Responses from tony1954

The Horror
@audioaddict  As Morpheus says in the Matrix, “You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland. And I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.”... 
@Iz1 "Obviously it's easier to critique a recommendation than to take the time to look things up like I did." Next time, do your part and communicate clearly what you are talking about. Who's "Rick"? Astley, Springfield?  A last name might help... 
Eversolo DMP-A8 vs iPhone plugged directly to integrated amp - why no difference?
@audphile1  +1 No response is the biggest flag.  
Raysonic SP-100
"A nit to pick: The EL34 tubes are not self-biasing nor can the user adjust the bias. That means a trip to the dealer or a technician when you want the tubes replaced, or just checked. Tube rolling (trying tubes from different manufacturers), a fa... 
A Better Way to Buy Gear - Help Needed
My advice. If it smells like poop, it probably is.    
What is the Current Guidance on Stereo and AV Configurations
I had the same problem and there is only one proper solution, but like me it may require you to purchase new equipment (AVR and integrated amp) that have the required inputs. The AVR will need to be able to "pre-out" the front channels separately... 
Stacking subwoofers
Seems to me that one would be better served by spreading additional subs around your space, rather than making a stack. Adding more subs in the same spot does nothing to provide additional mitigation of any peaks and valleys in the rooms low frequ... 
Dirty little secret of Pedigreed, decades old Speaker line - no one will address
Sorry, but I don't know and don't care. People do what they want. Which is their right, as long it doesn't harm others.    
New Vandersteen Preamp L5-ACC - Axpona show report in Absolute Sound July/Aug issue
Definitely nope.  
PSB Stratus Silver
Definitely look at hifishark.com.    
Looking for a streaming DAC around 4k
Not sure where you are located, but if you are here in Canada, this might be an option. https://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/650109361-a10-aurender-streamer-and-dac-analog-outputs-first-class-network-player/    
Eversolo or Aurender: Options and Opinions
@6dogvegan  I am glad you are enjoying your Eversolo, but whether I am right or wrong, I am not interested in buying one of their products. Good luck in your search for an A8.  
Eversolo or Aurender: Options and Opinions
@6dogvegan  " This is the Music Streamer that YOU WANT! The DMP-A8 by Eversolo" No thanks. Don't need all the bells and whistles. If they are so good, why are so many people selling them?    
Great song by the Clash
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers first national tour, June 15, 1978 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada. The third encore was "I Fought The Law". Gone, but certainly not forgotten.    
Eversolo or Aurender: Options and Opinions
Haven't tried the Pontus yet. I have been dealing with a bout of sciatica, so I really can't move things around. The funny thing is I can still play golf, but putting socks on is excruciating.