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    Quote Originally Posted by jfrech View Post
    It's like a $50 bottle of red wine. Just tastes great. Then someone opens a $150 bottle and you know which one you want to stick with...the $50 bottle just sits there.
    Depends. There are outstanding $20 bottles of wine that are used by very high-end restaurants to flavor up certain courses. For other courses they use more expensive wine. They know what they're doing. It's about the matching high-quality flavor, not the $$.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al M. View Post
    Depends. There are outstanding $20 bottles of wine that are used by very high-end restaurants to flavor up certain courses. For other courses they use more expensive wine. They know what they're doing. It's about the matching high-quality flavor, not the $$.
    You should compare the outstanding $150 bottles of wine with the outstanding $20 ones. Unfortunately the answer is not difficult
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    Pretty interesting article for dCS fans. dCS Vivaldi DAC + Network Bridge seems a great way to get the Vivaldi experience for a lot less $$'s

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfrech View Post
    Pretty interesting article for dCS fans. dCS Vivaldi DAC + Network Bridge seems a great way to get the Vivaldi experience for a lot less $$'s

    https://parttimeaudiophile.com/2017/...-of-streamers/
    I was considering going that route before I pulled the trigger on the Rossini/Clock. Maybe someday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by still-one View Post
    I was considering going that route before I pulled the trigger on the Rossini/Clock. Maybe someday.
    My dealer has both the Vivaldi stack, the Rossini player and clock and a network bridge. The reviewer compared a Scarlatti...The Rossini, with built in upsampler, I'd venture to guess is better than Roon upsampling...I think you made a great chioce ! Curious when you get MQA going on your Rossini ! Let us know please !
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfrech View Post
    Pretty interesting article for dCS fans. dCS Vivaldi DAC + Network Bridge seems a great way to get the Vivaldi experience for a lot less $$'s

    https://parttimeaudiophile.com/2017/...-of-streamers/
    Thanks jf.
    Very interesting. Having recently upgraded to Scarlatti Transport, Paganini DAC with existing Scarlatti clock and upgrading the cables to Entreq Atlantis Infinity Dual AES/Apollo3.5V earth to Olympus 10, and delighted with the upgrade, the review of the NBR has got me thinking.

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    Just installed the latest Firmware updates and MQA is up and running on my Rossini. One more day of work, and I can start doing some real listening. That is a 2L track streaming from Tidal.

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    Awesome and congrats. Let us know your thoughts. Also be sure to switch your filter to "M1"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfrech View Post
    Pretty interesting article for dCS fans. dCS Vivaldi DAC + Network Bridge seems a great way to get the Vivaldi experience for a lot less $$'s

    https://parttimeaudiophile.com/2017/...-of-streamers/
    A friend of mine (Rossini DAC owner) has recently compared his Rossini DAC to the Vivaldi DAC + Network Bridge (both in Roon Ready mode). To his surprise, he prefered his Rossini DAC to the more expensive combo.

    I have no doubt the Vivaldi One or the full Vivaldi stack would be better than the Rossini, but that is $$$.

    If anyone is considering the Vivaldi DAC + Network Bridge combo, I strongly sugest to try the Rossini DAC instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elberoth View Post
    A friend of mine (Rossini DAC owner) has recently compared his Rossini DAC to the Vivaldi DAC + Network Bridge (both in Roon Ready mode). To his surprise, he prefered his Rossini DAC to the more expensive combo.

    I have no doubt the Vivaldi One or the full Vivaldi stack would be better than the Rossini, but that is $$$.

    If anyone is considering the Vivaldi DAC + Network Bridge combo, I strongly sugest to try the Rossini DAC instead.
    I'm guessing it's the upsampling in the Rossini and less cables? Where the Vivaldi is a better dac but doesn't have the upsampling since it's in a separate box...

    Was this on DSD files or PCM upsampled?
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