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Do you have a "Music" Friend?
Now that we're all vaxxed and waxed, had a great session over here with Mr. @zephyr24069 last week.  So good to be able to share some listening with a fellow sound.  We all spend so much time listening in solitude, it's refreshing to share your en... 
Why are Ayon tube amps not mentioned very often?
I bought a used Ayon Spirit III a year and a half ago, and I love it.  Best amp I've ever had by a mile. 
Life of a PS Audio PowerPlant??
That's great to hear, Mike.My PPP has seen daily use for a decade now, with no issues whatsoever. 
What Makes your System Special?
I think my 30 year-old speakers are kinda special.   They still sing, and their looks still set my heart aflutter. 
I'm loving Sunlight!  It's a new DAC.  Hearing snappier transients, purer (leaner?) bass, more cleanness and general transparency, slightly more energy from the upper mids to the highs.Soundstage came forward about four feet.I've never had a probl... 
PS Audio Perfectwave vs Directstream DAC
I upgraded my PWD II to the DSD, and it really, really was an enormous improvement.  (I used the Bridge II with both.)  I was pretty darn happy with the PWD, but the DSD is in another league. 
PS Audio Perfectwave transport still good?
I would bet that the upgrade you just made in DACs would be orders of magnitude bigger than what's possible from the proposed upgrade in transports. 
How loud are you typically listening?
I'm happiest with program average 75-80 dB and peaks around 83-85. 
Help Me Name a New Band
Funny to see this thread come back.Baffle played about five shows in Chapel Hill before it kinda petered out.  Right as the pandemic started I finally joined a band here in Greenville.  It's called...Wait for it...Hot Yoga! 
Audio repair near Greenville South Carolina
Yes on Cherry Vintage.  It's just the kind of place you'd hope it to be. 
Audio repair near Greenville South Carolina
You gotta go see Don Jones Stereo on Laurens Rd. 
Do you have a "Music" Friend?
Good thread.  I count myself lucky to have a small handful of friends who will come over and sit and listen.  A couple are live-music buddies who are also content to enjoy the hi-fi, and a couple are stereo nerds here in town.  We've all been send... 
KT 170
I asked Ayon USA about the 170 and they said:So yes we tested the KT 170’s and as with anything new they are quite unstable. Same thing happened with the 150s when they first came out and over time Tingsol fix them right up.Our recommendation defi... 
KT 170
I'm super happy with my Ayon KT150 amp.  15 months on same power tubes and I haven't noticed any degradation.  But it's tantalizing to think about trying this new 170.  Doesn't look much more expensive than the 150! 
amazing video about listening, in a very special heartfelt way.
It made my day to watch that.  Thanks @mikelavigne .