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Any opinions of audio quality of SONOS Play5 speakers?
I've had Sonos in my home for background music (only) for about 10 years. ...going back to when Sonos didn't even offer any speakers.To streamline things, I recently bought a Play-5 for my master bathroom. ┬áIt was the only model that was reasonabl... 
TUBE AMP LOVERS - What SS amp makes you smile???
That's very interesting, Carey1110.I never had the pleasure of hearing an all-Spectral system. However, I did once own a Spectral preamp and my memory of it was anything but "tube like."Thanks for your input and emphasizing that it needs to be a S... 
Joule Electra
Another endorsement for Signature Sound to assist with this. Correct location is Liverpool, NY. 
TUBE AMP LOVERS - What SS amp makes you smile???
Great comments, everyone. Thank you.Clearly, the consensus is what I expected. 
Follow-up... I just found that Yamaha's S801 has USB. We may have a winner. Thanks! 
Great recommendations so far - thank you!Though I may consider a unit that doesn't have USB as a dig-in option, I likely would favor units that do.Sadly, the Yamaha unit doesn't have USB, as I am a fan of their integrated amps. 
Outriggers on Verity Audio Parsifals?
Here ya go... 
Kubala / Purist audio / Gabriel Gold / Synergistic
I highly recommend that you audition the KS Fascination cables.When I introduced them into my system, several years ago, I clearly recall feeling that the improvement was as if the bands went back and did a lot of rehearsing, on albums that I was ... 
Integrated amp recommendations with A/B speaker
I went with a Creek 5350SE, primarily for it's high quality and the A &/or B speaker selector.Highly recommend. 
Appogg isolation platform under preamp
Five years later, and I cannot find Appogg on the web. Does anyone have any info on the company or their products? Are they still in business???Thanks. 
Music Servers - Baetis vs. Music Vault
If Cerrot is correct then it truly is a shame that this industry has been forced to (or has chosen to) focus on USB, simply because most computers don't have spdif outputs, etc. 
Music Servers - Baetis vs. Music Vault
While I am very happy with the sound that Baetis is sending to my DAC, I think the simple truth is that music server designs & options have come a long way, and we now are fortunate to have several viable choices.I very likely may have been ju... 
Music Servers - Baetis vs. Music Vault
Ahhh...gotcha.Correct, the Baetis Rev-2 has digital outputs, to connect to your DAC.It does not have an onboard DAC. 
Music Servers - Baetis vs. Music Vault
I made other front end changes at about the same time that I brought in the Rev-2. Therefore, I did not get in a lot of "critical" listening, and comparing the Rev-2 to my transport. With that being said, I am comfortable in saying that my percept... 
Music Servers - Baetis vs. Music Vault
Wow, what a pleasant surprise to see others chiming in, in recent days.Update... I did buy a Baetis Rev-2 and am enjoying it very much.The sound is very good. I am very pleased.I have not yet had a chance to get to all of the items on my punch lis...