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what would you do?
@labguy If you can swing the panels (the low cost ones I have are not very attractive) they make a world of difference. Prior to the acoustic treatments, I used to try and play the Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream in my room and it was physically p... 
what would you do?
In my small room I put GIK Acoustics sound panels (total cost $750) and it tamed the bass and other things to now sound excellent. My speakers at the moment are small monitors. However, I believe a small floor stander will also sound good now in t... 
Speakers under $50k that rival $200k+ speakers?
@smodtactical I heard a few TAD speakers and liked them but the price seemed a little too high relative to the competitors such as KEF.  At the store where I went and demoed the TAD ME1 (in Los Angeles) there was a TAD R1 MKII demo on sale. It was... 
Does this exist? Preamp/Streamer/DAC with MQA, Roon and more
Some new info on NAD. They have partnered with Bruno Putzeys new company. It won't be long before these new components from NAD with the new Class D modules come out.http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/nad-electronics-and-purifi-audio-announc... 
What are you streaming tonight?
Prince - 3121I forgot how good this release was. It is also has real nice sonics, must be great on a bigger system. 
Innuous Zenith Mk III Arrives Tomorrow
@snackeyp I just went through this thread and was curious about your impressions of the sound quality differences between the computer your were using and the  Innuous Zenith Mk III?  
Class D is affordable and sounds as good or better the SS/Valve why buy anything else ?
@ricevs I have done some internet searches on the Purifi. However, I think you have better links (or better insider info) than me. If you have some good links how about posting them here. 
Class D is affordable and sounds as good or better the SS/Valve why buy anything else ?
@ricevs  Thanks for the heads up. I was considering spending $2K to upgrade my Peachtree Nova 150 to the 500. However, this new amp sounds interesting and I will hold off with the spending until I learn more. 
Buying advice: McIntosh vs SimAudio for Integrated Amplifier/DAC.
SimAudio has a 10 year warranty. Almost as good as Bryston's 20 year amp warranty. Yamaha has a 10 year speaker warranty on the new NS 5000. Long warranty period to me means confidence by the manufacturer in their gear. 
Recommnedation for the BEST SOUNDING integrated amp up to $3500
You should also check out the Peachtree Nova 150, 300, or 500 to see if they sound as good as the more expensive recommendations. You maybe surprised with the Nova 150. It is a swiss army knife and sounds rather good.https://darko.audio/2019/05/th... 
Buying advice: McIntosh vs SimAudio for Integrated Amplifier/DAC.
Simaudio Moon 390 vs. McIntosh Laboratory C47 Not exactly what you want but does talk about the 2 DACs. I would take SimAudio over a MAC. I have never been a fan of MAC's. I found them too dark sounding. https://www.soundstagehifi.com/index.ph... 
Peachtree Nova 300
Anybody do the upgrade from a Nova150 or Nova300 to the Nova500. There is a special price continuing this month for the upgrade. I have a Nova150 and it is $2K to get to the Nova500. Not sure if I should do it. 
Used DACs in the 10k range
@smodactical This DAC does not get much noise on Audiogon but this is the expensive DAC I am interested in, Mola Mola Tambaqui. I have other lower cost options that I am looking at too. https://gttaudio.com/ Contact Bill Parish and see about a h... 
Big systems - Little rooms
@soix I do not have room for subs in my office (I have a big desk in there). I am also not looking for very low bass, just more than what I currently have with my monitors. There are small floor standers with good bass that will fit into a space s... 
Big systems - Little rooms
@sjtm The big speaker in a small room is something I am actually striving to do. I currently have an ideal monitor speaker in my small office, 12x11x9 but I am going to put a floor stander in their to join the club. I don't want a sub and I want t...