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  1. Hi all, I've been lurking on the CA forums for a couple of years now and decided it was finally time to make my first post. I've been entry level for a few years now and ready to make a long-term investment in some good equipment. With that being said, I'm looking for a good DAC/AMP duo with a $4k budget. The Ragnarok/Yggdrasil duo from Schiit caught my attention but I want to learn about some possible alternatives in case there's a duo better suited for me. Some background, I'm using my PC for playback, 99.5% FLAC files (CD rips) with a few MP3's as well. 75% redbook, 25% hi-res. I think I listen to a solid range of music, so I'm looking for a setup that is flexible and works well with a wide variety of genres since most of my music isn't pristinely recorded. I'm curious about DSD since HQPlayer can upsample PCM to DSD but I don't have any native DSD files. Thank you for your time and your thoughts, Jean
  2. Hello, I recently built my very first PC and would like to get into high end audio. It will be used 50/50 for gaming and music. I don't play FPS games and my favorite genre of music is (alternative) rock. I'm looking to buy bookshelf speakers, headphones, and a DAC. The $5,000 budget is highly flexible. The area where I use my PC is very open. I'm in the middle of the downstairs, leading to everywhere else in the house (stairs behind me, kitchen to my left, TV room to my right). I don't know the exact measurements but I can say the ceiling is about 8.5 feet high. I don't need the sound to travel throughout the house, as I'll be the only one listening to it and I'll be right in front of my computer. The speakers I'm interested in are the KEF LS 50 and B&W PM-1. The headphones I'm interested are the Sennheiser HD800 and Audeze LCD3. I have no idea which DAC to buy, I assume it will depend on the speakers/headphones I choose. In a few days I will be going to a local audio store and testing out my top choices, so your input is highly valued and appreciated. Thanks for your time and suggestions!