can I 100% find that out? I installed a programs called Mactracker and it said I had it but I followed some other instructions to check and it didn't show I do. In any event, without upgrading the Mackies I'd like to improve my all around sound quality and achieve deeper bass expecially when wearing the heaphones which aren't very load from the Mackies. I cloud try going straight to the Macbook with them but I don't want to be moving the cable a lot, the jack already seems loose. Please help, this is what I kinda have in mind, keep in mind I know nothing about all this stuff. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07X238W58/?coliid=I3OM2SNSG0CQXA&colid=CC9E3PYS8XU9&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
  12. I am trying to build a hifi Headphone station for Roon streaming. This is an evolution of an earlier thread I started.... I was seeking too much in an all-in-one box and have decided to get a stand-alone tube headphone amp. I am looking for a Roon-Ready streamer/DAC to feed it. My IDEAL box would do precisely that, do it really well, and do nothing else. My research has turned up many Roon-Ready DACs, but almost all are bloated with many features I do not need (pre-amps, proprietary control software, etc). I don’t mind spending <=$2k, but I’d rather that go into a better DAC than into features I do not need. Suggestions?
  13. I've had my Katana (w/Isolator) for about 9 months. Working fine until a couple weeks ago when the DAC output died. I've tried all the usual troubleshooting tactics - soft reboot, power cycling (clean side first, then dirty), swapping out the RCA cable, different amps - nothing. Everything in the UI and via SSH console appears normal, but no sound. Any ideas? The LED status indicators are all functioning normally (I think).
  14. Looking for some advice... I have personally gone "all in" on building a hi-res system over the last few months. I am running a ROON Nucleus+ to various endpoint DACs around our house. Sources are local ALAC, Qobuz, Tidal, etc... What about my friends? I imagine many of you have similar experiences, but I have become an evangelist for hi-res digital music among my friends. Many of my "music friends" are still using Spotify > SONOS. They are interested and curious. But they are NOT going to commit to building out a ROON system. At least not yet. I have several of these friends/family who have tested Tidal/Qobuz on Sonos and say they can't tell a difference. Of course I explain that better hardware is required, and they asking me for recommendations to build a system capable reproducing full quality, for one room. Simplicity and affordability are key. Important: They are not "all in." They are still a little guarded and skeptical. They are still questioning whether Qobuz > Quality DAC > Power/Speakers will really be so much better than Spotify > SONOS. They want to test. They want to wade into it gradually. SO,...what I'm looking for: A streaming DAC, compatible with HiRes (and maybe MQA) which does not require some 3rd party control software like JRiver or Roon. In the perfect scenario, they open Tidal/Qobuz iOS app on iPhone, and choose this streaming DAC as an output. The streaming DAC would be an "endpoint" for the Tidal/Qobuz iOS app and require no additional software. I have suggested: https://www.bluesound.com/products/node/ ...paired with... https://www.elac.com/product/navis-arb-61/?r=us But my understanding is that this will require them to use both BlueSound app and streaming service app. Is there a better way? Suggestions?
  15. Upgraded DAC Chips The dual ES9038 DAC chips on the original DX7s have been upgraded to one ES9038PRO DAC. The upgrade promises improved signal to noise ratio and reduced distortion. IIS input and 4.4mm balanced output Topping has also boosted its input IIS and 4.4mm balanced output as additions on DX7 pro comparing with DX7s. Latest Bluetooth 5.0 addition on Topping DX7 pro Topping has employed the Qualcomm Bluetooth 5.0 Soc CSR8675 on DX7 pro with LDAC transmission supported. CSR8675 is a premium tier single-chip solution delivering high quality wireless audio performance and supporting the development of highly differentiated premium wireless audio products. Integrated support for aptX, aptX HD, Active Noise Cancellation and Qualcomm TrueWireless stereo. The price is $699, Anyone here has an idea about that? Source: https://hifigo.com/products/topping-dx7-pro-bt5-0-full-balanced-dac-headphone-amp-es9038pro-32bit-768k-dsd512
  16. Greetings, Looking for a new headphone amp for a specific situation: drive a stand-alone headphone system in a home study. No loudspeakers. Roon-Ready streaming Tidal/Qobuz/NAS will be only source. Ideally, I could find a high-end, class A tube amp with balanced phone outs,...with DAC and streamer built-in. BUT, I prefer to not compromise amp or DAC quality in order to jam all functions into a single box. 2 components would be fine. Suggestions?
