Responses from kennyc

Did a satisfaction threshold exist under 1000 bucks ?
Interesting- the OP approached it from the bottom up seeking a minimum amount to satisfaction, while my journey was top down by listening to very best sound I can find, then try to replicate with the least amount if sonic compromises but within my... 
What new gear have you just bought?
Linn DSM/2 with Organik DAC card upgrade - feels like I got a sonic bargain competing with the top DACs   
Does the Audio press ever excite you anymore?
Yes. But tapering down as my audio chain and upgrade paths gets established.  
What is the science behind audiophile fuses?
When I was a kid I remember people putting pennies in their fuse boxes.... I remember my parents doing that  
Best set-up under $20K
Agree that there are too many variables. Best to demo speakers then choose a pair.  Afterwards choose electronics, source components.   @gfguimaraes what is your server/streamer and your DAC?  What kind of music do you listen to? What sonic chang... 
Affordable SS that sound like Tubes
OP- FYI- some forum member said that Van Alstine Transcendence RB 10 tube preamp + First Watt F8 was an ideal combo  
KLaudio or Degritter Mark II
@oldaudiophile Congrats on your ultrasonic cleaning solution- I believe that ultrasonic is the best way to clean vinyl records.  I was torn between the labor intensive but effective Kirmiss vs the 3x the price Degritter II, decided with the lazy... 
Speaker and Cable Suggestions Please
+1 DH Labs - good reputation Other quality low priced speaker cables manufacturers: ANTICABLES Analysis Plus Audio Art Chord Many of this forum love the Silversmith FIDELIUM speaker cables - seems to be a rare audio bargain. Seems within ... 
Speaker and Cable Suggestions Please
MoFi SourcePoint 8 or 10 by established speaker guru Andrew Jones.  Great reviews.    
Am I broken? Am I stuck? Do I have to return my audiophile card now?
@bigfatpaulie  Congrats…until the next upgrade… Check in again if you want help with a DAC upgrade  
Am I broken? Am I stuck? Do I have to return my audiophile card now?
@bigfatpaulie  Congrats…until the next upgrade… check in again if you want a DAC upgrade  
What speaker could safely be ordered without hearing it first?
Great job. I’m also a big fan of Magico.  
I have perfected my network for the nth time
+1 @nonoise  
Dynamic Range - the golden key to music nirvana?
@bjorn154 Seems like you give more weight to measurements than reviews. I took a top down approach. 7 years ago I was a raw newbie so started a deep OCD research recording my findings on a large spreadsheet with dozens of tabs. Keeping track of... 
Vinyl Lovers
I buy a lot from Discogs. I sort for price and condition. Then I look at seller ratings.  Unless you can actually look at the media before purchasing, you’re taking a chance one way or another. I don’t expect 100% accurate, occasionally you may ge...