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Classical Music for Aficionados
Listen to the first 1’ 30" and see if you don’t want to keep on listening. Parry, Symphony no. 5    
What is this term 'analytical' ?
Everything is subjective (see any number of other threads). But analytical is when you are listening to a recording and you find yourself perceiving the individual instruments/voices more and the overall ensemble effect less. It’s not the same as ... 
Are Tube Buffers for real or even worth it ?
How about the Black Ice FOZ SSX? That’s a tube buffer ++ and it seems that lots of people appreciate it.  
Digital Interconnects - Which one is the BEST ??!!
As already stated, it all depends on the output of the sending unit and the input of the receiving unit.  Different units vary in terms of which type of connector function optimally.  So yes, a first step is to read up on the two units you're plan... 
Most Realistic Recordings
Best XLRs under $500 a pair
Audio Envy, Triode Wire Labs, Zavfino. All good choices.  
Yep much to do about nothing. Fear brains.
Strange. jerryg123 OP 1,883 posts 04-18-2022 at 10:08am  Guys Jerry had a stroke last night. He is in the hospital. This was and will be his last post.    
Question about speaker angle
There are really four basic adjustments. 1. Distance from wall behind speakers. 2. Distance of listening position from speakers (assuming this is adjustable). 3. Distance from side walls (corollary: distance between speakers). 4. Toe-in. When... 
Spendor D9.2 Run In
A couple of years ago I auditioned at length the Spendor Classic 100's in a hi-end system.  For comparison, afterwards we subbed in a pair of D7's (no D9's in the store, and just before the .2 version came out).  There was no real comparison.  The... 
GaN amps: Peachtree or LSA Voyager?
Frank attributes the virtual elimination of all the residual harmonic distortion to a differential balanced design.  Can someone with the technical expertise explain why that kind of design would bring about that result?  
GaN amps: Peachtree or LSA Voyager?
Cary's 805 had a variable feedback control.  I don't know how many other amps were made with this feature.  
Awaiting a 1st impression
In their adverts Upscale makes a point of how much their preamps weigh as compared to the competition.  I've heard of judging by the measurements, but even ASR doesn't say that heavier units are intrinsically better.  
Most Realistic Recordings
One other thing to consider: most people don't listen at home to piano recordings at the same volume as if they were sitting ten feet away from a grand piano.  So try this: establish a "comfortable" listening level, then inch the volume up slightly.  
Balanced Line Stage Tube Preamps
@hickamore Andy Tebbe is extremely responsive and easy to talk to, and will answer all your questions.  
Is there a DAC ranking list?
Anyone care to hazard a guess as to the total number of DACs (makes and models) available for purchase right now?  I'm sure it's well into three figures.