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Discrete R2r With Tube Output
I own the Aqua LaScala that @audiotroy mentioned. It is an outstanding DAC, and while expensive, the modular design insures that any repairs or future upgrades should be cost-effective.  
Diffusers: under what circumstances might they help when placed behind speakers?
Thanks Erik. I have no complaints relating to clarity, but am thinking more along the lines possibly enhancing the depth of the soundstage.  
Credenza or media stand for hiding away equipment
When I lived in the U.S., I used a Salamander Design product, and it was superb. Very similar to this one: Salamander Design  
Transport Recommendations
I bought a used CEC TL-5, and have been very happy with it. Excellent customer service as well.   It replaced a MOON 260T.  
Circle Labs A200 Integrated amplifier review - It will appeal to both tube and SS lovers……
Thanks! I've never heard Fyne audio speakers, but they seem to be well-regarded.  
Circle Labs A200 Integrated amplifier review - It will appeal to both tube and SS lovers……
You're welcome. Please update us again after the full break-in. What are your associated components?  
Circle Labs A200 Integrated amplifier review - It will appeal to both tube and SS lovers……
@oldcar63 When I purchased mine, I corresponded with Krzysztof Lichoń, the designer of Circle Labs amps. He wrote this (English is obviously not his first language): The heating process is a minimum of 200 hours. The sound will be better for s... 
Speaker Spikes - Working Principle
Hello, looking for confirmation, I have concrete floor with pad/carpet on top, I have spikes but don't use them, the towers rest on the carpet. My understanding from everything is this is decoupling, am I correct? No, your speakers don't requi... 
Speaker Spikes - Working Principle
@curiousjim  I assume that that you still use the associated threaded rods to attach the Gaias, yes? Interesting that you use granite under them. Do you have wood floors? Mine are tile. All the best.  
Speaker Spikes - Working Principle
I also use ISO Acoustics Gaia under my speakers, and there is no doubt that they improved the sound over spikes. They don't decouple fully, but work well in that direction, and, along with the likes of related Townshend products, reduce the "smear... 
Has anyone heard Fink Team KIM speakers?
Heard these and their bigger brother over a year ago at the Tampa show. Nothing special. The Kim’s cost 2x than what they are worth compared to other like speakers A ludicrous assertion, and it's not the first time that you've made it.  
Is There Just One Single Album That Does It For You, Completely? Just One.
@bigtwin  I have the Back to Oakland version remastered by Isao Kikuchi in 2015, and it is the best that I have heard. Barcode (Text - Obi.): 4 943674 281558 Matrix / Runout: WPCR-18013 1 Mastering SID Code: IFPI L278 Mould SID Code: IFPI 45J6    
Is There Just One Single Album That Does It For You, Completely? Just One.
Thanks @bigtwin  I'm sure that TOP sounds terrific on your system. Do you own any of the Japanese CD remasters of their early albums? Well worth the extra bucks, in my experience.  
Is There Just One Single Album That Does It For You, Completely? Just One.
Hard to pick one, of course, but while I have eclectic tastes, I grew up listening to soul and funk, and would likely never tire of Tower of Power's Back to Oakland  
Circle Labs A200 Integrated amplifier review - It will appeal to both tube and SS lovers……
that's unfortunate... clearly nice gear, and clearly a good retailer... these are small businesses on both ends, an ocean apart, and people are people...don't always get along A small, related coincidence. When I was first thinking of possibly ...