jmarshak

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Where do you go after a BlueSound Node 2i?
I believe the Bluesound Node need not be upgraded as a ’steamer’ in the next step. And, I agree that the DAC can be upgraded very significantly with many various products (some of which have already been mentioned). However, the digital cable runn... 
Small space listening room
Hi @mewsickbuff, Since you have a small space to work with, have you considered an high-end (or perhaps even an ultra-high-end) headphone system? Sound quality can be hard to beat. 
Best speakers out there for Midrange and Highs
Thanks. Again, the system sounds great for -bass, mids and highs!I just wanted to see if possible to gain efficiency. Totally agree that any gained efficiency may not even be worth it, after taking into account transaction costs and headach :) Int... 
Best speakers out there for Midrange and Highs
@acolcer That’s quite a set up you got! Thanks for your kind offer to hear it. I just may take you up on it :) Best [email protected] when you say: Although I can’t give a reason, I too have been thinking of a change very much in line with the OP... 
Best speakers out there for Midrange and Highs
Yes, with time, I’ve come to appreciate a sort of priority order of what’s most important in the system to what’s least important. To me its:#1) Room dimensions and treatment, ambiance, Scotch :), lighting, etc..#2) The listener’s ’Mood’, who else... 
Best speakers out there for Midrange and Highs
Hi @hombre - Thanks. Sound like you are really enjoying you system. I like this explanation, paints a very vivid picture: The LRS is more like an open picture window.... Also when you say: This system seems to sound better everyday but I’m not sur... 
Best speakers out there for Midrange and Highs
@ @french_fries - Thank you, its a good point! Though I’ve never heard the Andra 2 or 3, I assume with the 2x12" drivers on them, they produce as much bass pressure as needed on their own. So I believe (among other reasons), that these specific sp... 
Best speakers out there for Midrange and Highs
This is great! A lot of interesting and diverse opinions..as expected in this excellent forum. For now, I’ll stay with Salon2. I really love them in my system and I think they are really not a lot of money for what they offer. Again, thanks everyo... 
Looking for a pre-amp (Pass, ARC, BAT, Sim, PS Audio)
Excellent, thanks for sharring!  I love the expression aboud "never experienced such lack of fatigue" .. 'fatigue' is such an important consideration. Congrats and Enjoy the preamp, it's awsome. 
Integrated under $2000 for Focal Aria 926s
Actually yes, the Parasound Halo HINT is a good idea as well..I second that. 
Best speakers out there for Midrange and Highs
@p59teitel - Yes, that’s correct about the room and your point about larger amps has occurred to me before. (Those amps you mention are beautiful looking by the way) - perhaps in time :). I’ve tried Pass labs X250.8 and even the X350.5. Both were ... 
Integrated under $2000 for Focal Aria 926s
Hi, Look at a used Camebridge Audio Azur 851N or 851D or 851C (source/dac)To work with :Azur 851A, or 851W (amp/preamp)I can suggest 851N with 851A. Both components used together should total under 2k. Very good sound for the money and WILL work w... 
Best speakers out there for Midrange and Highs
Yes, i should have mentioned too.. My room dimensions are 25"Wx30"Lx8"H Right now, I am running BAT Tube Monos, with a Simaudio Preamp and an Esoteric front end. 
Looking for a pre-amp (Pass, ARC, BAT, Sim, PS Audio)
Interesting @zprr - Could you share your findings?  What did you think? 
Best speakers out there for Midrange and Highs
@headphonereams - Borresen appear to be really nice, but will require more milk money collecting :) And I know the MBL 120 speakers you are referring to.  Very nice.. but agree, they need a lot of room :). Thanks!