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For city apartment dweller audiophiles. Have you ever had neighbors banging on your walls?
@roxy1927 you don’t know your immediate next door neighbor after several years?  
Why is my expensive streamer to my DAC better than sending Roon or my Mac directly to DAC
To add on to @audiotroy post (he sold me my first legit streamer, an Innuos Zenith) it boils down to less noise and depending on the streamer's output method (usb v spdif) better and more reliably precise clocking. A multipurpose pc is better than... 
What if a high end speaker measures really badly?
@helomech  @audiokinesis is a respected speaker designer with decades of experience.   
Upgrade from DeVore Gibbon X
@post2338 I mistyped above when referring to Vandersteen which of course you correctly identified as Von Schweikert  
Upgrade from DeVore Gibbon X
What does Kevin Hayes say when asked which speakers mate best with his gear? VAC and Vandersteen seem to show together frequently.   I have heard the X but I have not had the pleasure of experiencing your VAC amps(but Ive owned a few VAC amps ov... 
Great network streamers with only USB outputs
@erik_squires  I don't know about most, but here's a good example with S/PDIF as well as USBoutputs. Keep in mind that USB has better jitter and also much higher bandwidth than S/PDIF.  If you are happy with your DAC and it's high rez capabil... 
Great network streamers with only USB outputs
The Innuos Pulse outputs AES, RCA SPDIF and USB. I have not listened to one however Innuos does fine work. Previous owner of Innuos Zenith Mk3, current owner of Grimm Mu1. Best wishes.  
Starting a second system, need efficient speaker suggestions.
@elliottbnewcombjr  very efficient 98db temporary while looking for a great deal? buy, move to second system later or sell or give to a friend Pioneer CS-705 near you I just happened upon this thread, your speaker recommendations are ALL ov... 
Stereophile review of the $30,000 tekton speakers
There are alot of wonderful speakers out there at $30k..at this price point it comes down to personal preference, system matching and and more than a few positive demonstrations. In fact, I own speakers in this price range and it only has one twee... 
Pre-amps for Leben CS-600x
@markimiller Depending on your speakers, the cv391 is stunning. The STC cv391 is an amazing tube for an amplifier for tone and texture, even SET like at times. STC was the British spinoff of Western Electric so the tube has some of that dna. Congr... 
Pre-amps for Leben CS-600x
@markimiller congrats. Which Montille?  
Stereophile review of the $30,000 tekton speakers
@tektondesign this thread likely isnt helping productivity or sanity. Build some speakers, sell them, the first owners will sing their praises (or not) and the secondary market will determine value.   
Ethernet cables
@jjss49 thanks for this post, I almost spit out my triple latte grand machiato whipped double shot of Kenyan and Ethiopean coffee.   
Searching for a little more warmth
@croissantfoxwine be sure if considering Devores and Audio Note speakers that you are allowed a home demo with your gear. Perhaps your Shindo dealer can also advise. The Cortese has gone through some minor running revisions which are typically wel... 
Ethernet cables
@classicrockfan Do you believe there are audible differences, either good or bad, in analog cables?