kennyc

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Importance of streamer in audio chain
The OP misspelled, it's Geshelli Labs DAC here which seems like a sonic bargain at it's modest price point.    
Sonus Faber Question
@jdm11 - it's good to explore electronics, but if you purchase speaker first, it's probably better that after break-in it'll be much more informative determining which way sonically you wish to go so that we can make better suggestions  
The Horror
@audiodidact - have you recovered yet?  Maybe listen to lo-fi for awhile before returning to your rig.  Hope you don't need the suicide prevention line  
Active Speakers Don't Sound Better
Hmmmm, a sampling of one.... +1@roxy54   
Cornwall IV vs. Volti Rival, Razz; Razz v. 1, 2, 3 -- what changed?
Just purchased Memoirs Of A Geisha Original Soundtrack LP.  Big fan of John Williams, Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman (saw both live at the symphony).  @silverfoxvtx1800 -thanks.  
Would you still pay $10k or more for a turntable not full analog front end these days ?
@inna - funny that you mentioned Nakamishi Dragon, I plan to get their 11.4.6 wireless surround system which got great reviews. Saves me from running wires all over the place. These ethernet experts are so tiring, thinking that their knowledge i... 
Looking for phono preamp advice in the $1000 - $1600 range
@bimmerlover - did you purchase the Moon? Looks like a great choice  
Holo May KTE vs. Lampizator Atlantic 3 TRP vs. Mola Mola Tambaqui
@audio_bidder - great reviews, thanks for sharing. My DAC journey started with Denafrips Terminator. I have a very revealing analog chain and wanted a great enough DAC. Top DACs were way over my budget: Wadax, Lampi, TotalDac, MSB, APL, etc. Avoi... 
Cornwall IV vs. Volti Rival, Razz; Razz v. 1, 2, 3 -- what changed?
@silverfoxvtx1800 Most new audio components need a break-in period. I also gave Greg a hard time when he raised his prices on the Rival which I was targeting even though I knew that Covid related supply problems caused increasing cost for many ... 
Audiogon web site is slow for me......
I think all the posts about ASR are clogging up the forum. @djspinner - good one, especially after @erik_squires lit that 🔥 here.  @mrdecibel - give it a couple of days as ironing out technical difficulties takes time  
Does it have to sound good for you to like it?
There are good to bad recordings, nothing we can do. Therefore, I choose to avoid the half glass empty- expecting/hoping for high sonics and when unsatisfactory leads to disappointment. Instead, I strive to appreciate when I find great recorded m... 
Lotus Harmonic Enhancer by Tombo Audio
@panerai557 - thanks for the explanation.   
Solid State Power Amps
Mola Mola Kaluga, AGD Gran Vivace, AGD Solo, Electrocompaniet AW 800M, TIDAL Intra  
Denon DL-103 retipped with micro ridge stylus on boron cantilever & denuded body
@crazybookman congrats!  Thanks for sharing.  
Wish to Upgrade Phono Stage and Cart
Preamp or cart first? Maybe if cart first, then decide which way sonically you wish to go.  There are so many great cartridge choices - Ortofon, Lyra, Soundsmith, Audio Technica.....  If you plan to try different cartridges, then maybe phono-pream...