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post #31 of 32 Old 01-13-2020, 03:39 PM
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I have a PC server running Roon (front end for Tidal that has tech built-in to bypass the Windows audio subsystem effectively. It will properly pass hi-res audio etc. without any interference from Windows!).
Roon also beautifully merges Tidal streaming with my lossless library of CD rips etc. living on the server.
Desktop: Schiit Modi 3 DAC to my vintage, fully restored Marantz 2275 to Axiom M2 speakers with sub or headphones.
Main system: S/PDIF digital coax cable from the server PC to my Denon 3400H AVR to my vintage, fully restored Carver M1.0T amp feeding a pair of Axiom M60 tower speakers. To my ears, the DAC in this AVR sounds excellent.
Living room: Airplay to my Denon 640H AVR and Sony speakers, Phase Tech sub.
Portable (for private headphone listening around the house): Apple iPad Air pro running Roon client. This iPad client is also used as the remote control for the other systems. I can instantly switch to any of the destinations directly from the Roon client.

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Mac Mini running Roon and HQPlayer >
USB to Matrix X-SPDIF2 >
AES/EBU to Schiit Yggdrasil DAC >
Balanced XLR to Schiit Freya + Preamp >
Balanced XLR to Schiit Aegir Monoblocks >
Focal Aria 906

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