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    Gustard R26 R2R DAC with roon

    Only a note to add the the R26 “works” with the Pi2 Design Mercury V3 over I2S via HDMI. Pretty nice out of the box and connection was easy. Need to play with DSD and PCM NOS, but hearing MQA 44kh over Tidal via Volumio for first time was terrific.
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    Gustard R26 R2R DAC with roon

    OP / P means Gustard is set to 0 which is full gain. Try it at -40.
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    Gustard R26 XLR, RCA SQ

    Subs don’t require much signal power, amps are 22kohms. I have amps on XLR to RCA converter (going to throw in the Benchamrk cable and see if improves), and dual subs off L/R RCAs out. Wondering where volume is ideal on R26, ie, -20, -4, 0. For
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    Gustard R26 XLR, RCA SQ

    This issue has been touched upon but not precisely, when BOTH XLR and RCA outputs are being used simultaneously…. Setup: XLR out (via converter) to RCA monoblocks, short run, AND RCA out to dual subs with independent gain and crossover control. Audible, unmeasured findings seem that once the...
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    Analog Pass-Through DAC to Pre

    You’ve given me something to investigate-in keeping my pre; I don’t want any further signal degradation if I can help it.
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    Analog Pass-Through DAC to Pre

    If the Topping allowed for gain adjustment for the 2 pairs of XLR+RCA output (aside from XLR +6db), AND the addition of a mini-DSP product would allow incorporation of dual subs AND a crossover set point for Mains, then it could potentially work. I cannot determine from its thin manual or online...
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    Analog Pass-Through DAC to Pre

    My preamp won’t let me activate any sub out (for DSP) without triggering its own DAC on mains. This is my issue. Even if I run mains at Full Range, once subs are engaged (even without a crossover or LFE), it will then bypass my external DAC. TY.
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    Analog Pass-Through DAC to Pre

    My subs have built in DSP and app-based Room correction. I just need the pre to provide the external DAC pass through to mains, subs as a signal, and ideally a second / remote output signal for B speakers.
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    Analog Pass-Through DAC to Pre

    I had thought the Schiit Freya might do the trick with sub out, a second set of amp out pairs, balanced in, and no phono stage all with pure analog volume control.
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    Analog Pass-Through DAC to Pre

    I’m running a R26 DAC (happily) into a Madrigal Proceed AVP2 Pre/Pro (baby Levinson). I only listen to Stereo Sound (no effects, no HT). I have run dual subs historically, however, I just learned I’ve been listening to the Proceed’s internal DAC! It sounds and has sounded “good” to me. Unless I...
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    Is bluetooth actually worse for audio than coax/toslink?

    WiFi/Airplay 24/192, isn’t that enough said relative to BT regardless of CODEC implemented?
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    I need advice on choosing a phono preamp.

    You mean Parks Audio and you’re recommending his WaxWing, not their Puffin, or both??
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    Bypassing Streamer (Wiim) DAC

    98% of content here on ASR isn’t 16/44 science. LBH, most on ASR are looking for the rationale, scientific backing such that is will measurably, AND audibly, improve the sound quality listening experience. Otherwise, we are fledgling scientists, and perhaps not audiophiles. I’d reason, A-S-R, by...
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    Bypassing Streamer (Wiim) DAC

    If one cannot audibly discern 192 vs 96 (or 48…), what are we doing here?
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    Bypassing Streamer (Wiim) DAC

    Your mileage will very….https://www.cnet.com/tech/home-entertainment/the-audiophiliac-asks-the-experts-do-digital-audio-connections-sound-different/
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    Bypassing Streamer (Wiim) DAC

    Not talking about the DAC, ie analog outs of Wiim, just the digital side. What I’ve found (today) is that in either Wiim will send 24/192 to R26 in either Toslink or Coax via LAN connection to Wiim. And for my ears, the Optical actually sounded more coherent, a tad brighter and clearer, and...
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    Bypassing Streamer (Wiim) DAC

    Were you on LAN, local or WiFi into the Wiim? I’ve read Toslink is limited to 96khz, then again I’ve read it will do192khz which 75ohm Coax does. I’d sure like to think the R2R ladder DAC in the $1600 R26 performed audibly better then the chip in the $200 Wiim
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    Oppo BDP-103 with oppomod i2s over HDMI card to Gustard x26pro

    Or this option: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/353354399159?hash=item5245903db7:g:NewAAOSwnNFgAWLR&mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=705-53470-19255-0&campid=5337013156&toolid=10001&customid=l7a5n497mh0027jz007ht
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    Oppo BDP-103 with oppomod i2s over HDMI card to Gustard x26pro

    Thanks. I’ll dig. Thus far, can only find the unboxed board setup version: https://www.audiophonics.fr/en/interface-modules/ian-canada-hdmipi-receiver-hdmi-to-i2s-dsd-dop-p-13981.html
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    Oppo BDP-103 with oppomod i2s over HDMI card to Gustard x26pro

    Any reason this extractor/adaptor wouldn’t work on an Oppo BD series to X26 (or my R26 pinout)? Appears to have some adjustment on pinout arrangement. https://www.audiophonics.fr/en/hdmi-extractors/audio-extractor-hdmi-mhl-to-i2s-coaxial-optical-4k-60hz-p-13419.html
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