A little update from Denmark
High-Performance Audio – After three hours of listening and final voting, the conclusion was that vinyl and hi-res streaming of own files from music server share first place while CD is in second place and normal Tidal Hifi / Master streaming is the last.
We run a complete ROON core / remote set-up with dedicated core. Hi-res streaming runs through Innuos music server.
The turntable is a Clearaudio Performance DC with TT5 tangential arm and Talismann pickup and RIAA is a fully balanced Phono converter that provides analogue or digital output and can upscale to DSD.
The DAC solution is a PS Audio DirectStream DAC that scales up to 20x DSD and the CD transfer is a DirectStream Memory Player with built-in SSD buffer and i2 interface via HDMI.
Amplifiers were PS Audio BHK hybrid tube / transistor pre and power amplifier.
Speakers were Stenheim FIVE and cables Tellurium Q.
Vinyl wins on presence, dynamics and airiness. Hi-res streaming on punch and deep bass. CD is darker and Tidal streaming lacks a little resolution.
The room is acoustically regulated and the power is improved via the PS Audio regenerator.