Responses from f1a

New Yggdrasil - First (and second) Impressions
Not entirely clear why you'd expect a performance gain over your superb UDP-205...? Can we assume you have directly compared the OPPO to the YGGY, keeping all other factors constant, and found little difference? If so, that's quite the endorsement... 
OPPO vs Marantz SA-14 audio wise
No MQA, but OPPO just added Roon support as an endpoint.  
Best standalone music server?
Antipodes have it all, including Ruin... 
Ypsilon Phaethon
A reviewer I trust absolutely LOVES the Phaethon. I'd like to hear it along with the new Absolare integrated.  
Elrog 300B vs Takatsuki 300B tubes
Thanks Charles,Maybe they're cheaper too! 
Elrog 300B vs Takatsuki 300B tubes
Will do, thanks!Do I order the originals or wait for the revision? 
Elrog 300B vs Takatsuki 300B tubes
Mk,How about Wyetech Sapphire monoblocks? 18wpc parallel 300B SET self-biasing conservatively run. Will your tubes work here? Would love to try 'em! 
Amplifiers:A Keeper for Life. Do you know of one ?
Yeah Pavpet, what's up?I was set on the Ruby 300Bs till I read your posts... 
Elrog 300B vs Takatsuki 300B tubes
Looks like there's a new Tube in town!Thanks so much Charles! 
Trafomatic Audio Reference 300B monos
Yeah, quite the rave at Dagogo by a fellow WAVAC owner! Intriguing... 
Trafomatic Audio Reference 300B monos
Have you auditioned Pass Labs' XA30.8 yet Pani? 
Describe ube sound vs solid state
I was gone away long long ime so me girl listen to (expensive) Arcam rcvr all dat ime. well when i come home i tink hmmm, don't sound right, so i switch back to dem ubes and we watch some shows.den she says (unprompted, dats important): "BOY, why ... 
All else being equal.............................
Since you're the TUBEmeister, contemplating SS, check out the tube/SS hybrid Ypsilon Phaethon 
Best Integrated, period.
Melbguy1, have you, or any others here, heard Ypsilon's Phaethon?Perhaps not BEST EVER, but apparently well up the performance curve by those who've heard ithttp://www.ypsilonelectronics.com/product/18/phaethon.html 
TIDAL Lossless Streaming Service
Can the OPPO 103D stream Tidal if Ethernet hard-wired?