Responses from chayro

Pictures at an Exhibition
So this is funny- I said above that I ordered the Yamashita guitar version on CD, but apparently I ordered the sheet music, which looks like what we used to call flyshit back in my musical years, meaning a lot of notes. I have a friend who plays g... 
Have you found your "End-Game" speakers yet? I have. And it feels so good!!!
My end game speakers were my Harbeth SHL5s back in about 2005. Then there was the Opera Callas, Totem Hawks, Harbeth Monitor 30’s, another pair of Opera Callas, Trenner $ Freidl and a couple more. Basically, my end game speaker is the one sitting ... 
Can you touch the tubes?
It’s funny how all us audiophiles are so skittish about tubes. Any of you older guitarists or bass players remember the abuse everyone gave to those Ampeg, Sunn, Marshalls. Throwing them down in the back of trucks and car trunks. I don’t remember ... 
Pictures at an Exhibition
@mahler123 - you didn’t miss it because I didn’t say. It’s Denes Varjon. And I just ordered the Yamashita guitar version on CD. Should be interesting. My vinyl version is Lorin Hollander, but I think I only listened to it once because I am waiting... 
Best RCA interconnect up to ~$100?
I think you need to post your system to determine whether a cable upgrade is worth it. That money may be better spent elsewhere.  
Denafrips Pontus 2 Price increases
Enjoy your new dac and forget all this bullshit you hear. And remember, even if you hate it, you didn’t make a $1700 mistake, you made an $850 mistake. That’s what I tell myself at least.   
Best RCA interconnect up to ~$100?
If you’re just starting out, my advice is to buy a pair of ICs from Blue Jeans cable and listen for a year. Then you can try something more expensive and see if it makes a difference in your system. Blue Jeans is very solid entry-level stuff. If y... 
Mastering legend Bernie Grundman explains why the measurement crowd has it all wrong!
The venerated Decware is only about $1500 and is undoubtedly high end. But that’s an exception I think.   
Denafrips Pontus 2 Price increases
Better buy it now because tomorrow it may be $2400.  The stuff I bought was from the UK, not China, BTW.   
Denafrips Pontus 2 Price increases
Prices are constantly rising. My thoughts are- if you really want something and can responsibly afford it, buy it now. I recently made a large purchase right before a price increase and saved a couple of thousand dollars. I am dreading August when... 
Would a Topping A90 or A90D be a significant upgrade from the A30 Pro?
I have a DX3 Pro+ and it’s not bad, but Topping is not particularly known for “fleshing out” anything. I would contact Apos Audio and ask their advice. They sell Topping and a lot of other headphone amps, so they might be able to steer you in the ... 
Audio Mirror Tubadour V
The V is 1 better than the IV.   
CD Transport
@leog2015 - did you get the Jays yet?  Just interested in your opinion if you did.   
LessLoss C-Marc Entropic Speaker Cable
I dealt with Constantin as well. Very professional, sent regular updates and delivered exactly when promised. I think good dealers deserve to be mentioned.   
LessLoss C-Marc Entropic Speaker Cable
I don’t own any LL products, but I see that Atelier 13 Audio in Nashville is a dealer if anyone is interested. I purchased a CEC transport from them and the service was extremely professional. They carry some interesting lines. Stuff you don’t see...