Responses from lewl28

Grimm MU1 Streamer - Really "The Best"?
Esoteric N-01XD?  
Those singers you enjoy,....that don't really have a great voice?
Agreed about Jerry Garcia in his later life.  As his voice got worse, his singing got better.     Also Mick Jagger.  As Chris Robinson said about Mick “Man, for someone who can’t sing, that guy can sing!”  
Speakers that are good with tubes
Thanks for the replies.  I have Focal Scala Utopia Evos.  They sound really good.  I wished that I had bumped up to the Maestros though.  I just didn’t know if there was a general type of speaker to steer toward.  Magico S5 and M2s sounded good.  ... 
Speakers that are good with tubes
I understand the value and intrinsic benefits of smaller tube per amps.  In my case, I opted for power and have a pair of McIntosh  MC3500 Mk2 power amps being driven by a McIntosh C2700. I am running Focal Scala Evos which sound great, but what a... 
Amps for Focal Maestros
I paired my Scala Evos with a Mc C2700 and a pair of MC 3500 mk2 power amps.  Source is an Esoteric N-01XD network streamer and DAC.   All connected with Clarus Crimson cables.  It sounds really good.  And loud.    
Is there such a thing as a FOREVER DAC/streamer?
I believe Esoteric’s have firmware that can be updated.    
Changing melody and tempo songs
Midnight Rambler by The Rolling Stones. It speeds up, slows way down and then picks beat back up.  But the beat never changes.   
What Gear is Universally Adored?
Aurender A15 or N200 with Mac C2700
Agreed about digital being able to rival analog.   I ended up with an Esoteric N-01XD.  I find myself no longer putting albums on the turntable.    
McIntosh Labs delivery issues
I put together a similar system, but ended up bumping up from the MC611s to a pair of Mc3500s Mk2s.  For a streamer, I got the Esoteric N-01XD. Clarus Crimson cables to connect.   
McIntosh Labs delivery issues
Overture in Delaware has MC611s in stock.      
McIntosh Labs delivery issues
Overture lists MC611s as being in stock.   
Has anyone compared the DAC in a Chord DAVE to one in a high-end streamer like an Esoteric N-01XD?  
Amp / Speaker setup for streaming and vinyl
   I was running a Nova 500 with Paradigm S2s and a Servo 15 V2.  I also had a Technics SL-1500 turntable.  To stream I used my iPhone connected with the USB/Lightening cable.  It sounded really good.  I tried some Magnepan 1.7i and they did not s... 
Why do hipsters prefer analog?
Maybe they think it sounds better.  That’s why I like vinyl.  Why is someone judged differently if they have the same opinion or taste?