lukemaximus

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New streamer
I just replaced my Bluesound Node with a Denafrips Arce streamer and am blown away by the improved sound quality, both in detail and staging. I use AirPlay, so the lack of an app for the Arce is not an issue for me. Seems to be a well engineered, ... 
Is D-Sonics audio still in business
I have D-Sonic mono blocks and am extremely satisfied and would highly recommend them. I’ve tweaked them with high end power cables and fuses, which brought improvements, though they sounded great out of the box. High value product providing massi... 
Best Class D GaNFET Amp Comparison. Who to invite?
@jeffseight  I imagine it might be difficult to remember the sound of each amp in a long series of comparisons. This is a bit of an ask, but it would be very helpful if you could create a video comparing the amps in a way analogous to the followi... 
Thinking about getting some bookshelf/standmount speakers
I use ATC SCM19's with 2 subs and am also very pleased with the results. If you want speakers that disappear these do it well.  They like a lot of power and your amp should drive them well. They are very transparent to source. I have upgraded c... 
New Class D amplifiers
I suggest checking out the D-Sonic M3a-800S. This will give you 400 wpc or 2x the max rating of your speaker. I have their M3a-600M mono-blocks, which at 600 wpc provide 2x the max rating of my ATC Scm-19's. The headroom and high dampening factor... 
Replacement RCA cable for Systemdek Turntable.
Not sure which model of cable you need for your deck but would suggest AudioSensibility for their high quality good value phono cables offered with RCA or various Jico phono plugs depending on what you have/need. They offer a range of products in ... 
Best turntable under $4000
Music Hall Stealth $1,649 Sumiko Starling $1,799 $3,500 before tax. Sound quality: priceless!    
Bought the Chord Qutest. Love it. Hate the power supply.
I have a Qutest and use an Sbooster linear power supply with the Ultra Mk II in line plug in which Sbooster recommends for the Qutest. But even a basic iFi power supply will provide cleaner, quieter power than the stock SMPS.  Rob obviously knows... 
What are your top 3 favorite female singers?
Lisa Gerrard Elizabeth Fraser Kate Bush  
I'm looking to add sub-woofers to my system...
Get two subs if you can, if it works in your space.   
DAC better than Denafrips Pontus II
I have a Qutest, tweaked with a used M-scaler (from here) and a LPS for each. I went this route because I mostly listen iTunes, and the M-scaler can upsample the files in the music library I already have! Plus I can get music on Bandcamp, in ALAC... 
Review ATC SCM20PSL monitors 50 hours listening
@kenjit  Please note that the ASR review is of the older, original SCM19, which used tweeters from another manufacturer.  The more recent SCM-19v2, which I have, and the SCM20PSL, which the OP has, incorporate ATC's 'new' made-in-house tweeters.... 
Is the PS audio M1200 D class amp worth buying or should I stick to A/B class mono amps
I love these pushing my ATC scm-19's. Headroom baby!    
Kate Bush
   
If there was only ONE album/cd/release you can listen to, over and over.............
Spiritualized, "Laser Guided Melodies"  Described as "cinematic, textured and deeply narcotic soundscapes:" "Spiritualized's music quivers with Apollonian attributes – airiness, fleetness, radiance, serenity...At times, Spiritualized are making ...