Responses from mrdon

A moderate priced dac
MHDT Lab-Orchid. $1,100 and you can tube roll the output tube. One can also change out the stock TDA 1541-A stock chip for a Philips TDA1541-S single crown (which i did). The damn double crown went up in price before i decided i wanted to upgrade ... 
What are some of the most underrated and overrated loudspeakers you’ve auditioned?
My take away so far is: "I am happy i don't own B&W speakers." Early on when choosing a desktop system I did a comparison (A-B switch) between B&W & Martin Logan (15's) bookshelf speakers. The B&W sounded pretty damn good and I kep... 
My Thoughts re: Dealers Posting on Audiogon
I would add being honest and open minded is a precursor to establishing this two way venue.   
Preamp suggestions
Why is the Schiit Freya + being left off the list? 
Speaker recommendation thread (Organised by tiers of price)
$1-$5,000Burchart S400 
The Absolute Sound "review" of USB cable reads suspiciously like a press releaste
Hi, this is Consumer Man. I just had to chime in and say how nice it is to see someone is on the job and protecting the consumer within this forum... And i mean that sincerely, i take my consumerism seriously and a reviewer masquerading as a "revi... 
I need help trying to decide which bookshelf speakers to purchase
One word, Buchart S400's (Mads Burchart- of Denmark)  
Schiit Freya plus. Is this an upgrade?
I was just informed by Grover of Schiit Audio that Schiit has moved to using 7-10 thicker circuit boards "on some of their newer products." What this could mean for the Freya+ is less flex during tube rolling or changing..     
Schiit Freya plus. Is this an upgrade?
An update on Freya models. I went on Schiit's website on 5/25 and purchased the Freya. Next thing i know its 5/29 and i see the above thread about a Freya upgrade. I went on the website and lo and behold, the Freya S-solid state & Freya + are ... 
Pangea power cords
For what it is worth as a contribution to this thread i just purchased a Pangea 14SE MKII for my Schiit Freya once it arrives...  
Speaker recommendations for MC275
If i am allowed to mention a competitor, there are a pair of mint Proac Response 2S’s on ebay as we speak..  
Computer to DAC Streamer
Oh my goodness, audiotroy has no shame.. I can only say i know very little about these things. However, i can easily say the Auralic G2 (or G1 for that matter ) out performs the Innuos MKIII by more leaps then Audiotroy's bounds..  And the G2 (or ... 
Orchid vs TUBADOUR III - Help me choose
I just switched from a Prism Sound Callia DAC to the Orchid. However, the reason i switched was the ability to change out the stock chip (Philips TDA1451A R1) to the NOS Philips TDA 1541 S single crown. Before changing the chip to the S single cro... 
Who are the Kings of Audiogon?
You are all Kings & Queens, Game of Thrones is over though..   
The Six review on the Mhdt Labs Orchid DAC just went up
Ok, i had a Prism Sound Callia DAC and decided to get the Orchid. The Orchid was comparable to the Callia (although the Callia is pricier) and i would say somewhat better sounding over the Callia although the Orchid does not have a headphone or vo...