Responses from bstatmeister

Streamers under $1500
Another vote for the Wiim Pro (not sure you need the DAC in the plus version). I don't think you'd need more than this. Honestly.   
Need help with phono cartridge selection
I was bewildered why my MP-200 was sounding so thin and shrill, but as an experiment I put the 200 needle on my mp-150 cartridge and immediately the bass and dynamics were back. Not sure what's going on there, but my suspicion is that I bought the... 
Need help with phono cartridge selection
Anyone heard a Garrott Brothers p77i from Australia? They get Chakster's endorsement for the the best New cart value which has me intrigued.  
Need help with phono cartridge selection
I had a Nag 150 for years which I loved and with all the hype about the 200 I finally pulled the trigger since it was supposed to give me more of what I loved about the 150. However while the 200 was more detailed, it was too thin and lacked bass ... 
Vinyl rips - still worth it?
I like the idea of doing vinyl rips. I love my vinyl front end and also being able to play a vinyl master (usually more dynamic range than CD/streaming due to the digital loudness war) anytime, anywhere has benefit to me.  
Phono preamp, all suggestions welcome
+1 for Schiit gear. I have a Mani, Mani 2 and getting a Skoll for Christmas. My understanding is that there is a lot less noise on the Skoll compared to the Mani. The music comes from a blacker background. I'll try to post some impressions once I ... 
surface noise reduction
Check out the new Schiit Skoll phono pre amp. Someone did a comparison of the Mani 2 vs the Skoll and posted some vinyl rips over on the schiit section of and the skoll had significantly lower surface noise.  
Is a home theater even worth it or doable?
Check out the upcoming Nakamichi Dragon sound bar system with 2 subs and wireless surrounds. It is supposed to bridge the gap between sound bar and a separates system. Looks pretty cool!  
Subwoofer - thoughts on Rythmic F12
2 thumbs way up for the Rythmik servo subs!  
Tekton Double Impacts
Anyone have a chance to hear the Tekton Nebo yet? Looks like a cross between the Moab and the DI. Very intriguing.  The review that I could find called it a "super charged" DI, but the DI was already the most dynamic speaker I've ever heard! You t... 
MoFi controversy
If I wanted DSD, I would have bought the SACD for $100 less.  
Are modern receivers any better than older ones?
Depends on the specific models you are comparing I think. I would only get a new receiver if i was into home theater and needed dolby atmos, otherwise your money is better spent on music geared seperates for pure SQ.  
Tekton Design - New IRL Technology - Lifelike, Real, Immersive
Hi Eric, what is the status of IRL? Looking forward to more info about it. Thx  
Tekton Double Impacts
Anyone notice on the Tekton website that they changed the frequency response from starting at 20Hz to starting at only 30 Hz? I wonder if Eric changed something on the speaker recently or if he's only adjusted the specs on paper...weird.  
Speakers known for great midrange.
I thought Vandersteen midrange was the best until I heard Tektons. Tekton are the best I've heard. Get the Moabs for 5k.