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Anyone pairing Cornwall IVs with solid state amplification to good results?
I have CW IV paired with a Naim Uniti Nova, excellent sound and feature-packed all-in-one system. I've also paired the CW IV with lots of tubes amps and the Naim is on par with the amps, albeit with different strengths.   
Not Sure If This Is OK Here, But Here Goes
I've sold to Agoners in Latin America who wanted to work with a freight forwarder.  The issue I've experienced with freight forwarders is around the packaging of the item. The freight forwarder oftentimes removes the item from the factory protect... 
PayPal international protection
Unrelated to protection, when you use PayPal for international purchases they charge you a currency conversion fee. I believe that fee is somewhere around 4.5%. So factor that in your budget.  
Gryphon Diable 300 DAC vs. Lumin X1 DAC
Through your listening, you'll probably find that you can save the $6K on the Gryphon DAC and be completely satisfied with the X1 DAC.  
Gryphon Diable 300 DAC vs. Lumin X1 DAC
@pgaulke60 What's your current amp? If you like the way the X1 sounds, the advantage is that you could use the Nucleus as your Roon Core and the X1 as the Roon endpoint. That will most likely sound better than running Roon Core and endpoint on the... 
Gryphon Diable 300 DAC vs. Lumin X1 DAC
It's difficult to directly compare an integrated amp with an optional DAC module and no streaming capabilities against a streamer with DAC capabilities and no amplification. The only functional overlap they have is the DAC. If you’re looking at a ... 
Gryphon Diable 300 DAC vs. Lumin X1 DAC
OP: Out of curiosity, how did you narrow down your list to these two devices without having a general idea of their specs? 
Klipsch Cornwall IV
I looked at Volti speakers prior to purchasing the CW IV. Greg said he considered the Rival to be more comparable to the CW IV than the Razz. Also, I got an email from Upscale stating that Klipsch will be implementing a 10% price increase to their... 
Streaming transport suggestions
@zavato Does your M1 have the ethernet option? I have a Bricasti M1SE with the ethernet option, to my ears I like ethernet connection much better than USB from my Innuos Zenith Mk. 3. 
Ignored Offers
Some folks have an overinflated value of their gear coupled with a fragile ego. After the items sits unsold for a while, reality sets and they take what they can get. 
Uber expensive repair at United Radio
OP,Thank you for this recommendation, sounds like United Repair is a great option for amp repairs:1) Their estimate was accurate2) They gave you a discount3) They successfully completed the repair4) They took on your work in a time when other repa... 
Bricasti M3 vs. Holo Audio May vs. PS Audio DS
@cosmic_charlie.    I failed to mention that I have owned a DirectStream (most recently with the Windom firmware) and I enjoyed it. Having an ethernet connection and being a Roon end point is very convenient (to me anyhow). I currently own a Brica... 
Bricasti M3 vs. Holo Audio May vs. PS Audio DS
I have an M1SE with the MDx board and ethernet module (which I prefer over USB). Bright is not a word I'd use to describe the DAC. About 5 years ago, I owned an Auralic Vega--I would describe that DAC as being bright.  
Bricasti M3 vs. Holo Audio May vs. PS Audio DS
@hgeifman How does the M3 compare to the M21?  On the M21, do you prefer the R2R section? 
eBay / PayPal: Beware - enough is never enough.
eBay used to be a great place to buy and sell items. They are, however, making is very difficult/cost prohibitive for individuals to sell on their platform. Seems like they want to be more like Amazon and less like a global flea market. PayPal Dis...