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All Hail the meek --yet mighty – NODE 2i
I use a Node 2i as well. I really like their interface, as I can use Amazon music as well. I have it powered with a Teddy Pardo LPS and run an outboard DAC (Rega DAC-R). In my system/room it’s more than adequate and I like the sonics I get from th... 
Music first or sound first?
Would have to be music first. I'm perfectly happy working on projects around the shop listening to a cheap Ali-Express bluetooth speaker, but the real magic is when I go to the listening room, sit down, and LISTEN.   
Thin Line Between Critique and Courtrooms: A Dialogue on the Recent Audiophile Drama
tEktOn, pass  
From B&W 804 D3 to Focal Sopra 2?
Not necessarily high watts, but need a 2 ohm stable amp to handle the impedance dip.  
if you had this system, what would you do to make it sound the best you can
What next?
Node X is kind of spendy, if you don't need the added features, pick up a used Node 2i  
Your greatest high end audio purchase!!!
Been at this since the eighties. Best high end audio purchase is kind of spurious. The room.  Bought our current property a few years back, and it's the first time I've ever had a fully dedicated space to listen. Inspired me so much that I upgra... 
Outstanding Reel to Reel Vendor
Curt at reel to reel tech is great. He refurbed my father's B77 (which I now look after) that got me started in this pursuit as a young boy.   
Magico A3 replacement
I'd treat the room and keep the current speakers.   
Cable supports on the cheap...
  Don't do a damn thing, but they look neat   
Are you on or off? What say you?
Been off for awhile now. No reason to really ride the damn thing if you cover your basics.  
New blog post: Living with Focal Speakers
Good advice in there. I've personally found Sopra 3's stage best in my space with very little toe in. The same was true for the Aria 948's I ran previously. The listening room is treated, inclusive of the ceiling. It's a wonderful sounding space. ... 
How to make the Focal Kanta No. 2 speakers sing?
Easy, drive them with an amplifier that's two ohm stable to deal with the impedance dip.   
Wall treatments “Asymmetrical”?
Asymmetrical would be ideal, but there are ways to compensate   
Jay's "Ugly Truth" video
  I'm with Cleeds