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What makes One Music Server Sound Better than Another?
Software, Powersupply, electrical isolation and clocking.   
Eliminated my preamp with amazing results
The absolute best non active setup I have ever heard was an Autoformer volume control (AVC). The best overall setup I have heard was the AVC fed by a Jung Diamond buffer.  The big issue with almost any active or passive pre is the quality of the v... 
Anyone has a reference system where amplification is SS ?
The systems that have impressed me always had tubes somewhere.   
New DAC with streamer
One of my audio friends just bought the Eversolo A6 and its really good. When you consider the price its insanely good. His other DAC is an AudioNote DAC3 w the Black Gates and updated Digital Power Suppliers. The Eversolo is close in performance... 
Las Vegas
There is an LV audiophile society on Facebook BTW  
Preamp for a GaN-FET amp...
I built 3 Gan stereo amps from Gan Systems boards and a Starcrimson set of boards. ASR had their typical reviews of Gan Amps which really has no listening / sound metrics. The Gan systems boards have the ability to turn off loop feedback and I pr... 
Upgrading preamp. Best for under $1K
I am partial to tubes in the preamp by a large margin. A used Audible Illusions or Melos would be very good if you can find one. I have also bought 12 clone board sets from Aliexpress as well as helped modify several complete tube preamps from A... 
Perplexed on how single driver speakers can cover such a large Hz range
It is quite simple however it is also difficult to implement. You also need to consider what is "Full Range". Very very few speakers reach into sub bass territory yet most people consider most box speakers full range. Most speakers reach into the ... 
High end speakers at low volume
Many have been down this road. There are a few generalizations to consider: 1 Small rooms are easier to energize at low volumes and the listening position is closer. 2 Speaker size effects low volume listening. Big speakers are generally design... 
Speakers sounding dull? MUST READ! The truth about speaker design!
AWW shucks! I wish I could have read this without all the deleted replies.     
What is the VERY BEST CD album you've ever heard?
Wow that's hard but I have a few that are the best sounding in CD format. Eva Cassidy "Nightbird"  Palladin Ensemble "An Excess of Pleasure" on Linn label. Jennifer Warnes " Famous Blue Raincoat" Not sure if these are the best streaming select... 
Best Class D GaNFET Amp Comparison. Who to invite?
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Best Class D GaNFET Amp Comparison. Who to invite?
I have several built units from the Gan Systems eval boards in beautiful enclosures. if that will give a baseline.  
Low level listening
It has much more to do with noise floor than one would ever have thought. High eff speakers used with too much power are problematic as well since there is a fixed noise floor on any component and when a powerful amp is putting out small amounts o... 
A SHOCKING DISCOVERY ABOUT DIGITAL AUDIO
Bits is bits. CD is perfect audio. Wav is the same as lossless. FLAC is the same as the original. Such naivety. Now we have the hindsight to know how complex the data stream is and how so many untold things effect the conversion. It is amazing t...