markainsworth

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Parasound HCA-2200?
I have an HCA 2200 and I love it. I do not know which version, though it does not say on the front that it is a mkii, so I assume it is a mki. It does have two toroidal transformers. I don’t recall if it has separate power supplies. I read that M... 
I am looking for speaker(s) - probably Bluetooth for my shop.
mclslipp:  Which Sonos do you have? 
I am looking for speaker(s) - probably Bluetooth for my shop.
I like NAD gear, but I would still need speakers.  A decent integrated + speakers would likely blow my budget.  Space is a consideration, though the little class 'D' stuff would fit.Another consideration is that it is a woodworking shop and the en... 
why a 75 dollar blue ray smokes all 2k CD players and any turntable???
Russbutton:  Exactly. 
why a 75 dollar blue ray smokes all 2k CD players and any turntable???
I have not had the long list of components that some people have had. However I can tell you what I have experienced:A few years ago I swapped my Bose 901s for a pair of Magnepan 1.7i speakers. HUGE differenceMarshall SS pre-amp --> Aric Audio ... 
Speakers for a small office.
The price makes them attractive.  Room in the budget for a subwoofer if I thought it was needed. 
Maybe tube preamp
I did say I would update this post with my decision.  2-1/2 years later I am looking at old posts and notice I neglected to do so.   I bought a Transcend 6SN7 line stage preamp from Aric Audio.  Turned out to be a good decision.   It added the war... 
BlueSound Node 2i to Niam NAP 100
I have had good experience with Music Direct.  Also with Crutchfield who offer 60 day return (-5%). 
BlueSound Node 2i to Niam NAP 100
Thanks Dave for your insight. I am considering the PowerNode 2i. However there are a few things that concern me about that unit:1) No digital outputs (save the ARC HDMI)2) No preamp outputsThese two omissions seriously preclude upgrades except to ... 
Good Match for BlueSound PowerNode 2i
I have noticed there is a pair of B&W 805 Matrix speakers for about $1,100.  How would you rate that speaker as compared to the 606 or PS50 with modest power (about 60 watts?)  
A Sonos Move or a pair of Sonos 1's
Research kills the best made plans, and sometimes the budget. My current picks are:1) KEF LSX ($1,000)2) Marantz NR1200 ($600) + Polk S20s ($340 - the $203 deal has dried up)I am leaning toward the LSX 
A Sonos Move or a pair of Sonos 1's
I am still several days out from pulling the trigger on anything, but my current thinking is a Yamaha R-N303BL ($199 'Renewed' on Amazon) and a pair of Polk Audio S20 speakers ($203 on Amazon - new)  I don't know if the R-N303BL is MQA.  I suspect... 
A Sonos Move or a pair of Sonos 1's
Hi.  Thanks Saints.  I think if I expand my budget to 800. I will be inclined to go with a Yamaha or Denon or similar network receiver and put the rest into wired speakers as 123 suggests. 
A Sonos Move or a pair of Sonos 1's
Currently my preferred source is Tidal. I am not married to Tidal. Qobuz will become an option in a month or two when I upgrade the streamer in my main system. 
A Sonos Move or a pair of Sonos 1's
Since I posted, I noticed that Sonos is selling refurbished Play 1 speakers for $100 each.  They come with a one year warranty and a 45 day return policy.  Seems like a no-brainer.  As long as they work with the Sonos App for a few years, no loss ...