jallan

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McIntosh tube upgrade - worthwhile?
http://www.audiotubes.com  Brent Jessee Incredible source of NOS tubes, very nice guy   
Beautiful Colored Tube Preamp ($10k budget) to Pair w/ Very Accurate Monitors (PSI A25M)
Cary SLP05!  
Non-fatiguing speakers in $10K range?
Newer generation ATC Entry level series are a big YES. Non-fatiguing. The key is to get the ATC’s with the ATC-made tweeter, not the ones made with the ferry-fluid based ScanSpeak tweeters. Ie, ATC SCM 40v2, not ATC SCM35, or earlier ATC SCM20’s.  
Eversolo or Aurender: Options and Opinions
$1100- import duties likely to not increase that toomuch! I was looking at CanuckAudioMart, which I believe owns USAudioMart. Just an example.   For fun, from the website https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/dte-acl/est-cal-eng.html , I est... 
Eversolo or Aurender: Options and Opinions
https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/650108056-aurender-n100h-serverstreamer-from-the-dog/    
Eversolo or Aurender: Options and Opinions
I see lots of Aurender N100H’s on various sites (US Audio Mart, Audiogon, etc.), usually for $1200 or so. There are a few new ones every month. As a N100H owner, I highly recommend them at this price level.  
Focal v Wilson
I would look at the ATC SCM40 v2. They just had the price dropped to $6K a pair from $8K, and compete with both yet with a far smoother tweeter. I think they would be a better match to your amp. They are also easy to drive and place in a room, as ... 
5 steps in developing hearing
What’s PRAT? I have only been in this hobby/business since 1972…  
Suggestions for power amps
Schiit Tyrs?  
My new review for The Absolute Sound comparing AGD GAN amps with BHK300’s
I enjoyed your review. Thank you!  
The receiver was my intro to HiFi! What say you?
1972 fall: Sansui 2000x driving large Advents, via a Dual 1215S and Shure M91E. Satisfying for 6 months before I began to rapidly upgrade, shocking myself at each improvement. First improvement was adding a second pai of Advents to stack, sold to ... 
Streamer only
I will also give a shoutout to the Bluesound Node. I find the Aurender finicky when power is lost or the internet goes down and up. It sometimes requires multiple rebooting and needs to restore itself. This can result in a 20 minute or so delay in... 
Streamer only
@benanders , my laptop is about 5 years old, I bought it specifically to drive my Schiit Yggdrasil as it used SSD instead of a disk drive and I used it solely with battery power. I was stunned by the increase in low level information, especially a... 
Streamer only
@benanders , my laptop is about 5 years old, I bought it specifically to drive my Schiit Yggdrasil as it used SSD instead of a disk drive and I used it solely with battery power. I was stunned by the increase in low level information, especially a... 
Streamer only
Aurender N100H are available used for $1200 or so on this site and others. My own ears provide “anecdotal “ evidence of a profound increase in sound quality above using my Mac laptop as a streamer. The difference is stark. I would recommend this a...