Responses from arafiq

Could Class D really be that good?
So on one hand we have a designer/builder/entrepreneur who has been building and selling top quality products for a number of years. On the other hand, we have a  ..... tweaker, who modifies other people's original designs. Hmm... who is right? To... 
Comparing Aurender N20 vs eversolo dmp A8
@lalitk is a great resource of all things audio, especially cabling.   I second that! His advice is based on actual experience and a ton of research.   
How you know your system is improving?
I hope you don’t mind me saying this … both @hilde45 ​​​​​@mahgister are two of the more thoughtful members on this site. I enjoy reading posts from both. This supposed rivalry is downright silly.    Having said that, one of you does have the ten... 
How you know your system is improving?
Sometimes it’s the journey and not just the destination.  As long as you’re being somewhat fiscally responsible, enjoy the ride.     
Gustard R26 ladder DAC sound signature - comments?
One thing to keep in mind is that Gustard, like most R2R DACs, have a longer than usual break in time. You gotta wait at least 100, preferably 200, hours before reaching a definitive conclusion. I had bought the R26 from Amazon, and although I se... 
Metner MA3 vs Playback Designs MPD-6
Both Andreas and Ed are luminaries in the world of digital audio. I don't think anyone is trying to prove who is better.  Also, there was no need to throw another dealer under the bus, but I guess we have come to expect this kind of vile behavior... 
Metner MA3 vs Playback Designs MPD-6
@yyzsantabarbara I think you have it backwards. It was actually Andreas Koch who was hired by Ed Meitner in 2003 to work for EMM Labs. Ed Meitner is considered a pioneer in SACD development. He worked closely with Sony and Philips in the early day... 
Live Vibe Audio
Buying Live Vibe racks for all my components was one of the best audio decisions I've made. I have it under my heavy amp as well as separate racks with audio points for other components. I was not a believer at first, but let me tell you, the impr... 
Please help with Roon server/core issue
+1 on mesh networks.  
Qualities Of An End-game System
My wife has been trying to make my speakers disappear for the last 10 years.   
Stereophile review of the $30,000 tekton speakers
Do we ask all designers to prove their designs on a public forum? I was not a fan of that one member who was forcing Tekton down everyone's throats in a very crass manner. That's like letting Kanye West continue to represent Adidas. But let's not ... 
15k USD Speakers for Classical and Pop Extended Listening, Near setup, Low volume
+1 on Harbeth P3esr for nearfield listing. They’re supremely balanced and natural sounding. You’ll be surprised how transparent they sound, and the vocals will be better than most speakers in this size range. One of the few speakers I regret selli... 
The Midnight Effect - Who-How?
Booze for sure. And the fact you’re not as distracted at that time of the day/night.   
Just so you can remember me, I was the old guy with the grey hair.    That should be easy to remember 😃    
Rockport Lyras
I’ve heard Rockport Avior in Seattle last year. I was very impressed. They can hold their own against Wilson or Magico.