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DAC Suggestions
I bought a Canor, DAC 2.10 strictly from a review I read on Positive Feedback & those guys loved it, now, so do I. Purchased from Holt Hill in Boston & it was about the best money I've spent on my digital end yet. I moved up from a Synthas... 
Replacement for Shindo
Canor is 100% opposite of anything Shindo - not like-sounding & with a totally different audio philosophy. Very nice gear, yes, but in no way similar on any level  
Tune of the Day
Curtis Mayfield, "Here But I'm Gone" off New World Order  
Help me pick some new or used speaker cables
Supra, Sword Excalibur - excellent cables for use with tube gear. I use them in 8' lengths w/jumpers too on my Audio Note, AN-e. Just my opinion...  
Floorstanding speaker experiences/recommendations in the $12-25k range
@elliottbnewcombjr saw these last night while surfing around after the SB  https://holthill.com/products/jse-infinite-slope-model-2-ready-to-rock    
Best Covers
@immatthewj  - Sundays covering "Wild Horses" was also mentioned on 2/8. Excellent 90's vibe - good call   
Best Covers
Shelby Lynne covering Dusty Springfield "Breakfast in Bed" off Just A Little Lovin' Hans Theessink covering Led Belly "My Girl" off Songs From The Southland Yuri Honing Trio covering The Police "Walking On The Moon" off Star Tracks Chris Cornel... 
Looking for 200 watt Amp to drive Dynaudio Heritage speakers
Search out a clean preowned Classe Delta CA-2300... end search, you have arrived. Perfect amp for your Dynaudio speaks!   
Best Covers
Faces covering Paul McCartney "Maybe Amazed" off Long Player Stereophonics covering Chris Farlowe/ Rod Stewart, "Handbags & Gladrags" off Just Enough Education To Perform  George Michael covering Elton John, "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me"... 
Best Covers
Moby covering Bowie "Heros" off Reprise Roaeane Cash covering The Beatles "I’m Only Sleeping" off Retrospective Heart covering Led Zepplin "Stairway to Heaven" Kennedy Center Honors Concert in 2012 - special performance Jeff Buckley covering Le... 
Best Covers
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club covering The Call's, "Let The Day Begin"... doing your own dad's tune is always cool. Annie Lennox covering Neil Young's, "Don't Let it Bring You Down", from American Beauty Humble Pie covering Ray Charles', "I Don't ... 
What qualities stand out in really good solid state preamps?
Have used several SS preamps from Krell, Spectral, Mac, Musical Fidelity & vintage Tandberg. I can emphatically say I personally prefer a tube preamp/tube amp setup to compliment my spakers and the rest of my kit however, I recently got to try... 
Newer Blues Artists or Recordings
@rick_n - Blackberry Smoke & Gov't Mule are really more southern rock but do the blues/rock thing as well as anyone. Have seen BS 3x at House of Blues in Boston - great shows. Try out JJ Grey & MoFro too for some FL swampy blues/rock. I'm ... 
Help me find a pre-amp
I mean how is the Aesthetix, Calypso not in your sights? They're still a few bucks under $5K new aren't they? I have a Calypso Signature you & might find pre-owned for $5K-ish. Should definately be on your list - up your tube game with some gr... 
Favorite Obscure Rock Song
How obscure are we getting... some of these are obscure for a reason, lol. Free, "Mr Big" off Fire & Water The Modern Lovers, "Pablo Picasso" off The Modern Lovers Blue Mountain, "Let's Ride" off Dog Days Grant Lee Buffalo, "Mockingbirds" ...