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Heard the Margo Timmons solo release?
Margo is on Tidal as well. Haunting and scintillating. Excellent sound quality. Neal    
Audioquest Vodka vs Wireworld Starlight 8 (Not Platinum) Ethernet
I purchased a used AQ Vodka Ethernet and compared it with my then current (no pun intended) Wireworld Starlight 8. The Vodka clearly was the winner in my rig. More full-bodied and deeper, more taut bass, better natural vocals, and the piano test d... 
Many higher end preamps are dated and ugly, why is this?
My VTL 7.5iii preamp is perennially modern and classic, sleek and attractive. No one can call it "ugly" unless your aesthetic sensibility is, shall we say, singular! Neal  
Audioquest Vodka vs Wireworld Starlight 8 (Not Platinum) Ethernet
Thank you, Dave and Troy. I understand higher cost does not always equate better quality, but the AQ Vodka is literally 2x the price of the WW Starlight 8 (not the Platinum Starlight). Are you saying you felt the WW Starlight 8 sounds better than ... 
Audioquest Vodka vs Wireworld Starlight 8 (Not Platinum) Ethernet
I meant to router. Neal    
Good sounding wired earbuds - affordable?
I have gone up the ladder with Etymotics. Most neutral wired earphones there are, and very comfortable. Won't listen to anything else. Now have top ER-4XR. Neal  
Tuner choice
I have the King Of Tuners: Sansui TU-X1, and with a Synergistic Purple Fuse installed, guests cannot tell music from the tuner vs. CD's. Hard to find, expensive, but well-worth it. I have a few other Sansui's, e.g, 9900; good. but no TU-X1.  
How can a PS Audio Perfect Wave DAC enhance my system?
I run my PSA DSD through my VTL 7.5iii preamp. It sounds miles better than directly from DAC to amp. Cannot spoeak to your preamp talents. Try both.   I have used digital from the first CDP - the Magnavox CDP 650 -- since around 1986, and have h... 
Ripping CD's to load onto a new Aurender N20 Server/Streamer
Ditto with dbPoweramp on a PC. Use it with ALAC and works great. Neal  
Less-Loss anyone?
I have not tried the Firewall for Speakers on my newish Fidelium speaker cables. The thought of wrestling with my cables behind speakers, etc. is always agonizing and causes procrastination. Any thoughts with using the Firewall for Speakers on the... 
Thoughts on Shunyata and Transparent?
I was skeptical about Shunyata IC's but I now use 2 pairs Sigma AES/EBU V1's and they made me a converted. If I can find used IC Sigma V2's, I will grab those as well. IC's  run from my PS Audio DSD/Bridge II to VTL 7.5iii preamp, and pre to my le... 
Fuse Direction for Pass Labs Amp and Preamp
I have been in this obsession (euphemistically, a "hobby") for some 50 years and I can still hear the better part of the human range. The SR Purple Fuses are major --  repeat major -- audible improvements, both in my VTL 7.5 iii preamp and more la... 
Tubes becoming hard to get?
Look at the front page article in today's Wall Street Journal. Guitarists and audiophiles are raiding and hoarding the good tubes. Neal  
Is Tidal messing up for you? Would you Choose Amazon over it?
I have never encountered a corrupted issue on any song played over Tidal, and I play Tidal often and long -- home and in car. That said, their response was gibberish. Neal    
Which Streamer is a Major Upgrade over PS Audio Bridge II in a DSD DAC
Thank you all. As expected, many options. Neal