mazian

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Speakers for super sensitive ears?
If high frequencies are your problem and you don't want particularly deep bass try Maggies or MLs but with tube pre and power amps. 
Will I notice a difference?
Let's stir this question up a bit. Are external dacs the latest audio incarnation of the Emperor's New Suit of Clothes? 
Will I notice a difference?
Nice idea but I think Linear Tube Audio would be disinclined to lend out a DAC to Australia. As Mhdt are based in Taiwan I would have more chance getting a unit from them but very, very unlikely. The company has no representation in Australia. If ... 
Will I notice a difference?
The rest of my equipment is a Van Alstine Transcendence 8+ pre, a Rogue Stereo 90 power amp driving the electrostatic panels of Martin Logan Vantage speakers and an Acurus A250 driving the bass units. Also a Mosscade Saturn 12 sub which I rarely use. 
Pls Recommend Streamer Under $500 for Tidal “HiFi”
Used Cambridge Audio CXN v 2 
Have you ever been blocked by an E seller here?
Refusing to sell internationally as most sellers do on Audiogon is not the same as blocking but the result is the same.  I have had some successful purchases from the USA but many more lost purchases because sellers only sell to the USA or Canada.... 
Have you ever been blocked by an E seller here?
Refusing to sell internationally as most sellers do on Audiogon is not the same as blocking but the result is the same.  I have had some successful purchases from the USA but many more lost purchases because sellers only sell to the USA or Canada.... 
Would switching amps make a big difference?
I have ML Vantage speakers and am using a Van Alstine tube pre. I have biamped the speakers with a Rogue 90 tube power amp driving the electrostatic panels and an Acurus 250wpc SS amp the bass units. Highs are clear and extended and the bass tight... 
Tidal - why only remastered versions?
I'm a relatively new subscriber to Tidal and am somewhat surprised about the vastly different sound quality between albums whether original or remastered. Some albums sound great even though playback says  "normal" and others listed as " hi fi " s... 
Imported audio are you getting the same level of performance vs domestic priced equip?
Try living in Australia where nothing is manufactured and mark ups are mostly horrific, together with limited choice compared to the USA and even Canada. 
Again the topic of weight of amps
Bel Canto S300 or Bel Canto monoblocks - Class D 
Novice Question: Dedicated Streamers
Like Lg1 I am somewhat confused about the benefits of a music streamer. What for example is the difference say between a non storage streamer and a Bluetooth receiver such as a Bludento BLT-HD or an Auris bluMe HD?  
Balanced vs RCA between amp/preamp
I believe that Frank Van Alstine once said balanced is a solution looking for a problem. 
what is it in audio that you dislike most?
Tidal and Spotify search engines which do notprovide an option to search for Composers of classical music and the use of first names rather than surnames for search purposes. Who on earth would think to search for Chopin under F? 
Help wanted re tube
Thanks for the help. I bought the tube of 4 so now waiting to see how good they are.