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Tidal/OPPO streaming issue
Is the Oppo plug into a CAT 5 or are you using wireless? I am also thinking about buying a Bluesound Node, any thoughts? What other streamer is better for $500? thanks .Matt 
Need preamp recommendation
McIntosh C22 :-) 
Set-up with two subs and an integrated amp
REL subs use the SPKON connection which utilizes your amps outputs. No RCA sub-out needed.  
M&K Bookshelf 75 or Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 ?
For $200 you cant go wrong with the Elacs. I would by those over M&K's, and suffer through the burn in period...itll be worth it.Matt 
Next step in improving digital chain?
PC’s are fing noisy, are you using a optical cable from the PC? This will be the best for electrical isolation, after that you can connect anything and it should be noise free all the way down the line. I have used a Optical cable from PC to a Mon... 
Wich is better
Go with the PS Audio,,,,,Its a beast. 
MODWRIGHT KWA 150 GOOD AMP OR NOT?
Yes, Yes, And Yes! To answer all your questions. Also, Modwright preamps go really well with this amp. The KWA 150 is a beast and a battleship. I have always loved the Modwright sound, warm accurate and tonally beautiful with great low end punch a... 
6H30 tubes vs the others
I had a BAT that used 6H30’s and of all the pre amps Ive listened to I liked its sound the least. Give me a 6922 any day, having said that I also like the 5687 thats used in early Modwright preamps and Manley labs Jumbo Shrimp. Matt 
New TT for ~$1500
IMHO The Rega P3 is the table in the $1000 range, Although I would immediately throw a Dynavector 10X5 on it and some groove tracer upgrades...like the platter and sub platter. Also a good solid platform for more isolation help really make the P3 ... 
Transparent Balanced Interconnects and their generations
Stay away from these unless your system sounds terribly bright and you want to warm things up. Speaker cables with boxes on them I do not recommend anyway.  
Classe Sigma AMP5 or Rotel RMB 1585
Get the Classe, I think its the more accurate of the two.  
Most musical stand mount loudspeakers
Dynaudio Special 25 or 40, KEF LS50, Totem Model One Sigs, ELAC, EPOS...These are all incredible sounding stand mounted speakers that dont break the bank! Of course all these require high quality electronics to really shine. Note: I listen to clas... 
Move to the next level
Hi Bruce, You left out Aurender? The main reason why I bring up the Aurender is the Conductor app. Its ease of use and many features are just the start of what can only be called "magical" in terms of sound quality when you hear it.. Also, Aurende... 
i want to send my Oppo 105 to Mod Wright for an upgrade.
Modwright is a awesome company and I would send it to them without reservation. 
How best to sell my dad's McIntosh integrated amp, CD player speakers?
Above all else, you should contact Audio Classics in Vestal NY and purchase proper boxes (if you dont have any) to ship the McIntosh pieces. Do not let anyone at a packing or shipping outlet pack them (fedex,ups whatever),they have no clue. This w...