AudioAficionado.org  

Go Back   AudioAficionado.org > Audio & Video > CD Players, Digital Music & Servers

CD Players, Digital Music & Servers Sooloos, Olive, Wadia, Sonos, to name a few

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 05-09-2022, 11:32 PM
TommyC's Avatar
TommyC TommyC is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 4,228
Default

Thank you George for the very helpful insights. It's refreshing to know one can stream music at a very high level without having to use complicated and expensive network equipment

Quote:
Originally Posted by George Prentice View Post
“Do you use any fancy network switch etc to achieve the same sound quality vs internal storage?”

No. I use a wall wart wifi extender ($59) placed in a nearby outlet to plug in my Ethernet cable. Now to be honest, I do use a EtherRegen box as well… but I just threw it in when purchasing my amp… so I really don’t know exactly how much improvement it provided. It is reviewed as an improvement. But I can’t say. A good quality streamer cashes, and isolates. But even the EtherRegen wax only $640(?)… you could add later.

What is completely life changing is no longer being confined to what you have purchased. It is a completely different paradym… at first for some a bit disconcerting… then completely liberating. When there is no sound quality penalty for streaming the whole world is open… and Qobuz has about 500,000 albums in high resolution formats. I am currently listening to an East African jazz band… they are amazing. No longer confined to yet another copy of Kind of Blue… there is a whole world of audiophile sound quality stuff. There are also high def radio stations all over the world… you may discover you like Madagascar'n Sca jazz… there is probably 15 channels out there (I just made that up)… but the variety and quality is simply astonishing. I went out looking for odd music types and it is unbelievably rich and deep. I only listened to Kind of Blue once in the last couple years and compared between my streamer and vinyl and, well I don’t remember my conclusion…. Which clearly says there was no material difference.

So, the $xxx you spend on streaming becomes a bargain. I assure you my streamers are the best money I spent in my life.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-10-2022, 05:11 PM
bart's Avatar
bart bart is offline
Life is beautiful

 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Belgium
Posts: 19,754
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by George Prentice View Post
“Do you use any fancy network switch etc to achieve the same sound quality vs internal storage?”

No. I use a wall wart wifi extender ($59) placed in a nearby outlet to plug in my Ethernet cable. Now to be honest, I do use a EtherRegen box as well… but I just threw it in when purchasing my amp… so I really don’t know exactly how much improvement it provided. It is reviewed as an improvement. But I can’t say. A good quality streamer cashes, and isolates. But even the EtherRegen wax only $640(?)… you could add later.

What is completely life changing is no longer being confined to what you have purchased. It is a completely different paradym… at first for some a bit disconcerting… then completely liberating. When there is no sound quality penalty for streaming the whole world is open… and Qobuz has about 500,000 albums in high resolution formats. I am currently listening to an East African jazz band… they are amazing. No longer confined to yet another copy of Kind of Blue… there is a whole world of audiophile sound quality stuff. There are also high def radio stations all over the world… you may discover you like Madagascar'n Sca jazz… there is probably 15 channels out there (I just made that up)… but the variety and quality is simply astonishing. I went out looking for odd music types and it is unbelievably rich and deep. I only listened to Kind of Blue once in the last couple years and compared between my streamer and vinyl and, well I don’t remember my conclusion…. Which clearly says there was no material difference.

So, the $xxx you spend on streaming becomes a bargain. I assure you my streamers are the best money I spent in my life.

Good post!

I'm also a more relaxed music lover now.
When I was still buying boat loads of CDs, I felt obliged to listen at least a couple of times to my 'investment', and sometimes it was a waste of time.
Now we often stop after the first track when we really don't like the music, and go for another album to discover.

I also like African music by the way, and other world music styles.
But I do still play Kind of Blue too.
__________________
Stereo: Hegel H590, Grimm Audio MU1, Mola Mola Tambaqui, Burmester 948 - V3 & V6 racks, Vivid Audio G2 Giyas, REL Carbon Special (pair), Silent Angel Bonn N8 Ethernet Switch & Forester F1, Wireworld Platinum Eclipse IC and SE SC, Furutech Digiflux
AV: Hegel C-53, Marantz AV8802A, Oppo BDP-203EU, Pioneer Kuro 60", Vivid Audio C1 & V1w's, Wireworld Platinum Eclipse, SE & E
Second system (veranda): Halgorythme preamp and monoblocks, Burmester 061, Avalon Avatar, Sharkwire & Wireworld cables
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-16-2022, 08:38 PM
r042wal's Avatar
r042wal r042wal is offline
Junior Member

 
Join Date: May 2022
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 23
Default

I am not an audiophile streamer YET. I subscribe to SiriusXM and this is how I discover new music. Then the quest begins to track down, aquire, digitize then add to my library. Looking at my collection on my NAS, I've done this about 1800 times over the years!

I purchased my first DAC (PS Audio PerfectWave Mk II) and it is being shipped out today. It has a Bridge network card and if I am lucky enough, it will be a Bridge II. This opens up the door for streaming Qobuz.

If I didn't want to select a particular artist and album to stream, can I pick a genre and have Qobuz throw its own selections to my stream? With 500,000 albums available, there is a lot to be discovered.

Thanks
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Audioaficionado.org tested by Norton Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:31 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
©Copyright 2009-2022 AudioAficionado.org.Privately owned, All Rights Reserved.
Audio Aficionado Sponsors
AudioAficionado Subscriber
AudioAficionado Subscriber
Inspire By Dennis Had
Inspire By Dennis Had
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Wyred4Sound
Wyred4Sound
Dragonfire Acoustics
Dragonfire Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
Esoteric
Esoteric
AC Infinity
AC Infinity
JL Audio
JL Audio
Add Powr
Add Powr
Legend Audio & Video
Legend Audio & Video
Audio by E
Audio by E
Canton
Canton
Bryston
Bryston
WireWorld Cables
WireWorld Cables
Stillpoints
Stillpoints
Bricasti Design
Bricasti Design
Furutech
Furutech
Shunyata Research
Shunyata Research
Accuphase
Accuphase