Responses from dr-john

Streamed music sounds awful in my system and I don't know why ....
thanks, all.   MIND2 is built in to the Moon 780 DAC.    
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Chopin Ballades, Ivan Moravec on Connoisseur label  
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Beethoven 'Ghost' trio - Kempff and company, DGG  
Poor Customer Service
RE: a highly-regarded manufacturer of tube amps.  A Psvane KT-88 blew up my amp, and I needed a cardboard shipping container  to accomodate its return it to the factory far away from me in the USA. After badgering by emails (to which I was informe... 
Opinions on the SimAudio Moon 260D CD player/transport?
I've partnered the 260D with Moon's 780D - a match made in heaven. EXCEPT (there's always one, isn't there ?) the tray swallowed one of my cd's. After listening to it, I ejected the tray fromthe remote, and, lo, the tray was empty.  Techies gave m... 
my cd transport hungry for new music ?
uh oh - sim being dead ?  did you pay in advance ?  I bought their transport and DAC because they had such a good line-up of products and marketed whole systems.  But pricey amps/preamps for sure. -john 
my cd transport hungry for new music ?
I owned  the factory-modded S7i happily for years until the transport gave out.  I sent to Audio Research for replacement, but that one lasted only 3 months.  I've saved the unit for a backup DAC.I still haven't heard from SimMoon - is silence the... 
my cd transport hungry for new music ?
of course, I was alarmed when it first disappeared.  thanks.  i just hope the stuck disc doesn't cause problems going forward.  
my cd transport hungry for new music ?
jafant  -  tho I had 2 wadia transports over the years, they just gave out from old age. the current hungry one is a Sim Moon 260D standalone.  I'm waiting to hear back from their tech guys - I suspect the unit is not user-accessible. Dr_john 
my cd transport hungry for new music ?
sadly dekay, the link got this:   404 - Page Not Found  
Favorite cable brand.
After decades of switching, I've been satisfied with, first (in and out of my Moon 780Dv2 DAC) -- a full loom of Audience Front Row wires:  XLR digital IC, RCA analog IC, and their mighty  power cord.  Speaker cables are Purist Dominus, and IC's  ... 
Flux Hifi Sonic Stylus Cleaner
heyitsmedrjohn -- thanks for documenting your findings with the photos, which are the most convincing proof that can be given.  You saved me $149.99, because I already have Magic Eraser.  Now off to treat my Snakewood Madake and Dynavector-T.  Tha... 
What's the best and/or favorite piece of equipment you've owned? And do you still own it?
I'm in a monogamous relationship with my Shindo Giscours preamp.Til death do us part. 
During this isolation, I would be interested in suggestions of great movies you like.
The Favourite, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos Inglourious Bastards,  Quentin Tarantino Hannibal,  Ridley ScottDark City (blu ray version),  Alex ProyasGirl with the Dragon Tattoo,  David Fincher Seven,  David Fincher   The Revenant,  Alejandro... 
What has been your costliest mistake in this hobby?
A Psvane KT88 with a lint short brought down my beloved VAC Phi 300.1, requiring that it be shipped to Sarasota, Fla. for repair. This happened prior to a national show, so VAC couldn't get to it for 3 months.  No music for 3 months. One of the mo...