Yeah - I’ve seen some of those reviews. The Modi I have is great - I’m actually quite happy with my desk system - this is more of a “I’ve had it for a while and want to try something new” change. I am seriously looking at the Woo WA7. If anyone has experience with one of those (with Roon of course) and LCD 3s or TH-600s I’d love to hear (pun not intended)…
I think I found Schiit like many other I’ve heard from, lots of time digging through forums looking for the unsung heroes of cost to value.
first generation Gungnir (?500$)first generation Magni(99$) meridian explorer 2(~200$) listen through quasi 7.1/2.1 setup cambridge soundworks towers model 6’s and s-300 multipole satellites(henry kloss’s old company)(total in 2005 ~5000$ with Yamaha rxv-2500/dvd c-750 multiformat changer/outlaw icbm-1)
sennheiser 598’s and sennheiser rs 195’s(my favorite)
listen to ROON with Qobuz/TIDAl/my 56000 track iTunes-favorites library use A+3 with same plus ROON/TIDAL desktop apps
still think A+3 ‘sounds’ the best but all services/players are very good
I assume you are not referring to the Multibit modi?
HiBy R3 in my laptop
Sotm SMS200 Neo
Audio Note 2.1 Signature
No, it is replacing the Modi 2 and the Uber.
Roon ROCK [NUC 6i5]
Bluesound Node N100 (Gen 1 - $299 when new)
Emotiva XDA-2 DAC ($399 when new)
Emotiva BasX A-100 Stereo Flex Amp ($229 when new)
Q Acoustics 3010 ($169 when new)
Google Chromecast Audio, Google Home Mini, Apple TV 3 & 4
Budget system, but full-featured. Haven’t yet found alternatives with similar pricing with trigger input (from the Bluesound Node) to the trigger inputs and outputs in both the Emotiva DAC and amp. Lack of remote for the amp offset by the fully remote-controlled pre-amp functions of the XDA-2. Will be moving on to add an XLR input subwoofer such as the Adam Audio Sub7 to augment the small Q3010’s bass.
Bluesound Node unfolds Tidal MQA and sends it at 24/96 or 24/88.2 via Toslink, which works well with the XDA-2. Will repurpose it soon to stream to active speakers (JBL 305p Mk II?) in another room.
Open to suggestions as to alternative setups with similar functionality - thanks everyone!
Chord Hugo bought used at £700 GBP
HifiBerry DAC + Pro XLR (€42), I2S, Pi 3+ B, Ropieee
iFi iDAC 2 (€330), USB, Pi 3+ B, Ropieee
Logitech Radio (ie. TI TLV320AIC3104) (€ out of production), I2S, Squeezebox
Zotac Mini running Roon Rock
ProJect Audio Stream Box S2 Ultra
ProJect Audio PreBox RS Digital
Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2 DSD-SE. USB from Mac mini. No HQPlayer.
Mac Mini #1 Roon Core >
Mac Mini #2 Roon Bridge >
NO DAC* >
AudioLab 8000A integrated amp >
Silverline Minuet Supreme Plus speakers
*Yes, it’s true. No DAC. Not an audiophile situation by any stretch, but the Mac Mini’s internal DAC sounds pretty good, just going from headphone out in exclusive mode.
But I’m looking for a DAC to see if it makes any difference. (Looking at Schiit Modi Multibit, TEAC UD-501, TOPPING D50, among others.)
Roon Server (+ REW generated convolution)
Allo Digione Signature + LPS
Schiit Gungnir Multibit
Belles Aria Integrated Amp
ATC SCM 19’s + Rythmik F12 Sub
I contemplate swapping out the Digione + Gumby for something like a Teac NT 505 one day, once used units start showing up on the market … though not sure what I will gain or lose SQ wise other than MQA 2nd unfold … (and one less box).
btw, the Belles Aria, little known, is a superb integrated for the money.
NUC Rock -> cocktail audio n15D
N15D is Roon ready DAC support air play
I am using an Exogal 440 Comet with the power supply feeding a Rogue Athena to Rogue M-180s with KT 120 tubes and am quite happy.
Nucleus + to internal dac of Luxman D08u
Pioneer XDP-100 DAP
Some time passed and changes happened:
Audiobyte Black Dragon, excellent Rumanian DAC/HP amp.
Chord Hugo TT, a major improvement on the ordinary Hugo.
Nagra HD DAC + MPS, “one DAC to rule them all”?