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Good rack with an integrated TV mount
Ooh thanks @rhljazz - that free standing BDI mount looks like it would work with almost any rack.  
Love to hear from current owners or past users of Isoacoustics Gaia footers.
An absolute no-doubter upgrade. When i got the Gaia III’s for my old Egglestonworks Emma speakers, the difference was far more substantial than I’d expected.I’ve since upgraded to the Egglestonworks Kiva speakers, which unfortunately are so heavy ... 
2.1 system needs 3 HDMI inputs??
I do what you propose in #2 - all my HDMI sources go to the TV which does the HDMI switching and then the TV sends PCM out via Toslink to my DAC. If i didn’t do this I’d need 3 HDMI audio extractors or a switch box like you mention, either of whic... 
PS Audio Stellar Phono
I own one, it’s phenomenal. Expressive, detailed, flexible.I have two minor complaints with it: one is that it requires the remote to change settings. Granted this isn’t something one needs to do often, mildly annoying though.Two is that it can be... 
Phono Stage That's not Schiit
@jjss49 Oh geez, what a dumb mistype. Yes absolutely meant Dynavector.  
Where are the young audiophiles?
Check out /r/audiophile on Reddit to see what the younger crowd is into. There’s a lot of folks into good budget stuff, but there’s a strong streak of that Audioholics / measurement-first, qualitative-listening-never attitude that can be a bit ins... 
tube DAC noise
I have the Doge tube DAC and it’s dead silent, and it uses 8 tubes. 
Phono Stage That's not Schiit
Dynaudio P75 is an incredible value and under $1k, even less if you get one used. Really flexible loading options, so it’s one that can stick around in your system for a long time. It was the component that lasted the longest in my system by far b... 
Looking for a DAC under 2k
A bit more analog sounding, under $2k, I recommend checking out the Doge 7 DAC. Has a fully balanced, beefy tube output stage. Really fantastic value for the money, outperformed the PS Audio PerfectWave that it replaced. 
Isolating Transmission Line speakers from floor
Spikes will definitely increase coupling. Townshends or feet like Isoacoustics Gaia will decouple.I use Isoacoustics Gaia feet with mine and swear by them. 
Tube testing in the SF Bay area?
I’d be more worried about the caps than the tubes after 20 years in a box. 
Best Wireless ear buds for SOUND..??!
They all suck, but of the ones I’ve tried, the ones that sucked the least were the Sony’s, the ones from Master & Dynamic, and the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2.I went with the Sennheisers because they were the better piece of kit but th... 
Why Does My Attempts To Answer a Post Not Alert The Recipient?
It’s definitely a bug with the site, and an annoying one at that.  
Suggest one obsure album we all should hear
@unreceivedogma never thought I’d see Fœtus recommended on this forum! Great pick. 
Looking for a tube (or tube sounding) DAC
-Doge 7 $2.3While I can’t compare it to any of the other DACs in the thread, I own the Doge and it’s a great value for the money. And if you’re judging a DAC’s tube-iness by its number of tubes, I suspect the Doge’s eight tubes when running balanc...