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Your thoughts on best audiophile speakers in $10,000 neighborhood?
@ghdprentice - I endorse GHD Prentice’s POV. There is no better substitute than hearing them yourself. One Saturday afternoon in a city in your part of the country would make a nice weekend trip and allow you to hear some options first hand.  Th... 
Live Vibe Audio
@ricred1 - I only have experience with their audio points, which by the way, really worked in my system. My expectations were low, after having tried a few other products, but the audio points made a noticeable improvement.    I am now also intri... 
New Network Acoustics Tempus switch
@adriaan - Thank you! I’m very curious about your impressions of the Tempus.  I thought I was pretty much done with my system, but have become intrigued with the potential improvements from companies like Network Acoustics.   
SPENDOR SP100R2 vs QLN PRESTIGE 3
Late to this thread, but based on my love of the QLN Prestige 3, had to respond for anyone considering the brand.    To the point: the QLN Prestige, in my humble opinion, is a wonderful speaker. It’s a little laid back, which makes day long list... 
Looking for 50-100 watts of Tube Power (give or take) for my JBL 4349s
I have the Conrad Johnson Classic 120 with EL34 tubes. I bought it used for around $6k. It’s a truly wonderful amp with 125 watts into 8 ohms.    Conrad Johnson also makes a Classic 60, which will be half the power and cheaper.    Big Conrad Joh... 
Anyone upgrade to the Merason Dac1 mkii?
@ricco275 - Unfortunately, I've never heard the LaScala dac. I've had a sense that it might be one of the dacs suited for me, though. At least based on what I've read about it.  I'd recommend taking Choice Audio up on his offering to provide his ... 
What is your experience with LiveVibe Audio Points?
@charles1dad - Thank you for sharing more specifics. Very much appreciated.   
Network Acoustics Muon ethernet filtering system - Improving streaming sound quality
@markush - I’d welcome your thoughts on the Tempus. Did you end up getting it? How would you describe its impact on your system?   
What is your experience with LiveVibe Audio Points?
@roxy54 - Yes, using the coupling discs with the larger audio point. I feel like a shill for LiveVibe Audio right now, but I feel like I’m discovered a treasure of a product. The upgrade has been akin to inserting exceptional NOS tubes or my exper... 
InnuOS Sense 2.6.0.
@jon2020 - Thank you for your help. The system sounds fantastic with the new Innuous software!    After putting the LTA preamp in my system I’ve lost interest in preamps. It was so revelatory and transformational that I can’t envision replacing i... 
Anyone upgrade to the Merason Dac1 mkii?
@ricco275 - I have the Merason Dac1 Mki. It’s a fantastic Dac, to be sure. I recommend it. I think the reviews are pretty spot on.    @choiceaudio - You have the experience with both dacs in question. How would you compare the two?   
What is your experience with LiveVibe Audio Points?
It’s day two listening with these new LiveVibe Audio Points. I’m still stunned by the level of improvement they’ve made in my system. It’s as if I purchased a new upgraded Dac or preamp. For context, I currently am running a Merason Dac1 mk1, LTA... 
Anyone upgrade to the Merason Dac1 mkii?
@choiceaudio - Thanks for providing the information. Will reach out to you when I have the discretionary funds for the upgrade!   
Puritan PSM156
I now have Puritan filters on both of my systems. Without question, both units improved the clarity of each system. I am plugging my amps directly into the Puritan, along with all upstream components.  When funds allow, I’ll purchase the ultimate... 
Anyone upgrade to the Merason Dac1 mkii?
@choiceaudio - thank you for that!  Two questions for you:  1. How would you compare the Merason Dac1 mkii to the Mola Mola Dac? What are their respective strengths head to head?    2. Can we upgrade to the Merason Dac1 mkii through you if our ...