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Affordable alternativ to the PS Audio DirectStream DAC
Just recently got the PS DS Jr - under $2k. Awesome improvement over last DAC . Also PS still upgrading firmware like the Sr - overall very happy. NAS connected via Ethernet . Sonos via coax - using freeware tools to stream from NAS - but may cons... 
Downsizing Speakers in Main Listening Room - Your Feedback on Some options
Thank you all for some great items to consider - sealed cabinets. Zu, Harbeth, Salk and others. Happy to hear a few of those on the list are of interest to follow-up with as well -- Focal Sopra, Sonus Faber Liutos. Also figured if I went with a sm... 
Downsizing Speakers in Main Listening Room - Your Feedback on Some options
Helomech - thanks for the advice - I have seen several of the sealed cabinets in the bookshelf size but not in a floor stander. Any recommendations for either size ? Also not familiar with the "transmission line" style cabinet - can you recommend ... 
Revel or Aerial
In my limited listening experience this far - about 4 years into a system build - and probably have listened to a dozen brands(and numerous models) of speakers. From Sonus Faber, B&W , to Vandersteen and PSB - my most memorable experience to d... 
PS Audio DLIII DAC Inverts Absolute Polarity
Thank you both for a very informative discussion, however some of these proposed changes are a bit beyond my comfort zone. However, given the feedback on the sound quality after the change I am very interested in investigating further. So my setup... 
Rega Elicit R w/PSB speakers
Powering my PSB Sync Ones with my solid state Ayre integrated - love it. 
Powering PSB Synchrony Two Towers
Powering a pair of Sync Ones with my Ayre Integrated solid state amp -- love it! 
Best Amplifier at $3000 for PSB or VA
May have to look used, but Ayre matches well with both - demo'd both and purchased the PSB Sync 1s. Great sound and for me more forgiving to room setup/config then Vandersteen (also demo'd 2CEsigll). Good luck and enjoy! 
can a new amp amp tame my speakers?
I have the PSB Sync 1's paired with an Ayre AX-7e integrated amp, Love it - drives well at both low and higher SPLs. Only trick was placement and the use of the woofer plugs on the PSBs. Took some time to get set with those. Overall very happy and... 
It's all over now, baby blue. Or is it not?
One practical choice I made when kids wee that age (as well as a general organization change) was to leave the plastic jewel boxes behind. I moved all my CDs to binders with CD pages - includes liner/artwork and my whole collection can sit on a hi... 
Fidelizer
Has anyone had a problem with Fidelizer fully starting up? I downloaded fine, run the application, can choose the settings (Extreme, Audiophile ), and then I even see some of the status screens while it is checking my Windows 7 settings. However, ... 
PC audio with USB DAC
Steve N.,Reading your summary above, the only items that is not clear to me is the digital cable length. I am having difficulty seeing where a 1.5M cable is more efficient then a .5 M cable in delivery digital content. I am open to the argument bu... 
DAC suggestion for Win PC and Headphone/amp
Marakanetz,I actually only need a DAC - the Bryston BHA1 is a first tier dedicated headphone amp - just no DAC. In fact some of my limitation is that the Grado and Bryston both use balanced XLR cable connections between headphone and amp. So I am ... 
tweaking the Dlink III
I have been using the PS Audio DL lll for about 1 year now with my Ayre integrated and Ayre Cd. If anything th feed from my DL lll is a bit warm and smooth (and more powerful signal) than my CDP. The DL lll is fed from my Sonos via digital copper ... 
Mini Mac, Sonos and NAS HELP
Jhold, Regarding NAS - I simply moved all my music files (Apple Lossless) to the NAS. Restablished iTunes library (more for finding artwork not playback or ripping). From Sonos could simply point too music library share on NAS.The beauty is that t...