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Differences the Project RS2 Transport and the (newest) Jay's Audio CD2 Mk 3
A CD transport and good DAC can change the sound of your system like changing your speakers. The sound difference is dramatic between the different DACs and Transports. The Project it seems has quality issues . It's all over the forums. Sounds gre... 
Differences the Project RS2 Transport and the (newest) Jay's Audio CD2 Mk 3
I went from a Marantz 2K = sacd player to the CEC TL5 Belt drive cd transport an the clarity and soundstage improved dramatically ...almost like I upgraded every component in my system.. Belles...Tekton Pendragon (7 speaker tweeter aray)..Schiit..... 
What do you think is the best integrated amplifier under 1000
I bought a Brio from a dealer in Syracuse NY......A week later I call him and wanted to send it back to him...terrible sounding integrated.....Worse than a 500  dollar chinese int.  He said the amp I would love is the Belles Aria...I bought that f... 
DAC Question: Delta-Sigma vs R2R
I agree with adding a LOKI Mini+ to your system...$149 from Schiit......also the Topping e30 for the same price is an excellent valuefor a DAC.....or for a little more, look at a Denafrips Ares 2 with the cover off...very impressive and the phase ... 
Recommendation for Digital Coax
Pangea Digital coax....https://www.audioadvisor.com/ssearch.asp?txtsearch=pangea  audio advisor...Fantastic clarity. on sale $45  
Please recommend speakers
And no matter what speakers you end up with....They won't be "perfect"....no speaker is.  BUT , you can make it sound "perfect" to your ears with the best investment I've ever made in Hi- Fi....the Schiit audio LOKI mini+ for $149...a must have. I... 
Please recommend speakers
I've got a pair of JBL STUDIO 570's playing right now with 22 watt antique sound Labs tube integrated and it sounds like a much higher priced speaker....Realism from JBL....Hard to find used but new around $700 pr. Mini- tower   check 'em out.  
Efficient speaker: Zu, Tekton, Volti, Klipsch, Fleetwood?
I've got the White Pendragons and run them nicely with 8 watts tube...They Are Highly Efficient....Don't let anyone tell you different. I love their soundstage. CEC CD T w/ Ares 2 DAC ....Will blow the doors off with the sound of real instruments ... 
Changes in DAC Presentation - Need Advice
For $200 from Audio Advisor.... I picked up a Audio Quest PQ2 Power conditioner...It changed the sound dramatically on my 10 K rig. Best upgrade and affordable. You could have surge problems which this unit will also take care of.  
The Big Misconception About Electricity
Just received the POWER QUEST 2.....Audioquest Power conditioner from Audio Advisor @ $200............................WOOOOW plugged my Belles Int. ..Ares II DAC and CEC CD Transport into it to basically protect from surges...BUT.....My soundstage... 
Sound System on $10K Budget
Cornwall IV....Denefrips Ares II DAC Willsenton R8 Integrated with KT 88's...CEC belt driven cd transport ...Blue node 2....U Turn audio turntable with Ortofon Blue 2.  
More expensive = better?
A VERY IMPRESSIVE LIST OF THE BEST in each price catagory...... https://parttimeaudiophile.com/2021/11/27/the-best-integrated-amplifiers-buyers-guide-2022/    
Which Integrated with Power,Current, and Bass
The Belles Aria is in your price range and plays wonderful "Music" with Klipsch speakers...Nice MM phono stage too. On a side note....The Lounge phono pre amp is an outstanding product for $349..... Highly recommended. New Record Day loves it so m... 
Selling off Tubes for Solid State, A Cooler Love Story?
The Vincent Audio 237 integrated is a hybrid...tube front end and SS amp....very sweet and under 3K.   I own Belles Aria 70 W integ. and love the smoooooooooth sound...no edges.  
When choosing new Speakers, what matters most to you?
@jasonbourne52.....The Snell A2's are my fav. of all time. I wish I could find another pair.....But they are BIG.😀