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  1. Item: Black Cat Cable Silverstar! BNC cable 1m Location: Mount Waverley, Melbourne Price: $220 Item Condition: Used, but in good condition Reason for selling: PS Audio DSJ Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Comes with box. Mk1 cable. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  2. Item: Wavelength USB to SPDIF converter, with Audio Cadabra USB cable Location: Mount Waverley, Melbourne Price: $350 $300 Item Condition: Used, but good condition Reason for selling: PS Audio DSJ Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Comes with box, must have for computer audiophile. Photos:
  3. Item: Zara Dining Table Location: Mount Waverley Price: $100 Item Condition: Used, but good. Reason for selling: Bought a bigger house and a bigger dinning table Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Purchased 2 years ago from here: https://www.domayne.com.au/zara-dining-table-1.html The legs can be unscrewed for transport. Dimensions are in the link. Photos:
  4. Brilliant DAC. I ain't selling mine. I use it with an Intel NUC server and the PS DSJ as bridge/ end point. Easy and sounds great.
  5. Bought one very recently. Loving it atm. Sounds like vinyls; tonally and harmonically rich. Great piece of tech, upsampling to DSD. Easy to use, Roon endpoint, and MQA capable.
  6. Thanks Gents. All done. NUC i3 + PS Audio DSJ. Easy , MQA, and sounds great. No "digital-ness".
  7. I mainly use Tidal, I only have 50GB of music. So I opted to save $150, not quite enough for an Audiophile usb cable They say Roon ROCK has better sound quality. https://community.roonlabs.com/t/sq-comparison-rock-vs-windows-os-on-roon/26747/3 I wish I had a discount voucher....
  8. I ended up ordering a NUC yesterday, with an i3, SSD, and M.2 drive, from eBay, 20% off. I have Roon Lifetime and plan on using it as a dedicated Roon ROCK server. I don't like Windows (requires too much maintenance), and rather use an Apple TV for movies etc (I don't "download" movies). I read this: Who knew Jason would have the B-52's in his library? "Rock Lobster," sourced from Tidal and the NUC, had excellent impact, with good low-frequency extension. Streaming the same track from Tidal via the Nucleus+, perhaps there was a touch more authority in the bass. Perhaps. With "Every Day I Have the Blues," from the Morrison-DeFrancesco album, the sound through the NUC was less authoritative, less open. However, the comparison was unfair: Though both versions were 16/44.1, I was streaming from Tidal with the NUC, and playing a WAV file from local storage with the Nucleus+. Nevertheless, while changing to the Tidal stream with the Nucleus+ reduced the difference between the servers, the Nucleus+ sounded still a tad tidier. Read more at https://www.stereophile.com/content/roon-labs-nucleus-music-server-page-2#a2Qg1WdqGw71WP7g.99 which made it difficult to spend another $1,500 if sound quality isn't that much of an improvement. I rather the NUC (vs the Lenovo), as I can take out the RAM and HDD if I need more processing data in the future.
  9. Apparently, the biggest difference for those guys is when the Server and Renderer is separated. That's something I am ok to try, as the server will also allow me to use Roon in other rooms.
  10. Thanks gents. I think I will go down 1 box, not a fan of complexity and frsutrations.
  11. Finally catching up with some hifi news after having a kid. DARKO and a few threads on Computer Audiophile talked about how they setup their own system. The conclusion I have seen, is that more boxes, better sound. The "ideal" system, from what I can gather is like: Server --> LAN/ Optical cleaner -> Renderer -> USB noise cleaner -> USB/ SPDIF converter -> Master clock -> DAC. That's like 7 boxes, each doing a "thing" in the chain. Question is, how does a one box solution, like a Lumin, Naim, Cambridge Audio compare? Are we that far apart in terms of sound, when everything is handled within one box? Not sure which path to go down, I like good sound, but I don't like boxes/ complexity.
  12. CD is so underrated on SNA. I find the technology to sound better than Computer audio and CDs are so cheap these days. This is an excellent CDP (I have owned one). No "digital" edge. And has a sexy draw mechanism. GLWTS
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