nordicnorm

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What are all these metal cans/pods sitting on top of electronics?
One of the cheap tweaks I would use was to open up a cheap CD player and coat the inside walls and top with plumber’s putty. It would add about a kilo of weight to the CDP and dampen (reduce) the vibrations.On most players it would make an immedia... 
How to go about collecting Classical Music
There are some very good labels to be on the lookout for: Telarc, Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Harmonia Mundi, RCA Living Stereo, Tacet are a few that consistently put out very high quality recordings. Now, whether or not you like the music is anot... 
Modern DAC Replacement for a Sonic Frontiers SFD-1mkii
Congrats on your new purchase! 
Can’t recommend ASUS VivoMini enough if you need Roon Core
@dfairc777a Really, any fan-less, small form factor pc will work.  
Can’t recommend ASUS VivoMini enough if you need Roon Core
Everything runs better with 8GB RAM... 
Remarkably better sound possible with just 1 system component change?
You’ve received a lot of good advice already.To lower the sound floor and get more detail at low sound volume require power. Your Macs are more than adequate at delivering that. It’s your speakers that are the limiting factor.Hybrid electrostatics... 
Help Please With A Replacement For Old Aragon Amp.
Have you done any room treatments?Your listening space is an extension of your system. 
Amp and Pre-Amp suggestions needed
@stereo5 wrote:" " I'm in agreement with kijanki4 with respect to tone controls. The better your gear, the less you need them."  That's false. At 67, my hearing is going and tone controls can be a blessing. "Well, you have 5 years on me, so perh... 
Building new system starting with power amp. What would you choose ?
Within that budget, I would be looking at a pair of Coincident 211PP Dragon MK II monoblocks:http://www.coincidentspeaker.com/211PP-Dragon-MkII-Mono-Amp.html  
Best Ethernet Setup for Streaming Audio
This thread may be of interest:https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/if-you-stream-music-from-the-internet-i-can-t-recommend-this-more-high  
Can’t recommend ASUS VivoMini enough if you need Roon Core
Couldn't agree more.I've been running one for my digital file server for the past 5 years.An i7 is a bit overkill for a media server. My i5 has plenty of speed. But I only run JRiver Media Centre on it. YMMV. 
Amp and Pre-Amp suggestions needed
I'm in agreement with kijanki4 with respect to tone controls. The better your gear, the less you need them.For a preamp, I would recommend Don Sach's linestage:http://dsachsconsulting.com/custom%20line%20stage.html Don builds these by hand and wil... 
Interconnect RCA Cables between Preamp to Poweramp
+1 for Teo Audio liquid metal cable.No risk to try them out and hear how they sound in *your* system.No affiliation, just a satisfied customer. 
Love to see the opinions on this piece about TIDAL not workig with hifi streamers......
Quite the meaningless word salad... 
preamp for manley
Google ‘Don Sachs linestage’.His website has his contact info.