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    New Ayre QX-5 Twenty DAC? Any updates?

    I know there was a QX-5 demo at Audio Consultants in Evanston, Illinois. Did anyone attend? Any updates? Looks like it will be a spectacular DAC.
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    Re: New Ayre QX-5 Twenty DAC? Any updates?

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    Re: New Ayre QX-5 Twenty DAC? Any updates?

    Joe - There's a lengthy thread about this DAC on Computer Audiophile including comments from the Audio Consultants demo here. There are additional details about the DAC earlier in the thread and followup comments after the linked post, including comments from 'scottsol' who works at AC. Hope that you find this helpful!

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    Re: New Ayre QX-5 Twenty DAC? Any updates?

    Thanks! I've been scouring the various forums and hope there's someone here who can give their personal opinion of the QX-5. All reviews seem great so far.
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    Re: New Ayre QX-5 Twenty DAC? Any updates?

    I have another question about "ROON Ready" : From what I understand, to use ROON with the QX-5, you need to have on the same network a PC (or a modern powerful NAS) running ROON Server. So, what "ROON Ready" means ? Why a DAC needs to be "ROON Ready" if ROON run on a server, we just need the DAC to be a "STREAMING" DAC that has an Ethernet port ?

    So, this "ROON Ready" designation has nothing to do with ROON itself, it is just that the DAC can stream & read files from a NAS through Ethernet ? correct ?

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    Re: New Ayre QX-5 Twenty DAC? Any updates?

    Has anybody heard it yet?
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    Re: New Ayre QX-5 Twenty DAC? Any updates?

    Quote Originally Posted by bmichels View Post
    I have another question about "ROON Ready" : From what I understand, to use ROON with the QX-5, you need to have on the same network a PC (or a modern powerful NAS) running ROON Server. So, what "ROON Ready" means ? Why a DAC needs to be "ROON Ready" if ROON run on a server, we just need the DAC to be a "STREAMING" DAC that has an Ethernet port ?

    So, this "ROON Ready" designation has nothing to do with ROON itself, it is just that the DAC can stream & read files from a NAS through Ethernet ? correct ?
    You can find the short answer on the ROON website:

    "ROON Ready network players have Roon’s high-resolution streaming technology built in.

    Roon will discover them on your network, deliver the highest possible quality audio, and even allow volume control right from the Roon user interface!"

    https://roonlabs.com/partners.html
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    Re: New Ayre QX-5 Twenty DAC? Any updates?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hyperion View Post
    You can find the short answer on the ROON website:

    "ROON Ready network players have Roon’s high-resolution streaming technology built in.

    Roon will discover them on your network, deliver the highest possible quality audio, and even allow volume control right from the Roon user interface!"

    https://roonlabs.com/partners.html

    Thanks

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    Re: New Ayre QX-5 Twenty DAC? Any updates?

    Quote Originally Posted by bmichels View Post
    Thanks
    Adding to that, you do need ROON Core installed on a NAS or computer on your local network.
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    Re: New Ayre QX-5 Twenty DAC? Any updates?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hyperion View Post
    Adding to that, you do need ROON Core installed on a NAS or computer on your local network.
    Yes I understand this :-( I wish they installed enough processing power in this DAC to run ROON Server on it directly ...

 

 
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