jl35

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Stepping into streaming, finally
hard to imagine Spotify sounding as good as CD...  
Seeking Budget CD Player Suggestions
It's great that there are so many low cost CD Player options now...I have the Rotel CD11 Tribute - would say the Tribute is worth it - have not heard the MKll versions...Also have and like a Marantz CD6006 which is supposedly almost as good as the... 
Transparent Audio is anything but Transparent
I always dealt directly with Transparent, though technically my orders always went through my local dealer. They always provided great service and a great product, and were especially helpful with special orders...  
New Streamer, DAC or Let it Be
I used the MConnect app with my Oppo Sonica ...  
Cambridge Audio AXN10 experiences
I'm very happy with the Cambridge CXN V2, and it's being closed out at some great prices. I was especially surprised how good it's internal DAC is...and it's new replacement, the CXN100 is close to your price point...  
A quick question on what streamers to consider.......
PS Audio Airlens  
Best power cord for Audioquest Niagara 1200
I would rather an AQ Niagara 5000 with an AQ Thunder than a 1200 with a Dragon, though certainly the Dragon is a super cord...  
Comparing Legacy Focus snd PS Audio FR20
with their unusual trade in program, the PS may be much less expensive than their $18.999 list price...they are superb...  
BHK 250
PS website says the 250 is being replaced...it's a great deal..  
Amp — Leave on or turn off
Pass Labs told me recently, that there would be no issues with leaving high power Class A mono blocks turned fully on 24/7...would not shorten life or lead to repairs...I tend to turn mine on Thursday afternoon, off Sunday night, though maybe not ... 
on the cheap
WiiM Pro Plus - fairly often the manufacturer offers refurbs for $149 - just bought one, as my kid stole my other one...they are terrific...and sometimes the WiiM mini for about $60...I’ve only seen these refurbs on ebay from Linkplay (the manufac... 
Songs you use when auditioning gear
Tin Pan Alley on LP is awesome...  
Amp — Leave on or turn off
For my Portal Panache Integrated (designed by Nelson Pass), they recommended that for best sonics it be left on 24/7 (there was no standby switch)...for my high power Pass Class A mono blocks, Pass says there is no short or long term harm in leavi... 
Songs you use when auditioning gear
Dave Holland Big Band -  Triple Dance - from CD, What Goes Around  
Accuphase E-5000 factory power cord good enough?
I've found that used power cords hold their value extremely well, especially from companies that don't change their models very often...