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    DAC for CD Player/stereo?

    As, I'm researching DACS, I'm realizing that much of my listening is still to CD's on a dedicated CD player through a speaker system and through a headphone amp.  And some streaming through a streamer that is also part of my speaker system..   Clearly, a lot of people don't listen to CDs...
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    HRT MicroSreamer Vs HRT Music Streamer

    I'm looking at DAC options to pair w/ an Asgard 2. Besides the obvious choice Bifrost or Modi, HRT products have caught my eye.   Has anyone compared HRT MicroStreamer vs the Music Streamer?    The MicroStreamer is a DAC/Amp combo. I  don't really need the amp since I have the Asgard...
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    DAC/AMP for Onyko 8050 AM/FM/Internet radio receiver

    I'm slowly putting together components for my dedicated rig. I have a dedicated new Onyko CD player with a HP jack that I listen CD's. I'm waiting on a Schiit Asgard 2 which will be my first HP amp for my first set of cans.   I'm also putting together a stereo and just ordered an Onkyo 8050...
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    portable and/or DAC under $300 to add to dedicated amp and cans

    I've got the first pieces of my rig: Grado cans, Schiit Asgard and I'm replacing a dedicated CD player for a 20 + year old pioneer DC-z83 (one piece box amplifier, tuner, two cassettes with CD player that will be new).   I'm pretty exited with my little set up. But, I need some next steps...
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    amplifying streaming music

    Ithink I'm abou to take the plunge into streaming services like Stpotify or Progidy.   For all of you srtreaming music, how is the sound when amped compred to an ipod or a CD player?    What are you you susing as your amp or DAC? Would you say it's comperable? Are you happy with the...
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    streaming services recommendations

    I'm investigating the world of streaming and looking for recommendations. I know some people who basically have stopped buying CD's and listen almost exclusively to services like Rhapsody. So, before I take the plunge, I'm looking for feedback.   Do you use a streaming service?   If so...
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    Fiio 17 and/or Little Dot 1+ first amp for new Grado 225 advice

      I’m new to Head Fi. I’ve been doing some reading and have auditioned headphones. I've ordered a Grado i225.   I've narrowed my amp choices between the Fiio 17 and a Little Dot 1 . So, I'm trying to decide if I want to start out with a desk amp, a portable or both . But, I’m definitely...
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