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I'll be streaming over ethernet from a Win10/JRMC PC running 24/7 in another room. The amp & speakers aren't an issue. The controller will be an iPad Air. All that's needed are streamer & DAC. I've narrowed it down to one of the following: 1. Aries Mini > Wired4Sound Recovery > Emotiva DC-1 > (Amp/Speakers) or 2. Cambridge Audio CXN (streamer, dac, pre) > (Amp/Speakers) #2 is cleaner and, as an added bonus, it's $200 less. Any thoughts?
I'm attempting to simplify our 2-channel audio system as my wife finds it more trouble to use than it's worth. The Auralic Aries Mini might be the perfect solution. I'd connect it to an Emotiva DC-1 dac doubling as preamp and send the signal via balanced cables to a pair of JBL LSR308 powered monitors. UI would be an iPad Air 2. Nice & clean. The question is where to store our 1.2 TB flac library. I prefer avoiding network streaming. Option 1: Install a 2.5" 2TB hdd inside the Mini Option 2: Directly connect a powered external USB hdd Option 2: Directly connect via ethernet a WD My Book Live NAS The difference in cost is negligible. Which option would yield the best sound quality? As always, much obliged. Gary
I have a Chord Mojo and love the sound. I want to make it more agreeable as a Table Top desktop D/A Converter. To that end I would like to share ideas about how to do just that. My system is as such: Auralic Aries Mini --> Chord Mojo --> Integrated Amp. In this configuration, when I connect a standard cheap 5v/1a SMPS to the Mojo there is a hum through the system. Also, when I connect the USB out of the Aries Mini to the Mojo there is a hum and noise. I believe these are present because the Mojo isn't galvanically isolated. In order to remove the noise and hum I'm hoping either or both of the two will do the trick. Intona USB Isolator iFi iPower 5v/1a or a Linear Power Supply I imagine others are experiencing noise and hum with the Mojo due to it's portable design. Being that I love the sound of the Mojo I want to get it dialed in for table top use.