Hi All Just joined this Forum. Am actually starting my audiophile journey and hope to get some views from seasoned audiophiles or fellow enthusiasts in my quest for better stereo audio. I have right now the following deck: Klipsch RP 6000f fronts and an equivalent centre speaker Jamo surrounds and height speakers Two Klipsch 10 inched subs Onkyo RZ 830 AVR reciever (Class D) Marantz UD 7007 (CD/SACD/Blueray) player XTZ A 2- 300 power amp (Class D) Now my Onkyo RZ 830 does have built in Tidal and various other streaming capabilities. I only use Tidal. Soundwise, for my current set up snd for the price , it actually sounds good. Pretty neutral tones with good bass. I was considering a Vidar as a power amp but since I couldnt audition it, I went for the well reviewed XTZ power amp recently which I was able to audition. And this amp I must say, has certainly added to sonic significance. Very neutral, clear and transparent with tight bass punch paired with my setup and compliments my Onkyo too. But as you all have been through at some point in your journey , am looking at the next upgrade. I have always been intrigued by tube amps which render a different warm or lush sound signature and musicality which quite differs from clear open and detailed solid states. I have never owned a tube amp. So my impression is based on watching you tube, research and occasional store shows. I am now considering the following options for streaming: 1. Bluesound node 2 or 2i and 2. Schiit Freya + tube preamp ( the original Freya has been discontinued from what I gather) In terms of connection, I will be connecting the Node2 or 2i with the Schiit freya+ tube preamp connected to my XTZ Power amp which is soild state. The Node 2 or 2i will be used purely as a streamer. I wish to ask if this combination above for streaming will enhance my audio significantly. Will I get the tubey signature with the Freya+ in terms of lush warm neutrality but without losing too much of transparency and bass punch from my initial set up? Will Node 2 or 2i be a better tool for streaming as compared to my Onkyo RZ 830? Onkyo does decode MQA too. But not sure if node 2i is a better streamer compared to my Onkyo. If this works, I will be using Onkyo for my movies and CDs and the Schiit Freya + and node 2i specifically for Tidal streaming. And down the road maybe see how I can integrate my pre amp to my Onkyo for all stereo. I cant audition Schitt here. But can order in. So the best way to learn about them is from users of the amp and hence I have approached this forum. Sorry for the long note. But really appreciate your views.