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Graphene Sluggo - Unlocking Sonic Scenery
I put a graphene sluggo in my Nordost QB-8 Mk2 power distributor replacing a Synergistic Master Fuse, and found it superior to the Master...  
Could Class D really be that good?
Dog help me, but this was simply an incredibly useless, pointless, depressing and endless series of exchanges...   
After 50 years, I have finally found my destination amps... AGD Audions!
I have had the AGD Gran Vivaces here for a week and a half. They are end-game for me too. I will be selling all my other tube and solid state amplifiers...  
Anyone ever have, use or hear this tube?
The Apos Ray 12AU7 new production tubes are really terrific and come with a trial and a warranty. They sound better than new production Gold Lion and any of the NOS 12SU7s I have in my stash including Teles, Brimar, Radiotechnique, Mullard and mor... 
Suggested Power Cable for Streamer
Current production Synergistic is the way to go. Foundation SX or, if you can swing it, something in the Atmosphere series. I'm not a shill, just someone who has discovered how good their products are, especially when used together. Can be audit... 
Signal tube versus power tube, sound impact?
I’m giving the new Apos Ray 12AU7 tubes a spin in my BHK pre and I am quite impressed so far. https://apos.audio/products/apos-ray-tube-12au7 36 Apos / Ray are cagey about their provenance (China, most likely) and they claim to only accept the t... 
DAC upgrade
You should consider the PS Audio Directstream DAC Mk1. It definitely doesn't have the form factor you want, which may well disqualify it, but it's an amazing DAC an now with the Mk2 out they are selling for around $2k, I've seen one for $1900.  
What was the first power cable that you noticed a difference in the sound?
My first experience with upgraded AC cables was with the Synergistic AC Master Couplers in the nineties. I use a full SR loom in my $100k system, many purchased used as others upgrade. They continue to innovate. I'm extremely happy with their off... 
Have you found your "End-Game" speakers yet? I have. And it feels so good!!!
Fyne F703s are most likely my end game at 67.  HOWEVER: There is a F703 SP coming and if I can finesse a trade, I'd be in for a few thousand $$$ more!  
Have you found your "End-Game" speakers yet? I have. And it feels so good!!!
Mine are Fyne F703s with three REL Carbon Specials are end game for me. Unless I get offered an unreasonable trade-in on them for the new F703 SPs...    
Have you found your "End-Game" speakers yet? I have. And it feels so good!!!
Fyne F703s. (Unless I am offered an incredible trade-in deal on the new F703SPs.)  
Recommend me a DAC under 3k
PS Audio Directstream DAC Mk1 with the latest firmware. A no-brainer...  
PS Audio Direct Stream MK2 DAC
I've had my Mk 2 DAC for over a month. It is completely silent mechanically and electrically. It sounds fantastic, and I got $3500 credit by trading in my Mk 1. A no-brainer really, and I'm looking forward to the free firmware upgrades to come ove... 
New Synergistic Master Fuse
I'll try the SR Mast Fuse in the Nordost QB-8 strip that powers my $90k retail system, replacing the Purple that's in there now which replaced the Orange that was in there before. Each step was an improvement and I've got a $100 off coupon at Hig... 
What is the current retail cost of your reference system?
I'm at about $97k retail for the whole system, all is current or semi-current production, with as much as possible purchased used. Cables are easily $20k at retail, to say nothing of what many would consider tweaks. Makes me very happy every day...