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@ricred1 Nice stuff. I see it's another offering where you have to buy the separate PSU to deliver considerably better audio performance.a re-clocker if you want even better SQ. Add and a ripper if you want to rip. It's an unexpected education / l... 
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@david_ten I did not get into my backstory, but I grew up in a music loving home with my Audiophile uncle next door as well. I was raised on vinyl and 8-track. Fast forward more years than I care to count and I'm finally in a good place financiall... 
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Paralyzed again... there are SO many flavors! I could be in this line forever! ...honestly, you had me at "ice cream". Heath bar crunch all day!Just spent the last hour reading reviews, specs and watching videos [drum roll] I'm seriously consideri... 
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@lalitk The only thing that makes me balk at the ACS100 is what Aurender's site says about it:best sound quality is achieved when using an N100H, N100C, N100SC, N10, A100, A10, A30 or W20SE Aurender music server / streamer as the main playerThey p... 
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@lalitk Very helpful. Advice and further reading keep bringing me back to Aurender. I would love the ACS10. There are two being offered here, but besides storage capacity, is there a difference in sound? If yes, I may spend more than I want and go... 
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I am paralyzed. There are so many options, reviews, recommendations... I am truly frozen, unable to choose. Wish it were easy to try things at home before you buy, and by try I mean AB. I'm sure anything I select in this range will sound nice beca... 
What Integrated Amp do You use
McIntosh MA-9000, soon to be the MA-12000 (on order). I heard a few others on this thread and the Sim Audio Moon 700i was nearly in my home. Instead, I went with the features of the Mc, along with the equally, if not more pleasing sound to my ear.... 
Power cord choice?
Being conditioned to first check Amazon for what they offer in terms of brands, I recently searched for power cables. I had just come from a showroom demo of McIntosh offerings, which included an unexpected, eye-opening demonstration of why they w... 
Sopra 2 Bass
All - am I breaking any rules by asking side questions unrelated to my bass issue? I've asked about room treatments, streamers, etc, things possibly related to my bass quest, but my next is regarding my power.Out of my depth here but while playing... 
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@blancpain1 Appreciate the story and you are spot-on. I do love the current sound and am seeking perfection. Is it good enough as-is? Probably. I just know I can do a little more and be really happy. A few more components (steamer and maybe a powe... 
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@allenf1963 So this isn't how it always goes? Unfortunate, but I can roll with the punches if folks take a swing. Funny you mentioned Bourbon. We were sipping a special bottle of Angel's Envy last night. :)  Mission accomplished!@arnoldo Not sure ... 
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@audiorusty Totally agree. In fact, I like what I hear for bass with increased volume. It's not perfect, but there is no need for the tone control to be on when I want to roll the dial. 
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@jrbirdman333 Funny story - I was being setup to hear the 60i contours before I came across the Sopra opportunity. The N2s remain the best I've heard in any showroom or home to-date. I do not want to hear a potentially better system anytime soon, ... 
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@wbhendrix - Sweet setup. I raised an eyebrow during this post when I learned that most go with two subs instead of one as I thought one was enough. I went from budget 2.1 music / home theater into the deep end of true hifi in one giant leap. My s... 
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@audiorusty Definitely no distortion. The "pop" almost seemed like part of the track as the music was almost behind it and uninterrupted, if that makes sense? The sound is still pristine. No damage as far as I can tell. Next time, if there's a nex...