Responses from joey_v

Buying used vs new?
For me, just know the source.I am less trusting of trade ins unless single owner.  I would rather buy from a trusted seller personally.  Or local.  Local is best. 
Opinion is fine.But he was not having any of the recommendations and was just bad mouthing the Delos.  Believe it or not, people read up on these major purchases and a bad thread can leave a bad taste.I followed the other thread, this guy doesn’t ... 
What an embarrassment. Lyra fan here. I have the Lyra Etna... way to try to ruin the Lyra name with your other thread.Way to go. 
What DAC upgrade made you say “DAMN, that sounds SO MUCH better than my last DAC”?
Emm labs over Cary for me 
I think I screwed up 😬☹️
Now I gotta be more careful 
Dallas (Fort Worth) Audiophile Club - we meet every month or every other month
Update:Zoom 4 successful. June 30 at 630pGuest Host: John Atkinson 
Rack recommendations
I use an SRA rack, Scuttle v3It is awesome.  I thought that a rack was a simple unit until I got this. 
Class A amplifiers
Boulder 2060.Still reliable. 
Where is Cary Audio?
I had been a big Cary fan but moved on.  They seem to have stagnated since DH left.I had the SLP 98 then 05.I also had the Cary 306/200, then 306 SACD.Also had the big bad 211FE monoblocks.My brother now has the 211FE so we still have some Cary le... 
How much reality do you really need?
I think I’m right there.  Took me a while and a lot of components and full control of a semi decent room.I listen 5 hours straight and only stop because I have to.  I have cried and had the shivers several times in a single session.   
Mega dollar systems. 200k on up. What are their professions?
I think my system is close to $200k retail.  Took me about 6 years to get to steady state.  It’s about what you don’t spend that determines what you can spend on a nonessential hobby.  
Dallas (Fort Worth) Audiophile Club - we meet every month or every other month
Just message me, I’ll link up with you that way @Londonerwesti got the message from @jones20992 
Dallas (Fort Worth) Audiophile Club - we meet every month or every other month
Yes.  I just had a conversation with a Las Vegas transplant just this week who wants to join.  He ran the Vegas club so he might have some insight for me as how to run the Dallas club.  
Do Banana Plug Adaptors Degrade SQ?
I have the audioquest wel speaker wire and I have bananas.  I doubt they would have bananas on their top of the line if they sounded audibly worse. 
The Absurdity of it All
I think there’s more than hearing acuity.People who are older may have less hearing acuity but have more experience.I spoke to Fremer recently, he said I may not hear as well as I used to but I listen better than ever.I think that about sums it up...