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Old 03-20-2017, 12:28 AM
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You can use any media management tool you like. The DAC is Roon ready, but that doesn't preclude other programs.
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:37 AM
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Thanks Jim! I'll give it a go with A+ which is the one I like the most in terms of sound.

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Sounds like the next mountain top might be called 'Huron'.
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I really enjoy the MQA I've experienced from Tidal, have over 100 albums in my "favorites"...so, I ordered a Mytek Brooklyn MQA DAC.
Is Brooklyn a high end DAC?

I am thinking of Chord 2Qute or Brooklyn DAC for my Bluesound Node 2 streamer.

Can you share some thoughts, please.
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Old 03-27-2017, 01:00 PM
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Is Brooklyn a high end DAC?

I am thinking of Chord 2Qute or Brooklyn DAC for my Bluesound Node 2 streamer.

Can you share some thoughts, please.
I have had a PS Audio DirectStream DAC now for about 2 1/2 years and for "regular" AIFF-FLAC files, in my system the DirectStream DAC sounds a little better than the Brooklyn, which I'd say "yes" is a "high end" DAC that is about 90% as "good" as the PS Audio DAC...with "regular" files.

It's becoming apparent to me that, to get the full benefit of MQA, one must purchase a DAC that does "end-to-end" MQA decoding, like the Brooklyn. I don't believe that doing the first part of the MQA decoding (the "unfolding") doesn't (to my mind) provide the most significant benefits of MQA.

Keep in mind that the Brooklyn is 1/3 the price of the DirectStream DAC, and it offers a really excellent headphone amp, inputs for turntables and a really fine volume control...very much could be considered a "preamp". I think it's an excellent value, for the money.
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...and from Paul McGowen's latest posts, it sounds like he is adamantly opposed to modifying the DirectStream DAC to do "end-to-end" MQA decoding, mainly objecting to submitting his proprietary DAC technology to an outside company.
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