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Optical Rendu into Iris DDC: Will it work?
Thank you.  I received the DDC and it works fine.  A wonderful addition.  
Anthony (Tony) Cordesman has passed away
Sad to hear of the passing of this fine gentleman and well respected reviewer. I always looked for his reviews because he seem to be very objective and unbiased. I believed them. R.I.P.  
Who out there wants to, or has, validated an amazing cable find?
I do not have "an amazing cable find" but I want to confirm that previously reported Chinese Valhalla 2 flat speaker cables iare a great find.  These have moved my listening to another level for $205 (2.5 meters).  The vendor is RMDigital.  You ca... 
How do I switch from Wi-Fi to Ethernet cables?
I just moved the modem.  Might be the easiest solution.  
Denafrips Pontus II FPGA firmware upgrade 2023
I was thinking of delaying doing this update but I'm so glad I didn't wait.  IMO it is a significant improvement.  So good that I'm going back and listening to all of my favorites.   I heard all of the improvement that audiofilo123 heard but none... 
My last Integrated Amp: $5-10,000?
yes nickb, I did receive the amp. It seems to be every bit as good as advertised but I'm not really qualified to judge....I haven't listened to many different systems in the last 30 years.  My other amp is Doge 10 30 watt tube amp.  The Coda is ve... 
Focal 936 K2 compared to Q Acoustics Concept 500?
I have read that those who have heard both find a significant difference.  Google it and check youtube reviews of the K2.  
Focal 936 K2 compared to Q Acoustics Concept 500?
The Music Room had a Memorial Day sale.  Call them up and see what Nick can do for you.  
My last Integrated Amp: $5-10,000?
rick2000, Thanks for the heads-up on the I50.  I'll check it out in the future.  Good price for a tube amp that I might like.  
My last Integrated Amp: $5-10,000?
Thank you for the input folks. After much reading, and checking to see what is available, I ordered a Coda CISB. I’ll let you know what I think. The new speakers are Q Acoustics Concept 500 using TIDAL Premium through Optical Rendu and Denafrips... 
My last Integrated Amp: $5-10,000?
Preferably used, but only 2-3 years old.  
My last Integrated Amp: $5-10,000?
Thank you to all of you who have made recommendations.  I have started reading reviews and checking to see what's available.  The reading reviews part may be a bit easier than I thought.  I expect reviewers to say lots of nice things that don't g... 
Focal 936 K2 compared to Q Acoustics Concept 500?
I ended up buying the Concept 500s. Memorial Day sale pushed me to go ahead and make the move.  Should be here early next week.  
Focal 1028/1038 BE and 30 Watt Class A Tube amp
audiotroy, do you prefer the K300i or the CSIB with the Focals?    
Focal 1028/1038 BE and 30 Watt Class A Tube amp
After your responses and much research I have decided to go ahead and get a new integrated amplifier. The ones that appeal to me are the Krell K300i, Gryphon Diablo 120, and Coda CSIB. Each of these should serve me for quite a while. If I decide t...