oldschool1948

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Streamer choices and help
Not to steal this thread, but the poster seems to have made a decision. Right you are!!  I'll let you know how my auditioning goes. 
Streamer choices and help
Take a look at the Innous line of streamers.  The reviews overall are excellent.  You’ll likely find one in your price range.  I use a 2TB Zenith MKII into a Mytek Liberty DAC.  Sounds really good, although I do plan to audition it with a Qutest. 
I need help trying to decide which bookshelf speakers to purchase
For a really good sound at a “moderate” price, look at Audioengine.  
Worth of current system
Over the last year, cost for my new music room system  ~$22,000 Retail ~$30,000I'm retired on a fixed income, so that's it for me - except for a new DAC or integrated amp I'm saving for. 
Can we finally put Reel to Reel out of its misery? Put it to rest people.
I have a Teac X10-R and about 15 (remaining) Maxell dbx 224 type II recorded reels.  At one point, I had about 40 reels but my Ampex reels deteriorated to the point where they were unplayable.  Back in the 80's, I used two Technics SL-1600 MK2 tur... 
Bought some `Vintage Gear`
My rec room equipment is 35+ years old. I purchased it while stationed in Germany back in the early 80’s:Teac X10R R2RTechnics SL-1600MKII turntablePioneer SPEC-4 power ampSoundcraftsman SP-4001 EQ/pre ampdbx 224 noise reduction unitdbx 3bx dynami... 
Entry level turntable for my son
+1 on used Technics 1200 or, if you can find one, the 1600.  I've had an SL-1600MKII for 35 years and it is still going strong. 
What do you drive and why?
2003 Mercedes CLK 5002009 Mercedes E350 AMGBecause I’m retired and they are paid for.  
Does removing anti-skating really improve sound?
I have a Technics SL-1200G with Ortofon Quintet Black cartridge. I calibrated the arm using a Feickert protractor.  At this point, I can't say that not using anti-skating improves SQ, but I can unequivocally say it stops tonearm skating at cartrid... 
What are the speakers you very rarely find in the Used market(Audiogon or Anywhere)?
Tannoy 
Innous Zenith MKII and Roon DSP
Let me add that I’m using Roon DSP, which unfolds MQA; the Mytek converts it to PCM; and Roon upsamples it to DSD 128.  I’m quite happy with the SQ.  When I buy the tube preamp, I plan to upgrade the DAC - probably a Chord Qutest and upgrade my ph... 
Innous Zenith MKII and Roon DSP
USB to the NAD bypasses the Mytec DAC. It sounds great either way. My plan is to replace the NAD with a tube preamp that has tape in/out so I can connect my Teac X-10R reel-to-reel.  
Class D is affordable and sounds as good or better the SS/Valve why buy anything else ?
As a person somewhat new to this forum, reading this thread has left me with a range of emotions ranging from interesting, informative, disappointing, and sad. As noted in the post above, everyone is welcomed to their own opinion.  As mature adult... 
How much difference will a phono stage upgrade make?
I have a NAD M12 pre/dac, a Technics SL-1200G TT with an Ortofon Quintet Black MC cartridge, and Tannoy Definition 8 dcti speakers.  The sound was quite good using the M12's phono input.  I purchased a Parasound JC3 Jr and the sound is sooo much b... 
Best way to send digital to DAC
I have a Synology NAS and for years and years used Logitech Media Server (beta) to stream music to Raspberry PI DACs, SqueezeBox DACs, and AirPlay wireless speakers.  Using LMS plugins you can stream Tidal, Qobuz, Sirus, Pandora, AirPlay, etc, and...