Responses from hk_fan

Lumin or Aurender
I chose Lumin, very happy with it. 
Amp Upgrade time, $6000 budget, used or new.
There is a nice pair of Parasound JC1's listed for $4500.  I've had mine for years and have no desire to upgrade. 
What is Happening?
Is it possible you have some tubes that need to be replaced? 
Audioquest DBS System
Mine just died after probably 5 years or so, easy replacement. 
Need a preamp, new or used.
I have very similar musical tastes and also use Parasound amplification (JC1's) with AQ cabling and have been really happy with my Levinson 326 preamp.The rest of my system includes a Lumin streamer, Ayre QB-9 Twenty DAC, Aerial 10T's and a JL F11... 
Is the Mytek Brooklyn Bridge or Lumin D2 good buys in 2021?
Another vote for Lumin.  I'm using their U1 Mini to my Ayre QB-9 and thrilled with the combo. 
Experiences Selling Stuff On Audiogon?
I've had nothing but great experiences selling here. 
Streaming newbie looking for guidance
I moved from a Mac Mini to a Lumin D1 Mini and the improvement was significant. 
What player to stream Amazon HD with?
I recently switched from a Mac Mini to a Lumin streamer and the improvement in SQ was significant.  Lumin does not currently support Amazon HD, but I was told by them that it should soon.I can recommend the D1 Mini, and the interface is the best I... 
Esoteric DV-50
Yes, but it's clunky - if I can't find one it's ok but I much prefer the original. 
Esoteric DV-50
I already have - nothing there unfortunately.  :( 
Need really simple advice. How do I use the DAC side of my ARC Ref CD-9SE to stream music?
Using a PC or Mac Mini is a great way to start.  I used my Mac Mini connected to my Ayre QB-9 DAC with a USB cable (I use Audioquest Diamond since you asked), and played Tidal and Amazon HD streaming services.  I recently replaced it with a Lumin ... 
spend on the streamer or on the DAC ?
They’re both really important.  I recently upgraded from a Mac Mini to a Lumin U1 Mini and the improvement was massive in my system.That said, I would start with the best DAC you can afford and plan to add a streamer as your next upgrade since you... 
Will streaming ever be "audiophile-worthy"?
I agree, it already is.  I used Tidal for a while and prefer Amazon HD but streaming is a fantastic source - in fact it's my only source! 
velodyne dd plus? still considered best of the best?
The DD subs use to be cutting edge, but like others I would not purchase one now with the new ownership and questionable support.One of the most musical subs I've heard is the Aerial Acoustics SW-12, however these are pricier than the others you m...