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Dac: Old vs New
Tonyjack   I'm a fan of Gustard for fairly inexpensive DAC's. I have one and love it There is a 22x pro listed for a good price. It offers a lot for the money and right in your budget  
Worth fixing?
I had 2 old Rotel amps not working and posted them very cheap. They both sold quickly and the money went towards other equipment. Can’t hurt to post it as working /needing a repair and get a few bucks for it …. Also agree that ripping cds and get... 
How do you find time to enjoy your $$$ speakers and system?
Has anyone had Cantonss. The K3 or 2.2dc They recommend a ton of wattage bet it’s seems ridiculous.  I’m using a 250 per Chanel Parrasound and afraid it may not be enough so I’m shying away for now. They are fairly big but that should always requ... 
Focal Sopra 2’s vs. Legacy Focus SE’s
Correction as the Viennas have (3) woofers not (4).   
Focal Sopra 2’s vs. Legacy Focus SE’s
Well gents… I think the verdict may be in. I’ll explain quickly. I went with a friend to listen to the SE’s and we were both very impressed. He currently has high end PBN speakers which are out of this world and not a fair comparison to the Legacy... 
Focal Sopra 2’s vs. Legacy Focus SE’s
That’s great to hear.  I’ll be listening to the Focus SE’s again this week and making a decision   
Banchmark DAC3B vs. Denafrips Pontus II (12th Aniv.)
I’m not sure where this thread went but I’ll chime in and also say take a look at the Gustard x26 pro.  Has dual chipset and extremely quiet in all aspects.  (Clicking being mentioned on others in this thread are non existent with the Gustard and ... 
Focal Sopra 2’s vs. Legacy Focus SE’s
Wow that’s interesting to hear. Are you sure they were EPS2s at that price? Peter makes a lot of speakers with similar sounding model numbers.  Example- I currently have spx2s. There are also Xps models …. It gets confusing . How big were his in h... 
Focal Sopra 2’s vs. Legacy Focus SE’s
I’d have to say I agree with your statement and am probably looking for confirmation…. I appreciate your input.  I may also be able to get a pair of PBN Montana EPS-2’s which are a very excellent sounding speaker.  Not too many people know of PBN ... 
Focal Sopra 2’s vs. Legacy Focus SE’s
Thanks again everyone… ELAC 409s. Can get a great deal on a pair   
Focal Sopra 2’s vs. Legacy Focus SE’s
Thank you for the input. Well stated .. My room is 15x15.  I have  Parrasound A51 Amp and JC2 preamp.  I use a Gustard 26pro DAC fed from. Bluesound Node streamer     
Quobuz subscription
I’ve only compared Quobuz to Tidal I’ve never gotten over 44 from Tidal even on their masters but have gotten 96 from Quobuz HD tracks or albums.  I’ve never seen over 96 yet.  I’m getting the number from my Gustard DAC. An example is Pink Floyd ... 
Qobuz hell
This is a fairly lame forum topic but I’ll add my 2 cents and agree that you may be frustrated for other reasons. Possible your dislike to the quality could be your equivalent. I’ve compared Tidal and Quobuz. I found the sound quality at the highe... 
Anyone else have issues with Tidal?
I have both Tidal and Qobuz. I hear a difference and Qobuz has better sound on most side by side comparisons.  I wish Qobuz format would improve more.  I find that you need to go to an album in order to find a single track annoying. I think it’s a... 
Which Line Level, Balanced Preamplifier?
I’m a fan of Parasound and have the JC2. No complaints