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Looking for a CD / SACD player. Also, tell me about Esoteric
@maxdukecapone What are you thoughts of the N01XDSE?  I recently traded in my XD for the XDSE and could not be happier.  
Qobuz Connect working Beta demonstration....yay!
What is the advantage of bypassing the steamer app?  
Amplifier for Dilemma B&W 802D3
I use McIntosh 611s with my B&W 802d3’s.  Very happy.  
I had to ship my F 113 back to the factory twice for repairs, within a year apart. Then, 60 days later, it stopped working again. Needless to say, I was so disgusted with the JL Audio and sent it back for the third time. To their credit, however, ... 
Anyone listen to entire albums?
I do both. I have thousands of songs on my diverse playlists. It’s like listening to the radio (well…. Better SQ) except every song is one I like (since I put it there). But I do enjoy listening to my favorite albums from start to finish.  
What the Best Dac have you heard or owned. How could you tell it was that good.
@calvinj Yes, the Esoteric N01XD SE is amazing.  I upgraded from the prior XD.  I would rank it up there with the $40k DSC model.  
What the Best Dac have you heard or owned. How could you tell it was that good.
Esoteric N01XD SE  
New In 2024
Fleetwood Mac Rumours Atmos and 5.1 Blu-ray coming on April  
Audioquest Pegasus XLR Interconnects
Let me know your thoughts when you have a chance to compare them.  I also have the Pegasus, and really like them.  
Eric Carmen
I loved the Raspberries back in the day.  I was 14 when Go all the way was a hit.  
JL Audio Fathom
I also have owned dual JL Audio f 113’s v2 for about 7 years. They unfortunately both needed servicing, and one of the units, had to be serviced a second time. However, to their credit, they ended up replacing it with a brand new unit about a year... 
Community radio station
Yes, I get to play whatever I want. No commercials.    Check the show out when you have an hour. 😁  
BTO Not Fragile
I also still have that album that I bought when I was in high school. Loved it at the time, but not as enjoyable listening today.  Music tastes change as we get older.  
DCS Bartok v Meitner MA3 v Esoteric N05XD
I don’t have the Esoteric N05xd, but I do have the N01XD. Very analog sounding. The XD version is a big improvement from the previous series.  
Seeking Honest Opinions: Your Experience with McIntosh Audio Gear
I think it probably depends on your other components. I have 611 monos, with B&W 802D3 speakers. My sources are an Esoteric N01XD streamer and a Clearaudio Performance turntable. That combination works well. Bold, natural, and detailed with cl...