Responses from danager

Analyzing DACs
Paul from PSAudio weighs in on Preamp / No Preamp    
Au revoir, MHDT Orchid, you're a great DAC but...
I loved my Orchid DAC (still have it tucked away in the closet)  Using the 6922 adapter and NOS tubes the sound was fantastic.  I replaced it with the PSaudio DirectStream.  which had a similar sound signature but I felt was more detailed and prod... 
If someone handed you this system, what would you change?
You've heard it, what are the current strengths that you want to enhance or what are the weakness you'd like to address? How loud do you play your music and what type of music do you listen too?   First there is no perfect system.  There are sys... 
Is there a 300B type amp out there with some WATTS behind it?
Space Tech Labs from Canada http://www.thebestamp.com/Push-Pull_Tube_Amps/PP-300B-60.php 300b 60 watt a/b 30 watt class a    
Streaming – Discovering Similar or New Music
I'm not a huge fan of the streaming services suggesting similar artists.  I use the all music site https://www.allmusic.com/  which tells me more about the artist and seems to have a more accurate algorithm.  As you move down the page it gets a li... 
Those singers you enjoy,....that don't really have a great voice?
Joanna Newsom Jimmy Scott (already mentioned)  
Those singers you enjoy,....that don't really have a great voice?
Valarie June.  Just heard her playing over the restraints sound system,. had to go home and crank her up.  
Those singers you enjoy,....that don't really have a great voice?
Tom Waits Joe Cocker Frazey Ford  
DIY Steampunk Tube Amplifier, feedback please :)
I like it.  More old 60s dragster look than "steampunk" in my opinion.  I would bet Big Daddy Roth would be playing The Ventures cranked to 11 if given the chance. Great craftsmanship and a well thought out design.      
TigerFox® Immerse 360® listening pod
I loved that chair  
Why does pulling out main speakers from wall improve sound?
It’s all about reflections and cancelations. A pebble dropped in the center of the pool creates a uniform wave pattern. A pebble dropped close to the side creates cancelations and a confused wave pattern. Stand behind your speaker, can you still h... 
USB yet again
Maybe I don’t know what an ethernet based DAC is??? Isn’t it just converting the ethernet stream to a protocol like I2S? There isn’t a cable or a connector as it can be wired directly but wouldn’t it be prone to have all the same issues as a separ... 
Qobuz dropping rights to my favorites. A pox on their house (resubmit)
I've been assimilated and have dropped Qobuz and joined the Borgazon.  The lack of titles I listen to couldn't be justified by the better sound quality.  I'm hoping for continued improvement in the Amazon API so it becomes more available on more p... 
What are your top 3 favorite female singers?
How about my 3 favorite Scandinavian singers?  Sidsel Endresen Norwegian Viktoria Tolstoy Swedish Sinne Eeg Danish Ane Brun Norwegian AHHHHHHHHHHH!!! I tried anyway  
What are your top 3 favorite female singers?
What? I can’t even do three Latin female singers without feeling I’ve screwed up and missed the most important.  (Astrid Gilberto, Adriana Calcanhotto, Gal Costa) But here goes nutin: Maria Bethânia Que falta você me faz - Músicas de Vinicius de...