Responses from fthompson251

XLR cables from preamp to powered bass amp in speaker? (Legacy Focus XD.)
@holmz  Thanks, and regarding my comment. You know what happens in cable question threads. They usually go south in a hurry. Since it is strictly dealing with Bass signals, I have no real experience, and especially with XLR.    What about these ... 
Is there a 300B type amp out there with some WATTS behind it?
@jasonbourne52   I have one, the VAC Renaissance 70/70 Signature, it's glorious. 65 WPC drives anything with in reason. 1-2 ohm taps, 2-4 and 4-8. It in Sarasota right now getting the Signature update.      
Requesting recommendations for simple and easy to use music streaming devices
You keep mentioning the sweet midrange you crave, that screams tubed electronics to me. You could buy this amp off amazon as well as either a Node or Wiim streamer and be done. Willsenton R8 KT88/EL34 x4 Tube Integrated AMP Power Amplifier Headpho... 
Looking for good speakers, soundstage not important
Goldenear Triton 1.r’s work well with tubes.    
Network optimization for serious streamers
Is it preferable to have 2 switches in the chain? For example I have my Spectrum Modem connected to a Linksys router then connected to a cheap 5 port Switch. The Cat 8 ethernet cable is 35 feet long and connects to another LHY high quality switch ... 
diffuser or absorption panels, which would you choose?
If you were only to do one thing to a room it would be big bass absorbers on each side wall, cover the wall with them. Not the corners, the side walls. Getting bass under control is job 1, always.  
Legacy Focus XD - will I ever upgrade?
I am looking at the Focus SE or XD for my VAC Renaissance 70/70 Signature amp. My room is a well treated 14 x 18 x 6.5 basement dedicated listening room. I keep my speakers almost 7 feet off the front wall and 3.5 feet off side walls. My current s... 
New DAC or New Streamer?
@audiotroy   What model EVO and in what way was it better than the Aurender? The only one I could afford would be the EVO High End model.  
Lumin U2 Mini
@oddiofyl   Which Dig connection are you using with N200, Spdif or USB? Cable Brand?  
Speakers that are good with tubes
@jchiappinelli   I drive my Triton 1.r's with a VAC Renaissance 70/70 amp @65 WPC, they sound great too!   
VAC preamps - too expensive?
@three_easy_payments   The Pre amp went from Mk II to Mk III, so it is like new now. The Amp is @ Mk II and will be Mk III Signature. Both units will be like new and I have had them both for over 20 years, they are very well built.  In this ver... 
Speakers that are good with tubes
Legacy Audio, Goldenear Triton Ref's or 1.r's.  
Legacy Audio Focus XD
@stereo5  That would be the plan. I am looking for more overall transparency, better layered sound staging with out sacrificing the outstanding bass I have. My amp has such a holographic soundstage and imagery  I want to hear it as much as I can a... 
Legacy Audio Focus XD
@stereo5  They can be "bi Amped" with a tube amp like how you are running your T refs. Interestingly enough I have the Triton 1.r's.  
DAC recommendations
@earthbound   I think you would find the Venus II a very worthy DAC, you can stream into it from your CXN until you retire it for a different streamer and get very good sound. The R2R DACs take a long time for break in.