Lifting the Christmas veil

I had become disenchanted with my system (Primaluna CD player, Lumin D2 used as a streamer, ADI RME-2FS DAC, Linn LP12 with Linn cartridge all as front ends playing through Primaluna Dialogue HP Premium integrated into Joseph Audio 1st gen Perspectives). I just wasn’t getting the detailed “being there” sound i had hoped for and expected from the JA’s.

I found myself spending less and less time listening to music (an integral part of what brings me joy). I should mention that I’m mostly listening to Tidal via Roon and Roon Nucleus theses days. CD’s sounded much better than streamed music, so i suspected my DAC and/or streamer were the weak link. 

Well, my beautiful (both inside and out) wife of 43+ years (who has supported my audiophile affliction) gave me a HiFi Rose RS-150B for Christmas and……a wonderful Christmas miracle has occurred!  The music detail veil has been lifted and the beautiful sound I’ve been craving has arrived!

I’m back to being that kid in the candy store getting a taste all of the wonderful offerings our hobby has to offer. 

I hope everyone finds a little bit of Christmas magic in their lives today!


There’s the old saying of “ happy wife, happy life.” Is there a known corollary for men? Buller Buller?

Wow, that's awesome!  I wish the wifey would surprise me with a nice piece of gear.  But then she would know how much this hobby costs and I would be sleeping in the dog house!


Congrats, and happy holidays!

Thank you all!

Today was a truly wonderful day when all of the aches and pains that come with the baby boomer territory become background noise easily supplanted with pure musical enjoyment!!