Responses from chrshanl37

Best budget streamer on the market now?
At the $50 price point the Klipsch Gate is tough to beat. Sounds more natural than the Node 2i IMHO.  
This new McIntosh integrated looks like a winner
So did Luxman in 1984. 
What are some of the most underrated and overrated loudspeakers you’ve auditioned?
The cliche dig on Bose in a lame attempt to up your audiophile street cred is overrated. 
Please suggest a WiFi Streamer under $200
Klipsch makes two products that may suit your needs. The first one is called the Gate and is the cheapest at around $50. It will stream Tidal MQA as well as Qobuz hires. It does not have digital outputs so you are stuck with the on-board dac. The ... 
What is the best solid state amplifier you have ever heard?
+1 millercarbonSomeone posted a thread titled the best sounding integrated you’ve ever heard and akg_ca was somehow able to provide an answer, sans the unnecessary diatribe.Best solid state amp I’ve heard was a Goldmund. 
Who are the Kings of Audiogon?
When it comes to technical knowledge, hands down Almarg, but I enjoy reading Geoffs posts probably more than any other member on this site. 
Help, is 15 watts p/c enough for a small room
Ive owned quite a few vintage recievers and agree it depends on what you are looking to get out if it. If you are looking for a background music maker, the Klipsch Power Gate is a great sounding integrated for the money. Hypex 50 wpc amp, bluetoot... 
What a sad world we now live in.......
Not being able to buy cd’s @ Wal-Mart is probably the 100th thing about Wal-Mart that makes me sad. 
Advice on switching from a Denon PMA-915r to something else
Thats my listing let me know if you have any questions. Im just discovering how good Denon integrateds are thanks to another member on here. Sadly the 2000 is too big for my rack so im going with a newer more compact 160one. 
Integrated Amp ideas for Dynaudio Special 40's
I just listed a Denon PMA 2000 IVR with 80 wpc and 120 amps of current that would drive your speakers quite well. I was using it to drive 86 db Proacs with ATC drivers.I’ve compared it to Hegel, Peachtree, Vincent and most recently a Wells Majesti... 
Speaker advice for listening to Blues music
This might just be then ticket for you cedar 
Speaker advice for listening to Blues music
I have a pair of 2 way stand mounts (speaker art super clefs) with custom cabinets by Lee Taylor that I may be listing. Excellent dynamics with better bass than some floor standers I’ve owned. Been using them in a 12x13 room with great results. Yo... 
I want a streamer
Had the Node 2 and the Node 2i. For a fraction of the price and better sound (imo) get a Klipsch Gate for $30 bucks off Amazon or for $150 get the Power Gate which is a streamer and integrated amp utilizing class d hypex modules. I dont use the am... 
Upgrade integrated within the $600 - 1k Range
+1 for Vincent also would look at the Denon pma 800ne and the new Integrated's from Iota. There is a newly listed Hegel H80 on here within your budget which is a solid performer if looking to buy used. 
Opinions and recommendations on active loudspeakers
Dutch and Dutch 8c’s would be my choice if I were to spend more than 10k.