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Pure analog system with high power
I just changed from a Rega Brio to Schiit Ragnarok 2. It is a HUGE upgrade, you will not be dissapointed. Of course may not be as good as a much more expensive Pass amp. It has pretty low power, though. About 60W into 8 ohm.The good news is that y... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
M6 is the speaker I heard at a show and thought "this is better than everything else I've heard today, maybe at all". I learned what it costs later and will never be able to afford it. WC should be happy he can.I would love to hear a comparison wi... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
For those who hates stereo amps (in comparison to mono) integrated must be the worst. TAS just reviewed the Goldmund Telos 590 which is an integrated but costs around $30k. Would love to hear Jays take on it or a more expensive Goldmund but I unde... 
Stereophile's 2021 products of the year
+1 @8th-note  
When does one know it's time to upgrade?
I you're satisfied with your system and its sound then you don't have to change anything.If you feel you want something new you will have to try different things like different brands or types of speakers or amps and see if something suits you. Th... 
MQA is for chumps
I can just add that Qobuz is not even available where I live, hence I use Tidal. It does sound a lot better than Spotify. When Spotify starts with high rez music I will probably switch to that. 
Sub-$1250 DAC w/ built-in Headphone Amp
Forgot to say, if you plan to mainly listen with headphones you may want to upgrade those before buying a better dac + amp. Something like the Focal Elex, Beyer dt1990, Beyer Amiron Home or the new Drop hd8xx.Pair this with whatever dac+amp you bu... 
Amp for Sonus Faber Sonetto ii- 1500 or less
I really like my Ragnarok and it is said to output 100W into 4ohms. They sell for $1500 new unless you want to have a DAC card in it (I would go for that if you can afford it). 
Holo Audio May DAC
Wow you are replacing a $25k DAC with a $5k DAC.  I definitely want to read the comparison!  The May is on my list as well, but I have a modded Gustard U20, so definitely expect an improvement. @achipo I would also like to read the comparison. ... 
Low gain dac!
Isn't 4.3V out on RCA from the dac against the normal specs/standards?I thought they were supposed to be 2V on single ended outputs and 4V on balanced. I think some DACs have higher output when they also contain a volume control, the idea is that ... 
CD or Streaming... am I missing out?
Are you comparing Spotify Premium and Amazon HD with Tidal Standard?I have both Spotify Premium and Tidal Hifi/Master and the latter is clearly much better. I have not tried Tidal Standard so I can't say how it compares.Regarding the original ques... 
Sub-$1250 DAC w/ built-in Headphone Amp
The Bifrost sounds like a great choice (and add a separate amp like Valhalla)! I have only heard a Ragnarok (an amp) but that was great so I trust Schiit as a company. They also have many great reviews. I think you will notice big improvement in S... 
Chose this because most read. topic, but for all discussions.
You have Infinity speakers, designed by Arnie Nudell who did not believe measurements were everything. From what I've read he was more into trusting your ears.And now you try to say we should all use measurements instead of listening? 
Which amplifier should i buy
Another hybrid suggestion: Absolare Integrated. I've only heard them once at a show but they sounded very good, very natural.https://www.absolare.com/integrated-amplifier/ 
Looking for speaker advice-$10-20k
I liked both Sopra 2 and Kanta 3 when I heard them but it was not at the same time. Would probably go for Sopra if I could afford them. You hear a lot of details.I also thought Audio Solutions Figaro M were really good for their price and has read...