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How does this make sense, any sense? Any sense at all??
Right now listening to a sweet bedroom system comprised of ls50’s, an Ayre VX5se, and a Benchmark 3 DAC. It is quite impressive and enjoyable. The room is 8 x 12, so the best response is perfect without a sub. Almost any other speaker overwhelms t... 
Best Tubes for VAC
Interesting... I just got off the phone with Kevin at VAC, and he informed me that the 12AU7's are only used in the tape loop and are of secondary importance. He recommended that I focus on the 6922-family tubes on the preamp.  He mentioned that i... 
Guest suddenly takes it upon herself to move my speakers
+1 big-greg, jl35.  I don’t think the OP’s guest knew what she was doing. Maybe it’s more like watching a TV show, and turning the TV slightly so it is more viewable from your seat. Yes, you should always ask first… But I imagine she did not know ... 
Guest suddenly takes it upon herself to move my speakers
Oh my god! You were sitting in the room with her, watched while she moved the speakers, and now you are complaining about HER!  Get a grip and take some responsibility! She had no idea what she was doing, but you did, and you did nothing about it.... 
Closed back headphones and Focal
What about fostex 900’s? 
Cool running amplifier
Ayre v5xe. Idles at 100 W. Can be put into standby and idles at 18 W but keeps all critical components warm. Even has a 12 V trigger. Typically found used at $2500 or less.  Whoops… Missed your budgetary constraint.  
Roger Alan Modjeski (RAM) 1951 - 2019
A great loss. Privileged to have known Roger.  
Streaming + DAC questions. Please help this noob!
I am having a hard time believing that different streamers have different sound quality when used with an external DAC. I would like to hear from people who have had experience comparing different streamers with the same DAC  and noted significant... 
Bluesound Node2 with outboard DAC
Some listeners using outboard DACs seem to imply that the node has an effect on digital SQ.  On the Roon forum, one user claimed measurable difference on SQ (thru the speakers). I find that hard to believe. Is it really likely that the streamer de... 
Congratulations Atmasphere!
Congrats Ralph.  Wishing you success with the new design! 
Isoacoustics Gaia Speaker Footers
Any suggestions on where to find good deals on Gaia ii’s? 
Luxman L-590AX
What about warm-up time? How long does it take before this class a amplifier sounds it’s best? 
External Balance Control
Why not just buy one (if they are truly transparent) 
Review: Odyssey Audio Lorelei Speaker
I have heard them before at an audio show and I was impressed! 
Digitizing Vinyl; Suggestions Please
I compared the benchmark and the ayre a2d, and the ayre was audibly better. Benchmark was also good though.