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grannyring

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New DAC or New Streamer?
@charles1dad I own the Innuos Zenith 3 and can tell you that Sense sounds far better than Roon on an Innuos player. Roon sounds flat and dull compared to Sense. Sense is more open sounding with better inner detail retrieval and improved realism.... 
USB yet again
USB is not inferior and offers superb sound quality in my opinion.  As always it depends on implementation and other digital supporting elements in one’s front end.     
Egg carton for soundproofing?
Hope you have a lot of friends and family coming over for Christmas breakfast!  
Peachtree GaN 1 Beta
No USB input? Can’t use this unit with my Innuos Zenith or many great servers. Only coax input? Really an issue for folks wanting to buy one with their USB optimized digital front ends.   
Best DACs under $7,000.00
@ricevs  The Peachtree unit has no usb input? No go for many of us with high quality USB streamers. Major oversight.  
So I bought the Willsenton R-800i
Thanks Charles.   
Atma-Sphere Class D… Amazing
I do the same @mrdecibel for the same reasons.   
So I bought the Willsenton R-800i
The Willsenton amp seems to also offer great value. The bones of the amp look to be good especially for the price.  
So I bought the Willsenton R-800i
@charles1dad  Have you heard anything about the new Coincident Frankenstein 300b stereo amp for $2500? Seems like a nice value….    
Circle Labs A200 Integrated amplifier review - It will appeal to both tube and SS lovers……
Ha! I thought so, but was not totally sure I remembered correctly. Older age. You obviously have advanced listening skills and good taste in audio components! I use Hijiri HCS-25 and love them! Yes, I like them more than my own. I stopped making ... 
Circle Labs A200 Integrated amplifier review - It will appeal to both tube and SS lovers……
@hchilcoat  Please remind me of the speaker cables you are using.   
Thor ta-1000 pre cap replacement -- advice
It is a wonderful preamp and still a great value used. I know it sounds beautiful with the AN caps and am happy for you. Amazing how changing caps can change the sound of gear to be subjectively more enjoyable!  
Circle Labs A200 Integrated amplifier review - It will appeal to both tube and SS lovers……
@hchilcoat Wild Oak looks great! It was my wife’s and my favorite finish in the current offerings.   
Circle Labs A200 Integrated amplifier review - It will appeal to both tube and SS lovers……
I would go to Colin for tubes to assure they are properly tested and matched from Circle Labs. I have purchased some from EBay and one set was microphonic.  
Please share pics of what inside YOUR power conditioners
@markiew  What did the Fo.q tape do for the sound compared to the stock Puritan 156? Thanks.