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In Reply to: RE: Why would I posted by soundchekk on March 13, 2017 at 05:29:59
Sometimes people don't go into rooms because they are afraid of what they might see.
I suspect finding out the RPi is just as good or better than a uRu is not what many audiophiles really want to know, especially after spending all that money.
I bet it's the same for other gear too. People tend to keep their high end expensive gear away from the cheap stuff... And never the two shall meet.
I used to be the same way, until 'just for kicks' I compared a cheap Valab DAC to a Lavry DAC and was shocked that the Valab was more musical. It took a lot of going back and forth comparisons before I was forced to face the truth. I sold the Lavry and turned in my audiophile badge. Same thing with the Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum, I tried to live it, after all it was a higher priced respected unit, loved by audiophiles
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No surprise. The Lavry resamples to 110 kHz or thereabouts and the clocking is suspect.
Back then I had a Anthem tube preamp. I spent $500 on a pair of Acoustic Zen IC's and a nice power cord thinking/hoping I could make that Lavry sound good....or at least listenable for more than a hour.
I tried my best to like it, but it was impossible.
A Pi alone won't make a great transport.
It requires a little effort to make it sing. But it's IMO possible.
Most people are just lazy and rather put a grand or more on the table
for the next potentially greatest thing ever - because somebody said so.
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