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1happyman

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Some thoughts on ASR and the reviews
I own Tekton Lore Be's and enjoy them very much. I have purchased 3 pairs of better speakers in my 50 year experience. Epicure 20s, Linn Nexus, and Lore Be's.  I still have the Linns and still rotate them into my setup. I love the way the Lores d... 
OPpo 205.... Awesome !!
Have been using the Oppo BD-103 with my LG OLED with amazing results! Not one hiccup in either since purchased new.  
Could Class D really be that good?
I have been using the  LSA Warp 1 Class D in my system since last September. The Warp 1 also uses the Texas Instruments TPA3255 “Purepath” Class D circuit. I replaced my second Willsenton R8 with the LSA Warp 1. I was using the Warp 1 to drive a c... 
Kind of Blue
I like the album Something Else with Miles Davis and Cannonball Adderley. Anything that came out of Van Gelder Studio in New Jersey at that time sounds great. +1 on Ben Webster as well.  
Qobuz vs. Tidal
I have the Eversolo DMP A8. I couldn't figure out how to delete tracks on my Qobuz phone app. Right clicking on the Qobuz desktop app allow me to delete tracks. It's much easier to edit playlist on the desktop app.  
Purchased a used Shure V15 Type IV cartridge, looking for stylus
I went for the Jico SAS with Boron cantilever for my Shure V15 Type 3. Sounds great to my ears. Tracks like a dream. I am using a vintage Pioneer 707 table and am getting excellent vintage results. It sounds just like I remember the hi end systems... 
Help me pick a Dac
I agree with Pinwa. I bought the Eversolo A8 and like the internal Dac better than my Gustard r26 ladder Dac which cost about the same as as the A8  
Turntable Cartridge upgrade question.
+1 on the Darlington Labs. I owned the Mani and went  to the Darlington Labs MP 7.  Always felt it was a major upgrade from the Mani.  
Amp — Leave on or turn off
I have been leaving my refurbished Audible Illusions preamp on to eliminate constant cycling on and off supposedly to extend tube life. The pre stays barely warm to the touch. Sounds great. Solid state amp on and off per use.   
Are DIY, CAT5 cables really that good?
For what it's worth, I found this on the Stager Silver Solids website (Silversolids.com) in their "Blog" section. Speaker Cables Jung and Marsh stated that their tests showed that the use of multiple thin gauge solid core wires in parallel was th... 
Sub $1000 DAC with AKM chip
I recently purchased an Eversolo A8 streamer that has the latest AKM Velvet chips.  I also have a Gustard R26 (R2R) that I have comparing the two. I too like the sound of AKM having owned the E30 prior to the Gustard R26. I must say, the Gustard... 
Your Not-So-Obvious Best Fidelity LPs
ZZ Top Deguello Another Bernie Grundman masterpiece. Turn up "Fool for your Stockings" and listen to what your system can do.  
My speaker upgrade journey - and a few questions
I have been using Linn Nexus speakers since I bought them new in 89 for $1100. Most if that time as fronts with my Yamaha AVR in 5 channel mode.  Enter Covid 2019, I brought out my old Technics TT and vinyl and started back down the 2 channel tra... 
Do you adjust your subwoofer
I have been using a Hsu for over 20 years. Really integrates with the speakers well. I switch between Tekton Lore Be's and vintage Linn Nexus speakers.  I never felt i needed anything else. I use the high level speaker outputs on the sub. Great r... 
What is the most FUN pair of speakers you've ever had and why?
Tekton Lores Great live sound.