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DAC diminishing returns
DACs are fascinating.  All DACs present you with a tradeoff between detail and soundstage.  If you are looking for fine inner detail, great separation of strings, etc... be prepared to compromise in terms of soundstage.  If your priority is sound... 
DAC diminishing returns
@mayoradamwest  transparent DACs are becoming a dime a dozen. This is easily measured. Transparent DACs are also no fun and that is why we have tube DACs, R2R and options such as NOS and slow filters.   
DAC diminishing returns
@jjss49 credibility comes from the wife noticing all the way from the next room.  
Amp's that are better sounding than a nad 3020
@holmz  for sure. also adjusted for inflation, $135 in 1978 is equal to $606 in 2022.  The Rega IO is probably the equivalent modern amp, which is $725  
Amp's that are better sounding than a nad 3020
Unless your amp is out of spec or you need more watts, I think you have the best that $300 can offer.  
DAC diminishing returns
DACs and amps are about flavor....colorations. I personally enjoy them. Tube amps, tube DACs, R2R...good flavors for me. Give me the second harmonic, give me a slow filter, NOS...I like colorations that make the experience feel more real.   If yo... 
Paypal friends and family
Another issue is if you buy F&F from a hacked Audiogon account, there isn’t going to be any recourse.   
Paypal friends and family
If the IRS requires profit to be reported...fine...but the opposite can also be true, right? Let's say I sell my 15k DAC for 2K. I just lost 13K.  But the IRS rules probably say your intention must be to make a profit and it's easily argued that... 
Ohm Acoustic Corp., Brooklyn NY
If you are cross shopping these two speakers you are not ready to buy anything IMO.   
Need Recommendations for a pair of Speakers around $1,000
Tekton Lore is the best I have heard by far at around $1000. They replaced the Lii Audio 15 inch open baffles and for me it was a big upgrade.   
"World's Best Cables" vs Audioquest interconnects
Thank you for link. That cable I believe is their low cost option using Mogami microphone cable. If cables are easily detectible by your ears, Mogami makes a design for its intended purpose (hi-fi). I posted link below. This WBC version also uses ... 
"World's Best Cables" vs Audioquest interconnects
With welding you are introducing another metal into the signal chain. This is likely why the big budget cable you reference is using a set screw...a more purist approach. BJC interestingly enough, now has a line of cables that sell for a few thou... 
Doge (China to USA) Tariff
I wonder if some Chi-Fi brands like Denafrips are just absorbing the tariff cost in their pricing? Sounds like a smart idea so the consumer doesn't get triggered. ;-) I have noticed that Chi-Fi gear has gone up in price significantly, more than j... 
First impressions of the Isoacoustic Gaia 1’s
The Gaia raise the tweeter height so that’s going to be a noticeable change. I imagine the height increase also helps a bit to reduce the floor bounce reflection. As a side-note, it is interesting that every Gaia discussion gets flooded with Town... 
Best bang for buck integrated amp for $500
Thanks for sharing. I would say you are fortunate regarding your noise floor with the Brio. When I contacted Rega, the higher noise floor was a known issue due to the compact size of unit and the only fix was to send the unit to an authorized deal...