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    Computing power is bad for the sound. Computing power must be enough to get its streaming job done. Not more.

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    Gents, just returning to the thread after an incredible two week trip to Switzerland. Those that have been know what I mean and those that have not, "Book it Danno' ! I think I listened to Kenny Burell's 'All Day Long, All Night Long' three times on the flight over, great recording.

    So now I intend to get myself re-focused on my streamer plans. At this point I'm kinda leaning towards the Eversolo since my son has it and he will effectively be my 'support'. Will see what transpires in the coming weeks .......
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    Your reasoning makes perfect sense. Future Audiophile just released a review on the Orchard Audio Pecan Pie, FWIW the reviewer did review both the Pie and M6

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikado463 View Post
    Gents, just returning to the thread after an incredible two week trip to Switzerland. Those that have been know what I mean and those that have not, "Book it Danno' ! I think I listened to Kenny Burell's 'All Day Long, All Night Long' three times on the flight over, great recording.

    So now I intend to get myself re-focused on my streamer plans. At this point I'm kinda leaning towards the Eversolo since my son has it and he will effectively be my 'support'. Will see what transpires in the coming weeks .......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikado463 View Post
    Gents, just returning to the thread after an incredible two week trip to Switzerland. Those that have been know what I mean and those that have not, "Book it Danno' ! I think I listened to Kenny Burell's 'All Day Long, All Night Long' three times on the flight over, great recording.

    So now I intend to get myself re-focused on my streamer plans. At this point I'm kinda leaning towards the Eversolo since my son has it and he will effectively be my 'support'. Will see what transpires in the coming weeks .......
    Cool. Welcome, back, Dave. Personally, I'm kinda hoping you'll get the Eversolo DMP-A6 because I'm also very intrigued by it. I think it would make for an excellent "all-in-one" digital streaming system when combined with a nice little power amp. In my case, I'd pair the Eversolo with my little all Class-A Nelson Pass-designed Amp Camp amps, running as bridged monos (couple pics of them shown below). These are pretty amazing little amps, and you can buy them as a kit for about $360/each from DIY Audio. I updated mine with Vishay metal film resistors and larger, audio-grade electrolytic caps based on a mod written up by one of the EE's at DIY Audio forum.



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    In my older rack, lower left, connected to the Lumin P1 functioning as streamer/DAC/premp. These are some pretty sweet amps, and running as bridged monos, put out 15 Wpc of pure Class A power. 👊



    As such, their classic Pass slightly "warmish" tonal qualities would likely pair very nicely with the DMP-A6. 👍

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    Stephen, nice set up !! My son, a PE, is a big fan of DIY Pass Labs topology and is currently building a large pair of Class A mono-blocks. I'll try and post a pick if I can, regardless, I'll keep all updated of my 'streamer quest' !
    Cheers ! …. Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikado463 View Post
    Stephen, nice set up !! My son, a PE, is a big fan of DIY Pass Labs topology and is currently building a large pair of Class A mono-blocks. I'll try and post a pick if I can, regardless, I'll keep all updated of my 'streamer quest' !
    Thanks, Dave, looking forward to how this project goes forward.

    Would also love to see any pics of the amps your son builds up. Personally, I've always been a big fan of DIY audio. I have a friend that's in SFAS that built a up a Pass power amp; IIRC, it was the F5 or F6 amp when Nelson released the circuit topology once he moved on to the F7 series of First Watt amps. Personally, I'd love to get a SIT3 sometime...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikado463 View Post
    Gents, just returning to the thread after an incredible two week trip to Switzerland. Those that have been know what I mean and those that have not, "Book it Danno' ! I think I listened to Kenny Burell's 'All Day Long, All Night Long' three times on the flight over, great recording.

    So now I intend to get myself re-focused on my streamer plans. At this point I'm kinda leaning towards the Eversolo since my son has it and he will effectively be my 'support'. Will see what transpires in the coming weeks .......
    Listening to that pair of recordings 3 times will entertain you for almost 2 hours of a long flight. We are talking about that for a future vacation. Please post some pics somewhere Dave.

    I ran errands all morning. Got home and fixed a toilet.

    Now I am listening to All Day Long & All Night Long. Great songs, never heard them before. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puma Cat View Post
    Thanks, Dave, looking forward to how this project goes forward.

    Would also love to see any pics of the amps your son builds up.
    Here's a pic of my son's kit, the big boy on the floor is one of his DIY builds, 100w stereo driving his JBL's. His mono block project is coming down the home stretch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brad225 View Post
    Listening to that pair of recordings 3 times will entertain you for almost 2 hours of a long flight. We are talking about that for a future vacation. Please post some pics somewhere Dave.

