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What DAC upgrade made you say “DAMN, that sounds SO MUCH better than my last DAC”?
Couple years ago I went from a Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista 21 DAC to an Esoteric D7 DAC.   I was stunned by what I was missing. 
Tube Amp recommendations to drive Klipsch Forte III
Back in the late 80's I had Klipsch Forte's.  Great speaker's but during those years I could not afford a proper amp. Years later, I'm retired and recently moved to Cabin in the mountains.  My current system will soon be sold and I'm looking for s... 
Does Expert Music Streamer Outrun CD Player?
I get lazy with digital playback.  Streaming is just too easy.  Threads like this get me spinning silver disc again which is a good thing. 
Klipsch Forte ii too bright, or is it my room ?
I owned Forte II's years ago.  The biggest issue I had with them was amp.  I used them with B&K and before that NAD. I was young and poor and didn't know any better. They were too bright.  Yet, I would love to have them back now.  I'm putting ... 
What Integrated Amp do You use
I recently relocated and downsized my gear.  I use a Jolida JD-1000a,  wonderful EL-34 tube based integrated amp. 
VTL 300 Deluxe monoblocks
I owned VTL 300 Deluxe MB amps for many years.  I had my 300's  completely upgraded by VTL.  They were used with Acoustat Spectra 33, electrostatic speakers, Thiel CS6 and B&W 801S3, all though loads and they never strained.  I would still hav... 
Room vs. Gear vs. time of life, ...and you?
I'm 68 and recently moved to the mountains.  Our small cabin is solar powered and my old stereo system (posted here) will never function up here. I have put together a small system: Spica TC-50, Pioneer VSX-522, Jolida JD-9, SL-10 and Mac Mini. I'... 
Purchasing from LP Gear
I had had a shipping issues with them many years ago. When Needle Dr. closed there doors, I started using them again.  I've had zero issues with them since.  The issue I had with them was shipping cost for 10 miles same city. I wanted to pickup th... 
Casters to replace spikes
My speaker's have casters, they were designed that way.   
California Audio Labs Master Series
CAL Alpha information I got years ago.https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/cal-alpha-info 
Is your now then?
Somewhere around 1966 we and a friend went into a store call the "Ear Drum" off Imperial Highway in Hawthorne CA.  The store was very dark with the equipment illuminated on shelves.  A salesman yelled at us "Hey you kids get out of here", another ... 
How many dealers do you use?
My last few major hardware purchases were from "Paragon Audio" an internet outlet. I have not been in an Audio Salon in over 20 years. 
Does anyone else think that the Samsung plays music much better than the Apple?
I tried moving away from apple. Got the cheapest new Samsung phone.  Using Samsung's Music playback app was simple and sounded really super nice.  If I had to, I could use the Samsung for music and just music, it is great.  Yet, as a communication... 
AUDIO RESEARCH VS VTL
I've owned VTL product for 20 years and have had nothing but Top Notch service from them.   
What DAC upgrade made you say “DAMN, that sounds SO MUCH better than my last DAC”?
Musical Fidelity Trivista 21 to Esoteric D-07.