Well I did it, I'm going digital! Cambridge Audio 851N

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  • verbverb Posts: 10,152
    Normally I usually spend most of my time during the week playing the office rig, the big rig is played on the weekends. Not today! :smile:

    Created some playlists last night, running em through the Cambridge! Glitch Mob! :smile:
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    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,MIT Shotgun S3 IC's,MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC,EAR Acute CD Player,EAR 834L Pre,Northstar Designs Intenso DAC,PASS ACA Monoblocks,Denon UDR-F10 Cassette,Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers,SVS SB12 Plus sub,MIT AVt2 speaker cables,IFI Purifier2,AQ Cinnamon USB cable,Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,200
    verb wrote: »

    Created some playlists last night, running em through the Cambridge! Glitch Mob! :smile:

    I had this going last weekend.

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  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 2,896
    verb wrote: »
    So right now, running the free trial, gonna upgrade for sure! But I gotta tell ya, the Cary really brings out the most of the HIFI setting (AAC) in the big rig!

    There is so much to play with! Better digital formats, input sources, external DAC, XLR connections, et., al. Right now I just got it hooked up, via RCA IC's, stock power cord, yeah, yeah, and running the Cambridge Connect app through my rather old iPad!

    The functionality is great! Loving Tidal right now!

    Man this digital doorway is just popped open a bit more! :smile:
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    Ha..of course this one is in my library. Sounds a lot nicer from a good ripped CD. (All things considered- bit rate & other settings)
    Cool sounds off of the whole album.
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  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,142
    Have you gone into your settings and updated streaming playback to "Master"?
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  • verbverb Posts: 10,152
    Not yet. Unable to do so via Apple, as I signed up for the free trial with my iPhone. Apple tech support can't help. Tidal app development tech support is working on it too. Long story, but not beaten yet!

    In the meantime, still enjoying it! Once I get the upgrade, it'll be nice to experience the improvement. Kind of an A/B comparison. :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,MIT Shotgun S3 IC's,MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC,EAR Acute CD Player,EAR 834L Pre,Northstar Designs Intenso DAC,PASS ACA Monoblocks,Denon UDR-F10 Cassette,Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers,SVS SB12 Plus sub,MIT AVt2 speaker cables,IFI Purifier2,AQ Cinnamon USB cable,Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,142
    Hmmm. Try it on a laptop or something. Sorry to hear this. I don't have any Apple stuff but I heard they are usually good and keeping stuff up to date with the Android world.
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,243
    MQA (Master) streaming on the Cambridge Audio streamers can only be done via airplay (iOS) or Chromecast (Android) through the Tidal app. It cannot come through the unit directly.
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,243
    Dave. See these two pics below and let me know if you have any questions.

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  • rburgess714rburgess714 Posts: 542
    verb wrote: »
    Not yet. Unable to do so via Apple, as I signed up for the free trial with my iPhone. Apple tech support can't help. Tidal app development tech support is working on it too. Long story, but not beaten yet!

    In the meantime, still enjoying it! Once I get the upgrade, it'll be nice to experience the improvement. Kind of an A/B comparison. :smile:

    I’m confused. So are you saying that the streamer doesn’t support MQA natively but MQA can be streamed to the unit through AirPlay? I thought AirPlay had limitations that would not support MQA?
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  • verbverb Posts: 10,152
    verb wrote: »
    Not yet. Unable to do so via Apple, as I signed up for the free trial with my iPhone. Apple tech support can't help. Tidal app development tech support is working on it too. Long story, but not beaten yet!

    In the meantime, still enjoying it! Once I get the upgrade, it'll be nice to experience the improvement. Kind of an A/B comparison. :smile:

    I’m confused. So are you saying that the streamer doesn’t support MQA natively but MQA can be streamed to the unit through AirPlay? I thought AirPlay had limitations that would not support MQA?

