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Under $3K streaming dac suggestions, Roon Ready?
There is another thread I have been following where someone posted information about Matrix Audio Element X. I checked it out and it both the Element X and Element M look interesting. I use an Auralic Aries LE today going into my DAC but would lik... 
Computer to DAC Streamer
@dep14, thanks for the heads up on the Element X. I see they also have the Element M as well. I'll be looking at these a bit more closely based on what I have read so far. 
Under $3K streaming dac suggestions, Roon Ready?
I had the iFi Pro iDSD for a while. It is a nice DAC with lots of options that I appreciated. When trying to connect to my NAS the wireless streaming didn't work on IOS and worked erratically on Android. The service folks helped as best as they co... 
Tekton Design MOAB
I’m sure large speakers with the proper design can sound great at low volumes. They most certainly can but the amplifier that powers them is equally, if not more important in allowing any speaker to present the greatest level of detail it is capab... 
Mods/repairs to CEC TL-51 belt drive transport?
Nick Gowan at True Sound in Northern, CA. is the US service center for CEC so perhaps contact him for advice. 
Cartridge Inspection Bay Area
Tim at Tone of Music in the city might be able to help you. It certainly would be be worth a phone call. 
Just purchased a pair of Atma Sphere M-60 Mk 3's upgraded to 3.3's
The isolated 6SN7 towards the front of the amp has the least impact on sonics, in my opinion. That tube must be a GTA or GTB. I won't comment on the sonic importance of that front tube, but I will say from experience it is a very critical tube in ... 
McIntosh autoformers vs direct-coupled output
The Acoustat direct drive amps are transformerless with solid state input and tube output. They put 5000V on the panels. I use them on my Acoustat Model 2 in place of the magnetic (transformer) interface.I have Zero’s between my Atma-Sphere’s and ... 
Kickstarter for all analog "No Filter"
I received my R2R copy a couple weeks ago. There is some very interesting and creative music on this recording and well executed. I have been away for a couple weeks and when I get back it's one of the first things I am going to listen to. I think... 
From ZERO to Hero?
I use a pair with my Atma-Sphere M60 amps and Quad ESL 57 speakers and I don't hear any degradation of sound. 
Preamps... understanding volume...
@ozzy - While the majority of passive preamps are attenuators (with 0 dB at full clockwise position), some passive preamps (namely transformer or autoformer volume controls) do provide gain, but not a significant [email protected] - To answer your... 
Tongan Labs F6 vs Zu Audio Omen Dirty Weekend Mk.II
I have been a big fan of Tony's speakers for some time. I owned the TL-D1s a while back and used them in my exhibit room at THE SHOW Las Vegas with a 45 SET amp. His speakers have always sounded very lively with excellent timbre. Like you I was al... 
Tortuga Preamps
George manufactures the Lightspeed Attenuator. One of the the best bargains in audio. I have owned one for 10 years it seems. My old friend Pubul57 (RIP) started this thread years ago to discuss the Lightspeed:https://forum.audiogon.com/discussion... 
Where are the subs?
Yes use the LS50s with sub array.Interesting on the passive filter. I may look into it, although I have been very happy with the Beveridge RM-3 active crossover. 
Where are the subs?
@dbphd, I wasn’t aware of the QX 5 Twenty having that capasbility. I would certainly go with that over the Sonore/Codex combo.I was just on the Marchand website looking at their parametric EQ for a project. Interesting choice on the passive versio...