kingbarbuda

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Onkyo has filed for bankruptcy
https://www.whathifi.com/news/legendary-japanese-hi-fi-brand-onkyo-files-for-bankruptcy  
DAC That Punches Above Its Price Point
@larsman Which version of the May DAC do you own? Thanks.   
streamer Lumin U1 or Aries G2.1
@fastfreight How do you modify the power supply on the Auralic Aries G2.1? I have a Tambaqui on order. Looking forward to seeing the differences in my system.     
PS Audio FPGA dac
To the best of my knowledge, PS Audio has discontinued the DirectStream DAC. It will be replaced late this year with their new much more expensive DAC with an MSRP of around $7000-8000. I feel that the used DirectStream DACs as a result will see a... 
top loading cd players
Recommend Jay’s Audio. As a bonus you get support from Alvin Chee, who is terrific.   
Too many choices for R2R DACS--opinions appreciated
For R2R DACs here is my opinion on some of the options: 1. Audio-Gd. Not impressed. Not impressed with their dealer either.  2. Denafrips: All their DACs are highly reviewed. I own a Terminator Plus and a Gaia DDC. I love them and working with Al... 
Doge (China to USA) Tariff
I think, based on the above and the trade situation we have now, buying from Doge is OUT. if you want a tube DAC or preamp there are plenty of cost competitive and quality competitive options available with no tariffs. Prices on some may actually ... 
Seller Listing Pet Peeve
As a frequent seller over on USAM (username: rhinocom) I completely agree with the OP. At times, I have considered making the rear photo my lead photo! But it is usually my second photo. As a buyer, the rear is about tied as the most important pho... 
Axpona 2022
I bought the demo chrome AGD Audion Mk2 amps from Alberto at AXPONA. After a little post AXPONA delay I hooked them up to my system tonight. I immediately noticed a very obvious expansion in the width of the soundstage as compared to my other amps... 
The Music at AXPONA 2022
I had one and a half of my requested tracks played in the Quintessenence Wilson Alexx V room. That room was my favorite room of the show (from those I spent serious time in). I did find that some rooms other than the Alexx V room were receptive to... 
Axpona 2022
@jayctoy I just came from the avant-garde room. Not my favorite room. I agree. The room is way too small. This was near field listening with a behemoth of a system. If this were in a bigger room like the Wilson Alexa V or better yet the Estelon ro... 
Axpona 2022
@audition__audio @roxy54 of course these immense Jubilees can play loud. Just look at them. But can they soundstage, image and have detail. You can’t tell any of that from what and how they are demoing them. Personally, I wish they had a smaller r... 
Axpona 2022
I have not and will not be going to all the rooms. But the most impressive small rooms to me, in more order,were the AGD GaN room, the Playback Designs/Tannoy room, The Border Patrol DAC room, the GTT audio room with that Kronos turntable.    The... 
Doge (China to USA) Tariff
I paid duty on the Doge Clarity 8 tube preamp I bought. Never was asked to pay duty on any Denafrips items. But here is the additional problem with paying duty for out of the country items. States like IL which need money audit duty records and th... 
Audiophiles on Audiogon.
@jackhifiguy Your profile says that you have been a member here since March 2, 2022. That is a little over 1 1/2 months. You have also participated here very little:   jackhifiguy Member since Mar 02, 2022 Country n/a ...