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Lumin U1 vs Lumin U1 mini + sbooster?
Surprising posts, agreed.  Dedicated streamers tend to win out from the old PITA computer setups.  Is what it is I guess. 
Krell XD technology
Does Parts Connexion respond to emails?  I emailed them a while back to ask about mods they did on a piece I had.  They refused to answer me.  I called them twice and got the runaround, said the "owner" would call me back and never did.  They simp... 
Lunim T2 vs Cary Audio DMS 600
Any more feedback on this comparison?  
Audible Illusions wait time ?
You will eventually get your piece, it just may take 3-6 months longer than expected.  No joke.   
Which SS integrated amp to choose?
Have a look at Marantz PM10 which doesnt get much love and I can't understand  why.   Makes no sense, it's really good. For the prices you can buy used it is crazy good.  Been running it for two months and I am very impressed.  Love the class D, n... 
Help in putting together my system with used equipment on Audiogon and eBay.
Mario is spot on. 
New Marantz Reference, PM-10 Integrated, overpriced?
That's the lowest price I have ever seen on the PM10 
New Marantz Reference, PM-10 Integrated, overpriced?
Just got it, breaking in still but very damn good. 
New DAC or New Streamer or New Streamer/DAC
Thanks for the input. My unit is hard wired as well and I just bought a brand new router (Asus 3100 - high end) so I dont think it can be that. Right now I am having trouble connecting to the mini again after I connected into the Vega G2. Ugh...Wh... 
New DAC or New Streamer or New Streamer/DAC
Update:I listened this weekend to my current setup (Aries Mini->Pass D1) vs the Vega original vs the Vega G2.  Using the Aries mini as the source:  Best to worst:  Vega G2, D1, Vega original.  It was kind of a toss-up between the G2 and the D1,... 
New DAC or New Streamer or New Streamer/DAC
Good questions.  I dont want to fuss with a server or PC and dont want a USB connection.  All of those require USB and PCs are a hassle imho.  A streamer can be part of a one box solution and independently  stream Tidal and similar apps without a ... 
Power cord recommendation for a dac?
Lessloss power cables 
New DAC or New Streamer or New Streamer/DAC
Thank you all for the input, still collecting thoughts.  As far as Servers and Roon, I am not interested.  I want to be rid of all servers and computers and USB inputs, I like the one box solutions that either have built-in DACs or non-USB digital... 
Upgrading form Pass integrated amplifier to a better one
I havent waded through all the posts, but I think you want a Krell.  Try the Vanguard (seriously, even though much cheaper) or the new K300i. 
Recommnedation for the BEST SOUNDING integrated amp up to $3500
Krell Vanguard, its silly good.  Would love to have it go head to head with the 507ux.  I have heard you have to spend way more than the 507ux to better it.  Its ridiculous.  I was also a huge fan of the Krell s300i, but this is in another category.