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Takedown of pricey servers, streamers OCD HiFi guy
I personally have the sonore signature rendu, melco streamer, and the pink faun 2.16x and I can tell you streamers do make a vast difference.  I tricked my brother and had the sonore playing and he l expressed that he was sorry I paid that much fi... 
Easily the best and most significant sonic tweak one could ever make!
OMG I thought I was wasting my money in this hobby as I have tinnitus.  Just realized this last year.  I’ve always thought the ringing was normal.  Turns out my dad like to put me on his motorcycle growing up in Vietnam.  Thanks for sharing and ma... 
High end stereo preamps? Worth it?
I never tried dac direct however have upgraded from a older Krell preamp to a CJ GAT 2 with everything being the same, big difference in sound; even wifey noticed and that’s saying ALOT.  
Lumin U1 vs. Sonore SE
Thanks for settling that one for me. I’m comparing the sonore signature se with the optical se version and out of the box the clarity is there. Must give it a few days to burn I.  but man oh man it’s worth the 1k upgrade. So happy with the recent ... 
Spectral audio today
sorry to hijack. Just received my M2 to replace focals and yes me verly verly happy.  Looking for that signature Krell sound that I’m getting from my 403Evo.  Any good suggestions on an amp to upgrade to. Thinking about solution 7 or 5 mono series.  
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
WC thanks for the audio tour guide, keep them videos coming. Interesting that you’re testing some of the components/speakers that I’ve been very interested in, presently having the Evo in my possession, and confirmIng experience. It would be great... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Hello everyone.   I’ve come full circle as it’s been about three yrs since I began in earnest to put together a hybrid system (A/V and stereo); having stumbled on this very thread for assistance and ended up purchasing my first amp, the fabulous K... 
Power Conditioner: Isotek, Audioquest or other?
I had a horrible ground loop and after much research bought the Furman Ref 20.  It’s backed by real world engineering and is used by recording studios. Get it and forget the rest.   
DAW vs Alexia 1 vs Sasha 2, descending order of $$
Has anyone bought Wilsons online and had to do the setup yourself?  Would live to know I’d it could managed. Also are dealers or other professionals available to offer set up service?I’d like to take a poll of Wilson owners who’ve had great succes... 
Lumin X1 latest Review like we have been saying
Speaking of network players and storage devices, I'm presently living with the Sonore Signature Rendu player and think it's pretty stellar.  It also earned "Gear of the Decade" so that's saying something.  Don't know anything else, has anyone perf... 
Focal Scala Evo vs Wilson Audio Alexia 1
I'm am most pleased to see that Focal is coming up on peoples radar.  If anything I've realized with my Scala, you pair it with the right gear, they will keep giving you endless pleasure.   
Speaker upgrade question - Wilson vs Focal
I own the Utopia Evo Scala, which continue to evolve over time.  At first I thought I'd made a mistake chasing gear, but as time went on, they are becoming much more musical and less aggressive, especially in the treble. I came from Sonus Faber, a... 
Audio Research Ref 10 vs 40th Anniversary preamp
Hello everyone and happy new year. I’m on a hunt for a new preamp. Changing things over from my hybrid AV/Stereo to strictly 2 channel. Trying to decide on the following:CJ GAT2 ARC ref 10Dag MomentumFound a dealer demo ref 10 unit with warranty. ... 
Should I switch to a preamp with balanced outputs
Stupid question can a preamp be a balanced design/topography and have only RCA inputs?  I’m considering the CJ GAT2 premap and my system is all balanced.  The GATv2 has gotten rave reviews and I don’t want to feel like I’m not getting the full ben... 
Streamer Recommendation
Is the unifi switch the same solution offered by small green computer with the systemoptique where you have ethernet being converted into fiber optic?