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Used tube preamp $2-3K
Plus 1 for Aric Audio  https://aricaudio.com        
Looking for a CD / SACD player. Also, tell me about Esoteric
@bwguy I did not get a chance to an A/B test of the XD vrs XDSE but the Esoteric discreet DAC was definitely one of my better purchases! Roon is also new to me and I’m loving it as well.   
Looking for a CD / SACD player. Also, tell me about Esoteric
The Esoteric K series XD have stunning DAC’s. Since the SE series is coming out you can get A K01 XD very close to your budget. I had the K01 XD but decided on trading for the N01XD SE since I was not playing CD’s at all. For me the Esoteric wa... 
Digital Path to Complete my System
Esoteric N01 XD would be perfect!  
Warm, yet detailed tube preamp
I replaced my Luxman C900 with an Aric Audio tube preamp for more warmth in my system. @aricaudio will listen to you desired sound qualities and provide guidance as well. This was one of the few upgrades that actually made me money as it replace ... 
New Review on AricAudio amplifier & speakers
@teajay  Any update on the timing of the review?  
Another Aurender Upgrade Question
Most of the internet radio stations are not lossless. If you are using one to test SQ make sure it’s not just an MP3 quality station. Radio Paradise is a good one.    
Stack Audio-SmoothLAN Network Filter- WOW!
@ozzy  Would you use this between a Roon server and modem or between the streamer and modem or both?  
Aurender A200 vs N200
@hikerneil  I have an Aurender A20 up for sell on Audiogone. You could have the upgrade streamer and upgraded DAC.  
Resolving Hum with Battery Back-up (EcoFlow) vs Power Conditioners: success vs failure
@uberk @dolfan  Thannk for the feed back! Did either one of you guys apply for tax rebate?    
Resolving Hum with Battery Back-up (EcoFlow) vs Power Conditioners: success vs failure
It took longer for your to write a negative comment then it would have been to google my suggestions. Give it a try. Aurender  W20SE Battery-powered magic – A silent background Battery-Powered Reference Digital Output Network Transport with US... 
Resolving Hum with Battery Back-up (EcoFlow) vs Power Conditioners: success vs failure
@uberk  Your post was interesting as I was researching battery backups for audio. Components. Many high-end audio will have a model where they use a battery to clean up power. Aurender and Esoteric come to mind. Those are usually the top models, ... 
300B or 2a3 SET Class A for Heretic Model A?
I had the same questions when looking and because of all the recommendations on here I called Aric @aricaudio. This turned into many calls and emails to figure out what would work best for me. His customer service and equipment is top notch. Aric... 
A switch for 3 amps
@aricaudio  Aric at Aric Audio built me one for just this reason.  Luxman Amp and his 300 b amp. He put a dummy load just in case I decided to switch bit for forgot to turn the tube amp off when switching. Tube amps needs load! He built it kee... 
Tube amps under $7500
@hickamore I have an Aric Audio amp and is highly recommended by members. @aricaudio  https://aricaudio.com