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DAC That Punches Above Its Price Point
The best measuring DACs in the world based on the ESS9038 Pro can be had for less than $1k. I have an SMSL SU-9 and it outperforms basically everything that’s not based on the same chipset. Fully expecting everyone in here to only link to lower pe... 
Klipsch Forte ii too bright, or is it my room ?
Klipsch Forte’s and Heresy’s sound great if you’ve lost most of your HF hearing, otherwise they’re almost universally panned by serious reviewers. This isn’t even opinion, I don’t think Klipsch has ever marketed them as accurate. 
Bass sensation like a loud car system in home?
OP chose the wrong forum for this query.  
Parasound A21+ vs Adcom GFA-585se
585se was still the Nelson Pass era afaik. Taiwan is excellent manufacturing. That’s what I’d go with, but I’m biased, my amp and preamp are Pass designs.  
List your breakthrough products that you’ve discovered on this audiophile Journey.
@ja_kub_sz Interested in hearing abt your lightbulb moment with using high level inputs for subs rather than low level. I’ve done a lot of playing around with this over the years and have my own opinions but curious to hear your experience.  
List your breakthrough products that you’ve discovered on this audiophile Journey.
“Bottom feeders will choke on this one.”This is all I needed to read.. this place has become a caricature of itself.  
Power cord choice?
I personally like the Pangea AC14SE and AC9SE which both use Cardas copper core. I’m sure this choice will be dismissed as not expensive enough, but, this forum is full of nonsensical unprovable opinions, so 🤷🏻‍♂️ 
Why does a dent to a tweeter not affect sound quality?
@ OP, it does affect the sound, never buy speakers with damaged tweeters.  
Power conditioner types
FYI, the Emotiva CMX-2 does DC offset removal for $129 and is a great product. If you have a conditioner you like, you can put the CMX-2 in front of your conditioner and get the benefit of DC removal without having to start over from scratch.  
Complete Proprietary Systems
Meridian is the only one I’d ever consider.  
What ever happened to Mark Levenson?
This thread is great lol. But seriously, wtf is DH, I’m guessing Red Rose is gone and he’s moved on and this is his new project? Living in Switzerland with a hot Russian wife doesn’t sound that bad tbh. 
Old Amps that can still Kick Butt
@ Sheridan Please expand on the mod you might do to your Pass x350 that would yield a big improvement. Maybe it also applies to my X5.  
Chinese knock-off headphone amps
I have no clue what knockoff amps OP is referring to, since I didn’t even know that Krell made HPA’s. The truth of the matter though, since we’re discussing headphone amps, is that the best, most accurate ones on the market ARE made in China. Most... 
Is D for Dry? Class D...
I have a pair of PS Audio Trio A-100's that I've upgraded by removing the 15 year old B&O ICE Modules and replacing them with current 2021 revisions of the same 200ASC modules. So, kind of a frankenstein amp because this mix of parts never exi... 
Is D for Dry? Class D...
@atmasphere Tube mics and mic pre amps falls under my original statement, which is that tubes are great as creative devices, in the creation process. Accurate reproduction, sans 2nd order harmonics and erroneous noise, not as much.