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jriggy

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Upgrade Denafrips Terminator 2
@mikhailark you seem to of taken my comment personally. I am in no way saying anything about you or your experience. I am simply saying that there are many that have had fine experience and help from them, that would disagree with an overall state... 
Upgrade Denafrips Terminator 2
@mikhailark there are many that will disagree with you about the value Vinshine brought.  
Preamp or DAC
If you decide on upgrading the preamp, look into Backert Labs. The Rhythm 1.4 is in your price range and it is fantastic.  if you decide to upgrade DAC, I have a Lampizator. I just demoed 4 other DACs and have decided to stay with and upgrade to a... 
Warm relaxed digital coax
Snake River Audio is supposed to be warm and well made.  
Beautiful Colored Tube Preamp ($10k budget) to Pair w/ Very Accurate Monitors (PSI A25M)
For the beautiful color done exactly how beautiful color should be done, how bout a used Vinnie Rossi DHT preamp. Huge spacious stage, detailed yet flows with ease, then control the level of warmth wanted with tube choice. Also, IMO the LTA pream... 
Streamer and Dac ~$4.5k for Vinnie Rossi, Dynaudio system
I have a VR L2 preamp with the big Harbeth speakers. In my system and room the more neutral DAC the better. I tried a Merason DAC1 MKII and found it to warm for me and there are other DACs with higher resolution/lower noisefloor. The Weiss 501 mkI... 
I suddenly have a weird buzz issue; can someone help me solve the problem?
This may or may not be useful… I recently demoed a new preamp. I’ve had a silent system for years and years, with many component changes but the new preamp brought a hum with it like you describe. The culprit ended up being the Puritan 156 or so i... 
Good small/single outlet power conditioner for preamp.
Update: The Furutech tp-609 passive power distribution unit AND the Equi=Core 1800 balanced power conditioner are BOTH hum free!! This confirms some sort of mismatch in power or grounding between the Puritan PSM156 and the Backert Labs Rhythm 1.4... 
Good small/single outlet power conditioner for preamp.
@elliottbnewcombjr yes, the Preamp maker has been very helpful, guiding me through lots of these checks.   
Good small/single outlet power conditioner for preamp.
@elliottbnewcombjr Im not qualified/knowledgeable enough to do that. If I knew more to what you’re referring to, maybe so… but that sounds iffy for me.    Maybe the new/different/unconventional design of the Puritan filtering system does not jive... 
Good small/single outlet power conditioner for preamp.
@gramophone_canada No, there is no noise when just pre and power are connected. Noise comes as soon as a DAC (two, tube or ss here to try) is connected. I am using RCA from pre to power (and DAC to pre). I did use a cheater plug on the DAC and it... 
Good small/single outlet power conditioner for preamp.
@erik_squires nope. Dang it, I had some hope with that one…    Anyone know which power conditioner is considered the competitor to the Puritan 156?? I guess I could always try that one… but I’d have to commit to this preamp first and then pray t... 
Good small/single outlet power conditioner for preamp.
@erik_squires No, not on this deadicated circuit. Just the system: a CD transport and its LTA ps, an AppleTV, an IFi spidif Purifier, DAC, pre and amp.   
Good small/single outlet power conditioner for preamp.
Hi erik. All components are into the Puritan. But now with this new and very nice preamp I’m demoing, there is hum when a source is plugged into the pre. Take the pre straight to the same outlet the Puritan is plugged into and no hum. It’s a weird... 
Specific Node/Airplay question
If you have a ‘nice’ or somewhat ‘complete’ system, I feel  everything still matters. I use an AppleTV to airplay a few SiriusXM channels from iPad. I’ve optimized this little arm of the system with an iFi spdif purifier, an EVP footer and a top w...