Responses from goofyfoot

MBL Owners: The "Why" Behind Our Choices and the Search for the Ultimate "Wow" Factor
When I bought my ASR Emitter II Exclusive, it came with a magazine that featured MBL, T+A and ASR. Having familiarity with Industrial Design and aesthetics, I was impressed by what I saw but unfortunately, I’ve not yet had the opportunity to hear ... 
on the cheap
@knock1 That’s the cheapest thing I could think of.  
on the cheap
I would consider a pre owned Bryson BDP Pi.   
Starting a Classical Vinyl Music Collection
I mostly collect CD’s and file downloads but also mono vinyl. Roughly 97% of my collection is classical/art music. Arkiv Produktion is a favorite of mine. They are a historical performance practice focused label and division of Deutsche Gramophone... 
Best Covers
The Bird and the Bee ‘A Tribute to Hall and Oats’. Never personally been a big fan of Hall and Oats but this is a worthwhile album.  
Portable DAC/Headphone Amp Recommendations
Thanks to all for your input. I purchased the Cayin RU7 and a quality ddi usb c cable.   
MBL has a new product, the C41 Network Player;    
Portable DAC/Headphone Amp Recommendations
@chrshanl37 I also noticed there’s a Cayin Ru7. Assuming it’s generally the same thing as the Ru6. I’m rather fascinated with the R2R design principle but not 100% on whether that’s what I would want for a daily driver.  
Whats playing on your system today?
Been listening to the Joseph Szigeti box set from the Andante Label. I’d make the assumption that no one else here has played these discs in a while. Great remastering techniques from the Andante team. 
Portable DAC/Headphone Amp Recommendations
@srinisr The iFi Hip DAC 3 looks like a good value but the volume knob is awkward unless I could lock it in place to avoid accidentally turning it up. @soix Yes, the Dragonfly is convenient but I was thinking that I could get an upgrade in sound ... 
Portable DAC/Headphone Amp Recommendations
@panzrwagn Thanks for the input. The Topping would be a bit awkward for my needs. My primary goal is to find something that I can use at the gym. I know that may seem odd however, I spend a lot of time there and music is a motivator to make me get... 
Portable DAC/Headphone Amp Recommendations
@akg_ca The thing I do like about the Audioquest is that it’s so small that it doesn’t interfere with my activities. I’ve even done my Muay Thai kicks on the bag while listening to it. Out of all the options, I believe the Chord would be my first ... 
Portable DAC/Headphone Amp Recommendations
@overthemoon Thanks! I didn't know that about the Focal Bathy's, It makes sense to do that.  
Is more amp power always better...?
So the ASR Emitter 1 might be a good option. I own the ASR Emitter 2 Exclusive and they sound great with a pair of Quad 2905’s. Quad 2912’s would be the same. I have to share with you however my experience when I matched the ASR with a pair of Mon... 
Does a turntable mat make any difference?
Anybody try the somewhat newish turn table mat from Synergistic Research? They’ve also developed a record weight that seems somewhat confusing. They must be the best because they cost way more than any other record mat/weight on the market.