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$39K for the Linn Klimax DAC/streamer?
Folks- My apologies for the initiation of this wayward thread! I was just responding as a scientist who has worked with computers in biology and medicine their entire life. As a lifelong amateur musician, having played in almost every type of en... 
$39K for the Linn Klimax DAC/streamer?
oldhvymec- You are right. I have pretty expensive Wilson speakers - so I am guilty of what I have been complaining about.  For some reason, and it may be that because I have worked with computer networks much of my life, a ~$40k streamer struck ... 
$39K for the Linn Klimax DAC/streamer?
noromance- As a member of the "ascendant class", I have to say that your inclusion of an "or" as a Boolean operator is nonsense!  
$39K for the Linn Klimax DAC/streamer?
I do not agree that the so-called ascendent class "demand the best." If this was accurate, then why did the DeVos family, the Waltons, Bill Clinton, Rupert Murdoch and those other knuckleheads invest in the "vapor-ware" being pushed by Theranos? T... 
Who Tried Power Conditioners Over The Years and No Longer Use Them Today, Any Why?
Many residential and commercial spaces apparently do not require power conditioning. My colleagues here in the department of electrical engineering and computer science measured the voltage in our house and within our home network. They even broug... 
Wilson not delivering speakers as scheduled
Yes. I ordered Wilson DAWs in early summer and they were delayed, with the delivery took place in October. I was told that Wilson had been waiting on some of the metal parts at the back of the speaker - I would guess a delay from Asia. 
Blue Lights
Mola Mola Tombauqi. It is very highly rated, and is designed as a wave of metal with a fish behind the blue meter. It is an incredible DAC. It costs more than what you asked...https://www.mola-mola.nl/tambaqui.php 
One big reason why brick and mortar high end audio dealers struggle.
Audio clubs can be good, but so can "high-end dealers." My local shop in Ann Arbor only required an appointment during Covid days, but not in general. It is a great place to browse, talk to knowledge folks, and demo potential purchases. They also ... 
Esoteric K03XD
I have an Esoteric K-01XD SACD player. It is fantastic - the best front end source to my system which includes a Luxman CL1000 preamp, ARC 250SE tube amps, and Wilson DAW speakers. Better than a DCS Vivaldi and the MSB high end systems (I have own... 
I did the right thing after all.
Well, now I have to say something. I have had 3 pairs of Wilson speakers over the years and they have been fabulous loud speakers! I currently enjoy Wilson Sasha DAWs with ARC and Luxman. For years I raced Porsches in "driver's ed" and "club racin... 
Top 5 Reaons to NOT BUY A TURNTABLE.
I guess Guttenberg's hair and shirts offend folks here because you all have crewcuts and wear preppie clothing...these are stylistic choices, they are not substantive...I agree with prof, but then again, I am one. And I am offended by the audiophi... 
What do audiophiles do in their cars?
Great!!! (sarcasm intended)I always end up with a bunch of Porsche racer types...like me. The flat six has a heavenly sound, no need to listen to anything but that, except for the vocalizations that I emit when I instruct a novice driver in Porsch... 
Science that explains why we hear differences in cables?
mc-Feynman was a great scientist but a bit of a showoff. He had an unusual combination of traits for a physicist - great intelligence as well as the ability to explain his research. I knew him at Caltech many decades ago...those were the days!As i... 
DAC - DCS Bartok or the new Berkeley Alpha DAC 3
Good discussion. I use network equipment to stream, and the dedicated audio streamers sound better in my limited experience. I use an Esoteric K-01XD with a FPGA-based sigma alpha DAC ("master discrete") like the N-01XD because I like to spin disk... 
Tube vs solid state (with all apologies)
millercarbon-Robert Harley' book is a great pragmatic guide on how to set up a high end audio system. I also highly recommend a book from Floyd E. Toole called "Sound Reproduction: The acoustics and psychoacoustics of loudspeakers and rooms." I ha...