krelldog

Responses from krelldog

Paypal drastic changes
This started in 2024, but apparently there was a 60 day moratorium on the 24% I thought this was still on hold, but apparently not. Quick math- You sell an amp for 1000.00  You get paid with PP goods and services. PP takes 240.00 for the IRS, an... 
More Than A Whisper: Celebrating The Music Of Nanci Griffith
Thanks for the responses. This obviously has a country vibe to it, but well done and well recorded. I especially like the tracks- Trouble in the Fields, Gulf Coast Highway, and my favorite track- Radio Fragile. If your reading this...give it a l... 
DAC RECOMMENDATIONS PLEASE
I strongly second the PS Audio DirectStream Mk 1. I went from a Yiggy to the Directstream and its not even close. This was a legit 6K DAC,,,,,and your stealing it a 2K refurbished. This is a complete no brainer at this price point. BTW- comes ... 
Dusty Street has passed away
I listened to Dusty plenty over the years on Classic Vinyl/Deep Cuts I'm always impressed with anyone who shares my same passion for great radio. Dusty certainly possessed that. I'm always in awe of people able to chase their passions through th... 
50 ways to leave your lover
Rick Beato is not only a musician but a fantastic interviewer.    
50 ways to leave your lover
This is a fantastic interview where this was discussed.  
XLR recomendation
Audience Front Row  
What speaker could safely be ordered without hearing it first?
"How "safe" do you want to be? Personally, I'd never buy any speaker I couldn’t first audition in my room. Your money.  Your ears. " I'm pretty sure this rarely happens. Its a great idea, but I can't imagine many dealers are going to let you t... 
Thoughts About Turntable Upgrades
In my experience vinyl is amazing, but very expensive to tap into the magic. I currently have a VPI Prime Signature-Pass XP-17(Phono)-Ortofon Cadenza Bronze cartridge-Audience SX phono cable.  This is around 15K to spin records and its sounds gre... 
Intergrated amp upgrade ?
https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649994791-parasound-halo-hint-6-integrated-amplifier-with-built-in-dac-silver/ I owned a Parasound Halo Integrated 2.1...One of the greatest audio bargains I've ever had. The above is the upgraded version. Gre... 
Used PS Audio Items
They have a very generous trade in policy. Also as above mentioned they sell a lot of gear. I think at their price point they make very good stuff.  
Schiit Yggdrasil Less is More, is it a quality dac ?
Its a great DAC... I sold it and upgraded to a PS Audio Directstream mk 1- which was clearly better in all sonic ways. In fairness , the Yiggy was 2300- and the Directstream was 6K. The point being you can get mint PS Audio Directstream used curre... 
Top turntables under $2k
BTW- My current setup is --VPI Prime Signature TT---Ortofon Cadenza Bronze Cartridge---Pass Labs XP-17 Phono---Audience SX Phono interconnects. This is 15K.....On the right records its fabulous....but I would have a hard time encouraging someone ... 
Top turntables under $2k
Just my experience...As I went up the turntable route...I realized the magic of analogue experience was expensive. The first time I had that "Come to Jesus moment" was when I put together the following....VPI Prime-Ortofon Black --Pass labs XP-17.... 
Integrated Amp Shopping Decisions
I went from the Parasound Int to a Pass INT 60...it was a step up...but not huge. The Parasound will also give you a basic Phono pre-MC/MM not the best but better than entry level. I also thought the DAC was better than I expected.