Hello PS Forum folks!
I recently took the plunge and bought the DS Snr that I had been coveting for what felt like a very long time.
And I’m not disappointed as the reviews were spot on and it rocks! Well done Paul, Ted & team
I have read various posts on this forum so know this was covered previously. But as far as I can tell it hasn’t been covered in detail for a while (like middle of last year) so I wondered what the communities thoughts are on the best source for the DS.
Current setup is:
QNAP HS-251+ NAS with SSD (with fibre optic isolation in place between it and the DAC) to Bridge II and into DS.
The sound quality is great. But as ever, I wonder if there is more and from the threads on here it seems the Bryston BDP-2, and Auralic Aries and some custom/high end servers like the Melco and the Pink Faun are very well regarded and reputed to increase the SQ even further.
However a lot of those threads predate the Bridge II. I’m also intrigued to see that Bryston launched a Roon Ready BDP-3 and wonder if this changes the dynamic.
So can I ask for the latest thinking on a dedicated unit like one of the above versus NAS>ethernet>FMC>Bridge II?
I’m also intrigued by the whole I2S thread and whether a unit like the Pink Faun server that supports I2S output brings much to the table for SQ?
Or is it worth waiting to see if a high end manufacturer like Melco or Auralic bring out a player/server that supports I2S directly out of the box?
Thanks in advance for any input and advice. And I’m glad to join the community with my first post