So I am considering an upgrade from my present seperate streamer and DAC to an all in one streamer/dac combo…like the Lumin T2 ( also looking at Aurender products although as they do not play nice with Roon, the Lumin may get the nod)
Presently I use a Sonore ultraRendu as a bridge from my network to a Chord Qutest dac via an Audioquest Diamond USB cable.
Roon core is located on a NUC running rock.
All of these components benefit from external LPS units vs the original switch mode power supplies.
So I guess my questions are multiple…
Does anyone think that eliminating the rendu/chord duo and using the T2 as both the dac and streamer and going XLR to my Mark Levinson 585 would be a significant uptick in SQ?
Or stick with the Chord dac and just get a Lumin streamer like the U1?
Bearing in mind the output from the Chord is single ended RCA only?
Opinions and thoughts??
Thank you and stay safe!