Responses from tgrisham

Do I hurt my ears by listening to music at...
I have a NIOSH SLM app on my iPhone. Instantaneous  dB readout and tells you how long at that sound level is safe. 75 dB is safe for hours. You need an ENT and a audiometry test. 
Emotiva T Zero or HSU HCCB8
And I suppose Subaru, Monoprice, and Schiit don’t make your list? 
recommendation for rca interconnect for deeper bass for dac to preamp
I may in the minority here but I don’t use cables for tone control. I believe the truth in cables is as pure a signal as it can transmit. I use BlueJeans Cables LC-1 will give you the most accurate frequency response at an affordable price. Happy ... 
Using a HT system with a tube preamp
I have to say I have had a very different experience from those earlier posts. I use a Modwright preamplifier with HT bypass. I’ve upgraded AVRs several times and feed the single ended main output through the Mod to my speakers. I disagree respect... 
Which SACDs?
Just tuning in. Thank you OP for the question and thanks for all the great suggestions. Any interest in SACD multichannel? 
USB sucks
@antigrunge2Innuos will make a $4000 reclocker because people will buy it. Whether they need it or not.  
USB sucks
Even Mike Moffat of Schiit Audio now prefers USB. He’s an accomplished designer and originally was very anti-USB. With the right implementation of the new asynchronous architecture, USB is superior. In my and many other’s opinion.  
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Like Uberwaltz.  Borboletta by Santana. Loved it back then. Love it still.  
Upgrade to my system - Speakers maybe
That’s a big room. You might consider floorstanders instead of stand mounted speakers to maximize your space with low frequencies. I don’t recommend a particular brand. You’ll have to pick speakers with a free return policy and try them in your sp... 
Hearing loss and HiFi
Wolf_Garcia is correct. Some of the finest conductors ever had hearing loss and still produced superb recordings. My advice is to not worry about it. If you notice a significant loss of enjoyment in your system consider new speakers, not EQ which ... 
Mahavishnu fans only
Best value IEM phones for travel use from Android.
Senn 569s are fantastic but don’t fold up. I just purchased 1More in ear Bluetooth earphones and they seal well and have good sound for $80. I’ve been on the road traveling for the past few weeks and am pleased. The case re-energizes them. On Amaz... 
Combining a sub-woofer with Bookshelf Speakers
Bass can be localized above 80 Hz. Cross over there, turn the sub volume to zero, set the system to play bass centric music at a listening level, then turn up the sub slowly until you hear it. Then turn down the sub slightly until it disappears.  
I'm here for the enthusiasts, not the snobbery
Porsches are only ugly when they’re sitting still. When they’re running they are a thing of beauty, provided you’re driving. It’s easy to get killed at those insane speeds but I’ve enjoyed a good long life. Let her run..... 
Why Don't More People Into Music Reproduction At Home Play Around With Musical Instruments
I play classical piano, harmonica, song and have electronic keyboards for other instruments. As stated above, playing an instrument is hard. Playing an instrument very well is very hard. Some talent and hours of practice. Listening to music is eas...