Responses from julie_priest

Speaker Cable Recommendation
Cardas or Mogami. I find Mogami makes very humbly priced but superlative gear.   
Should I graduate to floor standers or will larger bookshelves suffice?
Bookshelves that are well made will thump just as well as many floorstanders. Genelec 8351B or Dynaudio Confidence/Contour lines, or ProAc. And if you really need the low end, which in modern city apartments is seldom missed on speakers like these... 
Whats playing on your system today?
Square 1 by Charlie Winston..   
dacs that I have had in my system - a listing
So the notion that RME ADI-2 Pro is clean and German, and gets out of the way, and we don’t need (and shouldn't need) anything more from a DAC.. is it not true? :)  
Recommend me a DAC under 3k
Why not RME ADI-2 Pro?  
Class D amplifiers. What's the future look like?
@bigkidz  your remark about class A mono blocks and how class D is “not even close”. Please do share what gear you are commenting about? Whatever your speakers - I’d love to stack a pair of Genelec “ones” next to it, with their brilliant implement... 
new to streaming- help!
Node 2i had the same idiotic issues for me too. And the sound quality isn’t much to write home about. Get a Lindemann Limetree Bridge II or Wiim Pro. Both in a similar price range, and far better sound quality. No dropping and wifi issues. Also if... 
Auralic Vega G2.1 vs Lumin T3
Thank you. For the Aries / Vega combo.. what cables would you recommend?   
Auralic Vega G2.1 vs Lumin T3
Thankyou @mgrif104 - very helpful, appreciate the patient and insightful notes. I'll demo the following setups    1. Auralic Vega G3 alone (+ maybe LPS) 2. Auralic Aries G2.2 + LPS + Mola Mola Tambaqui  3. Auralic Aries G2.2 + LPS + Vega G2.2  4... 
Mola Mola Tambaqui Roon vs Separate Streamers
In a month or so, we will know what the Grimm MU2 sounds like in one box, and whether it'll beat Aries 2.2 + LPS + Tambaqui.. which totally comes to around a similar cost if not more.   
Auralic Vega G2.1 vs Lumin T3
Some questions as I'm evaluating a similar upgrade. 1. Is Vega only the DAC? Their confusing writeups on the website suggest Vega is a "streaming DAC". Doesn't Vega have an inbuilt streamer.. why get Aries on top?  2. How have you "optimized the... 
Whats playing on your system today?
Snowflake Midnight by Mercury Rev..  Those who like esoteric prog rock type bands like Lambchop would enjoy this album. Although it defies genre categorization.   
Whats playing on your system today?
Palomar Parade - Sons of the East  Some lovely tunes in there. Bit of folk rock. Just melodic sound and well recorded.   
Ethernet connection for best sound quality
Somewhere in this thread some wellmeaning ignoramus said "you don’t need a dedicated streamer (vs a PC) for top notch performance". This is laughably false, and even the least trained ear will immediately recognize the sonic difference between th... 
Dynaudio Xeo 20 vs KEF LS50 Wireless
Just to update my message for anyone interested.  Having extensively used LS50, and Xeo 20, and Focus 10 (latest Dynaudio wireless speaker), I'd say with the MCRU Linear Power Supply the Focus 10 is in a whole different league.