Responses from gryphongryph

Supratek or Don Sachs - which way to go?
I wish this forum had a way to insert pictures, that way we could enjoy all the Supratek owners equipment.Congratulations with your Chardonnay pre. 
Recommended solid state amp for user with tinnitus
The Usher R1.5 is class A the first 50w then 150w into 8ohm a/bit is said to be very tube sounding, maybe worth a try! 
Preamp Deal of the Century
Thanks Markus! I will probably order the Chardonnay pre later this year, will probably pair it with Usher R1.5May be stupid thinking on my hand, but I wish that the Supratek gear had a nicer remote, of aluminum or maybe wood.Do you play any digita... 
Sound quality vs. volume
As someone already advised you, don’t have the same distance to the speakers from corners and sidewalls, watch this, should give you a clue 
Preamp Deal of the Century
Great review, do you hear any hiss from the pre amp ? Is it good on lower volume and is the volume knob of good quality?Thanks. 
Supratek or Don Sachs - which way to go?
How is the volume control on the Cortese, is it smooth, can you control it in small steps ? From the remote also ? 
Tone, Tone, Tone !
Interesting tread, I often find, and I may be totally wrong in that big speakers with many drivers need a lot of power to sound good, and mostly they sound at their best at higher listening levels, I myself went the bbc route a couple of years ago... 
Replacement thoughts on a ailing Meridian 588 cd player
Looking forward to that. 
Replacement thoughts on a ailing Meridian 588 cd player
Really like it, has good prat and clear sounding, firm bass, have just sent it for update to usb 3. 
Playing flac files on my Mac book
Normally I use Roon, but on my working computer I used to use Amarra, but recently tried Audirvana, and must say I like it better than the newest version of Amarra, Audirvana sounds fine and looks very stylish too. 
Best speakers for a Pass XA 30.5
Interesting discussion, not wanting to hijack the conversation, but will it match well with GrahamAudio LS 5/9 87db?Also what pre amps are you guys using ?been looking at Don Sachs pre and the Supratek pre’s 
Has Anyone Auditioned an LKS MH-DA004 DAC?
 Can this Dac sound harsh In anyway?especially in upper mid and lower treble?Have had a Primare Dac 30 for the last 4 years, a nice dac, just wondering if LKS would be more analog sounding? 
Supratek or Don Sachs - which way to go?
Will be interesting to hear your thoughts on Don’s pre v the Supratek. 
Supratek or Don Sachs - which way to go?
Would the Usher 1.5 power amp work well with the Supratek ? 
Best USB port on a late 2012 Mac mini
I use the Intona usb isolator between computer and Dac, been satisfied so far.