Responses from laoman

New Streamer, DAC or Let it Be
"Save your money and leave things alone! Your streamer and DAC are fine! Spending more is a sideways move!" As always, the comments from Jasonbourne are half truths and quite silly. He is only correct that in order to get a wow factor increase, yo... 
New Streamer, DAC or Let it Be
Your Gustard Dac is pretty good. Yes you could get a "wow" factor increase, but you would need to spend a lot - a Tambaqui, a Playback deisgn or a Meitner. Is it wort it if you are primarily listening to Home Theatre? Not in my opinion.  
MBL Owners: The "Why" Behind Our Choices and the Search for the Ultimate "Wow" Factor
Anyone who likes to here music realistically will love these. They are great.  
Which turntable? Pro-Ject or VPI?
Well if you really want quality, buy a Kuzma.  
Which turntable? Pro-Ject or VPI?
Project. VPI is not great.  
Yes, cables do make a difference -- regardless of price...
"rather than asking you to simply believe it because of my credentials." Then why did you find it necessary to post your qualifications. Actually there many who post on this forum who are more qualified than you but do not need to boast of it.  
Yes, cables do make a difference -- regardless of price...
@benanders  "Listening through headphones via the Scarlett 2i2, it was super easy to hear distinct differences in these cables.  The differences were not small and very apparent." This does not sound like role playing to me. You actually sound l... 
Look at the T+A MP3100HV. They also have cheaper models. Top notch German engineering.  
Yes, cables do make a difference -- regardless of price...
@lordrootman   "OP can you pass a honest A and B test?" Did you read the op? Is this not exactly what he did?  
Just how good is the T+A P 3100 preamp ?
I have not heard it, but T&A is a quality company and this gets good reviews.    
I took Frank Zappa’s advice
I cannot listen to it because Weasels Ripped My Flesh.    
list of speakers
Excellent start. Well done.  
CS Port Phono Stage
Mike thinks it is excellent.  
DAC upgrade
Do not get a Topping. The quality control is dreadful. I would look at Denafrips Pontus. or the Sonnet Morpheus.  
New Ortofon website with tonearm cartridge matcher
Sorry bu this is not worth the time. There are lots of tts missing and the cartridge range is not comprehensive.