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My new review for The Absolute Sound comparing AGD GAN amps with BHK300’s
Nice review!  I've heard them twice at THE show in So Cal, and they sound pretty good!  BTW, the chips were developed by International Rectifier.  
Does Zen mini support Tidal Connect?
Didn't see it on the Tidal page either.  Saw what looked like a good deal used on TMR with the LPS.  Guess it was because it's gone now. Thanks for the replies!  
Hegel comparison
I really think the question is new or used?  From what I understand the 590 is reduced to around $8K since the release of the 600.  Close to the same as the 390 new.  Used the 390 is in the low $4K range, dipping into high $3K recently, the 590 in... 
Tidal FLAC vs. Qobuz
@mojo771 Tidal connect does not stream wirelessly to the Node.  Tidal connect controls music on the node much like Roon.  It is essentially the same as playing from the Node.  
One key to building great systems over time.
I have found buying used equipment has significantly increased the quality of equipment in my system.  Spending half retail on quality components allows me to leap ahead. This is a great hobby!  The quality of my system has allowed me to heat deta... 
So you just took a gummie...What song is on the menu?
  Radiohead Kid A the album  Miles Davis In a silent way the album   
Integrated suggestions
Current owner of both Hegel H390 and 590. One is going down the road. Both are fantastic and in your price range. Short list of replacements I plan on trying include Modwright 225, LTA Z40, Jeff Rowland continum, Gato. Currently switching between ... 
Next step into Digital Streaming
I have a standalone hard drive connected to my router via USB that we have music on. My node had no problem finding it. Understand SQ wise it’s probably not ideal, but demonstrates it is easily doable.   
Hidden Gems in Classic Rock Albums
Steve Miller Macho City.  
Sat front row at the symphony...
@dabel - I've been to the shell, but not for symphony.  We did see the Commodores, War, and George Benson there.  Great show!  Sure we'll spend more time at the Shell as summer comes along, but really enjoy the 5 minute drive home from CCPA.  
Sat front row at the symphony...
We have the Escondido Center for Performing Arts that has 2 nice theaters, one of decent size, and one smaller.  Both have great seats across the board.  The past 2 years the San Diego Symphony has performed on a regular basis while their main ven... 
Used vs. new
I've had good luck buying used.  Most of my system since deciding to get into this hobby has been used, and in great shape.  It's allowed me to jump in at a much higher lever than I would have been able to afford.  My Hegel H390 was a good deal to... 
Investigating if ultrasound is harming LPs
Way out of the limits of your scale. FYWIW scales are robots that measure the voltage or current to hold them in position and translate to mass. That would be a very expensive scale at that weight and resolution.   
Do You Tell Others How Much You Have Invested in Your System?
@waytoomuchstuff between a few years in the army working on helicopters and drag racing, I'm surprised I can hear the details I do in music.  My wife says not so much in other situations!  Fun post!  
Do You Tell Others How Much You Have Invested in Your System?
I just say "I sold the dragster, so I need something to play with!"