Recent content by tesarpa
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    Laptop streaming vs dedicated streamer?

    With Gumby it's worth a try. I recommend Raspberry Pi based solutions, like Pi2AES, Allo DigiOne. These are cheap and avoid USB.
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    No, there isn't much difference in GS vs. A1, as GS is based on A1 with some minor changes. I upgraded from A1 to A2 and I believe A2 has more balanced sound. A1 was quite bright, detailed, while A2 is warmer. Concerning USB, I believe GEN3 is to be avoided at all, GEN5 usable but still SPDIF is...
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    Can someone recommend a good lightening to 3.5mm potable dac ?

    I don't have direct experience, but 300 Ohm impedance of HD650 may be too much for cheap Apple dongle.
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    Meze Empyrean amp pairing

    Why not sell Qutest and upgrade to Hugo TT2? Better DAC, excellent headphone output. Or, the best amp available, Benchmark HPA4.
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    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    The idea reminds me multiple filters in delta sigma DACs. Nonsense to me, I spent hours playing with it with no clear result and joy.
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    I am trying to locate an “IIS” cable and don’t seem to be able to find one?

    Cable is not enough. Your PC would have to have IIS output, which is unlikely. You need to stick with available outputs, which is USB. Anything other requires specific hardware.
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    DAC under 600€ to pair with Asgard 3.

    Schiit Bifrost 2, but little over the limit.
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    Can I use usb WiFi adapter for my DAC?

    I don't think so, but who knows what it really is, "USB network". Sounds suspicious to me.
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    Laptop vs iPad vs dedicated source

    It depends on how good are the input modules of your DAC. Some play same quality regardless of the source (bit perfect stream, of course), some react to source, cables, power supply. Generally speaking, iPad is quality source.
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    Schiit Jotunheim 2 - Impressions Thread

    It's there, called Freya.
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    Dac/amp to use with ROON?

    With Roon and MQA DAC I see no problem there. It has nothing to do with OS.
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    Dac/amp to use with ROON?

    Then there is the option of Raspberry Pi end point and USB DAC/AMP. You install Roopiee software to Pi, it's really easy.
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    Dac/amp to use with ROON?

    The question is too open, I'm afraid. I can only answer the part about my stwo setups, where I have Benchmark DAC3 and Schiit Yggdrasil. I let Roon decode MQA.
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    All things Metrum Acoustics

    Probably yes. The amp takes just the positive signal from XLR, which is equal to RCA.