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Ethernet source
Well, I just tried using a wifi repeater and noticed no improvement (or degradation) of sound quality.  Next step is a phone call to Verizon.  It probably wouldn't hurt to switch out the modem As it's almost 9 years old.  At the same time I,m goin... 
Ethernet source
Mike, I,m using the DAC on my Mbl CD player.  My modem is about 30' away from my stereo, pretty far, IMO..  There could another option and that is I noticed an Ethernet port on the Verizon controller in my garage.  I would have to have it activate... 
Tidal vs Quobuz
dadork:  disagree with your assessment re.  Qobuz.  Not only do I constantly find that albums are missing  sometimes I can't find anything from a particular artist.  To be fair, I experienced a similar problem with Tidal although less so. 
For auld lang syne, ..high-end companies you really liked that are gone....
Nestorovic labs. 
Best "Bang for the Buck" you have owned?
Conrad Johnson PFR preamp.  Stax lambda headphones gets an honorable mention. 
With the Holidays, what are your favorite films for the season?.........
Assuming Thanksgiving is included, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles hands down.  Millercarbon:  the dynamic between Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel will never be repeated, I'm afraid.  It was something to behold when they went at eachother.  The irony ... 
My "audiophile" weakness(es)...ie: how the item looks, and you?.
Whatjd there is no reason to apologize for loving beautiful things.  We all do it.  I still get weak in the knees when I look at a Hovland Preamp (and I,m not a tube guy).  Aesthetics do matter as much as we'd like not to admit it. 
Ayre KX-5/20 & VX-5/20 v AX-5 Twenty
I don't have the exact same combo (I have an V-5xe and K-5xemp) and inquired directly to Ayre about making the switch t0 an AX-5 twenty (my concern was whether this was more or less a lateral switch).  They felt that the AX-5 twenty was definitely... 
Really need a fiber connection but.....
TAS had a recent article on different configurations using optical.  Pretty interesting stuff.  One option was to use an FMC (fiber media converter).  the converters seem relatively inexpensive so I'm interested in giving it a try.  Has anyone tri... 
Very best sounding Vinyl
I would recommend old mfsl vinyl, preferably mastered by Stan Ricker.   
Best bourbon?
Blantons (hard to find in mass.)wild turkey Kentucky spiritwoodford reserve double oaknoah's mill ( a little hard to get past the burn though) 
Vitus versus Gryphon
supermerio:  are you running the Vitus in A or A/B mode?  I've heard that the Vitus loses some of it's magic in A/B.  If there is a Vitus dealer out there I'm curious if the RI-101 is better than the SIA-025 or SIA-03 if you have to run the latter... 
Audio reviews: too many analogies, never simple, but most of all, never clear.
Tee jay:. Can I ask you a question? Why is it that the vast majority of reviewers use classical music as the basis of reviews? Is it really that essential? Is this representative of their subscribers?  if you're going to go that route why just lis... 
Audio reviews: too many analogies, never simple, but most of all, never clear.
couldn't agree more with millercarbon and hiendmmoe.  The reviewers are often self-indulgent to a fault (similar to the media where now they,re the news rather than what they're reporting).  I subscribe to the two mainstream audiophile publication... 
Quicksilver amp owners
My observations are based on the 8417 model which I would characterize as smooth and muted on the top (this was, at least representative of listening sessions between intervals when the amps would blow-up, LOL).  Suited for classical music lovers ...