tubeguy76

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How cheap can you go and still be happy with the sound?
It's really hard to say, there are some great affordable pieces of gear out there and they're getting better and better as time goes on.  I would be happy with a $5000 integrated and a $3000 - $5000 set of speakers.  I'd get a decent streaming DAC... 
JK Richards PS Audio DSD MKI transformer upgrade
@jk_richards    Do you need to send in a DAC or is this for a complete DAC?  
Cullen Gold Series Power Box (6 Outlet Receptacle Strip)-Review
I was just looking on the Cullen site for an outlet box.  I assume you bought it direct from them?  How long did it take from order to receipt?  
Comparing Chord Qutest Dac with the Built in Dac in Lumin T3 Streamer
@verdantaudio  Those are the main reasons why I like the Qutest, the depth and detail without being harsh or fatiguing.  But, more width and height is also what I'm after so it seems the 204 may fit the bill.   With Roon, I'm using a Mac Mini as... 
Comparing Chord Qutest Dac with the Built in Dac in Lumin T3 Streamer
@verdantaudio  I have a Qutest and I was looking at the Weiss 204 earlier today as I'm looking for a DAC with balanced outputs.  I haven't heard any Weiss DACs before but I'm curious after reading many positive reviews for what that's worth.  How... 
Stereophile review of the $30,000 tekton speakers
@carlsbad2 I don't know what that is.  
A quick question on what streamers to consider.......
@tommyr1963  I have the same streaming setup.  iFi Zen Stream, iFi LAN Silencer and the iFi iPower Elite power supply.  I think it works quite well.  Do you find that Qobuz sounds better using Roon than, say, the mconnectHD app?  
New Streamer, DAC or Let it Be
Well let's start with what you think you're currently lacking in terms of sound.  What don't you like about the current setup?  
Need suggestions on a streaming solution!
I'm using an iFi Zen Stream with an iFi iPower Elite power supply and I'm pleased with it.  I don't have another streamer to compare it with though so I don't know if I'm missing out on anything.  
Old phones as streaming sources
@mdalton  Don't get so defensive, it's going to be ok.  
Old phones as streaming sources
I tried an old phone and didn't like it.  I don't care how it measures, it didn't sound good.  
DAC/Streamer/PreAmp
@mdalton  The USA is a constitutional republic, not a pure democracy and that's a good thing.  As far as talking about servers and streamers... this is the dac-streamer-preamp forum so that's why.  
AGD Tempo in the house
Mikey exposing the hidden agendas.  It's pretty interesting.  
DAC/Streamer/PreAmp
I’m really jonesing to hear a set of the Borresen X3 myself.   
Revisiting Chinese Knockoff Cables
A little off topic but is anybody aware of a decent power conditioner from Aliexpress?