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shadorne

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Take up drums at age 56?
@bdp24 Gretsch family has been involved in making instruments for 6 generations. I met one of the Gretsch Family’s latest generation recently - great guy - and he plays drums! 
Anything wrong with PS Audio DirectStream DACs?
I like the PS DSD DAC with Snowmass. I didn’t like Redcloud nearly as much. The magic of this DAC is likely in the transformer output. Like tubes, transformers aren’t the best measuring devices but somehow in some configurations they add clarity o... 
Piano fans
Nice find. Peaky Blinders soundtrack jumps to mind too. Cilian really did a great job as lead in that series.https://open.spotify.com/user/g0u1d1e1/playlist/4AZyrOESvR5OfT1Y2F3h6D  
High definition vs. tonal balance
Absolutely. I would call that balance. Like TV to use an analogy: You want the highest definition possible but colour, contrast, black levels and brightness must be authentic and accurate. High definition with exaggeration is eye catching initiall... 
Most “disappeared” speakers.
+1 Georgehifi 
Do you have any concern for the environment when keeping your equipment 24/7 ?
LOLhttps://vimeo.com/25921512  
Speaker advice for listening to Blues music
Tough one at 2K. Small room.You probably need dynamics. You also want a soft dome tweeter.Dynaudio may work - generally a darker sound. 
Do you have any concern for the environment when keeping your equipment 24/7 ?
Frank you are on a roll! You are right on every count. Data suggest that the 0.1% are benefitting most from the current crony system which is indeed totally equivalent to slavery for 99%. Our children are born into $200 trillion of unfunded liabil... 
Best earphone for the value
The SE846 is worth every penny. I bought it the year it came out. Absolutely ground breaking. 
Do you have any concern for the environment when keeping your equipment 24/7 ?
Wow. You diaper filling scaredy-cat whippersnappers just got totally pwned by Oregonpapa! 
Do you have any concern for the environment when keeping your equipment 24/7 ?
@millercarbon @oregonpapa  All really great points. Only a fool would not be able to take a step back from paranoia, think critically and come to a more balanced view - the world is NOT about to end. 
DACs with High Voltage Output
+1 Benchmark DAC3 does up to 18 volts  
Decisions on standmounts: ATC, Dynaudio, ProAc, Sonus Faber
@gosta +1 Agreed. Quested are great and a cheaper active alternative to ATC and others but the midrange will be limited in SPL - that vifa mid range is woefully small.....and it doesn’t have a double spider so guaranteed to get the polywobbles at ... 
Affordable alternativ to the PS Audio DirectStream DAC
+1 @audiotroy “the Benchmark does not sound like any of these dacs.”Agreed. Benchmark is like sitting at Row 1 and PS Audio DSD is like Row 8 to 10.I limited experience with Schiit but that might be a cheaper option in the direction the OP seeks..... 
Affordable alternativ to the PS Audio DirectStream DAC
@gosta Technically you are right. For around $2000 or less you get SOTA in measurement performance. The rest is taste or presentation. The PS Audio DS DAC Snr has a large following and rightly so. Measurements aren’t as good as some but the balan...