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Offline Jim Pittsburgh

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Rockna DAC, Roon Nucleus/ Teddy Pardo power supply
« on: October 02, 2020, 07:01:39 PM »
As many of you know I've been struggling with getting my file music to sound decent enough to listen to instead of using it for back ground noise. I've recently tried a Mytek Brooklyn and a Phison DAC in addition to the Peachtree, IFI, a few Schitts lol etc. in the past,  and they all sounded pretty bad (to my ears).  I ended up buying a Rockna Wavelight DAC along with a Roon Nucleus with a Teddy Pardo power supply and it made ALL the difference. Music is now very nearly as good as my turntable! I truly believe that the main issue was using a computer (two different laptops and a normal computer) as the source. Even CD quality files sound surprisingly good, while DSD/ dsf files sound amazing.

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Re: Rockna DAC, Roon Nucleus/ Teddy Pardo power supply
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2020, 08:51:19 PM »
I can testify to the goodness Jim has going.

 

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Re: Rockna DAC, Roon Nucleus/ Teddy Pardo power supply
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2020, 10:26:33 PM »
  I ended up buying a Rockna Wavelight DAC along with a Roon Nucleus with a Teddy Pardo power supply and it made ALL the difference. Music is now very nearly as good as my turntable! I truly believe that the main issue was using a computer (two different laptops and a normal computer) as the source.

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Sounds intriguing!
Regular PC is very noisy, low quality source.

Offline Jim Pittsburgh

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Re: Rockna DAC, Roon Nucleus/ Teddy Pardo power supply
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2020, 09:01:02 AM »
I was truly amazed by the difference. I could have, most likely, been satisfied with one of the alternative DACs if I'd bowed to getting rid of the laptop sooner lol. Last night, for the first time ever, I could actually sit and listen to file music while reading.... it was a very pleasant evening. More than once the music caught my attention and I just put the book down and listened  8)
a bunch of nice sounding stuff. Nice that I'm finally able to actually listen to file music for the first time...

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Re: Rockna DAC, Roon Nucleus/ Teddy Pardo power supply
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2020, 10:47:59 AM »
Are your source(s) still the computers?  I've been listening to increasing amounts of digital, mostly via Tidal, but haven't yet fully figured out the MQA thing.  I also need to learn more about Roon.
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Offline Jim Pittsburgh

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Re: Rockna DAC, Roon Nucleus/ Teddy Pardo power supply
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2020, 02:38:08 PM »
no, my source is a 2T SSD drive... which sounds better than a standard drive to my ears. The drive plugs directly into the back of the Roon Nucleus.  I'm using a iPad which wirelessly shows everything on the drive and is the control panel.
 
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Re: Rockna DAC, Roon Nucleus/ Teddy Pardo power supply
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2020, 08:37:08 AM »
Very nice
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Re: Rockna DAC, Roon Nucleus/ Teddy Pardo power supply
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2020, 01:55:46 PM »
Sounds like a very nice setup!