Responses from kren0006

What happened to all the highend stereo shops
hey, mahgister's back.  that's a good thing  
DAC Shootout Starts This Weekend
"internal streamers are almost universally better than anything moderately priced"   Interesting. Need more context to understand, but interested in hearing more. Take Lumin U2 mini at $2400 or Lumin U2 at $5k. Are one or both of these "moderat... 
Playback Edelweiss in the house
Thank you. That makes sense to me  
Playback Edelweiss in the house
And last question, any talk of an fpga software upgrade to support dsd 22.4 Mhz?  
Playback Edelweiss in the house
And cross-referencing to your dac thread, where did the MPS-6 or MPD-6 shake out for you in comparison to all of the others?  I think the dac and power supply and analog output stage in MPS-6 is identical to MPD-6 (only difference is CD transport ... 
Playback Edelweiss in the house
@verdantaudio  With the MPS-6 using an external streamer, do you find any one of the MPS-6 digital inputs better than others? Do Playback Designs dacs generally have a preferred digital input?  
Upgrade Spendor A4 to D7.2?
If you want to really improve and stick with British gear, do the Spendor D7.2 with Cambridge Edge. I run D7 with Edge NQ and Edge W and it is fantastic, but you could do Edge A for less $ and single chassis.   I looked at Rega Elex and Spendor ... 
Luxman L509Z introduced in Japan
Heard from US dealer that L509Z will be released in US in June at price of 12,495  
Room size definition
Agree with the others.  You won't be happy with such small speakers in that room and the 804's would be better. But if you insist on trying, go ahead.  
If there was only ONE album/cd/release you can listen to, over and over.............
Easy, only one correct answer:  Rumours, Fleetwood Mac   
How Did Your First Audiophile Experience Impact Your Audio Journey?
Early to mid 90's in college, no money, but roommate and I would spend countless hours at B&M's and the big box stores listening to systems.  When I heard top series B&W speakers, which blew away the Pioneer/Kenwood/Boston Acoustics... stu... 
Amplifier Recommendation for Spendor D9.2 Speakers
Luxman is a great pairing. Cambridge Edge series also. I’ve got three Spendor D series speakers. D9.2, D7, D1. The next amp I get will probably be Luxman L509x for the 9.2’s. Have CA Edge W and NQ on the D7’s, and the D1’s get Electrocompaniet cur... 
Luxman Knockoffs or Counterfeits?
This reference to “counterfeits” is a red herring. To my knowledge there have never been reports of Luxman counterfeits, which would be fakes produced by a company other than Luxman.    Duh, differs countries have different electrical requirement... 
Luxman 509x vs Hegel H390
No such thing as 509uxii.    do you mean 509x or 590axii?  
Is there such a thing as a FOREVER DAC/streamer?
No, there is not