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Hearing aid question
I use Phonak Audeo Lumity. Very expensive, but paid 100% by insurance. The audiologist has a program, and she works with you to set the hearing aid listening curve perfect to your ears.  I don't think you could get an equalizer to match your heari... 
Power Cables
I use Pangea for all my equipment (Spectral Audio mono amps and pre amp, and Bricasti M21 DAC) for th dynamic sound, cost convivence and build quality.  
Should Amps be plugged into a power conditioner?
The Spectral Audio manual says to plug their amps into the wall.  I don't use any devices to clean or regenerate power for any of my audio equipment.  
Playback Designs MPD6 or Bricasti M21?
I have the M21 from Audio Acrhon in Chicago.  Audio Archon sells both Playback Designs and Bricasti so they are a good source for comparison info. Mike Kay was very helpful in making my decision. I choose the M21 because of all the different opti... 
Use escrow service to pay for speakers?
Once the resale value for equipment dropped, I started using on-line stores for new and used equipment. For used, I like TMR- The Music Room.  Trading in my old gear usually gets me more than I would by selling it myself.  Also, I don't have to wo... 
FYI - QOBUZ SERVICES WILL BE TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
Good reason to justify keeping the old sacd player and TT.  
Handling Heavy Amps
I pay my friend's son to put the amps into place on stands. They are on the second floor. Before he comes over, I make sure the boxes are open, the lights are on, the path to the stands is clear and all the cords are in place.  He sets them on the... 
Quite a few Bricasti M21 DACs for sale cheap
I'm happy with mine.  Going to stream Qobuz now using Audirvana.  Agree with @hgeifman 's comments about the M21.  
When feeding a DAC Hi-Res files, DSD128, 256, 512, PCM 32/768, etc are NOS DACs prefered?
Not sure what you are asking, but look at the the Bricasti M21. It has a true 1 bit DSD for DSD content.  
Best power cord for Audioquest Niagara 1200
@10024skip 24skip   Try this at PS Audio Marketplace. Because the Niagara cleans the electricity, this is a good option to get maximum power to the conditioner without spending too much. It is a Pangea cord.   You may have to register for the ... 
Ways to make your digital streaming sound better
I've had good luck with these:  DX Engineering ISO-PLUS Ethernet RF Filters DXE-ISO-PLUS-2 Link: https://www.dxengineering.com/search?SortBy=BestKeywordMatch&SortOrder=Ascending&keyword=emi%20filter  
New DAC with streamer
@fuzztone  The Bricasti M21 because it has a built in streamer to save space in the audio rack.   @riparian I use these to help with interference: DX Engineering ISO-PLUS Ethernet RF Filters.  Here is the link: https://www.dxengineering.com/part... 
PS Audio Direct Stream Mk2 DAC - How good is it vs Mk1? Weiss, Bricasti?
@carousel Which Bricasti M1 model did you have?   Was it the M1, M1SE or the M1 Series II?  
Ferrite cores on cables
Use them on cables from TT to phono preamp to get rid of RF/EMI.  They did not cause a noticeable loss of other frequencies.  
LP Cleaning Services
Try the link below. They also have a good selection of precleaned vinyl.   http://www.clevelandvinyl.com/cleaning-process.html