Advice on switching up my streaming setup.

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  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 3,098
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    The North Star Design Supremo DAC is head and shoulders above its price point…

    I recommend you consider upgrading to Supremo… Of which, I have two different chassis options

    I reckon, I’m the only one in the world that has this available in 120 V USA option

    PM If inn-arrested.... lol

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  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 2,210
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    I’m interested. I PMed you.
    2 Channel in my home attic/bar/man cave

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  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 2,210
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    I’m really looking at the Denafrips Pontus II as well. All the ANK Dacs are simply too large to fit my rack, I’m tapped out especially if I’m gonna keep the 851N in the mix for awhile.
    2 Channel in my home attic/bar/man cave

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  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 1,141
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    Pontus II gets my vote. You can compare it to your delta-sigmas, and it will give you a fresh taste re: how analog-like digital can sound.

    Since you like the 851N, I would hang onto it. It has a nice display, plenty of connections, and a proper power supply.

    Good luck!
    CD Players: Sony CDP-211; Sony DVP-S9000ES; Sony UDP-X800M2 (x2); Cambridge Audio CXC

    DACs: Jolida Glass FX Tube DAC III (x2); Denafrips Ares II (x2)

    Streamers: ROKU (x3); Bluesound Node 2i and Node N130 w/LHY LPS // Receivers: Yamaha RX-V775BT; Yamaha RX-V777

    Preamps: B&K Ref 50; B&K Ref 5 S2; Classe CP-800 MkII; Audio Research SP16L (soon)

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  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 6,320
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    Go on amazon and pick up the Gustard r26. With Amazon return policy, you can try it out and if you don't like it, return it.

    What cable would you use between the Cambridge and whatever dac you pick up?
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  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 2,210
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    erniejade wrote: »
    Go on amazon and pick up the Gustard r26. With Amazon return policy, you can try it out and if you don't like it, return it.

    What cable would you use between the Cambridge and whatever dac you pick up?


    Right now I have an Audience Ohno coax from the 851N to the Intenso. Would probably just start with that
    2 Channel in my home attic/bar/man cave

    2 Channel Focal Kanta 3 I Modwright SWL9.0 Anniversary Pre I Modwright PH9.0X I Modwright KWA-150SE I VPI Prime Signature w/ Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC I Lumin U2 Mini I North Star Designs Intenso DAC I Audience OHNO ICs/Audience Furutech FP-S55N and FP-S032N Power Cables/Acoustic Zen Satori I Isotek Sirius