Responses from johor7

DAC suggestions for a reasonably modest system
I’ve been very pleased by the Merason Frerot that I purchased a few months ago.modest cost, high performance.   
Pictures at an Exhibition
Two favorite transcriptions for you all to check out: Kazuhito Yamashita (classical guitar) astounding! Calvin Hampton (organ)  
Recommend me a DAC under 3k
The small, simple $1500 Merason Frerot has pleased my ears since I added it. Great value, Swiss-made, elegant design.  
Favourite Guitarists
Buddy Guy Eric Clapton Michael Hedges Guy Buttery John McLaughlin Paco deLucia Jorma Kakounen  
Best Integrated that you've heard under $5k
Perhaps audiophiles can correct my thinking on two or three counts: (1) I thought power output was significant, thus the number of 250-400wpc amps on the market, but many of these integrated amps have 10-40wpc … are they designed for smaller speak... 
What are the best Bluetooth headphones?
Can we revive and update this 2015 discussion for 2020?Grade, Sennheiser, AKG?open to those preferring earbuds (not me) or disdaining wireless option (I might agree but less practical for what I need)need expert advice for highly attenuated listen... 
Best "Bang for the Buck" you have owned?
Ohm c2 speakers ($600 new in 1968) when I was 16 and advised to put the most $ into the sound-producing component and used (now refurbished) Ohm Walsh 4’s ($400 used) bought last year.   Oh, I also had a rather wonderful Pamela in my youth ... tha... 
Bluesound Vault 2i, Cocktail Audio X40 or ??????????
So what’s the difference sonically between playing by cds that I’ve copied to my iTunes account and ripping them to a Vault (or something similar). In either case I need my iPad or iPhone to select tracks to play. Is Bluesound’s software preferabl... 
Ohm Walsh Talls and amplification
I have a variation of the same question. I love my restored Walsh 4’s and drive them with a Parasound Hint integrated amp. I wonder about the merit in adding a power amp and if so, if a new model or one from their era (e.g. Carver / Sunfire) would... 
Thinking about a new, lower end CD Player
I have same issue with my old Denon DVD player mismatched with my new Parasound Hint. I find cd quality superior to much streaming - at least with regard to older recordings or classical, where streamers often only have pieces poorly recorded by o...