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    Seeking Streamer/DAC advice

    After exhaustive research (except, unfortunately, actual having "test runs" in my audio system), I have narrowed my search down to two units: Cary Audio's DMS-600 and Lumin's T2. I have considered numerous other ones, including Aurender's A10, Auralic's Vega G2, etc., but for various reasons, I have finalized on those two.

    I'm interested in whether anyone has actually had the experience of comparing the Cary and Lumin units I am citing. I know both are excellent streamer/DACs, but what I would love to hear are the thoughts of others regarding their strengths and weaknesses.

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    Re: Seeking Streamer/DAC advice

    I have not heard either. But, I've been talking to several audio dealers and reading from users here. And I should be receiving a dark Lumin T2 this week or early next week. Also ordered from SunCoast the gigafoil and Keces units. Also I ordered a bunch of Cardas Clear Cygnus power cords, XlR interconnects and a ethernet cable.

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    Speakers: Magico A3 with Cardas Clear Cygnus speaker cables
    Amp: Bryston 4BSST, Cardas Clear Cygnus power cable
    Preamp: NAD M12 Cardas Clear Cygnus power cable, XLR interconnect
    Lunin T2 Cardas Cat7 Ethernet cable Cardas Clear Cygnus power cable
    Keces P3 powering GigaFoilv4,Modem Supra Cat8 Ethernet cables
    CD/DVD: Oppo 205 Cardas Clear Cygnus power cable, XLR interconnect
    Subs: SVS SB1000 x 2 AudioQuest NRG-Y2 power cable
    HTPC/Streamer: Windows 10pro HTPC//Tital/Qobuz/JRivers via Roon Core USB/HDMI/iPad Pro
    Power Conditioner: Monster HTS5000,VanEvers model 85 Reference line cleaner, AudioQuest Niagra 1000 line conditioner

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    Re: Seeking Streamer/DAC advice

    Good choice Darrel. The abundance of user and company support would sway me towards Lumin. With their products help is usually just a few keystrokes away plus the app is superb.
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    Re: Seeking Streamer/DAC advice

    Lumin T2. It’s a little too good (clearing my throat). Nipping at the heels of its big Brother.


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    Re: Seeking Streamer/DAC advice

    Kevin from Upscale Audio just posted a "review" of the T2 on youtube.
    Speakers: Magico A3 with Cardas Clear Cygnus speaker cables
    Amp: Bryston 4BSST, Cardas Clear Cygnus power cable
    Preamp: NAD M12 Cardas Clear Cygnus power cable, XLR interconnect
    Lunin T2 Cardas Cat7 Ethernet cable Cardas Clear Cygnus power cable
    Keces P3 powering GigaFoilv4,Modem Supra Cat8 Ethernet cables
    CD/DVD: Oppo 205 Cardas Clear Cygnus power cable, XLR interconnect
    Subs: SVS SB1000 x 2 AudioQuest NRG-Y2 power cable
    HTPC/Streamer: Windows 10pro HTPC//Tital/Qobuz/JRivers via Roon Core USB/HDMI/iPad Pro
    Power Conditioner: Monster HTS5000,VanEvers model 85 Reference line cleaner, AudioQuest Niagra 1000 line conditioner

 

 

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