Responses from jallan

DAC finalist please help
I third the Schiit Yggdrasil GS. Unbelievable deal! Smokes anything near it I have heard  
The problem with Magicos
I love Magicos...too bad I can’t really afford them! But I am informed by the sound they present. Kenjit occasionally offers amusement, but little else. 
what happened to the Belles website ?????
Bet it is coming from the Ethernet connection. I have had similar ground loop issues. Amazingly, I just ameliorated it by hooking up a hdmi cable to my blu ray player from my tv; the blu ray feeds through coax signal to my Yggdrasil DAC, which is ... 
BlueSound Stinks(!), anyone?
My Bluesound Node has been bulletproof. Zero issues m very stable, control with iPhone or iPad. I also connected it with Ethernet cable. 
The Great Cartridge Shootout
I read stuff like this, and love that my Aurender/Yggdrasil/Tidal combo just works and sounds better than my records ever did. I’ve done my share of similar fiddling...one thing that was great about the high compliance cartridge + low mass tone ar... 
Versatile, non-fatiguing speakers for a small room under $1500 used or new: advice needed!
I really enjoy my ATC SCM7’s in my bedroom system. Very neutral and easy to drive  
Decent preamp
underwood hifi 
8 track tape vs 1st press vinyl
I'm 63 and helped put myself through college selling stereo equipment at the Sound Machine in Charlottesville VA. My memory of 8-track is that there were no high frequencies (and I mean NONE above about 8000 hz), dynamically compressed, and just o... 
Best route to go for new dac?
I use a Macbook Pro running Amara Luxe to a Schist Yggdrasil GS. The Yaggie GS at $1599 is the greatest steal in audio, in my opinion. First time in my system (Audio Research SP6B + C-J MV75A-1 or GAS Ampzilla driving ATC SCM 35's) that I have fel...