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YOUR AUDIO JOURNEY COMPLETION!
See you in six months to a year when you decide you just need to tweak one more thing... 
Shunyata Triton V3 a step up or good alternative to PS Audio P15?
I've owned both versions of the Denali 6000 as well as the Triton v3.  There is nothing about either that brings to mind brightness.  If you're using any of the above and have brightness, you have bigger problems.  The performance of the Shunyata ... 
D’Agostino Momentum stereo vs D’Agostino Progression Stereo Amp
@blueskywalker It sounds like your speakers are 8ohms nominal and they have high sensitivity so I would think the Ayre MX-R Twenty will handle them fine. It’s only where you have a speaker like mine that you absolutely need a monster amp into 2 oh... 
D’Agostino Momentum stereo vs D’Agostino Progression Stereo Amp
@blueskywalker The progression monos were in the shop as well, but I didn’t have the space for them so didn’t take a listen. However, during my multi-day audition of the M400s, another buyer with Alexxes I think came in who didn’t want to pay for ... 
D’Agostino Momentum stereo vs D’Agostino Progression Stereo Amp
If you check my system page you can read a brief comparison of the momentum and the Ayre monos (should be similar to the S250, just more power).I had multiple cases of the original Ayre (non twenty) mono main board going bad after about 1.5-2 year... 
MORE Esoteric problems
Glad you’re happy but that’s still madness for a brand that big in a country as big as the US not to be able to service units in country. While I can somewhat understand historical models where they might not have appreciated customer dissatisfact... 
Has anyone tried the Oppomod clocks?
I don't see that Oppomod mods the RCA outs? 
Has anyone tried the Oppomod clocks?
@millercarbon  What mods do you have and what Oppo model? 
APL HiFi new DAC DSD-MR and DNP-SR Streamer - Amazing review
The review is the typical useless fawning without any real comparison to other similarly prices units. Not sure how it convinces anyone to drop $50k+. 
Shunyata Denali Power Cord
Shunyata's position is the the NR cords don't really add anything on the Denali and the Triton and that all you need are the EF cables.  To make that point, they were running a promotion a while back where you would get a free Sigma EF cable with ... 
High End SS Preamplifier Ayre, EMM Labs, ML, or Pass
@tomic601  Concur; it's going to be very difficult to upstage the Ayre KX-R Twenty based on what the OP is looking for.  ML isn't in the ballpark and even the D'Agostino Momentum pre was clearly outclassed in [email protected] Have you heard th... 
Preamps
@itsjustme Very good advice.  Not figuring that out probably accounts for a majority of the constant component switching audiophiles undertake.  Having said that, it's something hard to do without experience. 
Mark Levinson 326s vs Ayre K5xeMP
@Intim The 326S is not comparable to the KX-R Twenty, it’s not even in the same ballpark as I mentioned earlier. It’s relatively closer to the KX-R but loses to the KX-R in respect of all aspects of performance, what I recall in particular was tha... 
Mark Levinson 326s vs Ayre K5xeMP
The 326S is a very good preamp; I owned one for many years.  It's also the best designed preamp in terms of user interface I have ever used or tried.  Having said that, the Ayre KX-R was clearly better and it's not even in the ballpark of the KX-R... 
A DAC that can make digital sound analog?
@lalitk Emm Labs DA2 is one such DAC that can END your quest. Not if your goal is for digital to sound like vinyl.  The DA2 is a SOTA DAC that makes music sound like music.  But it certainly doesn't sound anything like vinyl or else I wouldn't o...