johnspain

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My best retort to those that think we listen to our stereos more than the music
Who cares. I am getting tired of this topic. Who should really care what box they are placed into as long as the Audiophile is enjoying the listening.  I know I don't and I am pleased, as a Rabbit, if someone throws me into any briar patch. 
VINYL SUCKS!
Yes, yes it does. 
Is It Time To Sell My Vinyl Rig?
YES 
Suggest one obsure album we all should hear
Blues Guitar for the Homeless - VariousTen New Songs - Leonard Cohen 
Does Anyone Think CD is Better Than Vinyl/Analog?
When CDs require a special anti-static brush, a special mat, a lockdown clamp, a tonearm with riser, cleaning before each use, a supplemental preamp for MC, periodic re-calibration and cartridge replacement, meticulous handling and storage, etc., ... 
Looking for suggestions for a network capable DAC/Streamer
I highly recommend the Cocktailaudio X45 PRO.  One would have difficulty counting all the features and the sound is extremely good.  I use it directly into a Classe amp then Magnepan 3.7i speakers.  No need for a preamp.  Simple setup with wonderf... 
What Audio Religion have you converted others to successfully?
As an Audiophile, I found this discussion offensive to good sensibility. 
Music streamers
I have ditched my preamp and have been extremely happy with my CocktailAudio X45Pro into my Classe amp into my Magnepan 3.7i..  AMAZING SOUND! 
What speaker – under $10k – has the best timbre and tonal qualities?
Magnepan 3.7i in a decent room using SS high current amp. 
The cost of LP's and CD's - an observation
I will never clean, demagnetize or re-sleeve another record not will I clean another stylus. With the right equipment CDs sound amazing, they are easy to store, and require little maintenance.. 
Do pure copper banana plugs make a difference in the quality of the speaker sound.
Thanks for your informative reply. 
In Search Of... Desktop All-In-One
It is not cheap, but it is a unit that has everything you want, it is ultra flexible and sounds great.  I have used this unit for more than a year now.https://audiocranium.com/collections/cocktailaudio-components/products/cocktailaudio-x45-pro 
BEST SPEAKERS AT A REASONABLE PRICE
I strongly second the  Magnepan 1.7i.  If you have a lot of power and add a REL sub the sound will be hard to beat. 
Recommendations for high quality Streaming Audio:
I have been quite impressed with the CocktailAudio X45Pro. The build quality is amazing. It will Rip, Store, and Stream.  The endless features in the programming are amazing.  It sound very good with both speakers and headphones.  I use the Audeze... 
I want a streamer
I replaced my Oppo 205 with the Cocktail Audio X45.  I could not be more pleased with both the sound and functionally of X45.  The feature rich component is simply incredible. Its a High-resolution Audio Player and DAC, which is featured by Dual S...