|Router for Audio Streaming|
Another TP-link mesh user and happy with it.
|Budget DAC recommendation for Office system|
I'll second the MyDac. I will likely be putting mine up for sale soon as I no longer have an office system so it's just resting in a box. It's a great unit and a fabulous bargain IMO.
|Ayre KX-5 preamp with V-3 amp|
I will echo the recommendation to upgrade your QB-9 to Twenty status. I had mine done over a year ago and it's a significant upgrade. I feed mine with a Lumin source and also have JC1 amps in the chain. It all works extremely well together.
|What do audiophiles do in their cars?|
I really enjoy high end car audio and am able to get very good imaging/performance with my DSP by fine tuning the speaker delays and freq responses. I've spent quite a bit of time tuning it, but it's something that is a lot of fun.
|Are Pre-Amps necessary?|
In my experience, yes they are needed to get the best out of your music.
|Class A into Class AB|
My Parasound JC1's have a high bias mode which provides 25W of Class-A before switching to A/B, vs 10W in low bias mode. It's clearly an audible improvement which I use when doing serious listening. Not marketing fluff in my experience with the ...
|Integrated / speaker pairings in the $6-7K range|
I had fantastic results with Focal Dome sub/sat system and a Micromega AS-400 integrated.
I've owned Velodyne, SVS and RBH subs - and now have a JL F112 V2. The JL is in a completely different league in my system.
|A Word About SkyFi audio Customer Service|
Totally agree ebm. SkyFi is your place...
|Lumin or Aurender |
I chose Lumin, very happy with it.
|Amp Upgrade time, $6000 budget, used or new. |
There is a nice pair of Parasound JC1's listed for $4500. I've had mine for years and have no desire to upgrade.
|What is Happening?|
Is it possible you have some tubes that need to be replaced?
|Audioquest DBS System|
Mine just died after probably 5 years or so, easy replacement.
|Need a preamp, new or used. |
I have very similar musical tastes and also use Parasound amplification (JC1's) with AQ cabling and have been really happy with my Levinson 326 preamp.The rest of my system includes a Lumin streamer, Ayre QB-9 Twenty DAC, Aerial 10T's and a JL F11...
|Is the Mytek Brooklyn Bridge or Lumin D2 good buys in 2021?|
Another vote for Lumin. I'm using their U1 Mini to my Ayre QB-9 and thrilled with the combo.