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    Hi Richard

    Have you considered purchasing a VAULT 2 rather than a NODE 2 given you are looking to rip all those CDs? The VAULT 2's bit for bit ripping process will easily rip and store those CDs at their original 16/44.1 loseless quality.

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    Richard Yanicky

    Thanks Tony!

    It sounds like the Vault is the way to go. The DAC info is great the store couldn't tell me. Given this is NAD, I don't question the quality its good know they are the same.

    My question was around the node was how to structure my system around the node with my own drive and storage. I didn't want to focus on the lower cost and end up with a "inferior" solution.

    I will also probably go with Tidal. From what I have seen this would cut my CD rip requirements to a minimum.

    Thanks,

    Richard

     

     

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    Richard Yanicky

    I have located a store near work I will get there next week... Now that I have a better understanding of what I am looking at. 

    I stopped by another store a few days ago. They didn't sell Blue sound but had others. Nothing seemed as complete and good as Blue sound.

    When I went in last week it was I took my model T to the Tesla dealership.

    Thanks for the help.

    Richard 

     

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    Richard Yanicky

    Hi Tony,

     

    I have looked into it.

    A little history, I have what is considered high end audio from the 80/90's. I went into a local store last week to fix/upgrade it. I was introduced to blue sound and streaming. I see them as the next step.

    The "issue" I have with the vault2, what if the cd fails after a few years of use. For $600 I can purchase a few cd drives if needed for my computer... 

    If the vault 2 has a better DAC then I need to look into it. I do have a good Sony SACD player so I will look into using that I also have a Adcom DAC from the 90's. 

    I am investigating alternatives and just don't want to move too fast without looking into options first.

    My comments above are general thoughts , I am not basing them on anything I have seen or heard about the Vault 2 cd drive or DAC.

    Thank You for the reply. 

    Richard

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    Tony W. - Product Support Manager

    Hi Richard

    The VAULT 2 is not a CD Player. It is a NODE 2 with a built in CD Ripper and 2TB of storage. I insert the CD and 15 minutes it pops out (like DBPoweramp or Jriver or countless others). However unlike all those other software solutions, the VAULT 2 automatically tagged, stored locally and indexed for future playback at any time for any Bluesound Player on your network. No mucking about with USB drives or network storage as the VAULT 2 is the network storage.

    It will not rip SACDs but will rip the CD level of a dual encoded SACD.

    Both the NODE 2 and VAULT 2 use a high quality Burr Brown DAC and are MQA Certified.

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  • Hi Richard

    The same care in sound reproduction is used with the entire Bluesound Lineup. Price points are based on included options, not sound reproduction.

    Check out bluesound.com/stores to find a location near you and give is a listen.

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  • Ha - things are moving fast... I have in fact I often use the analogy that we are selling Model Ts and are asked "How do I hook up my horse?"

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    Mark V

    Hello - Been following this thread and wondered if the internal hard drive in the Vault2 would introduce any "noise" or degrade the sound quality in any way.  The Auralic Mini has the ability to install an internal drive, but Auralic indicated that the best option is to use a NAS connected via Ethernet.  Their reason is the internal drive drains power and degrades sound slightly.

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  • Hi Mark

    The VAULT's internal hard drive has been selected with that in mind. It is a quiet storage drive designed to not affect the listening experience.

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    Mark V

    Tony - Thanks for the quick response.  My previous comments about noise are not about the "physical" noise due to the rotation of the HDD disc, but more about artifacts introduced into the output (music) because of the power consumed by the internal HDD.  So for instance if the source was an external NAS via ethernet or wi-fi would they sound cleaner and more natural than the internal HDD?  Just curious.

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  • Hi Mark

    There is no evidence in our testing that jitter is affected by using a VAULT, USB drive or external NAS, wired or wireless or even a Music Service versus a local library.

     

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