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Point of higher priced streamer?
So really a windows laptop as the source running to a dac should sound no different than a streamer as the source running to the same dac.Is that correct?  
Speaker upgrade for classical music
I am in the 2 system camp as well. With A highly efficient speaker you will need very little tube power. I recommend starting over for the 2 Chanel system. Audio Note AN J speakers. You will save $4000. Then spend the rest on a nice Audio Note int... 
Whats your favourite track to play to the non hi-fi visitor?
BB King, Eric Clapton Riding with the King CD. several songs on there. Heart. Crazy on you. The intro is awsome. Turn it up. Just a guitar then it hits real hard with the bass.   
Whats your favourite track to play to the non hi-fi visitor?
Nordic Norm I had to check to see if yours was an earlier post of mine. Lol.  What a fabulous record Pressure Cooker is.I will add. Classical Gas by Mason Williams and Jack Johnson album "Sing a longs and Lullabies for the film Curious George. Ver... 
Vintage integrated amp vs newer?
Se very good points. Thank you.  
Songs that make your system sound AWSOME!
That entire Annie Lennox album. Medusa is very good production wise. Sole fantastically produced pieces of music have been shared here. I am going to check many of them out. Thanks alot 
Best CD player under $2000
The Sony 608esd is a very good choice. I had someone that really wanted to buy mine once before I had even heard it. So I plugged it in and compared it to a $2500 streamer / player  hooked to a $5000.00 dac. First I ripped the cd to a flac file to... 
System not playing higher resolution flac files
I used foobar20000 on my laptop to a prodigy converter to the DAC. The DAC does not have a usb input only the rca coaxial.So what I am hearing is there is nothing I can do about. The DAC won't play them. Period.Is that right?  
Short speaker wire and long inter connects or reverse
I don't have a dedicated circuit that I know of. But I will see if can make it work. I have an electrician in the family so it shouldn't be that big a deal. From what I am reading it sounds like the power is as important as the rca/speaker cables.... 
Short speaker wire and long inter connects or reverse
15’ if I use short speaker wire. My monoblocks are quite large. It would be nice to get them next to or at least in the middle of the speakers. The goal is get my Cabinet out from the middle of the speakers.  
Snell E type ll crossover rebuild thoughts
It sounds like some good advice. Not to invasive. I get them back in my hands June 1st so will diving into them then.Thanks  
Thoughts on SS bass. Tube mid and high tube pre
8 ohm 
Thoughts on SS bass. Tube mid and high tube pre
Good point on the sub. The heils are a recent addition so I have listened extensively without them. I just run the Heils off the high / mid side of speaker binding posts with a 3.9 film cap in line.  
Snell E type ll crossover rebuild thoughts
Good to know. Thanks. Nice find to. I picked up mine last year for $500cdn. Delivered. I was happy when they arrived in mint condition. I hooked them up and went Wow!  They sent the An K spe's to the second line. Not by much though. That rear twee... 
Snell E type ll crossover rebuild thoughts
Thanks Erik. This is beyond my current skill level. It not beyond my learning capabilities though. I think the speakers deserve the effort that Snell/Voecks put in to the design. I have had them in storage for 5 months now awaiting their 1st hook ...