    I ran errands all morning. Got home and fixed a toilet.

    Now I am listening to All Day Long & All Night Long. Great songs, never heard them before. Thanks.
    Hi Brad, once I get my pics sorted out I'll do that. By all means, Switzerland is worth the trip !!
    Cheers ! …. Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikado463 View Post
    Here's a pic of my son's kit, the big boy on the floor is one of his DIY builds, 100w stereo driving his JBL's. His mono block project is coming down the home stretch.
    Time to pay attention to what your son recommends. In the worst case scenario, you will at least create goodwill!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikado463 View Post
    Hi Brad, once I get my pics sorted out I'll do that. By all means, Switzerland is worth the trip !!
    Can't wait for the cool train pic.
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    If you can find a good price on a used LUMIIN unit, it would be well worth exploring.

    You can do either digital or analog out.

    You can run it without a preamp (and it's extra cables) using the Leedh volume control.

    The LUMIN app is excellent.

    LUMIN's internet radio stations in FLAC sound much better than their mp3 counterparts. I've been able to compare directly going back-and-forth between the TuneIn mp3 and LUMIN App FLAC versions, and the FLAC is far superior.

    But the best part of owning a LUMIN, hmm..... that might be a tie...: 1) the world-class customer support provided by Peter right here on this forum, and 2) the bottom line - that fantastic LUMIN sound.

    If you get a chance to audition any of the LUMIN products, please do so. You might find yourself saving your $$ for a used D2 or T2, the only units I can personally recommend because I own (and LOVE) both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCS123 View Post
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    But the best part of owning a LUMIN, hmm..... that might be a tie...: 1) the world-class customer support provided by Peter right here on this forum, and 2) the bottom line - that fantastic LUMIN sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCS123 View Post
    If you get a chance to audition any of the LUMIN products, please do so.
    Could not agree more on your points. Well said.

    I'll just add that adding my P1 to my system not only resulted in having a superb-sounding and world-class streamer, DAC and preamplifier, but it allowed me to significantly SIMPLIFY my system.

    When I added my P1 to my system, I was able to remove....fifteen pieces of gear (components, PCs for said components, ICs, digital cables, power supplies, power cables for power supplies, yadda, yadda, yadda) from just the main audio rack alone. Fifteen. Good grief.

    Now, my my main system* (streamer, DAC, preamp, amp, and speakers) requires 1 pair of ICs, two PCs, and a pair of speaker cables. Job done. 👍

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    This might be a nice entry level unit to start with, assuming I can be patient !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikado463 View Post
    This might be a nice entry level unit to start with, assuming I can be patient !

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    Go for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPP View Post
    Can't wait for the cool train pic.
    well here's one, steepest cog/inclines railway in the world, 48 degrees to Mt Pilatus along with a pic of the Matahorn in a snow storm.
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    Now that tram ride looks like fun.
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    I helped a friend pick out a streamer. He ended up with the Lumin D3 and it sounds great. We compared it to a Blue Sound Node and the Node sounded midfi at best. You get what you pay for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mechnutt View Post
    I helped a friend pick out a streamer. He ended up with the Lumin D3 and it sounds great. We compared it to a Blue Sound Node and the Node sounded midfi at best. You get what you pay for.
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    Received the latest issue of Stereophile Monday, There was a review of the Eversolo DMP-A8. Other than it's built in pre-amp capabilities I don'e see much justification for the $1100 price jump over the DMP-A6. Since I have a completely adequate linestage in my kit I'm leaning towards the 'A6'.

    I did get a kick out of JA's last sentence in his measurement review, "Despite its affordable price, the Eversolo DMP-A8's measured performance is state-of-the-art". For me that reads ....... 'No need to spend more' !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikado463 View Post
    Received the latest issue of Stereophile Monday, There was a review of the Eversolo DMP-A8. Other than it's built in pre-amp capabilities I don'e see much justification for the $1100 price jump over the DMP-A6. Since I have a completely adequate linestage in my kit I'm leaning towards the 'A6'.

    I did get a kick out of JA's last sentence in his measurement review, "Despite its affordable price, the Eversolo DMP-A8's measured performance is state-of-the-art". For me that reads ....... 'No need to spend more' !
    Comparing to the DMP-A6, the DMP-A8 has more then an additional pre-amp. The DMP-A8 uses AK4191EQ and AK4499EX dac-chips instead of ESS, has a better dual Femto clock, and a better LPS, and uses better components.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mechnutt View Post
    I helped a friend pick out a streamer. He ended up with the Lumin D3 and it sounds great. We compared it to a Blue Sound Node and the Node sounded midfi at best. You get what you pay for.
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