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Node X is kind of spendy, if you don't need the added features, pick up a used Node 2i  
Your greatest high end audio purchase!!!
Been at this since the eighties. Best high end audio purchase is kind of spurious. The room.  Bought our current property a few years back, and it's the first time I've ever had a fully dedicated space to listen. Inspired me so much that I upgra... 
Outstanding Reel to Reel Vendor
Curt at reel to reel tech is great. He refurbed my father's B77 (which I now look after) that got me started in this pursuit as a young boy.   
Magico A3 replacement
I'd treat the room and keep the current speakers.   
Cable supports on the cheap...
  Don't do a damn thing, but they look neat   
Are you on or off? What say you?
Been off for awhile now. No reason to really ride the damn thing if you cover your basics.  
New blog post: Living with Focal Speakers
Good advice in there. I've personally found Sopra 3's stage best in my space with very little toe in. The same was true for the Aria 948's I ran previously. The listening room is treated, inclusive of the ceiling. It's a wonderful sounding space. ... 
How to make the Focal Kanta No. 2 speakers sing?
Easy, drive them with an amplifier that's two ohm stable to deal with the impedance dip.   
Wall treatments “Asymmetrical”?
Asymmetrical would be ideal, but there are ways to compensate   
Jay's "Ugly Truth" video
  I'm with Cleeds  
Sopra 2 Amp Recommendation
Anything stable at 2 ohms  
Cable elevators
Here's mine.  They do absolutely nothing, but they sure look neat.  Less than 20 bucks into them.   
Why Don’t You Post Your System on Your Profile?
I just lurk these forums to pick up little tidbits and watch you all argue, but I still posted up some pics when I joined.   
Primaluna Preamp Users' Experiences Driving Solid State Amplifiers
I run an Evo 300 into Van Alstine monoblocks (which are left on 24/7) and have no issues turning the Evo on and off  
Vacuuming after ultrasonic vinyl cleaning
I use a thin plastic slip mat sheet for the first side vac, then remove when flipping the album. It came as a protective sheet with a Herbies slip mat. Works great