jburidan

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R2R Dac choices.
Is Yggy R2R? 
Is Audiogon search working since 5/15/19?
I noticed that it's all screwed up. 
Tube dealers on E-Bay
Good advice. 
Most “disappeared” speakers.
Most high-end speakers will disappear in a proper room. Monitors more so than floor standers. 
Tube rolling Question
geoffkait:Your star has descended behind the bog. 
Tube rolling Question
I like the EH 6SN7 but gold pins offer no advantage IMHO. 
Speaker advice for listening to Blues music
Zu with 845 tube amp. 
Audio racks
I like Salamander Archetype with twin platform. Unfortunately, Salamander no longer makes the twin platform. 
Affordable alternativ to the PS Audio DirectStream DAC
jackd:The Aqua La Voce S2 uses PCM1704-K which is an R-2R ladder that also is used in the renowned Theta and some Wadia DACs. I much prefer this to any Saber-based DAC that I've heard.  
Affordable alternativ to the PS Audio DirectStream DAC
The Lumin T2 is based on the Saber ES9028PRO chip. I haven't heard one, but in general I don't care for Saber chips which sound digital to me. However, I know people who like them and YMMV. The sound of DirectStream Sr. is like analog as you know ... 
Affordable alternativ to the PS Audio DirectStream DAC
PS Jr. has been discontinued. 
Affordable alternativ to the PS Audio DirectStream DAC
Denafrips received some bad reviews IIRC.I suggest you wait until PS Audio releases the TSS DAC, at which time you should be able to find a reasonably priced used DirectStream Sr. 
Moderately priced audio
Audio Cheapskate Sam Tellig used to review low to moderately priced gear for Stereophile. His articles were fun reading. 
Any experience with Tannoy loudspeakers?
They are good at low volume, which is how I usually listen. 
Does anyone use wood for vibration control?
Oh please! These puns are cruel and unusual punishment.