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Audioquest Dragon Powercord vs Hurricane
Has anyone compared either the Thunder or Blizzard power cords to the two top models?Thanks 
Affordable alternativ to the PS Audio DirectStream DAC
The Auralic Vega G1 is $2k less and the Auralic Altair is less than a third the cost of the PS Audio. Both great digital products. 
Equipment that has made you 'stop' looking?
YG Acoustics speakers, got my first pair over eight years ago and have moved up the line. Doubt I'll ever own another brandAudionet electronics.Kubala-Sosna wire 
Streamer upgrade recommendations
Veroguy I have only wifi option in my basement right now, so no I haven't compared. Plus I love the Bluos app.I'm assuming once I have ethernet the vega will be better. 
Blue Jeans Cable Sound Good???
I found the BJC very dull and veiled when compared to the Signal cable, and the Mogami I had here at the same time.I preferred them both for entry level cables. 
Streamer upgrade recommendations
Can only speak on the Node 2i, haven't heard the others. I have used it as streamer/dac and now streaming into my Auralic Vega G2 dac. I really like it, alot.Three friends have heard it here and purchased it also. 
How many brands use own drivers?
YG ACOUSTICS  
High End SS Preamplifier Ayre, EMM Labs, ML, or Pass
Ayre has always had a slight dryness to me. I owned the K1-xe, and auditioned the KXR. I owned an all Ayre system at the time. I ended up going tubes with a BAT REX preamp.Fast forward....around 3 years ago listened to an Audionet PRE G2, bought i... 
New Amps Arrived...
CONGRATULATIONS  on your new amps! 
What are the top 3 dream speakers you wanna buy next regardless of price?
Really only two.YG Acoustics Sonja XVor,  YG Acoustics  Sonja XV Jr.I own Anat 3 signature that are upgraded to Sonja 1.2 now. 
Does this exist? Preamp/Streamer/DAC with MQA, Roon and more
Jnehma1Not sure if the Altair has the bass management. The Vega G1 is really good. Many reviews of it and the original Vega.  
Does this exist? Preamp/Streamer/DAC with MQA, Roon and more
Check out the Auralic Vega G1. Got to audition it, and G2 version. Great! 
How to identify tube amp
You may need to use a variac to start them up??Also, maybe some pictures of them set up from back in the day? 
Gryphon Diablo 300 Integrated or Dartzeel LHC-208 Integrated with PMC Fact 12 Speakers
No idea which would sound better with your speakers, they are both nice amps.That said,  the Gryphon is a beast and your speakers at 84db may need that. 
Recommendation on power amp
Check out the YouTube video of the Blades with Audionet amplifiers. System was well reviewed