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In Reply to: RE: Suggestions on Best Way for Me to Stream Tidal HiFi? posted by Jim Hodgson on March 13, 2017 at 16:30:43
and QOBUZ as well, if you claim to live in Europe when you register the SONOS. ;-)
That said, the SONOS Connect as stock does not sound NEARLY as good streaming TIDAL or QOBUZ 16/44.1 as a stock MacBook Air with the TIDAL or QOBUZ player installed.
The difference is SO noticeable that I no longer use my SONOS Connect and we're talking internet streaming yet, not streaming from ripped CDs and a decent computer.
I have the Wyred 4 Sound modded sonos, it is reference class when used as a transport into a good DAC.
I have a Sonos Connect and am thinking seriously about having the Wyred mod performed.
What sample rate did you choose and why. Sort of new at this.
I chose the 96 option, all it is is the sample rate the clock locks at, no upsampling involved. I chose 96khz because it was the highest compatible with my cables using an exact setting on my clock.
SONOS Connect is just sitting at the moment and I'd like an alternative to my Macbook Air into my Audio-GD DAC/Headphone amp (4 ea. PCM1704U-K at $70 each) ;-)
I'm using a $1k quartz fused silica toslink cable with mine. Audioquest diamond.
Nice, $70 DAC chips :)
Lol, I love Bluejeans spdif cable, you see I use one too right next to the toslink. I like to switch between toslink and the Bluejeans when I want a friendlier sound I use the Bluejeans, the expensive toslink was an impulse buy as I have no wife or kids to feed, it does sound great but nothing beats the value of the Bluejeans cables.
The mods do an upgraded power supply, etc, all the details are on the Wyred 4 Sound web site. Night and day difference, I have an unmodded connect collecting dust too, want to build a second system and when the time comes I'll get it moddded as well.
I use one between my Mac Mini and my Audio-GD Master 7 (8 ea. SCM1704U-K @ $70 ea.) and it seems to work fine.
Haven't decided whether I like USB or TOSLINK better with the Mac Mini but am guessing that any differences would likely be more of a function of the AMANERO USB card in the DAC rather than the computer or the cable.
Same here, I think both sound very good although slightly different.
I could listen to either one everyday and be happy.
Those $70 chips work wonders!
I have no opinion as your DAC chips are $20 or above :)
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