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oppo 105d straightup
You've heard some good answers...namely: for the price it does a good - very good job versus your system's level of sophistication. As for single box CD players you will probably have to add at least 2X-3X its price for a better stand-alone unit. ... 
Bad news for audiophiles?
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Bad news for audiophiles?
There are so many facets of live music which must be rendered as close to ideally as possible in order to [even remotely] fool the listener into believing the replication via components indeed shares enough [of theses] traits to border on reality.... 
Lampizator DAC
Welcome to the club! Get a feel for it at first... Learn its sound character and assets. At some point down the line you should get a great power cable for it then you can start playing with tubes! It 's a total blast; you're in for a ball! Congra... 
Budget Power Cords, which brand to choose?
Hello again David12, I was looking over your system components again and my bet is it probably leans a little bit onto the "revealing side" of midstream? A friend of mine had a pair of Daedalus speakers and aside from their gorgeous woodwork they ... 
Budget Power Cords, which brand to choose?
I've been a big TWL fan since Pete first hit the streets. I have used his earlier series of cables and recently decided that his new stuff has got to be worth auditioning too so i recently swapped in a new Digital American into my beloved Lampizat... 
turn off...
I used to leave it on 24/7 thinking it too would appreciate the consistency but found that turned on an hr or two before listening was sufficient. Keep in mind you must have some good breathing room above it because it does run a bit warm. If clos... 
downloading music versus cd `s quality
Looks like the HAPZ1ES has a lot of fans I'm sure. I'm still looking to explore the world of digital sans CD player and really like the all-in-one aspect of the Sony but am not willing to give up my rather pricey separate Dac so... Here's the $64 ... 
KT 150 Amp Options
They are great tubes for sure... Best compromise in my opinion between the clarity, punch and extension of your favorite KT88 or 6550 and the magical mids of an EL 34... All with extra everything and gusto! Roughly what's your price point? 
Lampizator question
I believe Wisnon is correct...once you get a taste of how good Lampizator is you tend to want "more/better" asap. For many it is the quickest way to jump through levels of improvement in your system in a very simple way. In my 30+ years of audione... 
Any Apogee Stage owners out there?
Wish I could help you but all I can say is IF they 're not buzzing , find the best electronics you can for them ( preferably tube based), be very very precise with their placement [ in a hopefully decent sized room] and enjoy their magic ( I 'm a ... 
Tube amps with Apogee Scintilla's your thoughts ?
P.S. As you can see, my 3+ year newer response (just above) remains close to my earlier one...! 
Tube amps with Apogee Scintilla's your thoughts ?
Congrats on your Apogees. Of course you happened to choose the toughest beast in their stable to drive...but... I agree with everything 'Ptmconsulting' says about Apogees. Everything; and yes, once you hear a well set-up pair there's a high likeli... 
Running All Your Cables with The same Brand
I found the synergy of same brand to be most important with I/C's and speaker cables as they are the most "Intimate" with the signal. I am a big believer in after-market power cords as well but find that since they are delivering their "signature"... 
Rel sub cable options
I've been using a Rel Stadium 2 for over 10 years and just added another one (big improvement with room node reduction and increased smoothness overall) but I called Frank at Signal Cable, told him the length(s) I needed and he made me custom leng...