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Can a dac really be future proof?
Dac's that allow firmware upgrades by their nature don't use off the shelf dac chips but rather FPGA's which can to some extent be re-programmed or "updated" to the limits of it's capabilities.   
Considering Harbeth C 7ES-3
Why are you looking at the Harbeth's?  You have to tell us why you are considering them and what you are looking for in a speaker.  There are plenty of other options I would look at before them unless you have actually heard them and are enamored ... 
Sonist Audio
When Randy Beckert the founder of Sonist passed away several years ago the company was taken over by Snake River Audio the cable company.  I would contact them. 
Why does my old CD player sound so much better than my new streamer?
@fsgattuso  http://www.luminmusic.com/support-settings.html  
Aqua hifi La Voce s3.....anyone audition it yet?
@facten You will be glad you did as it just keeps getting better especially on the top end.  
Aqua hifi La Voce s3.....anyone audition it yet?
@facten If my recent experience is any indicator then it is going to take a lot more than 200 hours for full break-in.  Mine just took closer to 500 hours before fully opening up.  In the end it doesn't have a whole lot in common anymore with the ... 
Why does my old CD player sound so much better than my new streamer?
A great start would be to read the instructions for the streamer and the software before using it and then complaining on an internet forum.  
Towers vs stand mounts with dedicated stereo subs?
ErikI am generally not a fan of them either based on my listens to Paradigm and Focal and I initially called him about the Carbon Mk II but after a couple of hours of discussion on two separate occasions he encouraged me to give it a try.  This pa... 
Towers vs stand mounts with dedicated stereo subs?
MikeIf your considering Fritz just call him he loves to talk and has multiple units already built that he might deal on and even let you listen to them for 30 days.  I've got a pair of Carrera Be's in for audition and they are very promising.  He ... 
TEAC NT-505 - How good is it?
The only option currently would be to add the Amazon Music app to your tablet and use Airplay which would limit you to 16/44.   
Legacy vs Revel
Those two are pretty far apart as to power requirements.  You may have to go up to the 350.8 if you go with the Revel's. 
Why bookshelf type speakers are not high end
If you guys keep feeding the Troll he won't go away and of all people Duke you should know better.   
ROGUE SP-5 OR MODWRIGHT LS-100
No not "bright" but 12AU7’s are just not as "warm" as 6SN7’s as a general rule but there are both types of both so pick the one you like and then adjust the tubes based on your budget. But based on just using the "stock" tubes provided the general... 
ROGUE SP-5 OR MODWRIGHT LS-100
The 6SN7 based LS-100 based on my experience owning both it and the 12AU7 based BHK will be "warmer" sounding. The closest you will get to that with the Rogue will be with very expensive NOS Mullard tubes or some Matsushita's. So it depends on the... 
4 ohm (or 6) Bookshelf speakers. Pass Labs 30.8
I've never owned a Pass amp but have a couple of friends that have owned many of their models and they both think that the 30.5 and 30.8 are the best all around sounding amps in the line if their power works for you.  One of the reasons I recommen...