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How to answer questions posted on virtual systems?
Got it.   Thank you.    
Are You A Disciplined Audiophile?
Nope. Scatterbrains, here.  Constant change.  
Top 3 BT Earbuds??
Hey, Brett. First, when you say “earbud” what do you mean?  Are you referring to those things that sit just outside the ear canal and hang there?  Or are you referring to IEMs that go into the ear canal, creating a seal? Will you need to be able... 
Sagging power plugs in wall outlet, diy
Just get a piece of wood, cut it to length, and place it underneath the PC to release the stress of the weight on the plugs.  It doesn’t matter what outlet you get, the weight of the PC will cause it to droop unless you prop it up with something.  
Headphones for a noisy household
I’d go with a Fiio BTR7 and an Etymotic ER4 XR.   I have a S22 with Qobuz and the aforementioned setup.  The Etys aren’t noise cancelling but work well in cutting out outside noises.  Any other IEM will work as well. And if IEMs aren’t your thin... 
The Psychology of Constant (Equipment) Change
ahuvia, thanks for sharing your thoughts.   ggch, I totally agree with the last sentence of your post. jjss49, and with your post this thread can be closed. Thanks all for your input and suggestions.        
The Psychology of Constant (Equipment) Change
At one point I had three separate systems set up in my house (well, yes, obviously I am single).  I got rid of most of that gear about 7 years ago as I started having back issues and I couldn't sit comfortably.  I could stand and move without any ... 
The Psychology of Constant (Equipment) Change
Thanks, everyone for your thoughts and suggestions. I appreciate all of you.        
Are You a Swifty?
Yes, I am.  She's one of my favorite pop artists.  
The Psychology of Constant (Equipment) Change
Case in point of what I do:  I just swapped out my system (amp, pre, speakers) last weekend because I wanted to put my Spatial M3 TM in.  I also wanted a flea watt amp and a tubed pre.  So out came the James Burgess 2A3/45 amp and the Calypso pre.... 
The Psychology of Constant (Equipment) Change
About the picture…it’s a power cord that came with my Running Springs Maxima.  The outer sheath was loose and taped in place so I decided to pull it back and take a look. Now, this is PC that I was told costs over $1K new!!!  Turns out it has abo... 
How does a preamp die from sitting unused for a few months?
Thanks, all. The pre is only a few years old (not sure exact date as I’m currently at work) and it was just kept in my spare bedroom which I use for storage. I’m the only one who handles the gear so no drops, bumps, etc.  And no dramatic change ... 
How does a preamp die from sitting unused for a few months?
I'm guessing danager is probably right.  😉 I only visually checked the fuse and didn't do a continuity test with the power cord connector.  I'll try those next. None of the tubes turn on.  I'm leaning toward the toggle power switch gave out as t... 
What's in your CDP tonight? the minority report
Joe Sample - Old Places, Old Faces.  
Did I Get the Wrong Intel NUC?
Thanks, all. I’ve checked over at the Roon forums and most everyone says the ROCK OS needs to go on an M.2 SSD so I ordered one.