Responses from oddiofyl

Streaming for beginner
Bluesound Node 2i is a great unit that sounds pretty good through its digital out into a good DAC.   The Bluesound App can be used on any platform and its easy to use...  im streaming  Qobuz right now through   my Bluesound Vault 2i  which is feed... 
Best and Worst customer service?
Also would be remiss if I didn't mention Grado....  excellent customer service recently....let's just say they went above and beyond. 
Monoblock setup inquiry
I would personally take advantage of the additional power of bridging each stereo amp to mono rather than bi amp .....YMMV 
Quicksilver Headphone Amp
The only shortcoming of this design for some is it's single RCA input.  No problem though if you are using a DAC directly connected or in my case , my preamp's TAPE OUT is feeding a fixed level input to the Quicksilver.  I'm lucky I guess that my ... 
Whats playing on your system today?
Monophonics.... Sound of Sinning.  great album 
The meaning of “Remastered”
Unfortunately sometimes it means "Ruined"..... 
NAD M51 upgrade
I recently replaced an M51 with the RME and I think it is a much better DAC. The M51 is no slouch but it simply is not as clear and intelligible as the RME. CLARITY, would be the word to sum up this DAC. Much better delineation of the lower regist... 
What are the sexiest components ever made?
? on Pioneer CD players from the past, anyone still using one of these
PD-65, ...I miss mine, it was a cool player 
Mini Toslink adapters... degrade sound?
I have used one and noticed no difference in quality....it just allowed me to use a combo digital / analog input .     
music from a thumb drive
You just need your tablet for the Node, or phone....it is both the display and touch interface...works great, easy to set up and use 
Manufacturers with Excellent customer service
Companies with great customer service, in my experience:Quicksiler Audio, no problems just questions....  Grado.   Great customer serviceMagnum Dynalab. Great to deal with  
Manufacturers with Excellent customer service
Another happy VTL customer..... absolutely the worst in this industry.   Bea and Luke Manley are extremely rude and condescending,  have no concept of what great customer service is all about.     
Looking to use the Bluesound Vault 2i High-Res 2TB Network Hard Drive CD Ripper/Streamer
I have the Vault 2i and love it,  streaming has changed the way I listen to music.   Sure, I put all of my discs in it, but mainly use it to stream Qobuz.  Many times I will find myself playing the Hi Res version of CDs I already own 
Best "Bang for the Buck" you have owned?
My first real component.... a Sansui AU9900 integrated amp in 1980 for $200