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alvinnir2

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Non-fatiguing speakers in $10K range?
So many speaker recommendations but you really need to go out and listen if you can. You have not mentioned anything about the room. How big is it? Will you be able to have the speakers ideally placed out in the room or must they be close to a wal... 
Is there a cheaper alternative to this:
Well I have a pair of KLH 5s and the stands came with them. That being said I also have some other wooden stands that I bought on ebay that are custom made by an individual in Reno. If you type JBL 100 stands in the E bay search line, they should... 
What are the absolute legendary Snell model no.s?
I have a pair of the Model E5 Mk 2. Bought them new over 20 years ago and used them in my 2 channel stereo and still use them currently in my home theatre system. They were wonderful speakers but I wished they had a better bass response. Being the... 
What to change in my system
Having just read a review of your amplifier, it seems to me your system is pretty well matched. No doubt a tube integrated amp would give you a more natural picture into the music. Tube amps from companies like Conrad Johnson are generally reliabl... 
Noob question about streaming . . .
In a nutshell: #1 A different streamer would possibly provide for a better software than HEOS to control your music access but if you are OK with it, then there is no need to change. #2 Tidal Connect is merely being able to use Tidal, with the i... 
Going Tubing
I have had various amps and preamps over the 55+ years in this hobby. Almost all of it has been tubed and the times I delved into SS units, they didn’t last long in my system...back to tubes I went. A tube preamp is a very good way to start, a no... 
Streamer only
@hilde45 Oops, I misread the $1000. LOL Do you remember the character from the old days of SNL, Roseanne Roseanadanna.  " I thought you said xxxx, never mind"  
Streamer only
If your budget is $100 max then you really only have a couple of options. One is the Wiim streamer with the optical out and that will give you the best user experience but your DAC would need to have an optical input. The app interface plays a big... 
You tube hifi influencers. Love them or hate them?
@tomic601 They are keepers and here to stay!    
You tube hifi influencers. Love them or hate them?
Some good opinions here and no doubt we should trust our own ears but there are many who do not have good dealers close to where they live to personally audition gear. I think some of the online reviewers have limited value, but what often is the... 
Speakers to pair with Quicksilver mid mono
Well I have the mid Mono Amps and use the New KLH 5 speakers to more than sufficient volume but my room is not as large as yours. The KLH speakers are rated at 90db efficiency so I would recommend you look at the efficiency rating of speakers and ... 
Thank Heavens For The Internet World Used/ Pre-Owned High End Audio Market!!!!
I absolutely agree. I make most of my purchases on the internet. It’s pretty easy to determine what you want or need with respect to sources and electronics so great to buy used. Speakers and headphones, on the other hand can vary a lot as can per... 
Tubed preamps and Power amps- How old is too old???
Having the caps checked is a good idea. I have thought about CJ Power Amps. Being that I have tried a variety of output tubes in the Quicksilvers ( 6550s, KT88, and EL 34s ) I have come to prefer the sonic signature of the EL34 tube over the other... 
Tidal FLAC vs. Qobuz
I think I can add  to this conversation and clear up a lot of  confusion.. Had a Node 2i at one time. Bluetooth is not involved when you use the BluOs app nor is it when you use Tidal Direct app. With either method, the music is via wifi to the s... 
Speakers - Your "Safest" Choice
Do consider posting more information, like the rest of your system in detail and the size of the room and so on. Your original question is a bit too open ended to get truly useful responses. In a forum like this personal preference varies so much...