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A nightmare regarding streaming?
@lovehifi22 I think you will need to update your new saves to Soundiiz every so often. I believe only the "automation" section is auto-updating. I may get on Soundiiz every 6-12 months to update my diverging Spotify and Tidal saves with each other... 
A nightmare regarding streaming?
I’m a third vote for Soundiiz. With Soundiiz, you can keep track of saved artists, albums, songs, and playlists across music services. And, you can transfer these saved items from one service to another whenever you migrate. Soundiiz serves as a m... 
Stack Audio-SmoothLAN Network Filter- WOW!
My understanding is that uncompressed 4k blu ray rips require 80-120Mbps. So, unless you're ripping your own video content to stream locally, using kaleidescape, or Bravia, then 100Mpbs is sufficient for now. Here's to hoping that lossless video c... 
Stack Audio-SmoothLAN Network Filter- WOW!
The only video streaming service that benefits from 100+ Mbps is Sony Bravia. All the big streaming services compress their 4k streams down to 15-25Mbps.   
Stack Audio-SmoothLAN Network Filter- WOW!
I haven't tried it yet, but iFi also just came out with a $300 "LAN iPurifier Pro." It does support Gig internet, which can be useful for 100Mbps+ video streams. I'll eventually compare it to my TP Link optical converter boxes.  Recently, I did t... 
Coax Internet Cable: If I have to build one, what am I looking for exactly?
@macdude I was using the Phat Satellite cable for the last couple years. I switched over to the Blue Jeans RF cable this year along with an AudioQuest RF cable that's not currently in the AQ catalog, and I liked the results. As a disclaimer, I di... 
Best power cord for Audioquest Niagara 1200
I can add my own experience. I picked up a Niagara 1200 to use with my TV and KEF LS50 Wireless II's. I used stock PC's for the KEF and 1200. I later moved I moved an extra Hurricane source cable from my main system over to the TV system. I put th... 
The $10,000 Question
One tube amp-speaker pairing that impressed me in your price range was the PrimaLuna Evo 300 with the Dynaudio Heritage. I don't recall whether they excell at classical music specifically though.  One reviewers favorite amp pairing with Dynaudio ... 
Value of a preamp?
Besides the items you mentioned--impedance matching and volume control--receiving multiple inputs and switching among the inputs is another important function of preamps.  But, I would consider the other side of the coin. If you're not using anal... 
Furman Upgrade to Niagra
I’ll second @adasdad’s opinion that the Niagara line is worthwhile. Since I’ve been in this hobby, I’ve tried the Furman PST-8D, AQ Powerquest 3, and consumer-grade options by Tripp Lite and CyberPower. None of those units made much of a differenc... 
DAC with i2S
I have no experience with the brand, but Holo Audio just came out with a sub 2k DAC (w I2S).   
Help with speaker selection
For extreme listen-ability (no harshness), but with more detail, I would suggest Rosso and Audiovector. Like Sonus Faber, Rosso has a silk done tweeter, but it also incorporates a supertweeter, which I believe adds to the resolution, especially i... 
My speaker upgrade journey - and a few questions
@jcs01 What would you say are the characteristics of sound from the ATC’s that you like? And, what are the characteristics of sound that you heard from the ATC’s that you didn’t hear from the other brands you mentioned? I ask because I may be hav... 
Which Would You Choose?
@soix and @jeffreyw already recommended what I was going to say. I believe your best bang-for-buck upgrade may be a power conditioner. Like you, I have a more mostest system. I dropped an AudioQuest Niagara 5000 w/ Tornado power cable into the sy... 
Roon and Streaming Services
I have been back and forth subscribing to either Qobuz or Tidal. Now, I have current subscriptions to both and have their libraries aggregated in Roon. Like others here have said, both services largely have overlapping libraries, but I believe it'...