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Old 12-21-2021, 02:56 PM
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I have been reading through the Bartok manual and trying to understand how it would work for me.
Would I use ethernet cable from the router to the Bartok and then log into Deezer right in the Mosaic app?
If I connect my NAS to the router will Mosaic app see those high res files automatically?
What sources have you guys used that have worked well. Thanks!
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Old 12-21-2021, 04:03 PM
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I have been reading through the Bartok manual and trying to understand how it would work for me.
Would I use ethernet cable from the router to the Bartok and then log into Deezer right in the Mosaic app?
If I connect my NAS to the router will Mosaic app see those high res files automatically?
What sources have you guys used that have worked well. Thanks!
Ankkor - The dCS Mosaic app does have the ability to see both of those things. I have the Rossini DAC.......I have an ethernet cable run directly to the Rossini and use the Mosaic app to control which source I use, whether it be Tidal or Qobuz. I do have an NAS I use for housewide tunes and the Mosaic app does see that as well. The Mosaic app is extremely user friendly and works without a hitch. It doesn't have anywhere near the functionality or features of ROON, but if you want to keep it simple, it's flawless. BTW, you do log directly into your online streaming account through Mosaic.

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Old 12-27-2021, 04:11 PM
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Thanks Buck - how would you describe the differences between the Rossini and the Bartok? (A Rossini without transport and without separate clock). Is the steaming functionality similar in the two?
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So I never A/B compared the two…..but I have used the Bartok when another AA membe on here did an in home demo. It was awhile ago but if I remember correctly, there really weren’t any operational differences between the two. I’d have to consult the Bartok manual to see if it has the number of features etc. like the filter settings etc. I’m pretty sure the streaming functionality is the same.

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Old 01-09-2022, 06:59 PM
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Ok I’m getting close to the finish line and am trying to decide if the extra 8k for the Rossini is money well spent. All this is subjective but is this a 5% improvement or a 25% improvement?
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I'd say the difference is even greater than 25% - but how do you quantify these things, it's very subjective.

However, from a technical point of view: the streaming functionality of Bartok and Rossini is IDENTICAL, but the DAC part is different. While the design principles behind the Ring DAC are the same for both families, the Rossini runs a much newer version (2.0), at higher speeds.

Also, if you were wondering: I've been given to understand that a Rossini > Bartok, even with external (Rossini) clock.
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