Purity – for audiophile idealists it might be the shortest signal path from studio to ear. Isn’t that what we all strive for? Not necessarily. For some, hardware choices might incorporate additional factors: convenience, versatility, looks. They might also incorporate the odd signal path detour.
For this streaming-focussed Music-First Audiophile, bits make the journey from FLAC file to transducer via file server, router, streamer, D/A converter, amplifier and numerous cables. Inside my home, the KEF LS50 Wireless take care of all but the router and file server (a MacMini).… Read the full article