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A warm DAC?
Schiit Modi 3 - $100Really. It's exactly what you are looking for. What do you have to lose? 
If I just use a DAC, do I need a Pre-amp?
A DAC with a volume control built in may be just fine, but then again, it may sound better running through a preamp. It depends on the "match" with the power amp you are using. I run a BelCanto DAC/Pre straight into a pair of Bel Canto mono amps w... 
How many people here generally buy used?
I have bought and sold a ton of gear over the years (check my feedback and you will see) as I enjoy trying out many different things and investigating system synergy, and in order to do it in a manner where I don't lose a ton of money, used in 8/1... 
Speaker cable arrows???
Install them in whichever direction they sound best to you. Personally, I always start by following the arrows on the jacket, but having violated that many times, and in the majority of those cases without any noticeable difference, it's not somet... 
Best bookshelf loudspeakers under 10,000 for the pair
Klipsch Heresy IV? 
Do any still use an older high end tuner from the past?....
Magnum Dynalab - I sent my FT101a, made in the mid 1990's, in for service and could not be more pleased with it now that it’s back. It is their goal to serve customers for the long term. They still service their original FT101 tuners introduced in... 
Fairly new to streaming. Where to start?
Check out the Bel Canto eOne Stream. Has a built in DAC but can be used with an external DAC as well. Includes Bel Canto's Seek App that is also very good. Excellent sound quality. 
Beware of NAD M3 Fire Hazard
"Could be anything, but a shorted (Zener?) diode in the bridge passing AC and cooking the capacitor would be my guess."I agree with the above. 
Rega P6/ or Clearaudio Concept, both with same cartridge?
Stock Rega P6 w/Ania MC cartridge is a great sounding combination. Totally quiet operation and a balanced presentation from top to bottom. Replaced a Pro-Ject 2-Xperience SB turntable w/Sumiko Blue Point #2 cartridge. 
Usless but interesting ....how many of you old timers started with original Large Advents?
DQ10s were my first Double Advent stack were my secondFollowed by Fuselier Model 3All 3 highly enjoyable.There have been many more since then, and I mean many.Currently a pair of ATC SCM19v2. Excellent! 
Speaker Sales on Audiogon
Tammy is the best! 
New Rouge Dragon amplifier
Ditto on the Bel Canto 600Ms. I have been running a pair for over 4 years, currently driving a pair of ATC SCM 19 v2s, and the sound is simply superb. Enjoy the music my fellow Audiogoner's! 
The Music Room - Boulder Colorado
I have been in this hobby for decades buying and selling on Audiogon since it was started. For the most part my experiences have been positive. However, the “market” has changed over the years and to be able to run a profitable business on line th... 
Great Qobuz streamer. Upgrade from Bluesound Node 2
Bel Canto Stream is a nice choice 
Recommendations for high quality Streaming Audio:
Bel Canto STREAM with Qobuz app embedded in their own Seek App. $1600 for the STREAM (new) and $15/mo. for the Qobuz subscription. You will never look back my friend.