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    Lumin is a great option

    I've had the Lumin S-1 for almost three years. Works great, sounds terrific and is easy to use. And, it does MQA, DSD, streams Tidal and is Roon supported.

    I have an Esoteric K Series CD/SACD player that stays unused most of the time, the Lumin gets a lot of play time along with my VPI Avenger.

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    MJB, how does the S1 sound single ended out versus balanced?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiritofmusic View Post
    MJB, how does the S1 sound single ended out versus balanced?
    I use the balanced only in my system. Have not done a comparison.

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    And here's a nice review of the flagship Innuos Zenith SE

    http://www.digitalaudioreview.net/20...enith-mkii-se/

    I've had one of those in the store briefly, but I hope to be able to get another one (they're only making 100 of those)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Resnick View Post
    No, no, no!

    Get Greg Beron's United Home Audio Phase 1 tape deck for $6,500!

    (I will talk to Irana.)
    Ron, the man wants to go digital, why suggest something out of left field where he'd be limited to 30 tapes at 500 a pop...
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    Once you go digital and streaming you never go back. Your collection jumps to tens of thousands of songs and is ever growing. New album out? you got it. What to check out the more expansive catalog of an artist - you got it. And with Tidal, want to hear MQA? you got it.

    Also, the ramp up time is incredibly quick. Once everything is dialed in and you're used to the interface, sit back with a good drink, click and listen away!
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    sbo6, you may think I知 crazy, Hell i KNOW i知 crazy, but for me this still doesn稚 act as deal breaker.
    I still buy BluRay discs, despite Netflix and other streaming services having films on demand etc.
    Things may change, I知 due to revisit Blue58 who has really improved his system with introduction of Java Triple Shot optologic preamp and Denafrips Terminator R2R dac, via his well established SGM server and AG Duos horns.
    However, I feel like I知 drifting away from going streaming, and rumours Tidal may go belly up aren稚 helping.
    Rest assured I知 not going down the tapes route. Sorry Ron.

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    I'm late to this thread but had had some thoughts about a server recently. I'm actually quite happy with my Mac/Audirvana + NAS outputting to my Meitner DA2. I don't want to spend big bucks. I don't need a DAC integrated with the server so f I can get something with a good PS that can handle 2X DSD (ideally 4X DSD), eliminate the USB connection to my DAC, and take advantage of Roon, that would be a reasonable target to shoot for. I'm thinking the Lumin U1 could be attractive as I've seen them used for under 3K. BTW, I had a Auralic Aries for 24 hours and couldn't return it fast enough. It was a total disappointment. So, where's the love for Lumin?

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    Innuos Zenith, $3299.

    http://innuos.com/en/catalog/go/zenith-mk2-std

    There's nothing wrong with USB, as long as it's properly implemented.
    Yes, the Aries is definitely not for you


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    Quote Originally Posted by marty View Post
    I'm late to this thread but had had some thoughts about a server recently. I'm actually quite happy with my Mac/Audirvana + NAS outputting to my Meitner DA2. I don't want to spend big bucks. I don't need a DAC integrated with the server so f I can get something with a good PS that can handle 2X DSD (ideally 4X DSD), eliminate the USB connection to my DAC, and take advantage of Roon, that would be a reasonable target to shoot for. I'm thinking the Lumin U1 could be attractive as I've seen them used for under 3K. BTW, I had a Auralic Aries for 24 hours and couldn't return it fast enough. It was a total disappointment. So, where's the love for Lumin?
    Marty, Our interests are very similar. I have a thread going below that tries to look at some usual suspects:

    http://www.whatsbestforum.com/showth...a-DAC-Renderer

    The Lunin is good stuff but IMO the U1 is better through it other connections to the DAC not ethernet. It has only one ethernet connection that I believe is designed to go to the network requiring a switch or modem connection to the DAC which many believe is a bad thing.
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