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Streaming Thru the Cambridge Audio Azur 840C DAC
This was an old post, I see the last comment was deleted. The transport in the Cambridge ended up going, so I sold the unit about a year and a half ago.. I got a Bluesound Node 2i and an Audio-gd DAC and an Audiolab 6000CDT, couldn’t be happier….  
Personal amp evolution
Updated for 2022:   Here’s my amp/int amp/rec’r journey from 1984 to 2022: 1. Yamaha M50, crown straight line 1 preamp 2. Sansui AU717 3. NAD 2155, Luxman preamp & Acoustat TNP pre 4. B&K ST140, Acoustat TNP pre, Music reference RM5 mkI... 
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thecarpathian….. Hysterical Tom!!! This is like a phony phone call from the 70’s but instead as a newsgroup posting.  You really had me going :). Well done!  
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Seriously thecarpathian - private message me who you are, I live overseas now.   If it’s who I think this is, do you also want some more chocolate chip cookies from my Nephew?  How’s the Fleawatt treating you?   I’ll be back in the States mid Au... 
Considering getting a CD player (again). Used? New? Criteria?
I also have the Audiolab 6000 CDT now with an Audio-gd DAC and it’s very solid combo indeed.  
Personal speaker evolution
UPDATED 8/2022       78-81 Sound Research 81-84 Smaller Advent Loudspeaker 85-86 Jamo Compact 50’s & 70’s & Triad Subwoofer 86-88 Mirag... 
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thecarpathian - I’m sorry, who is this?  
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Check out Derek Sanderson’s creations - search Fleawatt blog.  I’ve owned several of his Fleawatts over the past several years and have given a number of them away to family members.  Have always loved his designs.  
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What speakers are you using?     You’d be surprised what you can find….  
Personal CD player evolution
Let me see if I can remember:   ONKYO DX530 AMC CD-6 PROCEED PCD-2 AUDIO ALCHEMY DDS3 CAL DX-2 OPPO DV-970 ROTEL RCD-850 CAMBRIDGE AUDIO AZUR 850C AUDIOLAB 6000CDT / AUDIO-GD NPB-1S DAC    
Small Form-Factor CD Player/Transport
If you can find one - Audio Alchemy DDS3 or Proceed PCD or PCD2  
Review: Jolida JD-1501 Tube amp
Anyone try 5751’s in here instead of 12AX7’s?  A drop in replacement for the 12AX7, said to be much superior to a 12ax7 but with less gain.  
What is the best 2 channel listening chair?
juanmanual - a few days ago, I was in an office waiting and sat on this exact mid century modern chair for about 45 minutes and couldn’t believe how comfortable it was!  I would’ve never thought from looking at it that it was so comfy.  
Turn down the Volume!
I received some great audio advice early in my 20’s from a 75 year old, tone deaf, audio store owner who built his own speakers.  In his store, he had an LED watt meter so when we cranked the music, we could see how many watts we were really liste... 
What are the Best FM tuners?
I now have a Meridian 504 tuner that received a very high ranking on the fm tuner info website in their Shootouts section and I have to agree….