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Looking for a full featured tube preamp similar to McIntosh C22
I have a lot of respect for the Rogue Audio 99 Super Magnum preamp with the phono stage option if you can find one on the used market. It is a long discontinued model by Rogue but is very special given the ability to set gain apart from volume. Th... 
Aurender AP20 Impressions
@soix I agree that the AP20 is not for anyone who has the never ending itch to chase for improvement as it’s all in one and not that modular (at least not yet, but it wouldn’t surprise me if they brought on more modular solutions in the future lik... 
Confused with size of speaker to get when placed along long wall in large room
If you like the presence of Klipsch but want to move away from the horn-like nature of it, Vivid Audio speakers would be very good for your space. Models like the Kaya 45, Kaya 90, and anything in the Giya lineup all feature side-firing woofers an... 
Borresen vs. Raidho
They are more similar than alike, as Michael Børresen was the chief designer of Raidho for ten years or so. With his Borresen line of speakers, the major differentiators are: A more advanced tweeter - is thinner, but with more versatile membrane ... 
Streaming upgrade from Cambridge Audio cxn v2
I am both a Cambridge Audio and Aurender dealer, and I owned both the CXN V2 and a Modwright-modded CXN V2 which features Dan Wright’s signature tube analog output stage using Lundahl transformers and two linear power supplies. For a high value st... 
Clock vs Streamer advice
@lalitk Where did you get the custom data cable? It has been on my list to build one for myself as I made a custom power umbilical. The SR Master Fuse is quite good in the N30SA. Hope that’s what you swing for!  
Clock vs Streamer advice
@lalitk I have not, though I hope to get an MC10 in my hands for demo this quarter. I’ve heard the performance improves even if only using it with the  N30SA and nothing else. As another fun evaluation, I’ll also have the new Synergistic Research... 
Clock vs Streamer advice
My apologies... Roon integration seems to be disabled at this time, or it is specific to certain Aurender units. I was using the Conductor app in January and saw the feature in the settings, but as I use my N30SA now I see it is no longer there. P... 
Clock vs Streamer advice
@audphile1 @zpatenaude37 Aurender has already implemented Roon integration, but to date it is only to allow Aurender be a Roon endpoint. This means a separate Roon core is still required. To enable the Aurender to be a Roon endpoint, users just ne... 
Accuphase, fuses
I am an authorized Synergistic Research dealer since May 2023, but as an audiophile I have used SR cables, fuses and accessories since 2016. I started on black fuses, moving to blue, orange and purple. Blue fuses were wonderful, much better than ... 
Cary DMS 700 vs Aurender A300
@rkfaberdds I am an Aurender dealer, but I used to have an almost all Cary system. The two units approach the solution very differently. The A200 is a streamer/server first and a DAC second. The chassis design, power supply, and isolation charact... 
Clock vs Streamer advice
@zpatenaude37 Definitely move away from the computer as others said. There are three areas that a quality streamer focuses on that largely results in the quality of its performance.   First is noise reduction, which is actually two areas. The fir... 
Your Not-So-Obvious Best Fidelity LPs
One of my “new” yet will be all time favorites is Belafonte Sings the Blues on Analogue Productions. It can still be had and is a completely holographic performance, maybe even better than Muddy Waters’ Folk Singer. Belafonte sounds so cool in thi... 
Eminent Technology LFT-8B and 8C Speakers best footers to use
Since the SA stands are mostly to provide stabilization and reduce vibration through mass, I think the Isoacoustics footers will add significant additional improvement, both on carpet (with the spikes) and on wood (without) as they add the benefit... 
Add a pre-amp to Mola Mola Tambaqui?
@questforhifi GTT Audio is the distributor for Mola Mola in the US will know the dealer closest to you. You may want to give them a call.