Responses from moguls

What would your "perfect speaker" sound like.
What speakers? I just hear music.   
When did you put the most effort in setting up your audio system?
"Sorting out the digital front end: switches, cables, filters, servers, power supplies, power cables, isolators, USB tweaks, EMI shielding, software…. the better part of 5 years and still only 95% there?"  I get it antigrunge2 except don't be thi... 
Speakers 10 years old or older that can compete with todays best,
Anything by Verity Audio. Ovations, Sarastros etc.  Verity is a Quebec maker not well known but should be. Anything reasonably priced in the used market should be seriously considered.    
Why is solid state more popular when tubes are better?
I am amazed that so little of this discussion is about the music. In my experience, tubes vs ss, tt vs digital, separates vs integrated... In all the examples, the closer to perfection in design/build etc., the closer to perfection in musical rep... 
Streaming vs. CD
Progressed through CD's on a NAIM 555, then a Naim ripper ripped CD's to NAS,  then Tidal HiRes.Now running Aurender N10 into Devialet D400 with optimized cables everywhere. In my set up, nothing beats Tidal 24/192.I would say though that a very w... 
CD or Streaming... am I missing out?
In my experiences from a long upgrade path with cd players and streaming, hi-res streaming beats the cd for sq. All the other reasons to go to streaming suggest to me that the cd is on the way out and unlike vinyl, will disappear in time as a choi... 
Ethernet cables
I should add that by adding a ridiculously expensive ethernet cable, I was able to hear a ridiculously pleasing sq improvement. My bias is keeping me happy with upgrades! 
Ethernet cables
The anti-folks are just cheap. Acknowledging the effect of cables (digital in particular) would set off a round of cognitive dissonance. "To achieve scientific perfection in audio, I would have to spend more money on digital cables."  Denial avoid... 
Do fuses in Aurender n10 alter SQ?
The N10 replaces an X100L. I've been really happy with the Aurender for both sq and ease of use. The upgrade is well worth the investment but the X100L is a terrific player too. I have a Shunyata Delta NR V2 on order, arriving next week but the N1... 
Do fuses in Aurender n10 alter SQ?
oldhvymec Try VH Audio. Good service. 
Do fuses in Aurender n10 alter SQ?
"Yes dear" works for me. Could be much worse.Somebody needs to assemble the history of naysayers. I remember when all cd players "sounded the same" bits and bytes and all that. Maybe one needs to track naysayers to hear of the most forward trends.... 
Do fuses in Aurender n10 alter SQ?
Oh darn, I forgot to measure the improvement. But when my scientist spouse heard she noticed the improvement. That's a 100% measurable  confirmation.I saw an oil painting the other day. It was better than the one beside it but lacking a measurable... 
Devialet Expert Long Term Experience?
I installed the D400's a few months ago along with Verity Parsifal Ovation speakers. I have also added a Naim Unitiserve ripper/streamer as part of a shift away from cd's toward streaming. The Devi combined with streaming has allowed me to replace... 
Attn Vinyl lovers - what CD Player do you use?
Naim all but the very finest vinyl playback. 
The best CD Player for the money
The cheapest one you can find or???