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Mojo Audio Mystique EVO
I received the Mystique Evo on the 22nd of January, and I've been too busy listening to my system than to bother logging onto Audiogon. My system puts me "in the zone" every time I listen now. Grannyring mentioned that the music swells when raisin... 
Mojo Audio Mystique EVO
@mitch2 Have you read the thread regarding the Schroeder method (SM)? SM involves using XLR or RCA splitters to utilize a pair of interconnects per channel instead of a single cable per channel for those who aren't familiar. Read what steakster an... 
DAC Choices - $5,000 to $7,000
The Mystique V3 is posted on the website again. It appears that many owners are trading in their DAC for the EVO.  
DAC Choices - $5,000 to $7,000
Thaluza, do you know what capacitors will be upgradable in the future? The Mojo site states that the output is direct-coupled, which eliminates output coupling caps. Diode snubbers might be considered an upgrade. However, I would like to see m... 
DAC Choices - $5,000 to $7,000
Thanks, I'll post my thoughts about the Evo in the dedicated Evo thread so that we don't derail this thread. 
TIDAL &/vs Amazon HD
I am currently subscribed to Spotify, Soundcloud, Amazon HD, and Tidal. Amazon's tonality is the most natural of my subscriptions. The background noise is blacker and bass is more stout when comparing the same music to Tidal. Tidal is a half decib... 
DAC Choices - $5,000 to $7,000
@rsf507 Opting to max out the Evo’s B4B (Bang 4 Buck) options seems counter-intuitive. One might as well select the Pro and max out those options. Here are the options I selected for the B4B:S/PDIF Upgrade - Lundahl Amorphous CoreAnalog PSU Choke ... 
Icon Audio Stereo 30 SE
@freediver What do you think about the Icon Audio Stereo 30 SE? I'm looking at tube integrated amps and this one caught my attention.  
Near field monitor advice please
I forgot to mention the Carrera speaker kit from Meniscus Audio. It uses the Hiquphon OW1 tweeter and the 5.5" Scanspeak Revelator woofer. This speaker falls within your budget even if you commission Taylor Speakers or Salk Sound to make the cabin... 
Near field monitor advice please
I agree with the recommendations for Salk Sound and Madisound. However, most monitors are not designed for nearfield listening. Purchase monitors from a company that is willing to help with tweeter attenuation. You can swap out the resistors yours... 
Speakers good for close to wall placement
For the sake of information, here's another near-wall speaker design by Troels Gravesen: 8008-CORNER System sensitivity: 92 dB/2.8V, 1 meter Troels used an 8 watt Joplin 2A3 amp with these speakers which he preferred over a First Watt J2 amp.   
Ethernet cables
@lowrider57 There's no alternative to an LPS. I highly recommend that you utilize an LPS for the router. The cable of the power supply also makes a difference in sound quality. I've made my own from V-Quad Cu21.  @ludwig99 You might want to consid... 
Speakers good for close to wall placement
Troels Gravesen designed a speaker for near-wall placement called the Bookshelf-3WC. Its sensitivity is rated at 90 dB/2.8V/1 meter. Check it out.  
Black Friday: Audioquest HDMI cables on steep discount
DH Labs also has a sale on their silver plated HDMI 2.0 cables. https://silversonic.com/products/video-cables/hdmi-2-0-silver/  
NEW Cerious Technologies Upgrade - Graphene Matrix Cables
@joecasey I have the Matrix umbilical cord and it's a damn good cable. I attempted to contact Bob to order another one but he didn't reply. Instead, I ordered a VH Audio V-Quad Cu21 and it's a damn good cable too. This cable needs time to burn in ...