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The Day the Music Burned
Unfortunately the other thread turned into a political rant on the journalism of the NYT. ☹️ The loss of history is incalculable.  Technology these days allows us to get something almost as good as the master, which for me still is THE musical mom... 
Most useful tweaks that are sensible and really make a noticeable improvement
Top priorities for me would be speaker alignment, subwoofer placement/integration, and seating position (the later depends on where you get the most even/natural bass response).  Essentially you have to play the room.  Nothing else really matters ... 
What is the best solid state amplifier you have ever heard?
I just upgraded from a Musical Fidelity M6 500i amplifier to a Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista 800.  While the former sounds amazing and can drive just about any speaker out there, the hybrid design of the Nu-Vista 800 gives you something really special... 
Can we finally put Reel to Reel out of its misery? Put it to rest people.
Seems as audiophiles we’re all on the fringes anyway in terms of our own obsessions with sound quality and musical enjoyment (not a passion shared/appreciated by the majority of the public).  I think it’s great that there are so many options that ... 
At what point is an external D/A converter warranted or beneficial
Nobel100’s suggestion is the best/most comprehensive one given gillatgh’s current setup (I was only initially thinking 2Ch stereo, but you can test the system on all fronts with his suggestion).  You’ll also get the bass management and more up to ... 
Can anyone hear the difference when you add REL subwoofers when playing two channel
In my experience having dual subwoofers (left/right channel) has made significant impact on the sound in terms of bass extension, depth of soundstage, air between instruments, etc.  Having said that, it does take some time to get it right.  Things... 
At what point is an external D/A converter warranted or beneficial
I won’t go down the rabbit hole of pretending one format being superior to the other.  Making some assumptions here:  you have a home theater set up; you are taking the digital out (optical/RCA/HDMI) from the Oppo-103 and processing via the Lexcio... 
Will a subwoofer add depth and clarity to my system, or just bass?
Most full-range speakers can benefit from adding a subwoofer (ideally two - one each for the L/R channels).  You will definitely get increased bottom end, greater ambiance, and improved soundstage.  The trick is blending them with your mains - you...