Responses from dznutz

Harbeth 40.2
I’m 21 years old and hear perfect up to 20khz still. If you can’t hear above 10khz anymore I totally understand your position to disagree with me. Look at how the speakers measure. There is the classic BBC dip which literally means it will be qui... 
Harbeth 40.2
I own the 40.2’s, the only flaw I can touch on is their cabinet.  I am not a fan of the big box design, but man, they sound VERY good.  I do not agree with the statement about loss of any detail in the midrange.  They will respond and change depen... 
Streaming transport recommendations
I can second the Melco, I had the N1A/2 and was very impressed.  Now I have the N1Zex 
Luxman d-08u vs berkeley reference 2 dac
^ and where did you hear that? 
Lumin X1 or dCS Bartok
perhaps yes, but I have owned the X1 and I have heard the Bartok along with the Rossini.  To my ears, not only do they simply sound different but the Lumin sounds more refined.  At around $15K I would hope to be buying the best a company can do, n... 
Lumin X1 or dCS Bartok
Biggest difference is that the X1 is the best that Lumin can do... meanwhile the Bartok is DCS’s entry level product.  The Lumin wins. 
Cocktail Audio's New and latest X50pro Audiophile Music Streamer/server...Any Love?
Strong opinions. I have found that most electronics, especially streamers (digital in - digital out), sound far more alike than they do different. The only exception to this are the Melcos where you have a noisy network. Those streamers do a great... 
Lumin U1 vs Lumin U1 mini + sbooster?
I am surprised by your findings. There is simply no way that a Mac Mini will outperform a dedicated steamer.  Something else must have been at work here 
Lumin U1 vs Lumin U1 mini + sbooster?
I would agree with that Dealer.  But the sbooster is big, ugly and your Lumin will require internal modifications that void your warranty.  Your choice.  Contact me if you want either 
DIY power cable questions
I do not agree, homemade cables can perform incredibly well.  I use Furutech cable, including their TOTL DPS-4.1 cable and NCF connectors.  You will need the right tools, nimble fingers and some serious patience but they can be built and sound inc... 
Revel F328Be's Have Arrived! / Contradicting Specs?
Revel has always been a seriously disjointed company.  In not surprised about these discrepancies. 
Parasound Halo JC1+ John Curl monoblocks, Stereophile's review and test
Well you certainly screwed that up lol 
Speaker recommendations 10 to 30k and no beryllium
Reality is you need to begin isolating variables in order to get anywhere.  The room has a HUGE influence on the end result.  Chances are a less than ideal sounding audition/system can be set up to sound way better in your home.  The reverse is al... 
Speaker recommendations 10 to 30k and no beryllium
You can, go to My Kind of Music.  In all honesty it seems like you're more interested in talking and writing about speakers than you are actually buying something.  No audition will ever be ideal nor translate exactly to your listening room.  It i... 
Speaker recommendations 10 to 30k and no beryllium
Wilson Benesch... end of story