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RE: Schiit DACs don't do DSD. nt


I think your take runs contrary to the large body of experience with the mRendu extant now.

For me, yes, the performance leap is of the "huge" variety: This goes primarily for the Rendu itself, and then again with the LPS1 over the switching PS.

Not long ago I again tried removing the Rendu as an experiment - decidedly a no-go. This was with an Auralic Vega. The Mini on its own is cloudy, diffuse, with less separation, and more. *Only* in comparison, mind you.

As for going to an all-in-one'r, well, heck, I guess I could pick up a Bose Wave as well. My goal is to simplify the mess - and eliminate the reboots necessary with the Mac Mini, which is a general-purpose computer and not a music server - with *no* reduction in sound quality. I don't know of any DAC considered SOTA or close with a built-in amplifier - a top-grade amp, that is.

The Melco servers fit my requirements and I now have one of the new ones ordered. And only $2500!

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