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andynotadam

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Suggested Power Cable for Streamer
Current production Synergistic is the way to go. Foundation SX or, if you can swing it, something in the Atmosphere series. I'm not a shill, just someone who has discovered how good their products are, especially when used together. Can be audit... 
Signal tube versus power tube, sound impact?
I’m giving the new Apos Ray 12AU7 tubes a spin in my BHK pre and I am quite impressed so far. https://apos.audio/products/apos-ray-tube-12au7 36 Apos / Ray are cagey about their provenance (China, most likely) and they claim to only accept the t... 
DAC upgrade
You should consider the PS Audio Directstream DAC Mk1. It definitely doesn't have the form factor you want, which may well disqualify it, but it's an amazing DAC an now with the Mk2 out they are selling for around $2k, I've seen one for $1900.  
What was the first power cable that you noticed a difference in the sound?
My first experience with upgraded AC cables was with the Synergistic AC Master Couplers in the nineties. I use a full SR loom in my $100k system, many purchased used as others upgrade. They continue to innovate. I'm extremely happy with their off... 
Have you found your "End-Game" speakers yet? I have. And it feels so good!!!
Fyne F703s are most likely my end game at 67.  HOWEVER: There is a F703 SP coming and if I can finesse a trade, I'd be in for a few thousand $$$ more!  
Have you found your "End-Game" speakers yet? I have. And it feels so good!!!
Mine are Fyne F703s with three REL Carbon Specials are end game for me. Unless I get offered an unreasonable trade-in on them for the new F703 SPs...    
Have you found your "End-Game" speakers yet? I have. And it feels so good!!!
Fyne F703s. (Unless I am offered an incredible trade-in deal on the new F703SPs.)  
Recommend me a DAC under 3k
PS Audio Directstream DAC Mk1 with the latest firmware. A no-brainer...  
PS Audio Direct Stream MK2 DAC
I've had my Mk 2 DAC for over a month. It is completely silent mechanically and electrically. It sounds fantastic, and I got $3500 credit by trading in my Mk 1. A no-brainer really, and I'm looking forward to the free firmware upgrades to come ove... 
New Synergistic Master Fuse
I'll try the SR Mast Fuse in the Nordost QB-8 strip that powers my $90k retail system, replacing the Purple that's in there now which replaced the Orange that was in there before. Each step was an improvement and I've got a $100 off coupon at Hig... 
What is the current retail cost of your reference system?
I'm at about $97k retail for the whole system, all is current or semi-current production, with as much as possible purchased used. Cables are easily $20k at retail, to say nothing of what many would consider tweaks. Makes me very happy every day...  
Has anyone heard the PS Direct stream mk2?
@emailists I'm having so much fun I don't want to upset the applecart any time soon. Everything I see on the forums suggests that the Mk2's USB implementation is so good that you don't really need a USB decrapifier. You should be fine...  
Has anyone heard the PS Direct stream mk2?
I've got almost 500 hours on my Mk2, and there is no question that my Mk1 is going back to PS Audio. The Mk2 is better in every way. The new USB implementation obviates the need for the Matrix DDC for conversion to I2S that so many Mk1 users have... 
Innuos Network Isolation Switch and Reclocker (Phoenix)
@nyev I just got a PhoenixNET two days ago and I agree completely with your findings. I'm powering it with a Synergistic Research Atmosphere Alive power cord and using it with a Roon Nucleus+ via a Synergistic Reference Ethernet cable. It replace... 
What selections do you play when showing off your system to others?
@immatthewj Yes, the Live In Paris Version. Also, Check out Black Hole Sun by Norah Jones live...