Responses from kneat63

Holo Audio May DAC
@falconquest   No bridge - the KTE's “enhanced” USB module seems to be very solid in my initial listening  
Audio envy - dang!
+1 rlb61 
Holo Audio May DAC
Got mine yesterday. Ordered it on 11/23. Only a few hours on it but really enjoying the upgrade from a Burr Brown-based DAC. Hugr soundstage ang great detail. 
DAC's Made in the USA
Audio Mirror is a great US-made DAC but Vlad Is an immigrant so not sure if that fits in your world view. I just received a Holo May KTE and it is fabulous - but alas Made in China. Good luck amigo. 
What speaker – under $10k – has the best timbre and tonal qualities?
yes, definitely Moab...hehehehe. Idiocy. 
NEW Cerious Technologies Upgrade - Graphene Matrix Cables
Heavy dark cables. Good for weight and bass but rolled off top.end. Some like,some don't. Try for yourself. Wasn't what i was looking for. 
Update on Audiogon Member Almarg
Deepest condolences to Al and his family. Al brought to this forum what all Audiogon followers and contributors should aspire to - wisdom, grace, patience, and humility. Thank you Al for enlightening us and making us all better audiophiles.  
VAC Preamplifiers
Normie - just wondering if you had decided on a preamp. Also curious as to why you are replacing your D3i. Just looking to go to tubes or is there something with the D3i that you are not satisfied with? 
Preamplifier to replace Ayon CD-5S with GamuT D200i
Thanks for the reply. Yes, since 90% of my listening now consists of streaming high res files I have considered going DAC direct to power amp. It seems like there have been mixed results going direct and many have indicated "improved" performanc...