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SLOT LOADING CD MECHANISMS - DO THE DAMAGE CD'S?
@axpert Project has a DS2 transport that is around 8 to 900 bucks.  Much cheaper than their RS2 transport.  The DS2 is a slot loader.  I've both Project transports.  Personally, I like the functionality and build of the DS2 over the much acclaimed... 
Anyone else treated poorly by AVA?
I met Frank years ago and have purchased amplifiers from him. When I lived in Minnesota, I visited his shop in Burnsville, a Minneapolis suburb. He builds excellent equipment but, in my limited but direct experience with him, he can come off as cr... 
Axpona 2022
@twoleftears I missed those rooms.  Still, I went to a bunch of rooms and did not come across class D amplification.  Was kinda surprised.  
Axpona 2022
Was there yesterday and noted several things.  One observation was that I did not see any class D amplifiers.  Maybe I missed them but Class A/B big amps seemed to rule the day.  Two, I heard some really nice speakers - Paradigm 120s and some smal... 
Caveat Emptor
A good experience with Apos means nothing regarding the veracity of OPs claim.  The Apos response here seems far from optimal.  To overcome this, they better make killer gear with awesome sonics.  
Speaker cable solid and strand copper cable
Solid core copper cables sound better to my ears than stranded copper cable.  This preference extends across multiple brands.  
Best amp options between $2k-$4 to power Magnepan 1.7?
LSA Voyager GAN 350 wpc class D amps should mate well with Magnepan 1.7s.  I have a pair that is in the shop being repaired so it has never been powered by the Voyager GAN.  Nevertheless, I still suspect this would be an awesome pairing.  IMO a pa... 
New Jays Audio flagship cd transport
Damn, looks like a fine piece of kit.  This would clearly push the margins for me regarding investment in a CD transport.  However, I won't dismiss it solely based on cost.  I wonder if it is out for review yet by someone credible who has heard th... 
No love for Legacy Audio
I listened to them at their listening room a few years back. They were just not my cup of tea. I was listening to modded Magnepan 1.7s, evolved to modded Revel F208s and am now in heaven with Spatial X5s.  
Differences the Project RS2 Transport and the (newest) Jay's Audio CD2 Mk 3
In my reference system that is highly resolving, I like the top of the line Jay's Audio transport a bit more than the Project RS2 transport.  Both though are excellent.  Personal sonic preferences will determine which one u like best.  Hands down,... 
I am so happy.....
I was happy with my reference system until I wasn’t. It sounded good but now, for sure, sounds better. It is unusual for many audiophiles to hold the line against the bug to do so. However, with a thriving used audio equipment softens the financia... 
Stock Voyager GaN amp (350/600) Contrasted with my EVS1200 (600/1200)
There are audiophiles who have taken apart the Voyager GAN amp and have been critical of its construction. I don’t know if they listened to it or not. I have a modded (by EVS) and can say unequivocally that for just under 3K invested, including mo... 
Tonality of Jay's Transport?
My Jay's transport plays FLAC files from JRiver that I burn without problem.  
Why Do So Many Audiophiles Reject Blind Testing Of Audio Components?
How about because it is hard to do. I am a clinical research scientist as well and have a deep appreciation of biased ascertainment of endpoints. Nevertheless, it is fairly easy for me to hear differences in amps, preamps, dacs and CD transports ... 
Sad to say I need a new amp…
@wb27 so when the wife/spouse says why are u spending big dollars on an amplifier u have a much better excuse than most of us. I tell my wife, I just wanted another amp. At least u can say that your amp died on you!