Responses from fynnegan

Active Speakers Don't Sound Better
Once you upgrade and tweak the passive ATC crossover the active version doesn't sound better anymore.  
Is the idea of audiophile listening a dying concept as boomers die off?
I ask myself the same question about audiences in classical orchestral concerts I attend. Average age of the audience is very high. In the future the hall will be half empty unless they start playing only tunes from video games and movies.  
DSD coming to Qobuz streaming?
Streaming dsd64 will not be a problem, but most "audiophiles" will be disappointed with that.  
DSD coming to Qobuz streaming?
Qobuz hinted at this years ago.  Precisely in July 2022, when they said ”wait for a year”.   
Denafrips Pontus *15th* ?
It may very well be they are forced to make new versions, many parts have become obsolete during the recent years. Several Nichicon and Elna capacitors not to mention many chips are not manufactured anymore and their prices have risen tremendously... 
Synergistic Purple Fuse - Aftet 1 Year of Use
I have had similar experiences with other audiophile fuses after they blew. It was not the end of the world, kind of eye opening actually. Now I have much less interest in trying new expensive ones.   
A Better Way to Buy Gear - Help Needed
There are even apps which ask helpful local people to pick up a product and then ship them to you.   
When was the last time when serious new instrument was invented ?
Every new pipe organ is unique.   
seeking advice on iso pucks /stands or similair that won't stain speakers?
How often do you admire the beauty of the bottom of your speakers?  
Racks, equipment and footers
Choose the type of wood carefully. Bamboo is a trend but I personally have very mixed feelings about it.   
For city apartment dweller audiophiles. Have you ever had neighbors banging on your walls?
It’s about what kind of music you play. I play contemporary and modern classical, which rarely has repeating bass. No complaints.   
Still the demons of GAS pursue me
I smell the Cello Palette.   
What is preferred/best contact cleaner these days?
Stabilant22 applied to any analog contact results in brightness which does not disappear with burn in. And yes, it was diluted as suggested. And yes, I used very little.   
Anyone listen to entire albums?
I rarely listen to an entire song/track. 😂  
Tweaking Etherregen
According to Uptone the ground matters if you have several connections on the A side. Do you?