Can't believe I let myself get sucked in again.

Good morning.
It has been over 10 years since I have actively participated in the forums.  Well I am back and bit hard.  I purchased 2 Bluesound Node2is and 1 Powernode2i on Saturday.  I have not done any critical listening in a very long time.  I am itching to get back into being an audiofool.  In a position to put a listening together again and I don't want to be patient but alas I must.  All in due time.  So feel free to welcome back this goner.
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@akgwizz I have not. I am saving my pennies. I have a pair of AvantGarde in my sites. Maybe after I win the lotto.
@artemus_5 I am in the AA chatroom right now after a long absence.  Getting abused as usual.
It's funny when I read people saying on other threads that analog is better than digital because analog is not compressed and digital is!

The base frequencies are compressed on vinyl other wise the grooves would be huge.

@lowrider57  Lets see.
Living room now:
  • Bluesound Node 2i (Was a Sonos Connect)
  • Cambridge Receiver Topaz SR20
  • Paradgim Speakers 7se Mk. II
  • Bluesound Powernode 2i (Was a Sonos ZP90)
  • PSB Speakers Image B5
Currently unused:
  • NAD CD Receiver C715
In for service:  (Will hopefully be the beginning of a decent system)
  • Musical Fidelity TriVista DAC (Right channel out)
  • Musical Fidelity A308 integrated (Scratchy volume knob)
ListenUp has shipped them out to the authorized repair facility in California Hopes are high that the issues can be taken care of.  I do have a spare set of new tubes for the TriVista if need be.

So all I need is a decent set of speakers for the main rig.  As for buying new.  Budget is still small so we see what happens with the MF first.
@millercarbon Pretty sure it’s "audiophool". But whatever. Welcome. I guess. So you’re starting on the bottom rung, digital. Any idea when you’ll be climbing up to analog?

Not any time soon. I gave the vinyl collection to a friend that loved music about 11 years ago. He was spinning and preferred it. Young kid just starting out on his own.
@ebm  Good afternoon, loving the warm welcome.
@dill  Good afternoon, help is well over rated.

@twoleftears  I am all too used to it.  I went into this knowing full well what I was getting into.
@sbank  Tube DAC and then solid state.

Thank you all!!
@ebm No worries.  I do love this group most of the time.
Thank you all for the warm welcome.  LOL!!

I have physical therapy at 10:00 so I will respond to all of you after it is over.
It's only money. Enjoy.
@dwhess  Yes I know
@sgreg1  Vinyl is over rated as it is also a compressed format.  I vote for clocking DACs and the sky is the limit.
First, make sure all your components require pricey, old stock vintage tubes...
I have a MF TriVista DAC that takes Raytheon mill spec miniature tubes.  As for the rest of the gear SS.  Love the DAC.
Thank you,  we should know on the TriVista in a few weeks.  As for the technology I have also been retired for 10 years (Telecommunications Digital Switch Engineer) it is mind blowing how fast things are advancing now.  Also in need of speakers for a main rig (The A308 and TriVista will be the base of the system.  Budget today for speakers $0.00.  My mom is not using here B&W's and is going to loan them to me for the time being.

P.S.  My wife started a business 5 years ago.  Last year is the first year she made a profit.  I back her and this endeavor 100%.  The serious audio can wait a bit.  This year has started off well so we will see how the rest of the year goes.
Grab the day and make it great.
@asvjerry Thank you.  We hang tough every day.  As for brilliant well.
@jrosemd My wife started a business 5 years ago.  Last year was her first profitable year.  This year is off to a good start for her.  As for saving money. LOL!  Time will tell but persistence is the name of the game.