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Are Expensive Balanced Interconnects Necessary?
I’ll give you a specific example from my system. Starting with Turnable, I only have RCA inputs on my Audio Research Ref 3SE phono stage so I have a high quality phono cable (AMG Reference) with RCAs from TT to phono preamp. I have read that the c... 
Are There Roon Ready I2S Streamers?
The Antipodes K50 has i2s out  
Music Hall 9.3 vs 11.3 Turntable
I bought the 9.3 when it first came out with the goldring cartridge. I eventually  upgraded to a Koetsu black which was nice bump up. I immensely enjoyed the 9.3 and only recently traded table for AMG Giro and then to the Viella. I auditioned the ... 
Your opinion members of the sonics of the Bricasti M21 and Berkeley Alpha Reference 3
I have a Bricasti M12, not the M21 but very similar other than the M21 has an additional processing pathway that may be of interest to you. I came from a Shitt Yggy and the Bricasti was a big upgrade. More importantly, Bricasti customer service is... 
I can't be the only Cary Audio DMS-600 user experiencing this problem streaming Qobuz ...
I had major issues with Cary customer service in the past. Sold the unit and will never buy Cary again. Actually I’m amazed anyone would buy a digital piece from Cary. This is way out of their wheelhouse. Plenty of companies that specialize in dig... 
Has anyone added a Master Clock to UpTone EtherREGEN Yet? It’s Insane!
Can you clarify the positions of your clock, switch, and ER? I have an afterdark ER clock, and their cascade switch arriving next week. They advised the following positions:Clocked ER>Clocked switch>Roon server.  The ER  and clocks all have ... 
What's a better choice? Manley Steelhead Phono or Audio Research Reference 2SE Phono?
Old post but just noticed I have been enjoying my Ref2se but was curious what you think now that you made change. 
Ethernet Cables
Nordost has a mini white paper on digital cables that tries to address the “it’s only 1s and 0s”https://www.nordost.com/downloads/Digital%20Audio%20Cables%20-%20How%20Can%20They%20Make%20A%20Diffe... 
Streamer upgrade
I started with a microrendu and then made my way up to the top of line signature renduSE optical. I think it all depends on your budget. I thoroughly enjoyed the microrendu. The more expensive units do add to the sq but you pay for each step. Btw,... 
HRS Isolation Bases
I recently bought an MRX demo rack, and have the M3X2 on the top two shelves. I had previously had my AMG Giro turntable on a very solid MapleShade oak rack. Moving to the HRS provided noticeable improvement in SQ but not earth shattering. I have ... 
How Do You Store Your Record Collection? Recommendations Please!
I also have LPBin3 and very happy with it. Very solid build difficult to roll on carpet when it’s full. The build quality is ok, not great, but very reasonable cost. The nicer ones I looked at were either very expensive or too small for my collect... 
Record Cleaner Advice?
I had an old nitty gritty that I thought did a good job. Then I purchased a Degritter and the improvement is clearly audible. I’m cleaning old records that I thought were clean but didn’t sound so good so rarely played them.  after using Degritter... 
Replacement for Marantz AV8801: another prepro or receiver?
I had an 8801 with marantz multi channel amp. then traded up to 8802 so I could use Atmos. I finally sold that and upgraded to a Trinnov Altitude which of course is much more expensive. Although the Marantz never gave me any problem and sounded fi... 
When did audio goners now have to pay to see the book value of equipment??
That’s really funny.  
New Cary DMS 700
I owned a couple of Cary pieces in past. First one was a new tube amp that had design flawed and was charged over 1k to upgrade to “MKII” to correct their mistake. Next I bought their flagship preamp used which turned out to be manufactured out of...