Responses from sgreg1

Am I broken? Am I stuck? Do I have to return my audiophile card now?
When is your birthday? You sound like a Gemini! Not that that is good or bad just I live with one and know how this goes.  
Digital music questions
Yes you can spend 10’s of thousands of dollars setting up a streaming system and it will sound very good. You can also spend only a few thousand and still get really good sound. Mid level dac and streamer will get you to 85% and then you sit back ... 
Why Don’t You Post Your System on Your Profile?
 Wry simple, I can’t figure out how to!  
Best place to live for good quality power
Might be a stupid question from lack of knowledge on function. All the people who are running battery power for clean low noise sources. Does the power not vary or degrade as the battery powers down? I look at a flashlight that gets dimmer and dim... 
Leaving my amplifier on ok?
I can recall reading from more than one amp engineer designer talking about this subject. Yes caps are built better than in the past but they all agreed that the greatest factor to cap failure was not as much the excess heat as much as it was the ... 
Can you have too much speaker presence?
Is the dealer making his statement from a point of knowing the rest of your system?@baylinor mentioned his presence grew with his bigger speakers. I can attest that when I made a major DAC upgrade it was like my speakers were twice as large or the... 
Is my HDMI audio out really an i2s connection?
One of the big issues with i2s is that they do not have standard pin protocol. If you do go with the dds route you need to make sure the pin out matches the pin in. Singer actually has pin toggles to match the dac i2s inputs of different dac. Gues... 
When Will the DAC Singularity Be Reached?
I think the better question here would be this🤒. Does a $10,000 DAC sound 100x better than a $1,000 DAC? I think we are approaching a time where the lower cost DAC’s are closing the gap. Yes they will never be on par at 100% and it’s nice for a p... 
Best quality connection from Network Streamer (BluSound Node II) to Preamp (MC C2700)
You have to love when you ask a simple question here how quickly it turns into an out of control freight train. You ask what is the better option for audio out and by a short end of replies you are being told to spend 5k on a new streamer. Try all... 
When are speakers considered Hi-Fi and not Mid-Fi???
Speakers as well as equipment becomes hi fi as soon as it sound good to YOU! This hobby is full of people who think $ is the qualifier for hi fi. My whole system would be considered by most here the high end of mid fi but that does not matter I li... 
TV audio into DAC via eARC or better
I came across this in an email from Schiit the other day. Might be just what you are needing or missing.  
Gustard R26
@arafiq  did you allow for the two hundred hours of burn in for the r26? This is when it hits its stride. Also interesting with your streamer comment as a vast majority of owners have stated that the streamer function of the r26 is one of its top ... 
Triode Wire Labs or NRG Custom The Five for my 300b SET tube amp?
@jambaj0e in your original post you mentioned you were running 6sn7’s ?  
Triode Wire Labs or NRG Custom The Five for my 300b SET tube amp?
@jambaj0e   I am sure they are nice but I have heard for years that the glass diamond telafunkin tubes are the holy grail if you can find. I found once but $500 per was out of my reach.  
Triode Wire Labs or NRG Custom The Five for my 300b SET tube amp?
For the price of the cable why not try to find some nos telafunkin tubes to try.