Responses from olesno

Stereophile review of the $30,000 tekton speakers
I’ve been an owner of a pair of Ulfberhts for the last four years and have nothing but the best to say about their sound. Great full range speakers which (depending on the source material) can completely disappear in your room creating soundstage ... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
@minatophase3 They are big and heavy and visually imposing.  I got used to them and my better half likes to listen to music with me so it wasn't a WAF issue at all.  Mine are piano black so they look cool too.    
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
I like my Ulfberhts a lot.  My pair has one Be tweeter installed and I made that decision right before I ordered them about four years ago.  Never regretted it. They are big but they literally disappear in my room with the right performance.  All ... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
I need to mention one more thing that recently improved the sound of my system in a big way.  I've been using the Puritan Audio 156 power conditioner for about 4 -years now.  Recently I added the Puritan's own Ground Master City and the Route Mast... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
I don’t post here very often even though I’ve been on Audiogon for well over 20 years. I need to however thank Terry London for pointing me in CODA direction and ultimately making me buy the S5.5. I have a decent system and I use it to almost excl... 
Top Ten Tube PreAmp of all time?
Don Sachs line stage, the best.    
Your favorite album cover...
Jethro Tull - Aqualung  
What gear is on the horizon?
I second willgolf , Lampizator Horizon.  Brand new unit that just arrived in the US.  I've not heard it yet but I own the Golden Atlantic TRP and can only imagine what it might sound like.  
Most amusing album or song titles
Anything by Frank Zappa. Genius!!! 
Envy audio cables
I have 5 - power cords made by Audio Envy in my system and they are staying.  I am also planning to order some interconnects very soon. 
Add an external DAC. Make my Oppo UDP-205 a true top player
Take a look at the Lampizator Amber 3 DAC or read some posts on Audiogon and reviews in general.  I am using this DAC with my Oppo 205 for redbook CDs and for Tidal/Roon streaming via the Nucleus+.  To my ears it is the best DAC within a reasonabl... 
Finally Settled on a Preamp—Don Sachs Model 2 Custom Linestage
I also bought Don's preamp few months ago and love it.  This is definitely a keeper.  Mine was probably one of the last ones without the OLED display and with the L/R balance knobs.  I will inquire if it can be updated to the latest version.  I am... 
Triode Wire Labs interconnects vs Acoustic BBQ? vs Mad Scientist?
I have two pairs of Acoustic BBQ interconnects and they are excellent.  Mine are the Schroeder Method cables which are basically double runs of wires in each cable.  Highly recommended. 
Speaker Cable Recommendations
In my system the AP cables sound fuller, more "organic" ..., if there is a word like this to describe sound.  The instruments and voices sound more real to me.  I'm still not quite sure of the graphene benefit in Cerious  cable design.  The Ceriou... 
Speaker Cable Recommendations
I've had the Cerious Matrix in the past (as well as many other cables) but in my system between the Pass 250.8 and Tekton Encore, the Analysis Plus Solo Crystal Oval 8 works the best.