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Now Im playing my music through a computer soundcard, I wonder if a Hrt music streamer II would lift my system or should I wait and buy the more expensive Arcam Irdac instead for a more noticeable improvement?
I would say yes but I dont have experience of that DAC.
There are a few people though on here with that very DAC.
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I am not familiar with the Hrt music streamer II and I don't know which computer soundcard you have ( the more adventage ones have an excellent internal dac), but matching a DAC will certainly improve the sound! try also Rega DAC , Musical Fidelity M1 and Audiolab M-DAC .
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Definitily buy yourself a DAC, but I would't spend to much on one. The HRT streamer will do fine, as long as you don't need other inputs. Dom make sure to use the right software - and plugin(. Visit the site computeraudiophile.com for more info about software issues. Enjoy your upgrade!
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These are very good products, but in his system they would be 'to much'. He is better of if he upgrade's his amp or speakers
last post was meant for isac69. Sorry, I'm kinda new here
In the context of your system ie your amp then I would think the HRT II would be perfectly adequate.
Yes a £500 DAC would be better, but personally would look at upgrading your amp to realise a more expensive DAC potential albeit the PM6004 is still a nice amp but you will be still stuck with the marantz sound.
Or should I buy Rotel ra-12 instead some say at the forum that Marantz sound smoother but I find my system very bright already, had before Rega brio-r and it had same brightness level as the marantz but slightly more power, had also the Yamaha a-s500 and it was the most bright (not a good thing) and clinical.
If all those amps are bright then its probably either your speakers or your room or both. I would not get the Rotel if you want less brightness, I would demo some different speakers, try the KEF R100s.
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