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Borderpatrol Dac SE
The T+A DAC 8 DSD I have now makes the BP sound just like it measures:  broken.  Especially when you let Roon convert everything to DSD to feed it. 
Higher End DACs
Ok BOomer. 
Time to buy a class D amp?
Class D stands for drier than a desert. 
The Music Room - Boulder Colorado
TMR is great, A+ experience for me in the ast. 
What is wrong with audiophiles?
Sounds like a cool party.  We normally just swap wives at my parties and I can’t ever get anyone to do a cable test. 
My expert tips on building a sensible world class audio system.
A home theater setup??? Gross dude.  Go to AVS Forum. 
what is more important ?
Yes but they are close to last on the list.   
Musicians in your living room vs. you in the recording hall?
I’m assuming the difference is one system provides all the sonic cues of the recording space and with proper setup of your speakers attempts to recreate that venue.The other setup pushes sounds more forward, with greater presence and intimacy but ... 
The Absolute Sound "review" of USB cable reads suspiciously like a press releaste
Just thought of another:I upsample all of my PCM content to DSD 512.Is the data recovery fast enough to handle a poor signal with that much data coming through?  
The Absolute Sound "review" of USB cable reads suspiciously like a press releaste
@wynpalmer4  Two questions:1.  Can a 1 be mistaken for a 0 at the usb receiver if the waveform is degraded enough?  2.  If the DAC is receiving a degraded waveform and the data recovery circuitry is working hard to sort through it, does this circu... 
The Absolute Sound "review" of USB cable reads suspiciously like a press releaste
People who envision actual 1’s and 0’s traveling down their USB cable genuinely crack me up.They will then accuse YOU of magical thinking and fairy dust arguments.  Oh the irony. 
Rogue Audio vs Vincent Audio
Martin Logan Motion 40’s impart a LOT of their own sound signature into the mix.  They had a very forward “presence” region with a big midrange suckout.  I owned some previously.My point is, they aren’t the easiest speakers to really suss out ampl... 
The best speaker for a small room...at any price point.
Sonus Faber Guarneri in a vintage of your choosing. 
Buy a $40,000 used DAC for $4,000 or a new one for the same amount?
I’d take a T+A DAC8 DSD over the old DAC no question.  The majority of that $40k you paid for back then was R&D that’s been surpassed. 
Are Martin Logan’s what they used to be?
They’re still bad with rock music and lack the coherence of better traditional cone and dome speakers.