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    No Network Connection

    Typically, there is a Preamp between the DAC and the amps to control the volume and give you more flexibility.

    The flow typically looks like:
    Streamer-> DAC-> Preamp -> Amp

    However some DACs...
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    Re: No Network Connection

    Your Marantz has optical/coaxial digital input. So a Raspberry Pi (RPi) with a HAT (like HiFi Berry Digi Pro +) will do the work for you.
    However, given that you are not familiar with RPi, my guess...
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    Re: No Network Connection

    You donít need to buy a separate DAC. If you feed a digital signal to the Marantz from any streamer, the internal DAC will do its work.
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    Re: No Network Connection

    Several HATs come with galvanic separation if someone cares about that (I donít). And if one thinks it makes a difference (I donít), you can buy all kinds of PS for the RPI.
    BTW, the Allo is more...
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    No Network Connection

    Assuming that the Marantz does not have a USB input but it has an optical input, and assuming that you are willing to go with a DIY project, a very inexpensive solution (about $100) is to build a...
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    Re: Room measurement tool

    That is actually exactly my point. You can spend thousands of dollars on cables that you perceive (subjectively) to make all kind of difference in the sound. Or you buy inexpensive good quality...
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    Room measurement tool

    In my experience, if done correctly, the cost benefit of applying DSP filters based on the speaker-room response, outweighs by far the benefits of playing around with cables. There is just no...
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    Re: Room measurement tool

    It is not too complicated to take different measurements. However, like everything else, there is a learning curve.

    The need for taking different measurements is not a requirement of REW, rather,...
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    Re: Can Bad News conceal Good News?

    Good luck with the surgery!
    My wife was diagnosed with Spinal Stenosis (via MRI). Doctors said it could have been a result of previous car accident. But unlike you, she was having excruciating pain...
  10. Re: Help identifying a Bass cover of Come Together

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210403/aafafc275218c2671baf9ec4d2351dd5.jpg

    Here is the Shazam from that tune.
  11. Help identifying a Bass cover of Come Together

    You enjoyed it even though you heard it in low resolution (Pandora, YouTube). That confirms that High-def is overrated. [emoji44]
    FWIW, since I always carry my phone with me, I use Shazam regularly...
  12. Radio paradise mqa audio coming exclusively to bluos players

    But Sonos does not give you MQA. So what you are listening to is (perhaps) an equalized version of the song but not MQA. Maybe what MQA is doing is a simple algorithm that goes like this: A) are you...
  13. Re: Radio paradise mqa audio coming exclusively to bluos players

    You have just validated MQAís thought process: you need to buy a BluOS device to take advantage of MQA and BluOS pays a fee to MQA. Just following the money...
  14. Re: Radio paradise mqa audio coming exclusively to bluos players

    Being a donation-only station, I assume that the MQA people are likely offering it for free and hoping that listeners buy into switching to MQA-enabled systems (who actually pay MQA). Not a bad idea,...
  15. Re: The Intellectual People Podcast - Amir from Audio Science Review (ASR)

    Objectivity and measurements are important to me. But it is not everything. I also believe that BT are helpful in determining what is really important and what actually make a difference beyond...
  16. Re: new iPad AIR ..cant play music through Lumin app

    Peter knew! [emoji51]
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    Re: Bitrate per channel?

    I totally agree. Why mess around with changing the audio? Just clone the entire disc and save it to a hard drive.
    By the way, if you are digitizing a large collection, consider investing in a NAS.
  18. Re: new iPad AIR ..cant play music through Lumin app

    Have you tried deleting and reinstalling the Roon app on your iPad?
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    Re: HQPlayer - Better Than a $5,000 Upscaler?

    I suggest that you go to the Roon Labs community forums and check out the HQP group discussions. The developer of HQP is a contributor there.
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    Re: To jab or not to jab

    I wish there was a ďdislikeĒ button.
    I could use it to ďdislikeĒ the posts of the conspiracy theorists on this thread.

    Or maybe we should let the ďconspiratorsĒ reach their own herd immunity by...
  21. Re: Qobuz is the first music service to offer 24-bit audio streaming on Sonos

    Qobuz has offered 24 bit tracks for quite a while. Maybe this is new to Sonos.

    I am not sure if anyone can tell a difference when using Sonos speakers. But if one can connect nice speakers to a...
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    Re: Cord Cutting Options

    Early on DTV had a technical advantage and were able to offer 1080p when cable providers were offering 480i. But then cable providers started using fiber and leapfrogged DTV by offering 4K when DTV...
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    Re: Cord Cutting Options

    Direct TV uses old technology and is too slow. And then you have to deal with bad reception due to interferences, bad weather, etc. It is no wonder that people are dropping DTV in droves.

    If you...
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    Re: HQPlayer - Better Than a $5,000 Upscaler?

    I donít see why not. I noticed that the Bricasti also has both a USB port and a Ethernet port.
    Just to be sure, go to the HQPlayer forum in the Roon community website. The developer of HQP...
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    Re: HQPlayer - Better Than a $5,000 Upscaler?

    PCs typically do not have XLR or RCA analog outputs unless you have added a DAC in your PC that have those connections.
    You can send any kind of digital signal from your PC to an external DAC via...
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