Now you and your wallet need to go HERE.
Give me a break, sceleratus! But thanks! The expression 'tube-rolling' was already troubling my composure.
Audirvana for iTunes integration.
Amarra sounds a tad better, but you can't beat the Audirvana tiny iTunes proxy files for flac. (IMO)
The last thing to touch a CD was XLD
All vinyl has been ripped to flac using a MOTO Microbook finessed with ClickRepair.
Thank you so much, folks. I have also e-mailed Schiit who were very helpful. The Lyr is on its way! An interesting thing to me in this thread is the sheer number of people who have LOTS of equipment - there are practically complete collections of, er, Schiit out there... I'll let you know how it goes. Burn-in time advice, anyone?
What tubes are you planning to use with the lyr? The sound will be more effected by the tubes than burn in.
I also have the 7030 and agree it's a great value. I'm curious what advantage a $300-500 + player would give you. I feel like I get great, clean, neutral sound.
I took Nick's advice and ordered the NOS Tungsram ECC85 tubes with the unit. That means absolutely nothing to me - yet. I am hanging about here and hoping to learn...
I think that you will reach that point of dismissing returns and in some cases just a different sonic “flavor“ of sound. I think that the only point with a more expensive unit is to add more features like the OPPO.
+1. I tried my friend's Lyr with JJ tubes... HATED it. Afterwards, my friend got some Russion NOS tubes... better. Then he got his hands on some Amperex Orange Globes... yummmmmmm
^^agree with this. I did the Oppo 103 so I could also replace my blu-ray player that was acting up. really like the fact that it can be networked, read thumb drives, and be controlled by my android devices etc.