p05129

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Many higher end preamps are dated and ugly, why is this?
Seems like you want to impress friends rather than have good sq. Who cares what a preamp looks like, it’s the sound that counts. IMO, what you called high end preamps are just ok in my book, and some of the preamps you stated as ugly or weird are ... 
Almost equality
I wanted be nice, but I second about the benchmark dac, it is a POS imo, like listening to somebody scratching a chalk board.  If you like the benchmark, you will really like the sound of a quality dac  
Why is used audio equipment so undesirable?
I used to buy good used equipment that was sometimes a few hundred $$$ off the retail price to 1/2 the retail price. Most of these pieces have been sold for sometimes more than what I paid for them to a few hundred $$$ less. Anything new (audio pi... 
Bascom H. King Passed
R.I.P.  Great designer of amps  
Too Much Power
Making a statement that 5 watts is all you need is ridiculous and it also doesn’t  mean 5 watts of class a power is all you need. I’ve had Classe monoblocks that had much more than 5 watts in class a mode and hundreds in class a/ab mode. Get the ... 
Choosing a network player/streamer
You have to look at the bigger picture. If you are going to use usb to the dac, then it doesn’t matter what you use for the streamer/server, you won’t get good sound quality from that interface. Why do you think the best dacs either recommend or d... 
Rogue Dragon VS PS Audio BHK VS Carver 350
If you want flabby/uncontrolled bass but nice midrange, go tubes. I have the BHK signature because it sounds great and it has input tubes with solid state output. I will always use a higher powered amp in my dedicated room no matter if the speaker... 
How do you make a final decision on a DAC
Fpga, and Ethernet based, are the only dacs to look at but probably out of your price range. The benchmark dacs are terrible sounding unless you want shrill/cold sounding gear.   
Looking for a new (preowned OK) line stage under $5K: suggestions?
I us d to own many Classe preamps and amps. If you like the Classe line, the cp60 is a big jump up, or the newer cp800. The newer preamps I’ve had recently or have experience with are the McIntosh 47 with included dac and 2 input phono preamp incl... 
First impressions of the Isoacoustic Gaia 1’s
sniff-why are you on agon when you can't hear? Every cable I bring home has a difference in sound, some good, some bad, some worth the price, others not. Since you can't hear a difference in audio gear, I would just buy a smartphone with AirPods a... 
Ps audio aspen FR 30 Loudspeakers
I'm calling BS to the OP's post. Looking at his system, any PS Audio gear would be in a much higher class than what the OP has. Have you seen the cutout of the PS audio speaker? NO! Have you seen the crossover f the speaker? NO! Have you even hear... 
Why should audiophile deniers be allowed on an audiophile forum?
wolfie62-totally agree with you. You can physically drive 2 cars in a qtr mile and determine which is faster. How are you going to measure the sound of 2 cables? Some people will want to see graphs/measurements (foolish) and others will determine ... 
Is it me? Will I ever be satisfied?
Fix the room 1st. Treatments? Using the rule of 1/3’s, 1/5 for speaker placement. You don’t need equilateral setup, if you read Jim Smith’s book/video, he uses 85% (?) distance between the speakers to how far you are away from them. Also, you prob... 
Tampa Audio Expo 2022
There is a YouTube video from avshowrooms that is gushing with rave reviews of most of the rooms. I saw them there but I’m wondering if I get went into the same rooms that I visited. They mentioned a room sounded good with speakers costing $40k. I... 
Magico A5, Wilson SabrinaX, or PS Audio FR30?
Typical responses. None of you have heard the FR30’s but you think the others are much better. If you haven’t heard any piece of equipment somebody is asking about, you shouldn’t give any recommendations.