    I think you meant that for @joecoulson ?
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,MIT Shotgun S3 IC's,MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC,EAR Acute CD Player,EAR 834L Pre,Northstar Designs Intenso DAC,PASS ACA Monoblocks,Denon UDR-F10 Cassette,Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers,SVS SB12 Plus sub,MIT AVt2 speaker cables,IFI Purifier2,AQ Cinnamon USB cable,Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • rburgess714rburgess714 Posts: 542
    verb wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    Not yet. Unable to do so via Apple, as I signed up for the free trial with my iPhone. Apple tech support can't help. Tidal app development tech support is working on it too. Long story, but not beaten yet!

    In the meantime, still enjoying it! Once I get the upgrade, it'll be nice to experience the improvement. Kind of an A/B comparison. :smile:

    I’m confused. So are you saying that the streamer doesn’t support MQA natively but MQA can be streamed to the unit through AirPlay? I thought AirPlay had limitations that would not support MQA?

    I think you meant that for @joecoulson ?

    Yeah I think you are right.
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    Yamaha A-S501, Auralic Aries Mini, LSiM 703s

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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,243
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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,463
    I'm confused as F__k! My mind starts to melt trying to figure all this stuff out.
  • verbverb Posts: 10,152
    Ah computers. Haven’t fired this baby up all week, only to find a firmware update. Computers! :smile:
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    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,MIT Shotgun S3 IC's,MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC,EAR Acute CD Player,EAR 834L Pre,Northstar Designs Intenso DAC,PASS ACA Monoblocks,Denon UDR-F10 Cassette,Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers,SVS SB12 Plus sub,MIT AVt2 speaker cables,IFI Purifier2,AQ Cinnamon USB cable,Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 2,896
    The 851N Club!! 😀🎩
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
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  • CottageChzCottageChz Posts: 123
    Question for those of you that have the 851N - I looked through some threads but didn't see exactly what I'm looking for - wondering if the DAC in the 851N is better than my integrated. I have the Parasound Halo Integrated. So if I were to add an 851N, would I want to use the DAC in the 851N and run analog to the Parasound (could do XLR or RCA), or would I want to run digital to the Parasound and let the Parasound's DAC do the work?

    Right now I am listening to my music via optical out on a Mac Mini to the Parasound. Sounds good, seems like the consensus here is that the 851N would certainly be a better option. So now I'm just wondering about the DAC comparison. Just toying with the idea of getting one of these in the future, at the moment. Thanks in advance!
  • CottageChzCottageChz Posts: 123
    That's kind of what I figured, but knew someone on here would have the definitive answer for me. Thanks for the info.
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,142
    I agree with Skip. I really liked the DAC in my B&K Reference 50 until I got the 851. Now the 50's just an analog pre until I can afford to upgrade.
    One foot on audio nirvana and the other in the poor house.
  • CottageChzCottageChz Posts: 123
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    @audioluvr Cool, thanks for the additional input from first-hand experience. Perhaps an 851N is somewhere in my future. The Halo Integrated's DAC (and everything in general about it) is leaps and bounds above what it replaced. I knew there was still plenty of room to move up from there, but wasn't sure how the 851N specifically compared.
  • verbverb Posts: 10,152
    Man it's been a week since I fired up big rig downstairs! I gotta get down there! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,MIT Shotgun S3 IC's,MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC,EAR Acute CD Player,EAR 834L Pre,Northstar Designs Intenso DAC,PASS ACA Monoblocks,Denon UDR-F10 Cassette,Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers,SVS SB12 Plus sub,MIT AVt2 speaker cables,IFI Purifier2,AQ Cinnamon USB cable,Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,463
    The DAC in the P5 is a waste of money.
  • verbverb Posts: 10,152
    So I finally upgraded to Tidal Masters!

    Maiden voyage with Animato on the office rig, through the PC and Marantz HD AMP-1 DAC.

    Initial reaction - Big difference! Bigger soundstage, clarity, and extension at both ends. At relatively the same volume, much more details, that could not be heard easily without normally turning the volume up a bit more.

