Responses from jond

Stepping into streaming, finally
@lalitk +1 that is a very easy sonic upgrade.  
Stepping into streaming, finally
@knock1ย That is very strange from the Earmen site I went to reviews and the Hifi News review listed the Staccato as 999 British pounds.ย  Nice performance for a bargain streamer but curious if it doesn't do wifi why does it have an antenna?  
Stepping into streaming, finally
Congrats on the new streamer knock1 and glad it sounds better it should looks like it's twice the price of the Node. I do have one question what does exclusive ethernet connectivity mean?  
Tube tester
Page worked fine for me the issue for me with tube testers is always how many tubes types do they test? The Orange with expansion module covers a lot but for me critically not 6DJ8/6922's which my preamp uses.They also don't specify what parameter... 
Raven Osprey 3.1 vs Leben cs600
Yes Leben all the way here totally in a different class than Raven.  
Leben CS600 required tubes
Another vote for KT66 though I've not heard the 350B. I also like the KT77 by Gold Lion not personally a fan of KT-88 or higher.  
Need Guidance for Next/Last Pair of Speakers
Volti is a good call but seadweller why don't you just give in and find a pair of Altec 19s? ๐Ÿ˜‰  
A Big Shout out to TAP Electronics
Awesome to hear a good repair story congrats Pete!  
Qobuz Playing Games with my bill
My Qobuzs bill is the same every month $13.77 payed via Paypal.  
Please be gentle with me! ๐Ÿ™
@alan60 All I will say now is thank god your son is into audio! We need more young people, assuming your son is young of course.  
Please be gentle with me! ๐Ÿ™
It should sound better yes a streamer streams a phone does a thousand other things that all create digital noise.  
CD player/transport with exposed tubes?
A blast from the past is the Shanling CD-T1000 and 2000 both you can find on the used market from time to time.  
Grateful Dead Dave's Pick's Volume 48 ......time to put a fork in this !
I envy you old-timers my first show was 7/6/86 at RFK and I personally almost never listen to anything later than 79.  
20 Years?
24 years for me I don't feel old at all! ๐Ÿคฃ And yes congrats @chayro !  
Finally upgrading my amp
There are so many good options out there both used and new, are you near any dealers? Getting out and listening to some gear is the best thing you can do.