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Protip: Using a sub? Plug your mains
@erik_squires , thanks so much for this tip! I felt compelled to chime in with positive results. Used a couple of sock pairs to plug port in right Tekton Enzo XL. It has really cleaned up and tightened bass. Plugging both speakers was a little bit... 
Full range speaker recommendation
@blackbag20 +1 I generally refrain from commenting on something, unless I have firsthand experience. However, in this case there is a bit of reference and context.  I met Jim Salk a couple of times at audio shows and listened to his different mo... 
IS there such an animal?
@reubent  +1 Oppo players play pretty much ALL formats. Plus, all one has to do is "turn off" video processing and go pure audio only. In other words, video circuits are present but not engaged.  Good luck, and Happy Listening!    
Capital Audio Fest Notes
@rdk777  +1Thanks for sharing @bhvf . 
Peachtree GaN 400 vs Class D Audio Mini GAN 5
Thanks @pinwa, I was hoping someone would do what you've done. Finally, we have a head-to-head comparison with the little Class D GAN 5 in the mix. Your contribution is much appreciated.Happy Listening! 
Another Node2i Question
Couldn't get my Node2i to even connect properly going straight wireless. Added a TP-Link Deco Mesh System (~$100-$150 on Amazon); connected mesh dot via Supra CAT8 ethernet cable to Node2i, and voila! For the most part, seamless streaming and grea... 
Recommendations for a modestly-priced audio system?
Okay @facten, I'll go ahead and make a "generalized" statement" too: The budget is the budget.Obviously, without the BT requirement, there are any number of used amp options that would work. Used speakers can be had for a bargain as well. New is a... 
Recommendations for a modestly-priced audio system?
Not trying to bring out the flame throwers, but Tekton Design has a couple of models that might fit the bill for speakers: the Mini Lore ($630) and the Lore Reference ($825). The downside is delivery time. Took awhile to receive my Enzo X/L's. It ... 
Sellers: When do you drop your price?
@yogiboy +1@stereo5  +1@jdoris  +1 A lot of views and no offers clearly indicate pricing too high and/or not enough demand to generate offers near the asking price. Also, there does not appear to be much of market for that particular brand.    If... 
Node 2i performance suggestions pls
SQ definitely improved by adding Cullen C7 PC and Supra CAT8 to my Node2i. But putting Network Acoustics ENO filter in the mix took things to an even higher level. This thing is not so much a "tweak" but more like an equipment upgrade.A-gon member... 
AGD Audion GaN Class D In The House
+1 @twoleftears well said. Thanks. 
Jazz listening: Is it about the music? Or is it about the sound?
IMHO, with jazz you get both – good music and good sound. Like @whipsaw mentioned, Rudy Van Gelder (Blue Note) engineered tons of material from the bebop/hard bop/post-bop eras. Several other labels had good production quality as well, like Presti... 
Schiit Saga+...What’s the point of the tube?
I have the Schiit Saga (original) and use it in tube buffer mode with all my sources except Audio Horizon phono preamp run passively. I don’t presume to tell anyone what they hear, but after spending time rolling a few 6SN7’s with the Saga, I was... 
Wireless sub
@zappas, I was in similar situation recently. Check out this information from REL: https://rel.net/?s=wireless then decide if it's worth pursuing. FYI ... I ordered the transmitter from Amazon, and will be taking delivery on wireless-enabled REL s... 
Stereo Times list of the " 2020 MOST WANTED COMPONENTS"
Thanks for sharing @teajay. That Denafrips ARES II looks real interesting, especially for budget minded.Also, why does there seem to be the need for snarky comments or to  denigrate others' contributions? I don't get it. Anyway ...Happy Listening!