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    Any good media streamers coming out, or just released lately?

    Congrats!! When you have time, let us know how you like it.
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    Any good media streamers coming out, or just released lately?

    If I am not mistaken the UDP-205 supports MQA decode via USB with the latest firmware. People seem to have success decoding MQA using the mConnect player app through the network connection via UPnP (see link below)...
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    Any good media streamers coming out, or just released lately?

    First time I have heard that high end audio is not about listening and personal choice of picking different components. 😉 I think we are a bit off topic, probably best we get back to the OPs question.
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    Any good media streamers coming out, or just released lately?

    I was just saying people should try things for themselves and trust their own ears. Not sure there is anything to argue with that in this hobby. The reference to those being new to audio was to the posters who are new and asking good questions. It’s overwhelming at first and everyone gives...
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    Any good media streamers coming out, or just released lately?

    Mike over at Suncoast Audio just did software shootout for their Naim setup only changing streaming source between Roon, Aurender (Digital in), and native Naim app. Not sure if YouTube and a mobile phone/mic can really do justice to tell the difference but something fun to watch. Part 1...
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    FS ESL 11A gloss black 3 months old 7000$

    What didn’t you like about the sound? My personal opinion is that McIntosh gear with autoformers don’t pair well ML speakers. I had the MC452 paired with the 11As and felt the highs were too soft for my liking. After speaking to a ML dealer, it made sense since both ML panels and the...
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    Any good media streamers coming out, or just released lately?

    A lot of great advice here from Raspberry Pi to Lumin D2, Aurrender, etc. If you have limited budget simpler is always better. If you need both a DAC and steamer, less components (DAC + steamer combined) means less need for cables and more synergy across the integrated components. On the...
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    Any good media streamers coming out, or just released lately?

    Lately prefer I Qobuz, but Tidal isn't bad on it's own either. It all depends on preference and component matching. I used to use Napster a long time ago, but haven't compared. The sound quality theoretically could be better with either Tidal and Qobuz since they use FLAC (Qobuz) and FLAC/MQA...
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    Any good media streamers coming out, or just released lately?

    So true Robert, I was literally having the conversation with a friend. No matter how much you tweak your system you are dependent on the source music and as you said how it has been recorded/mastered. Interestingly enough, I was listening to music using headphone while doing some work and...
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    Any good media streamers coming out, or just released lately?

    The discussion is about RAAT format transporting the music from server to endpoint and whether it is bit perfect from the original music source. If you can figure out how to checksum the just the audio stream inside of a RAAT data stream that would definitely be interesting because there a lot...
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    Any good media streamers coming out, or just released lately?

    Bits are bits, the source that generates the bits is the discussion here and whether it's bit perfect from the source audio file. Streamers/DACs rarely focus on noise removal, they do isolate components from each other but generally do not focus on noise removal. One of the few exceptions is...
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    Reduced Output on One Speaker

    I had a similar thing happen with my Source speakers. I purchased them as display and always wondering if one speaker was louder than the other. Over time it got worse and the cable connector on the panel became loose so I sent the panels back to ML. When they fixed the cable they also tested...
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    Any good media streamers coming out, or just released lately?

    Roon wraps the music in RAAT encapsulation for transmission and management across different devices. The end point processes the RAAT format and the music is extracted. So you are not transmitting the raw 1's and 0's directly as if you were sending raw music from Tidal direct to the streamer...
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    Any good media streamers coming out, or just released lately?

    Lumin would work in this scenario, it's just that the Lumin app isn't as versatile as Roon and others. With Roon and the Aurender you can mix and match your own music with streamed. But if you are not into fancier interfaces and just want to play tracks, Lumix app will work.
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    Any good media streamers coming out, or just released lately?

    This is not necessarily true. Of course digital is digital, but source matters. I have done some extensive testing with Roon vs. the app that comes with the streamer and there is definitely a difference is tonality and crispness playing the same streamed content. Not necessarily bad, just...
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    Any good media streamers coming out, or just released lately?

    If you have an extensive library, you may potentially consider either Lumin + Roon solution or Aurender. While the Lumin app is decent, it's not at the same level for catalog management, search etc. as the other two.
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    Streaming Issues; Need Assistance.

    Interesting, makes it a little easier to isolate your issue since it's on the HT side. Does it happen when you watch a Blu-Ray (Xbox) as well and is the sound coming from all channels? Looking at your setup, I would assume you have HT Passthrough setup on the BHK for your 2ch. Would be...
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    Streaming Issues; Need Assistance.

    A $29 switch powered by POE would be where I would first start troubleshooting next time you have any issues. One thing you could try first is plugging it into the wall with their power plug to avoid POE. Second thing is if you have any other switches laying around you could swap out for...
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    Any good media streamers coming out, or just released lately?

    @amey01 Super delayed response on my part, just wanted to mention that while most DACs will separate out components to remove noise across components they do not really do it for power and other noise coming in. Of course there are exceptions like Aavik, Borresen uses Ansuz technology in some...
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    Streaming Issues; Need Assistance.

    This could be your UniFi mini for the noise related issues. I have found some of their lower cost switches actually carry noise in the cable. Have you connected it to the wall or is powered by PoE?
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