Responses from jasonbourne71

Looking for integrated solid state amp for daily usage
Transparent Audio is anything but Transparent
Transparent is just like all the other cable companies taking advantage of the gullible by clever advertising and obfuscation!   
New Streamer, DAC or Let it Be
Save your money and leave things alone! Your streamer and DAC are fine! Spending more is a sideways move!  
AR-XB. Is it worth a new motor?
New motor definitely! The stock AR-XB is a formidable TT that can compete with others in the four-figure price range. I have one modded by Vinyl Nirvana with a Technics tone arm tube and headshell replacing the stock arm tube and damping applied i... 
Seeking Honest Opinions: Your Experience with McIntosh Audio Gear
Back in the late Seventies when the small manufacturers/underground hifi was taking off McIntosh was considered stuff for the Carriage Trade! Pretty much still is!  
Seeking Honest Opinions: Your Experience with McIntosh Audio Gear
I sold my C28 preamp. I am keeping my ARC SP6!  
vibration control - cd player
Heck, just put a brick atop of it!  
Cornwall iv
My experience with Cornwall's goes back to the late 1970's. The local hifi store had a pair owned by an employee set up in one of the soundrooms. Compared to the Snell Type A's in the other soundroom the Cornwall's sounded irritatingly bad! Nobody... 
Using a streamer to DAC to power amp, should I insert an integrated
Keep the Rotel. Changing to the Audiolab is a sideways move.   
Thinking about switching cartridges.
I always prefer a tonearm with a removable headshell so that changing cartridges is easy.   
Thinking about switching cartridges.
A sideways move unless there is something about the sound of the Aphelion you don't like. Does that tonearm have a removable headshell? If so, then buy the Hana cartridge so you can alternate listening between the two cartridges.  
Finally...subwoofer that's aesthetically pleasing!
@erik_squires : I have Snell Type A’s. Original price was like $1390. I bought them from the original owner after his passing. He bought them from the Connecticut audio store I worked for. I paid $500 + $400 USPS to ship the A’s in four boxes to F... 
Accuphase, fuses
Fuses having ’directionality’? You’ve gotta be nuts! The idea that a fuse - of whatever color - can alter the tonality of a component is bonkers and magical thinking!   
Best Covers
Satisfaction by Blue Cheer on Outsideinside (1968).  Listened to it yesterday on CD.  
question of soundstage
The Sugden has greater channel separation compared to your tube amp.