  17. Speakers such as the Audioengine HD6 and Klipsch The Sixes have in built DAC for HiRes music support and Bluetooth 5.0 for HQ streaming. Anymore speakers as such under $1000? Specifically looking for a built in DAC better than the Topping D50s! Thank You 🙏🏼☺️
  18. A new DAC is coming form Rupert Neve. He is one of the best known designers in pro audio, and starting a venture in Hi-Fi now. https://fidelice.com
  19. I have my AudioEngine A5+ speakers with Yamaha YST-SW515 connected to the default sound card of my pc. I want to use an external DAC to play FLAC or DSD HiRes audio. From the options below, which do you suggest? My budget is below $150! AUDIOENGINE DAC AND ACCESSORIES NOT AVAILABLE IN MY COUNTRY AS OF NOW SO THAT'S NOT AN OPTION! Picks FiiO K3 SMSL M6 XDUOO XP-2 😊
  20. I have my AudioEngine A5+ speakers with Yamaha YST-SW515 connected to the default sound card of my pc. I want to use an external DAC to play FLAC or DSD HiRes audio. From the options below, which do you suggest? My budget is below $150! AUDIOENGINE DAC AND ACCESSORIES NOT AVAILABLE IN MY COUNTRY AS OF NOW SO THAT'S NOT AN OPTION! Picks Topping D50 Topping DX3 Pro Khadas Tone Board 😊
  21. I'm currently on the look out for a new DAC with DSD 512, Streaming etc. I had never heard of this DAC before but there's a very impressive review here: https://parttimeaudiophile.com/2019/06/14/cocktail-audio-x45-pro-music-player-dac-review/ I had my eyes set on the latest Denafrips Terminator DSD 1024 but the reviewer thinks Coctail is better! And the price is the same as Terminator with loads of extras like CD Play/Ripping and phono stage too (not that I need it). This looks like another great DAC alternative. Anyone with any thoughts/experiences with Coctail DACs especially with the latest 45Pro? Thanks.
  22. My existing system Wadia 270 CD Transport <--- Now I want to get rid all CDs Wadia 27 DAC Krell Preamp and amplifier Totem Speakers I would like to now put all my CDs on a QNAP NAS system in FLAC format. What do I need to connect QNAP to my system to play music. Thanks AR
  23. Hi! I got a new USBridge with DietPi, my intention is to use Squeezelite. My DAC is a Soekris 1101 USB DAC. I connect the DAC and power it on. It shows the 44khz - led while it waits for the source to connect. Then I power on USBBridge and wait until it boots up. The result is, that I don't get any sound at all: Squeezelite is "enabled" (which is a sign that somehow it recognizes that a DAC is connected, because without the DAC connected, Squeezelite stays "disabled"). However, Squeezelite refuses to play tracks. Prior to buy the USBridge, I got myself a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ and I installed PiCorePlayer in order to try out the compatibility of my DAC. It worked without problem. Given that I got it to work with a RPi, I thought I could buy a USBridge with no risk. Even more so, as the DAC is natively supportet by Linux according to the manufacturor. Some additional information: The power should not be the problem, as I connect the DAC through a device that cuts the USB power supply from USBridge and adds power from a clean (linear) source. If I connect the DAC directly, it does not power up (I suppose, USBridge does not deliver enough power). This setup works flawlessly with the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ and PiCorePlayer pCP4.1.0. While it boots, the 44khz-led switches off on the DAC. This is not a normal behaviour. Normaly, it remains on normally, or it switches to another value. This might indicate some issue on the communication between DAC und USBridge. Any possible solution??? And: I suppose that PiCorePlayer would not work properly on a USBridge, supporting the clean USB-port? Or would it? If yes, this would possibly resolve the issue for me. And if yes, how to... I am not familiar with eMMC - flashing... If it helps if I provide Log-Files or similar, please let me know how to get them, I am a complete newbie (I manage to SSH into DietPi with putty, but I have no idea where and how to find the log-files). THANKS INDEED in advance! Urs
  24. Hi, I have sparky sbc and try to use I2S connecting to the ess9038pro dac. Unfortunately there is one os moode R43 with general driver which is supplied by allo I guess is working on my System. But DSD was converted to PCM internally. I have tried volumio (installing the I-Sabre plugin which is developed on Pi ) and dietp, both of them have no driver. Em..Is there anyone has the experience to fix this? Or the only way is waiting for allo to upgrade kernel and integrate the driver?
  25. Hi to all, I'm Andre with Volumio. I wanted to take the time to introduce myself and the PRIMO. As most of you know, Volumio is the leading media player software used by most audiophiles. Recently, the PRIMO , network music player and streamer , has been released. I am here to answer any questions and start a conversation about what you think of it and eventually even see if any of you would be interested in taking a closer look and share your opinions with the rest of the community. In a nutshell, the PRIMO is: not RPI based its actually Tinkerboard based with the software embedded, so no more SD cards and legendary connectivity issues of the RPI. no more DIY its a finished product in a proper box that takes its place amongst your system plug & play unbox, connect, power on, set up in less than 1 min and play. Volumio is well known for its intuitive user interface and experience. 3 in 1 outputs analog/digital/USB and plenty other features that you can check out here https://volumio.org/primo/ have a look and let me know if you have any questions or comments about it, I'm here to assit with this or any other Volumio related question. Regards Andre
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