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Looking for a streamer/DAC
The Auralic Altair G1 does what you want and is said to be optimized for connection to your network via wifi. There are setup options that allow you to disable the volume control, preserving that tubey goodness.  
Most annoying song, period.
Free Bird - Lynyrd SkynrdAs a retired musician, someone at every southern outpost was guaranteed to scream this ‘request’ at least a dozen times a night. Whenever I hear that opening slide, I feel like I’m getting a kidney stone. 
Best Christmas Album
Hey, Bubu. Nice to have you aboard.Several of my favorites: Nat King ColeLoreena McKennittAmy Grant 
Most overlooked LPs in the last 20 years
Stellar idea! Post a thread with a seemingly conflicting title and content, wait for someone to respond and then attack them!Maybe a valium would help? 
BAT VK-300K SE vs. Ayre AX-7e integrateds
Thanks for the update, Duane. Always nice to have another viewpoint.Like Simi above, though, my experience has been the opposite of yours. The SE series components in particular seem to cross a threshold between the best solid state and tube gear.... 
BAT VK-300K SE vs. Ayre AX-7e integrateds
I'm curious, as well. What is it that the BAT does wrong, Duane? 
John Lennon, 29 years ago today....
It's a tragedy when anyone is needlessly gunned down in cold blood. However, I disagree about his influence as it pertains to societal impact. 
Nordost or Alpha Core?
The Alpha Core 'wire' is very hard to beat. As Clio suggests, the supplied Zobel should prevent the already unlikely occurance of oscillation. 
My favorite Steely Dan song has to be...
Any song off of any album. How's that for decisive?OK, if I had to pick just one tune, it would be Kid Charlemagne. 
if you're reading this then you already know...
Prpixel,Exactimundo. Apply the same principle to any ads that don't have photos, and it becomes pretty easy to navigate through the 'New Today' section. 
Do we believe in Machina Dynamics?
This isn't about science or faith. It's about the gray area of plausibility.If the latest tweak/craze involved wrapping up some dog s**t in aluminum foil and depositing it on top of your CD player, would you do it? I'd bet not, because it would cr... 
Do we believe in Machina Dynamics?
All hail judge Punkuk. Long may he reign as prime determinant of verisimilitude! 
There has been an incident and I need advice
Seeing that you've already acquired an Adcom amplifier, the Adcom GFP750 would seem to be a logical mate. I'm not sure how it compares to the Nikko, but it is very well worth the $6-700 you'll spend. 
Do we believe in Machina Dynamics?
Nope. Next question... 
Headphone outlet on SET amplifier
For the sake of expedience, try this.A headphone jack is usually an afterthought and will often have its own separate amplifier. In looking at the owner's manual of a Cary 300 SEI, I see that unit has a switch used to connect the main amplifier to...