Responses from jwillox

If you own quality monitor speakers you want to read this new review
Thanks for the link to the receive…Wait!  There wasn’t one 😜😂😂 
How many of you are digital only systems?
I am still happy straddling the fence with feet firmly planted in both camps.I currently don’t see any good reason to take a stand one way or the other.I enjoy the flexibility of having both.  
Build a wooden crate or use a cardboard box for Amplifier.
The key with any shipping container is to ensure that the contents do not move around.This is a large part of the battle.However if these are going to be shipped, wood crates would be the logic and ground freight versus one of the one of the carri... 
Money Well spent
Bookshelf/Small Speakers
Find your pleasing small speakers, but add a small powered subwoofer like a Rel T7ithis assumes you are in a smallish room, and not a head-banger.  
Best dac under $2500 - comparing build quality and technologies
While not specifically a DAC, the Cambridge Audio 851n is awesome, and only blemished by a shifty app. Streamer by category, is has several inputs and balanced/ RCA outputs. Preamp function is built in, but can  be disabled.  
Looking for an amp that punches way about its weight and I can grow with
Sub $3,000, a pair of PS Audio M700 monosi evaluated the S300 and after burnin, found it too bright. When I called to setup the RMA, Joey said the M700s are much more tube-like and warmer. Can’t seem to paste the URL here.  
Power conditioner types
@jchiappinelliGood correction:Farads, millifarads, microfarads. A Farad is quite a large amount of energy storage capacity. For example, my current power amp has 108,000 uF, or 108 Farads. A lot of storage and smoothing for a D.C. power supply.  
PS auido Direct stream Dac
Cambridge Audio 851N is a nice streamer with good DACs. Hindered by a so-so app (StreamMagic) it’s not magic 😏Yeah, PS Audio is intriguing, but as the state of the art is in flux, the price is a little steep.  
Does Steely Dan sound bright to you?
Not that I remember. However, I picked up an original vinyl (and a CD) of Billy Cobham’s Spectrum. Sent them both back - they were ear piercing, and my old Kef Reference speakers are not bright per se. So no, Dan is above average intelligence, but... 
Deja Vu all over again
Listening now on Deezer, pretty decent stuff.  Deezer seems to default to HQ which is by their definition CD-quality.However they have no control over the original mastering and I am enjoying the album but it’s not a super deal. 
Got a Node 2i, what's next?
And yes OP, an external DAC connection is worth the cost of some optical or TosLink interconnects.The new one may sound somewhat better, but you have full control with an external DAC. 
Got a Node 2i, what's next?
The new Node will be widely available shortly, same price.It is just called Node.A decent review here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5J-EJL0D9U 
Is D for Dry? Class D...
I’ll skip the D-bate on this...currently auditioning a PS Audio Stellar S300 which uses the usual suspects of Ice modules. That’s where it stops. The bout stage is a proprietary MOSFET which sounds pretty good. The excellent staff at PS say that a... 
Garth Powell on Why Audioquest does not make AC Regenerators
At 5:something, when he covers his mouth is the best part of the video. Blathering, opinionated idiot. AC regenerator Ir not? Not the point here.