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KEF LS50 Meta
KEF is awesome. Good to see them upgrade their lineup. https://audiophilestyle.com/ca/bits-and-bytes/kefs-new-ls50-collection-r946/  
KEF LS50 Meta
I wonder if this means the speakers can be placed closer to the front wall? I expect the same Meta tech to go to the Reference line.  
Is easy to know when a non english speaker is writting?
Great to see people from all over the world participate here. I recently joined a Asian audiophile Facebook group, mainly to read some feedback on a speaker I want to get. It turns out that people on this  Facebook group has some amazing systems. ... 
Recommendations for next headphone
Interesting feedback on the Abyss. Very curious on that now.Another amp I want to check out is the new T+A HA 200. T+A make some impressive DACs and this unit has a built in DAC. 
Decent tuner with a headphone output and volume control
A little update. I now have both my tuners hooked up in my office with indoor antenna's on each and a Magnam Dynalab Signal Sleuth on the MD 102 tuner. https://www.xdrguy.com/xdr-f1hds-for-sale.html The XDR on FM and even HD is great at picking u... 
Best Location for Best Cable
Thanks. The Benchmark StarQuads are very good cables and I would not have looked at anything else except for the fact that I had to get my Audience cables upgraded due to damage of the AU24 and AU24e originals. They are a tiny bit better than the ... 
Speaker cables under floorboards - a good or bad idea?
I would get a preamp + amp combo that supported long runs of XLR cables. You could stuff those cables under the floor board easier (with respect to sound quality) than the speaker cable. I know the professional grade Benchmark StarQuad XLR that I ... 
Recommendations for next headphone
Thanks. Yes, I was referring to the Meze Empyrean. The Abyss Phi TC was another I was looking at but I am under the impression that it is a bit finicky with placement on the head. I move my head around a lot to view 6 office computer monitors and ... 
Recommendations for next headphone
@speedbump6 How does the Empy rate in your stable of phones? I am thinking of getting a second headphone. So far the Susvara has been recommended to me by the person would recommended the Empy. Love the Empy so I am assuming the Susvara is also gr... 
Charging A Fee To Demo An Amplifier In A Brick & Mortar Store
I have been to this store 3 times and it is one of my favourites in Los Angeles. They have amazing gear and were very pleasant to deal with. I demoed 2 speakers there the first time I went. Sunil wanted me to hear a much more expensive Wilson Alex... 
More money toward better speakers or a better DAC?
It is the Benchmark DAC3B in an all Benchmark system, DAC3B + HPA4 + 2 x AHB2 + Benchmark speaker cable + Benchmark StarQuad XLR (for all the Benchmark connections). My analog sources are connected by Audience AU24 SE XLR’s and RCA’s. I sold some ... 
External DAC?
The Benchmark DAC3 HGC sounded very good to me. The Benchmark DAC3B (no volume) with the Benchmark HPA4 preamp sounds even better. Both of these DAC3's have the same conversion engine. The volume control on the HPA4 is one of the best and it is su... 
Decent tuner with a headphone output and volume control
I do the same thing as you in my bedroom system. I used to have a Bryston BHA-1 headphone amp with a SACD player and the Sony XDR-F1HD. I just recenlty sold the BHA-1. I get a great station on the FM dial, which sometimes plays vinyl too. The same... 
More money toward better speakers or a better DAC?
People who say a DAC is for 3 - 5 years must be people who like to rotate gear. If you are into the music more than the gear a DAC can last you as long as you want. My $1580 DAC that I have now will last me until I die or it dies first. Music soun... 
Thiel Owners
I think they must have hired the Audiogon developers to help them. I called the 2 contact  numbers listed and both do not work.