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Lumin or Aurender
+ 1 for Lumin....I own the A1 with upgraded power supply....bought a D2 for a second system.  The A1 has a reputation for being one of the most "analog" sounding streamers out there.  The app is extremely easy to run, very intuitive.  I also run t... 
Need speaker cable
The new Synergistic Research Foundation series get huge reviews...call David Weinhart.   
Class-D recommendation
Surprised no one has given D-Sonics any love.  They get very good reviews. I run the 1500 monoblocks in a second Maggie rig and they are very good. 
Power cable for REL sub -- modestly priced
I own a pair of REL Gibraltar 2's.  These have 450W AB power amplification and they do and have reacted to different power cords.  I have had Cullen cables (decent!) high end Synergistic Research (better), Audience (OK) and finally have found a ve... 
Most Musical 6NS7 tube for a Preamp?
Long time 6SN7 fan and tube roller.  I happen to run a Modwright LA-100 and like it very much.  I have run every 6SN7 and I mean every! mentioned above.  I stumbled a crossed a Don Sachs forum thread and for the first time heard of a tube that got... 
All I need to know about D-Sonic amplifiers
I have recently installed the D-Sonics M3a-1500M monoblocks driving Maggie 3.7i's.  Using a McIntosh C2300 tube amp and I am very pleased with the results.  Great soundstage, great balance top to bottom and nice detailed sonic images with in the s... 
Time to buy a class D amp?
I recently built a second system and after much reading and research bought D-Sonics M3A-1500 mono blocks.  I ran them for about 300 hours using a SS Primare pre I had and driving a new pair of Maggie 3.7i's.  The amps and Maggies both require sig... 
Standmount speakers. I have $5000.
I was just at a dealers place looking at Maggies for a second system.  I have Sonus Faber Guarneri Evolutions.  While at the dealers I had the chance to listen to FOCAL ELECTRA 1008 BE stand mounts.....these are "last years" models and are being s... 
Do you guys like Adele's music?
Love her music when in the car...car system hides just how horrific her recordings are.   
Speakers for a small room
I have a similar size room.... McIntosh amplification...try some Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor M's.  A sleeper in the Audiophile community and perform way over their price point.  I shocked a lot of my audiophile buds with mine.  $3500 - $4k with st... 
Time for a Pre change? Need the wisdom...
I have Mac 601 monoblocks with a C-2300 tube preamp driving Sonus Faber Guarneri Evolutions.  All high end SR cabling.  In a search for "detail" I went to the Rollerblock isolation technology and my system got so bright it was almost unlistenable.... 
Have you ever reversed your opinion on a piece of gear?
Every new cable I've ever installed before it burns in....always freaks me out how congested and edgy they sound until 200 - 300 hour mark..I ALWAYS think it was a mistake until they burn in :)   
WHAT WAS THE BEST SYSTEM YOU EVER HEARD AND WHY WAS IT?
Fun topic...two outstanding systems stand out in my mind as they both incorporated speakers that at audio shows and retail establishments that I always found to be overly "bright" and not very appealing regardless of their reputations.  In both ca... 
Power cords
folkfreak, Elizabeth & David PSorry for the delay....some travel and of course the long drawn out "burn in" process. My Galileo is driving the PowerCell 12SE with all the front end components and with that 32 amp connector no way to run it ... 
best preamps
Absolutely love my McIntosh C-2300!  Very tube rolling friendly but especially attached to 1950's European Long Plates, Mazda, Mullard and Amperex all very good!