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    Re: What Music Server and Dac Will Out Perform My Turntable and Phono Preamp

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    That was my point. Even if you get the gear to equal or close you may still prefer the sound of one over the other as they are just different. Then convenience becomes a deciding factor or for some physical constraints.
    Totally agree on all points Jack!


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    Re: What Music Server and Dac Will Out Perform My Turntable and Phono Preamp

    Ed

    On a different note just curious how does the streamer function on the Nyquist compare to using the Aurender N10 as the streamer?
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    Re: What Music Server and Dac Will Out Perform My Turntable and Phono Preamp

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    Ed

    On a different note just curious how does the streamer function on the Nyquist compare to using the Aurender N10 as the streamer?
    I tried it but never gave it any real time as I should at some point, but right now it’s very tough to beat in its current state. Maybe Kuoppis has?


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    Seems like if it worked well it would eliminate a lot of parts and cables like with the MSB module.
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    Re: What Music Server and Dac Will Out Perform My Turntable and Phono Preamp

    you have a solid vinyl rig....really pretty good depending on your set-up skills. so it will take a formidable digital set-up to even equal, or possibly take you further, musically. but with vinyl so much depends on your collection of pressings, and your intentions of pursuing top level performances and pressings. if you have lots of great sounding pressings, 45rpm and direct to disc pressings, and have good performances, digital ultimately can't quite touch that. no matter how good......and i know how good digital can get.

    so your question is as much about what music you want to pursue, as your gear. digital has an unlimited access to lots of music. but it's not the best way to hear golden age classical, jazz and rock. so investing in high level digital is a commitment to the music best heard that way. or double down on the vinyl you want.

    just my 2 cents.

    i use MSB and would recommend the Reference level MSB for a dac, or the Premier if that is too rich.

    for servers, i use the SGM Extreme and love it; it's fantastic but it's price is up there; so i would differ to others about more moderate priced servers. but if you want the best performing server.....that is the one i have and could not recommend it more highly. it will get digital closest to vinyl.

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    Re: What Music Server and Dac Will Out Perform My Turntable and Phono Preamp

    I would look at an R2R DAC from the likes of CAD, Rockna or MSB depending on budget partnered with a higher end server from Aurender, Innuos etc. together with the CAD grounding boxes. That's a good starting point for exploration imo.

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    Re: What Music Server and Dac Will Out Perform My Turntable and Phono Preamp

    Lampizator GG2 DAC or Golden Atlantic TRP with either Lampi Superkomputer(server) or LDMS server...
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    Re: What Music Server and Dac Will Out Perform My Turntable and Phono Preamp

    I can say the trp with a volume control and a good server be it sound galleries or a sk is a very fast analog sound. If you have good analog you can model your way to good digital
    i for one am at the ground floor of analog tape and now 4 tt
    tune your digital to your analog by weight and tone.
    I mention the TRP as it’s cheap as a try and has tubes to tune it.
    you need a volume control on the dac period
    why becomes obvious over a shirt time.
    enjoy your decisions. Remember lampizator is a large family affair. And I can’t name any other brand that has the amount of minions they do.
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    Re: What Music Server and Dac Will Out Perform My Turntable and Phono Preamp

    Finding a digital setup to "beat" the sound of a good LP rig is like trying to find an apple to beat the taste of an orange. The question would be better framed by asking what digital rig will bring you listening pleasure on a similar scale to what your analog rig brings you. I'm constantly amazed at how good digital can sound, but switching over to LP or tape always puts things back in perspective.

    The one area that digital "beats" analog is the pure convenience of streaming. It's like having a digital jukebox that contains the music of the world and you control it all with your iPad. It still won't sound like analog, but it sure can be appreciated for how good it does sound.
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    Re: What Music Server and Dac Will Out Perform My Turntable and Phono Preamp

    I agree with mep. What i do is start with digital
    of I go to analog tape or vinyl as good as I got my digital up to its obvious
    but of I stay busy in 30 mins it’s great again. In part it’s all perspective really. It’s a small percentage that blows up digital really
    it’s the same on tape most vinyl is very good but SW tape is better
    tape is more convenient tape just stops
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