    Loving it! :smile:

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    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,MIT Shotgun S3 IC's,MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC,EAR Acute CD Player,EAR 834L Pre,Northstar Designs Intenso DAC,PASS ACA Monoblocks,Denon UDR-F10 Cassette,Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers,SVS SB12 Plus sub,MIT AVt2 speaker cables,IFI Purifier2,AQ Cinnamon USB cable,Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • jbail2011jbail2011 Posts: 50
    I just opt'd for the node 2i. I love it. Maybe I'll graduate to the 851n in a few years although I'm curious is it's that much better for the 1k. I do like the screen.
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  • verbverb Posts: 10,152
    jbail2011 wrote: »
    I just opt'd for the node 2i. I love it. Maybe I'll graduate to the 851n in a few years although I'm curious is it's that much better for the 1k. I do like the screen.

    For sure! It's a journey, after all! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,MIT Shotgun S3 IC's,MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC,EAR Acute CD Player,EAR 834L Pre,Northstar Designs Intenso DAC,PASS ACA Monoblocks,Denon UDR-F10 Cassette,Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers,SVS SB12 Plus sub,MIT AVt2 speaker cables,IFI Purifier2,AQ Cinnamon USB cable,Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • verbverb Posts: 10,152
    This freaked me out today. I'm playing with the big rig, running Tidal, and no sound out of the right channel speaker! WTF! Switch sources, everything works, so I go to the Cambridge website. Well what do you know?
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    Tried it, and it works now! Have to re-boot the computer! Whew, all is right with the world again! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,MIT Shotgun S3 IC's,MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC,EAR Acute CD Player,EAR 834L Pre,Northstar Designs Intenso DAC,PASS ACA Monoblocks,Denon UDR-F10 Cassette,Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers,SVS SB12 Plus sub,MIT AVt2 speaker cables,IFI Purifier2,AQ Cinnamon USB cable,Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • displaynamedisplayname Posts: 650
    verb wrote: »
    This freaked me out today. I'm playing with the big rig, running Tidal, and no sound out of the right channel speaker! WTF! Switch sources, everything works, so I go to the Cambridge website. Well what do you know?
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    Tried it, and it works now! Have to re-boot the computer! Whew, all is right with the world again! :smile:
    I'm glad that it's an easy fix! I don't love the way they worded it (seemed like throwing AD under the bus a little when they really didn't need to), but at least they have a very simple solution.
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  • verbverb Posts: 10,152
    Just got home, powered it on, no issues. Rocking Kryptic Minds! :smile:w1g8atj24jbx.jpeg
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,MIT Shotgun S3 IC's,MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC,EAR Acute CD Player,EAR 834L Pre,Northstar Designs Intenso DAC,PASS ACA Monoblocks,Denon UDR-F10 Cassette,Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers,SVS SB12 Plus sub,MIT AVt2 speaker cables,IFI Purifier2,AQ Cinnamon USB cable,Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • gyosagyosa Posts: 393
    I had that exact same unit in my ‘67 Camero while in high school !

    LOL !

    Bk

    verb wrote: »
    Dude don't get me going on yet another rabbit hole! Ah 8-tracks! Those were the days - Rocking out on Styx in my '73 Nova with a Pioneer Supertuner 8-track! :smile:
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  • verbverb Posts: 10,152
    So today I decided to connect the Cambridge to the NorthStar DAC. I had an AQ Cinnamon digital cable laying around and used that. But, I did order another Silnote Morpheus ref2 cable to match what I have connected to the CD transport!
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    Maiden voyage of the Cambridge connected to the NS DAC!
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    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,MIT Shotgun S3 IC's,MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC,EAR Acute CD Player,EAR 834L Pre,Northstar Designs Intenso DAC,PASS ACA Monoblocks,Denon UDR-F10 Cassette,Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers,SVS SB12 Plus sub,MIT AVt2 speaker cables,IFI Purifier2,AQ Cinnamon USB cable,Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
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