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Best integrated tube amplifier, under $3,000.00. No phono needed. Could be used, too.d
The answer to your question is somewhat dependent on the speakers you want to drive and at what listening levels. That said, there are lots of good suggestions above.I own an SLI-80 with quite a few factory upgrades. Bought it used in the stock co... 
Under $3K streaming dac suggestions, Roon Ready?
A product not mentioned in this thread so far is the Benchmark DAC3. I realize that it alone is not "Roon compatible". But read on for there is a method to my madness. I’m running a DAC3 in an all digital Atma-Sphere/Merlin system. The DAC3 was on... 
Music lover or audiophile?
It's about the music first, then the system. The music is foundational, but hearing it better increases the enjoyment.If I were to go broke tomorrow, I'd find a way to listen to music. The fidelity of my sound system would be missed, but having ex... 
What in your mind represents real technological advancement.
To me the continual refinement of a good design over time, instead of pursuing the latest, greatest notion simply for the pursuit of being first, has the best results. The latter is good for marketing. The former, done properly, results in a more ... 
Bluesound Node 2
Am revisiting this discussion to add extra detail for future researchers.I recently upgraded the (above referenced) Bluesound Node 2 to a Simaudio Moon MiND2. Both were run through the same DAC (Resolution Audio Opus 21) for comparison. The Blueso... 
Will a subwoofer add depth and clarity to my system, or just bass?
LOTS of good information above. Read it, try the ideas and draw your own conclusions.My experience with subs has been good. Depending on your speakers, a sub can add a more solid foundation for the rest of the music. Can't build a great house on s... 
What is the first album you purchased, and do you still have it?
"Deep Purple - Machine Head." Seeing my purchase my sister's comment was, "There may be hope for you after all."No longer have the album; it was stolen in a burglary. Do have it on CD. Which I'm going to play right now. 
$10k Speaker Cables??????????????
Assuming that was aimed at me (though like a true cowardly troll you don’t get too specific about the target) allow me to use this ladder to lower myself to your level. Bite me.Feel better? 
$10k Speaker Cables??????????????
Folks, the topic is not the issue. It’s because some posters believe denigrating or attacking others that hold differing perspectives somehow improves their position. They attack the messenger instead of the message. It appears they don’t understa... 
Bluesound Node 2
The Bluesound Node 2 in my system links the FLAC ripped and verified music library stored on my NAS to an all tube sound system. The Node 2's interface software is run on an Android tablet which is adds convenience. An audiophile friend Bluetooth... 
Filling speaker stands: sand, lead, steel, rice. Full, half, etc?
> Chicken Fry rice is always improve the sound. Especially if your system needs a little extra "sizzle". 
Cary SLI-80 capacitor problem questions
I appreciate the response, Sfar. Am reviewing options and will post the results here afterwards for the next victim. ;-) Thanks again. 
Cary SLI-80 capacitor problem questions
Sfar, I'm having an issue with my SLI-80 similar to the one you described. Care to share a ballpark figure on the cost of your repair? 
Reason for selling is...
> (I also fully expected posts from people who (1) can't read; (2) can't write, and (3) can't think; so thanks guys for not letting me down in that regard).Don't feed the troll. 
What, if any, component to upgrade? Advice?
A properly integrated sub not only adds heft and depth, it provides a more solid foundation for the sound from your monitors to ride on. The result is definitely more "presence".REL subs can connect to the amp's speaker connectors, so not having a...