Responses from barrelchief

Bricasti Model 1 Series II DAC
I will echo all of the previous comments about the S2 upgrade.  I could not be happier with this upgrade.  The improvements are not subtle.   Worth every hard earned penny! Fast turnaround, stellar service! Kudos to Bricasti for supporting their... 
Bricasti Model 1 Series II DAC
Again, thank you all for chiming in.     If you notice any more notable improvements/changes as you get more hours on the new circuits, please report back.     If/when I pull the trigger on the upgrade, I will do the same!  
Bricasti Model 1 Series II DAC
Great feedback.  Thank you.     Are you folks (who upgraded from M1SE) finding that the sound continues to improve as you rack up more hours on it?  
Bricasti Model 1 Series II DAC
Considering the taller chassis, I didn’t think that you’d be able to upgrade from the M1SE to the new Series 2.   Glad to hear that Bricasti is able to offer this to existing M1 owners.     Testrun - please keep us updated, as you get more hours ... 
Any opinions of audio quality of SONOS Play5 speakers?
I've had Sonos in my home for background music (only) for about 10 years. ...going back to when Sonos didn't even offer any speakers.To streamline things, I recently bought a Play-5 for my master bathroom.  It was the only model that was reasonabl... 
TUBE AMP LOVERS - What SS amp makes you smile???
That's very interesting, Carey1110.I never had the pleasure of hearing an all-Spectral system. However, I did once own a Spectral preamp and my memory of it was anything but "tube like."Thanks for your input and emphasizing that it needs to be a S... 
Joule Electra
Another endorsement for Signature Sound to assist with this. Correct location is Liverpool, NY. 
TUBE AMP LOVERS - What SS amp makes you smile???
Great comments, everyone. Thank you.Clearly, the consensus is what I expected. 
Follow-up... I just found that Yamaha's S801 has USB. We may have a winner. Thanks! 
Great recommendations so far - thank you!Though I may consider a unit that doesn't have USB as a dig-in option, I likely would favor units that do.Sadly, the Yamaha unit doesn't have USB, as I am a fan of their integrated amps. 
Outriggers on Verity Audio Parsifals?
Here ya go... 
Kubala / Purist audio / Gabriel Gold / Synergistic
I highly recommend that you audition the KS Fascination cables.When I introduced them into my system, several years ago, I clearly recall feeling that the improvement was as if the bands went back and did a lot of rehearsing, on albums that I was ... 
Integrated amp recommendations with A/B speaker
I went with a Creek 5350SE, primarily for it's high quality and the A &/or B speaker selector.Highly recommend. 
Appogg isolation platform under preamp
Five years later, and I cannot find Appogg on the web. Does anyone have any info on the company or their products? Are they still in business???Thanks. 
Music Servers - Baetis vs. Music Vault
If Cerrot is correct then it truly is a shame that this industry has been forced to (or has chosen to) focus on USB, simply because most computers don't have spdif outputs, etc.