Responses from olesno

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.   
Analysis Plus Solo Crystal Oval 8...OMG!!
I have two pairs of Solo Crystal Oval 8 speaker cables.  One pair terminated with spades and one with bananas.  One pair will remain in my system indefinitely because as of know these cables just work for me better than anything before.  The other... 
Analysis Plus Solo Crystal Oval 8...OMG!!
I am using a pair of Solo Crystal Oval 8 speaker cables and I have to agree that these cables are just incredible. I’ve been in this crazy audio hobby for at least 40 - years and used many different cable brands, some expensive and some very affor... 
Best Class A / Class AB SS Power Amplifiers between $5000-$10,000
Pass 250.8  An incredibly good amp. 
Curious what people think is the best "value" high end speaker (~5K to 15K)
Within the last year and half I had 3 different pairs of Tekton speakers in my dedicated audio room.  I started with the DI, progressed to DI SE and now I have a pair of the Encores.  If you're looking for the best speakers within a reasonable pri... 
Lyngdorf TDAI-3400
I got my 3400 for about 2 months now and couldn't be happier. I use it to stream music from Tidal via Roon through Nucleus+ to the 3400 via USB.  I also use it to play all kind of disc media from my OPPO 205 via HDMI connection.  I have the best s...