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Paradigm Persona B vs 3F vs other competitors - any experience?
RobI really wanted the Source figuring I could get away from a preamp but couldn't wait on it as it was delayed coming outthe fidelium are a great match for my 5fs as the Personas have a little bump in the upper midrange and the Be tweeter is very... 
Paradigm Persona B vs 3F vs other competitors - any experience?
Is that a Musicbook?  How you like it?  I have the 5 fs w/ a swarm sub system. Are you getting enough low end with the 3f’s?  Can’t help but think you would need a sub w/ the B’s.   I just switched over to Silversmith Fidelium speaker cables and t... 
Preamp choices:Short list
I have a Rogue rp 7 and really enjoy it    Not a real tubey or mushy sound.  Nice deep layered soundstage ,with just a hint of warmth , Upgrade the stock JJ tubes to a good NOS and you will be in good shape.I can only compare to a Modwright Annive... 
New Cary DMS 700
Looks like retail on the Cary and the seperates are real close. Street price will probably be 1500 cheaper w the Cary.  Now add in an extra  aftermarket power cord a a good usb or hdmi you are adding another 800 or so. 2300 extra but you are getti... 
New Cary DMS 700
I have a 1tb ssd connected with USB. Also a 128 G SD card into its integrated SD player. You can use its digital usb out if you want to use it just as a streamer or any of its digital ins to use as a Dac.  Very flexible peice.  
Bryston BDP-1 vs Bluesound Node 2i
See if you can find a deal on a Aries Femto w/LPS.  I had a BDP -1 and reminded me of a 1985 CD player.  Hard and cold sounding. Can’t think you would be happy with it.  
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
I have never seen Tektons with grills. Do the grills take that much away from SQ? They are beautiful to their owners though.  I heard them over a Terry Londons. Nice bang for the buck if you can live with the looks. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Don’t you feel the Tektons at 77 “‘ are way to tall for your 8 ft ceiling?    10ft ceilings with your room dimensions would be a big improvement with all your demos.  The room, the room, the room. Do enjoy your videos. Playing them thru my modest ... 
Any Cambridge users on Tidal? Differences in Tidal levels?
I got a bud who has a modded CXN  and loves Tidal , but is using Roon. Silly not to try it for free.  
New Cary DMS 700
We will find out soon enough.  Been quite a few units sold. The Aurender A10 is 5500The Lumin T2 is 4500Ps Audio Direct Stream w/ bridge is 6899Mytec Manhattan w/ network card is 6999Even though Cary will tell you to run a preamp for best results,... 
New Cary DMS 700
When used as a Dac it will do DSD over its digital inputs AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink operating at Sample Frequency (Fs) from 44.1 kHz to 384 kHz, 16 bit to 24 bit, DSD64, DSD128 
New Cary DMS 700
I really liked the Lumin T2 but would have to start over with Speakers and cabling to make it sound good long term in my system. The DMS 600 has a much fuller sound but lacks a tinge of the detail of the Lumin   The new 700 hopefully has the best ... 
New Cary DMS 700
Street price will be under 6k and Cary will sell a ton of them. Much better sounding than the Aurender A10 and the Lumin T2.  Plus more features I don’t think the Rasperry Pi crowd is their target audience. It’s guys like me that want a one box so... 
Dedicated Music Room Recessed Lighting (High Hats)?
Just finished up my listening room and using led 2700k cans.  Airtight unlike the old style cans. Good dimmer and you are good to goi have a couple of cases of green glue and s few tubes of acoustic caulk if you need them. Russ 
New Cary DMS 700
Some fluff for sure. I think the team at Cary are very excited about their new player.  30 day trial so kinda risk free.