philgo01

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A switch for 3 amps
I have an SET Class A Tube AMP and a Marantz SS amp connected to a Douk Audio "LITTLE BEAR". It can also drive two sets of speakers too so you have up to 4 amp/speaker combination. Key is the Little Bear presents a LOAD to the tube amp even if not... 
I need a recommendation on Class D amp
I really enjoy my Marantz Model 30 integrated...  In addition, Bruno Putzey's is a highly regarded Class D audio engineer.  
Eric Carmen
And Celine Dion took ALL BY MYSELF into a totally different level...  Hope she is recovering...   
Classical Record Collection Needs New Home
Wow.. I wished I was much more local as 90% of my collection is classical.   How about contacting libraries / music departments of  San Jose State University / Santa Clara Univ /  DeAnza / Stanford University etc  to see if they have any interest... 
OCD mickey website and negativity.
To be clear, I like Mikey and follow him religiously . If he is able to carry sub $5K components, then I will be all over it.  I just do not see myself spending $10K to >$20K++  for one component.  These are just my priorities in life....     I... 
OCD mickey website and negativity.
OCD Mikey is very entertaining to say the least.  He is also very critical of the status quo and the good o' boy network (collusion?)  in the HiFi industry.  He is a disrupter.  However, he does attack certain stores (e.g. Magnolia)  / brands (e.g... 
Need a big favor picking a preamp
Wow.. pre-amp the price of a brand new SUV... NICE !  
Cost Incurred to Achieve a Vinyl LP Replay
Bottom line, spend what you feel comfortable spending, but without sacrificing your retirement funds and plans !  Audio is a negative ROI financially... so only discretionary funds should be used to support this hobby.   
Table,cartridge,phono...where to put most of my money?
For what it is worth, I asked the owner/CEO of a prominent German turntable manufacturer which item in a turntable setup  has the biggest impact on sound quality:  "The Cartridge".  So with this, I would spend at least half on the cartridge and th... 
"Diminishing Returns"
The Law of diminishing returns is alive and well in the audio world. I don’t get spending multi thousand dollars for network streaming or DACs or turntable or worse, cables !... when for my ears, sub $1K equipment is ’good enogh’ For those that ar... 
WHY IS THERE SO MUCH HATE FOR THE HIGH END GEAR ON AUDIO GEAR?
I believe the 'hate' is more to being uninformed or worse...  I am not wiling to pay stratospheric prices (e.g. $10K network streamers, $10K speakers etc) but I have no issue with people willing to pay that. It's their own monies.   This is called... 
Anyone buy one yet? Thoughts?
I have the utmost respect for Alvin of Vinshine.. However, without supporting some of the more mainstream streaming services, it doesn't seem to do much ??. At least he is transparent about it,  up front !!!  
Good Suggestions for Tube Amps under 6k
So many options out there...   I ended up with the Rogers Hi Fidelity integrated for way under $6K !!!  It's a SET AMP, Class A, can replace between KT88 and EL34's auto bias.  Low power though, like no more than 10 wpc...  My other choice would ... 
DAC Compatible with PS Audio SACD Transport
Any of the Denafrips DAC that has I2S would be my go-to DAC... I belive it is all configurable. as I2S pinouts are not standardized.  Alvin Chee of Vinshine audio is a great guy to work with.   BTW, I am under the impression that PSAudio's SACD ... 
Expensive Dac to keep or cheaper and change overtime
@grahams248 One word of caution with PSAudio DACsis its I2S pinouts are not configurable which means to play DSD layer of SACDs, you have to have PSAudio’s transport. There are DSD capable DACs with I2S (over HDMI, over RJ45 etc) that are configur...