I’m now approaching 2 months with the DSD Snr in my system, which underwent quite an upgrade, going:
From: sononore microRendu > Peachtree Audio 220SE Integrated (with built in ESS Sabre Dac)
To: Bridge II & DSD Snr > PrimaLuna Dialogue Premium HP with KT88’s
I loved my previous setup and still think that value for money, it’s right up there, but it was time for a step change (upwards) in outright sound quality and boy did I get it.
In both my previous system and now I used a sonicTransporter i5 with 4TB internal SSD, running Roon Server. My collection is mostly CD rips and Hi-Res and DSD purchases, with some older iTunes purchases.
I can’t begin to explain how happy I am with my new setup, in particular the addition of the DSD Snr with the Bridge II - the Bridge II needs a special mention here because it was replacing the very highly regarded (and quite rightly so) sonore microRendu and it really delivers.
It’s such a simple system chain in my listening room now, with just an ethernet cable (Blue Jeans Cat 6a with floating shield) coming out of the wall, into the DSD Snr and Analysis Plus RCA’s going into my integrated and then Analysis Plus speaker cables going to the speakers of course, and that’s it.
Roon works so reliably with the Bridge II. Perhaps once a week there’s a bug but there’s nothing that a rebooting of the DSD Snr and Roon Server hasn’t been able to fix - so no complaints there.
The 2nd half of last year was all about experimenting with upgrades. The only hardware upgrade I would remotely consider this year would be a Bridge III, if one is indeed in the works? Apart from that, this year (in terms of my system) is all about enjoying the music.
Thanks PS Audio for such a great product !