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Primaluna EVO 400 Amps/Preamp lacking bass impact
@stobbe in my room I ended up 36" from the wall.  
Primaluna EVO 400 Amps/Preamp lacking bass impact
I concur on speaker positioning. Even a few inches away from the wall can make a world of difference. I too have Kanta 3s and it took a lot of experimenting to nail it.  
Streamer and Dac ~$4.5k for Vinnie Rossi, Dynaudio system
I've seen Lumin X1s getting close to your price, best I can think of.   
Breaking news! Jays Audio is moving to Texas and takes interest in McIntosh
@ozzy62 Amen. We'll do what we can.   
Breaking news! Jays Audio is moving to Texas and takes interest in McIntosh
@ozzy62 You'd be surprised how many in California don't fit the stereotype. Myself and everyone I know included.   I enjoyed Jay's videos where there were audio comparisons of components and the viewer was left to listen. Wish more videos were d... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Just to add to this, my #16 has much better low to mid volume dynamics vs my JC5 which had way more wattage. Current makes the difference.   
Lumin U1/U2 versus T3
@samzx12 Congrats, its a phenomenal streamer. In addition to USB, try the AES. To me it retained all the details but added some warmth. Another noticeable upgrade is keeping a lookout for the X1 power supply that's plug and play with the U1.  
Best HIFI Stores LA/Orange
@druckpress That's the vibe I've got too from multiple places mentioned here. Shame because being in sales, never write anyone off.  
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
@minatophase3 In my experience, there's minimal to no change from turning the amp on using the bias feature on my #16. As I understand it, it essentially keeps everything charged but turns off the amp output.  
Sound Quality of Cables Used With Bluesound Node
Another vote for coax being best on the Node. Especially if you upgrade the power supply.  
Experiences Selling Stuff On Audiogon?
I just sold two items through US Audiomart and have bought several items there too. It's always been a great experience and no fees.   Also have bought through Agon with no issues but never sold. Everyone I know locally primarily uses the former.  
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
@yyzsantabarbara That's good feedback which I value a lot knowing your experience with the 16 which was a big factor into picking one up of my own. I'll have to make a trip to Destination one of these days.   
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
@yyzsantabarbara I'll be very interested to hear your thoughts on the new flagship. I'm absolutely in love with my #16 and wonder if Doug would update internals with improved parts used in newer creations?  
Is it still worth buying a Lumin x1 in 2023?
@jwcinsd The good thing about Lumin is you're starting with excellent hardware, but they continually update firmware even on older devices. For example, an X1 is still excellent like many components.    I am curious having a U1 with X1 power sup... 
Differences in YouTube, Spotify, etc.
I tried them all, and Qobuz is by far the best in my experience. Spotify I use for casual streaming and is great for music discovery. Tidal is a cut above Spotify on sound quality, Amazon HD was the most disappointing of them all and canceled sho...