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Vera-Fi Audio LLC Snubway Shipment
My dealings with Mark have been spot on. I'm probably bais as I like talking to him! I have zero concern that anything nefarious is going on. I continue to be glad I will get mine as soon as they get in.   
why expensive streamers
I am not trying to upset anyone, but the harsh comments from some that say "if I can't hear it or measure it it must not be real" bother me.  Those members who cannot hear differences in network componets, cables, and streamers and are concerned a... 
Ethernet Cables - what are you using and why?
  jji666, I understand the "perfect data" transimission concepts, but have you listened to two or three Ethernet cables on a resolving system.   
No discussion about the Synergistic Pink fuse?
I was waiting for this question to arise about so much product churn from Synergistic Research. It was an audible improvment when I swapped my factory component fuses for Orange then Purple and then Swiss Digital Fuses.  It's certainly not that SR... 
Should Amps be plugged into a power conditioner?
I have found that the common suggestions about amps and power conditoners etc. are suggestions not rules. I configure my system and then listen to it. Sounds so basic, but I haven't always done my due diligence. I did listen to my Griffon EVO plug... 
What the Best Dac have you heard or owned. How could you tell it was that good.
This is a great question! I mention brand names to give credibility and context. I have owned a Wadia 16, then to an Oppo 205 with the modwright mod, to an entry Naim Streamer/DAC, to a DCS Bartok, to a pre-APEX DCS Vivaldi Stack, to a Lamizator P... 
Smaller plug-in AC Purifiers -- Shunyata, iFi, Puron...something else? What do you like?
Orthomead, is the Rhodium a slug from Mark? Where are you seeing slug options? I was thinking that tuning slugs would be cheap and a lot of fun, but don't know where to buy them!!! Thank you for your comments. I can see a future thread where we sh... 
Smaller plug-in AC Purifiers -- Shunyata, iFi, Puron...something else? What do you like?
I have added power conditioning incrementally. I find it easier to take it out of the system after it burns in to be able to hear the loss of it's effects. I Have 3 dedicated 10 gauge 20 amp circuits. I added Shunyata defenders more for protection... 
Transport--Used PS Audio PerfectWave or New Teac VRDS 701T????
I have read that PS Audio uses a D and M drive. Once I reserched it, I found it is a Dennon and Marantz "D & M" drive. I don't find in the reviews that the D and M drive is better than the Teac/Esoteric VRDS system. It is interesting that Teac... 
It's attention, not money, we should budget
I agree with the original ratio given the amp gives the speakers what they need. If not, the amp becomes a bigger value than being buried in the 35% total.  
Eliminated my preamp with amazing results
I am straight from my DAC to my amp as of 10 months ago and couldn't be happier. I tried to go straight two times before, but couldn't pull it off:)  Digital components are really improving.   
Shocking Lampizator Service
Just to put another twist on this, the problem I was having with channel imbalance came back intermitantly, so I started trying to figure it out with Lukasz again. I am embarased to report that the problem I had is/was due to a quad of tubes that ... 
Experiences With Costly Balanced XLR Interconnects Above $3,000
I have only one set of XLRs that go from my Horizon DAC/preamp to my Gryphon EVO amp so its been less costly to go up the product lines. I have been running a Shunyata Sigma V2 Interconnect and have on loan from my dealer an Audioquest Dragon. The... 
Why Streaming Service Sounds ‘Flat’ vs Tune In /Local FM /Radio Paradise
Look at a used Grimm MU1 streamer. I moved up from a dCS Vivaldi Upsampler to a Grimm MU1 streamer and have had it about 2 years and still love it. There are used ones showing up now that they are building the MU1 streamer with a DAC-in-the-box. A... 
LIST ALL YHE SPEAKERS YOU HAVE OWNED THEN TILL NOW!
Panasonic reciever and speakers. 1968 Bose 301 Bose 901 Snell Type A IIs/biamped-bought in Lawrence KS where Gale Sanders was working at the time! B&W 800 Matrix Anniversary model. (contact me if you want them) Wilson Sasha 2s Rockport C...