Responses from sbrownnw

Check in: How quickly are streamers and servers evolving?
I am thinking of getting a Bluesound Node 2i to replace my tuner which is my 6+ (hours) x 7 days music source when I am not listening to vinyl or AV source.  I have a great jazz + NPR (KNKX), classical (KING) and classic rock (KZOK), all of course... 
Preamp recommendation
I really like my audio refinement separates.  The Pre-5 is a great preamp but has a lot of gain. 
Cartridge recommendations under $2500
I love my AT-33PTG/II for $500 from 2juki on eBay.  Many great reviews for both cartridge and seller, many saying best cartridge under $1000.  Is a low MC microline and is an excellent and accurate tracker.  Might be worth a try and then buy more ... 
Amplifier upgrade advice under $2000
Audio Refinement / YBA 
Alternatives To Power Conditioning In A Revamped System
Environmental Potentials EP-2050. use one in my system to eliminate distortion and correct the wave. I also use an Emotiva CMX-2 to filter DC on the line. I’ve tried many others and this combo sound... 
Best small, desktop speakers, $500 or under (new or used)
I have some cherry linn tukans in excellent shape from a bedroom system. They do very well up against the wall. Contact me if interested - $435 shipped with insurance.  
How to remove ground pin on power cable
PS Audio has made power cords with removable ground pins in the past.  Not sure if they currently make them.  Sounds like the best bet is to get an electrician out to solve the wiring problem. 
Short List of Amps I prefer over the Pass Labs XA25 or INT 25
Audio Refinement made by YBA including YBA amplification.  
There's a lot more bass in a 6.5" driver than most of you think
I love the bass that comes from the dual 2.5 way 6.5" drivers in my ProAc Studio 148s.  Additionally, using some foam bungs to tune the downward firing ports and Soundocity outriggers really puts out the experience I've been looking for before I g... 
Need under $1500 preamp for my system
I really like my audio refinement pre 5 by yba.  You can find one for 500 - 600. Only concern it is quite high gain. I just got a musical design sp-1 that I’m excited to try. Picked it up for $250 and looks to be in great shape.  
ProAc comparison
Giving a great thread a bump.  I would really like to hear the DT8s vs my 148s.  It is interesting that some of the 2.5 owners mentioned their speakers bottoming out easily.  I experienced this with the 125 used ones I took home for demo and the D... 
Time to move UP, speaker-wise...
Problems with Amazon HD music streaming (HD / UHD icons not showing during playback)
And if that was the case, it would be a horrible implementation, said the fellow software engineer.  
Problems with Amazon HD music streaming (HD / UHD icons not showing during playback)
 I do not see that menu option @mtrot 
Reasonable high end interconnects: without breaking the bank
Custom with Mogami 2549 as the core wire. Get them with KLEI copper harmony RCAs from DouglasConnection or Furutech 126(g) from TakeFiveAudio.