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LYRA DELOS CARTRIDGE TOO BRIGHT, THIN AND SHRILL SOUNDING
Your loading is 47 ohms or is it 47K?  The higher the number the less loading you are applying.  
any suggestions on what to replace Bluesound Node 2i with
While you are doing research check out Wolf Audio.  I currently use their Alpha 3SX but the new Luna is close in abilities and performance.  Customer support is excellent.https://wolfaudiosystems.com/product/lunar/ 
Thoughts on VAC preamplifiers to drive D’Agostino power amplifiers? Thoughts?
The VAC preamps employ a transformer output that has a low impedance and can drive any well designed power amp (tube or SS).  Used my VAC pre into an Ayre VX5/20 for many years and it never had any issues while it added a little of the VAC persona... 
Townshend Seismic Podiums
 Samgar2@Sorry for the late reply. The Liszt speakers had their spikes removed but the outriggers were left in place. Worked well. 
Can the Same Brand Power Tubes Have a Different Sound When Bought From Different Vendors?
I have bought numerous sets of Gold Lions (KT77 and KT88 for different amps) from Jim McShane.  For new production tubes I highly recommend doing business with Jim.  If you want NOS or used but excellent testing 1950s to 1970s tubes then Andy at V... 
Townshend Seismic Podiums
I am currently using them on a pair of Spendor D9s.  A friend in my local audio group has them under his Vienna Acoustic Liszt.  In both our systems they improved the overall soundstage and presentation once properly adjusted.  Bass was good in ea... 
Looking for preamp which is good at BOTH single-ended AND balanced output
I have been using the VAC Renaissance 5 and it has excellent output to both single ended or balanced amps.   
Do I NEVER shut it off…?
I leave the main power switch on but put my Diablo 300 into standby as recommended by Gryphon (either by remote or front touchpad) when I’m done for the night. It takes about 30 to 45 minutes to be fully back but usable during that time. The power... 
Your tube preamp and ss amp thread
VAC Renaissance V into an Ayre VX5/20.  Used this pair for 5 years with great satisfaction.  
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
I was able to sit and listen to the same Kharma/Boulder setup at SunCoast last week when I was picking up my Diablo 300.  Also listened to the smaller Kharma S7 with a Hegel integrated that displayed the Dharma beauty.  I have not been a fan of th... 
Quick Question to any ; Kharma DB-7's owners.....
Last week I was picking up my new Diablo 300 and the dealer had the Kharma Elegance DB-9 paired with Boulder separates that I listened to for a while.  Beautiful presentation.  In addition he had the 2 way Elegance S7 in his smaller space.  They c... 
Second opinions — how have others (including non-audiophiles) helped you?
I agree that many who have never experienced a “better quality audio producer” whether headphones or a full room system tend to be unable to discern minor nuances of the presentation since, I believe, they are pretty immersed in just the total qua... 
Which is better?
I have listened to the Luxman M900u a couple of times and found it to produce a neutral but very involving sound.  One time paired with upper end Magico and once with the large Martin Logan.  No issue with power for either system.  They were using... 
Help in deciding between these two cartridges for an upgrade
I have owned the Ortofon Cadenza Bronze and currently have a Kiseki Purple Heart in my cartridge rotation. I have listened to a Kiseki Blue also.  With the Bronze and its Replicant 100 stylus I found it responded well to very minor changes in SRA ... 
What phono preamp are you using?
Dynamic Sounds Associates (DSA) Phono II with Ortofon Windfeld Ti, Kiseki Purple Heart, or Miyajima Madake on an Origin Live Sovereign.  A Hyperion is in the future.  Thoughts and Prayers for Peter!