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Surge and Conditioning
The OP got an interesting thread / dialogue going on with his initial post, an often debated topic of power, how big an impact it has in performance and the best solutions. OP - your direction really depends on what you are looking to accomplish ... 
Poll: Most impactful component
BigKidz - that is great insight built on years of your valuable experience.  I have been really fortunate to have the opportunity to have auditioned and owned some great gear and what what you have shared as your experience is very similar to mine... 
Is it still worth buying a Lumin x1 in 2023?
I haven’t had the X1 in my system but have had the D2 and P1.  The P1 shares a lot of the same or similar parts / design as the X1.  The X1 has an external power supply and the latest generation Saber DAC.  The P1 is outstanding, I would jump on t... 
Looking for advice, recommendations
Make sure the integrated you have can be used as an amp only.  I don’t recall my Evo having the functionality to bypass the preamp section specifically.  It did have HT Bypass so in theory you could use that functionality to use the amp only.    
Looking for advice, recommendations
Hi OP, Over the last 4 years or so I have been on a 2 channel journey that has seen quite a few upgrades, tweaks.  On that journey I have had the Primaluna EVO 400 integrated, the Coda CSIB integrated, Krell’s latest Integrated along with Parasou... 
Omega speakers -- mostly sold out, all the time?
Hi OP, Louis is fantastic and the bill quality is superb.  He used to be a cabinet maker and had a passion for HiFi - combined the 2 into building speakers. His website and marketing aren’t his strong suites.  His products are a tremendous value... 
Dolby Atmos: does it do anything for two-channel reproduction?
Hi OP - I have a HT set up and that shares the space and some equipment with my 2 channel space.  Atmos via Apple or another streaming service isn’t designed to provide a benefit into a 2 channel set up.  As a previous poster mentions, it does mak... 
Speaker Cable Question
Check out Pine Tree Audio - small custom shop that can make to order, uses really high quality material.  Owner, Jesse will take that time to talk with you, he’ll make sure the power cables match what your units require.  He has different designs ... 
Lumin P1 or Pre / Streamer / DAC separates?
So I took the plunge on a P1.  It’s got around 24 hours of burn in. Out of the box, wasn’t impressed.  Had attributes I liked but sounded somewhat thin and etched.  Sounded a tad better with a pre in the chain, the LEEDH volume control came in th... 
HT and 2 channel in same room? 1 or 2 systems?
You can easily have both in the same space as noted by many.  For the gear you have you can make it all work with a simple switch box, this takes care of your current equipment lacking HT Bypass.  If you aren’t sure the type of box, there are seve... 
streaming and audiophile stereo
OP - this is a hot topic, as others have suggested, if you search this topic you’ll find a lot of threads, guidance, discussion.  I am on the digital journey and here are some suggestions, humble learnings, and I’m still tweaking, taking some chan... 
Lumin P1 or Pre / Streamer / DAC separates?
Thanks for the responses!  A little further clarification, the SS Krell Pre performs better in my chain currently.  Aspects I really like about the Zesto but doesn’t have the best synergy with the Krell Amp I have.    I guess what I need to weigh... 
Innovative Autio in NYC just hung up on me
The HiFi Audio market is an Uber competitive space today with a shrinking customer base.  The internet has opened up the possibility of the brick and mortar stores not being needed due to online sales, brands being able to go direct to market and ... 
Auralic Aries G1 Streamer / MHDT Pagoda Balanced DAC - is a Lumin T3 an upgrade?
Hi Sunshdw, Thanks for the response.  I am trying toweigh if shifting back to an all in one solution would be an overall upgrade in SQ vs the separate units I have today.  With the thought I could, if I wanted to, sell the G1 and the MHDT to help... 
Help - Mystery Hum that starts at my Streamer
Thanks for your comments Erik!  I have the Ever Star in the chain and I have unplugged the Ethernet cable, hum is still present.  Had forgotten I had tried that during my process of elimination. Maybe it is the upgraded power supply, unit has an ...