Are (top 5) these streamers really that awesome that it will totally sound out-of-this-world from systems under 1k, such as the Cambridge Audio NP30, Mazantz, Yamaha, Sonoa..etc ?...I'm still in the decison of purchasing a streamer for a mid size room, but, I do find some awfully high priced for what could be artifically priced and branded !...I'm currently streaming from a NAS to my Marantz CR603 (bedroom); and am pleased with it, and can't tell the difference from the original cd transfered to FLAC then streamed to CR603. Sound is important, but will you really notice to a point where you can justify 3K plus ?
You are asking for someone to quantify the unquantifiable. Each streamer has to be assessed in the context of a system of comparable components....and then it's subjective as to whether the improvement is worth the money. The Law of diminishing returns kicks in....the only way you will know, is to listen for yourself.
Is a Ferrari really worth 10 family cars?
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Ahahaha...don't think I would spend 11k for the Klimax tough
Make sure you don't listen to one then, as imo it matches a hi-end TT....would sound unbelievable through some expensive SFs.
Ahhhhhhhh, stop it, you are building a monster
I even know where I could listen to it, very nice guy here in Brussels who is a Linn dealer...
It's not as crazy as it sounds. If you combine all the money you are thinking of spending on your variety of sources (TT; Transport/Dac; CDP etc), you are probably at the cost of a Klimax DS/1...one box that does everything! Many on the Linn forum think it matches a fully loaded LP12.
See the Rotel doesn't get much of a look in
I wonder why?
Leema Pulse MKII-S; Naim CD5i MKII; Denon TU-260L MKII; MA RS6 speakers; Pro-ject Xpression 1; loads of different cables...
Formerly known as plastic penguin
Yes but I want a nice TT also ! I was too much impressed by the analogic sound...the most impressive difference I have heard so far. Plus those big colorful LPs, the smell of old, the pops and cracs of the disc, the action of going there, putting the disc, setting and relaxing...I must have this! Everything on LPs made my tap my foot continuosly...it's like music took life!
Consulting Editor, What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision/whathifi.com Audio Editor, Gramophone
Check with your girlfriend first
Squeezebox Touch | Wadia 151 | Aliante Moda PF
Well Tino, to be honest with you, she's the first one who is pushing me towards this. She was the first one to propose "maybe we should buy a nice TT", so from this point of view I am an happy man!
She also agreed to have a 3 screens pc in the living room (my working station) and a 55 LED TV hanging on top (which sometimes I use as 4th screen just in case)
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