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RMAF 2019!
I belong to the Colorado audio club (new this year), and I know the organizers had a ton of frustrations with the venue as well. Lots of trouble getting anyone to cooperate. Hopefully things will be smoother next year.  
Preamp Output Capacitor: Mundorf Supreme vs. Supreme Silver Oil
@ricgoretti. If you look at my system pictures, you can see the Mundorfs in there, they're not large. I think they're 2uf, plenty of room. And despite some of the criticisms, I really do enjoy them. Especially if you've got a system that images ni... 
Preamp Output Capacitor: Mundorf Supreme vs. Supreme Silver Oil
@grannyring and yes, definitely putting some Duelund's in. Unfortunately I didn't know my amp's input impedance was modifiable... I actually have to re-buy the exact same caps I sold you. It's been fun learning about building/modifying equipment. ... 
Preamp Output Capacitor: Mundorf Supreme vs. Supreme Silver Oil
@atmasphere Thanks Ralph, I've just been cheating by using the calculator at vh audio (https://www.v-cap.com/coupling-capacitor-calculator.php). Fortunately because the pre is basically an advanced kit, I do have some ideas of what range is normal... 
RMAF 2019!
@pranabindu If you're at all handy, you might consider building your own Nelson pass design... https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/pass-labs/. Changed my life going there. And I came to a similar conclusion about the directstream. It seems like some p... 
Another new DAC: Audio Mirror
Also, for people interested in tube rolling, I asked Vlad and got the following: "My other favorite tubes are 6N1P(EV). The ones with “rocket” logo are in general better than others. There is been some hype about 6N5P triple mica.I tried them, to ... 
Another new DAC: Audio Mirror
@musichead indeed. I think if you've either a) got a bright and detailed system, or b) love a natural, organic sound, then you should really audition this dac. It won't jump out and tell you how great it is, but the more carefully you listen, the ... 
Preamp Output Capacitor: Mundorf Supreme vs. Supreme Silver Oil
Also, I just discovered the thread I cited above did have some s/g/o to silver in oil comparisons. It was hard to explicitly search for differences because the only difference in terms is gold (and people write out the cap names variably).Looks li... 
Preamp Output Capacitor: Mundorf Supreme vs. Supreme Silver Oil
@imhififan If you read a lot of capacitor discussions, you can see some other people finding that the bass response of the s/g/o decreases over the first 300 hours (e.g. https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/mundorf-silver-gold-in-oil-supreme-cap... 
Another new DAC: Audio Mirror
This dac is soo much better than my directstream. Finally heard what my system (https://systems.audiogon.com/systems/7983) is capable of (and I’m in trouble with my girl). Love it, you should buy it. 
PS Audio Direcstream Snowmass Versions
For what it's worth, I ended up selling the DSD and going back to the Perfect Wave DAC. In the end, I just became convinced that the DSD didn't "sound right".  The PWD was more natural sounding.  Currently trying out a Audio Mirror Tubadour.  I ke... 
Supratek
Great.  Thanks Tammy 
Yggdrasil or iFi pro dac
very curious to hear the report too.  All I've seen in ways of comparisons is one single two line comment about PSA's Directstream being a "warmer" dac than the Evo.  
A moderate priced dac
It does need the bridge to sound it's best though 
A moderate priced dac
@mountainsong I even found the perfect wave dac mk2 to outperform psa's directstream. Tried to upgrade to the dsd twice over there past five years and ended up reselling the dsd both times.