Responses from njcardave

Streamer only
LUMIN U1 mini. Find one on the used market. The Lumin app is worth the price of admission.  
What the Best Dac have you heard or owned. How could you tell it was that good.
I had the factory DAC in my McIntosh C47 preamp and then switched to a PRIMA LUNA 400 preamp with a Bryston BDA-3. Both set ups were very sonically pleasing. My current setup is Backert Labs Rhythm 1.4 and an Aqua Acoustics LaScala DAC. Both are t... 
recommendation for phono pre amp and mc cartridge, around 1000$ each
Check out the entry level DS-Audio system.   
Streamer/DAC combinations
I’m using an Aqua LaScala DAC. Very musical with my LUMIN U1 with upgraded XL - Power supply.   
Help me pick a Dac
I have a Backert Labs Rhythm 1.4 . Before I purchased an Aqua Acoustics LaScala DAC I had a Bryston BDA-3 DAC. Look For one on the preowned market.   
Recommendations for good WiFi speakers
Soundcore Motion X600. Heard these while dining in a restaurant in Portugal. I was quite impressed by the sound quality. Great for a background music sound system.  
OCD mickey website and negativity.
I had the pleasure of speaking with Mike a while back. I found him to be very knowledgeable. He gave me some advice concerning cabling that helped me out.  
DAC suggestions for a reasonably modest system
Look for a Bryston BDA-3 on the preowned market. They come up for sale every now and then. Quality piece of equipment. Still on the Bryston website as their top DAC.   
One DAC to Rule it All
Aqua LaScala  
DAC upgrade
Bryston BDA-3.     Aqua Acoustics LaScala  
What would you do?
I put a Backert Labs Rhythm 1.3 preamp in my system and was amazed at the difference it made in my bass. Much tighter. I am using a solid state McIntosh MC-462 amp.  
Tube preamp match with Solid Stare amp
I have a Backert Labs Rhythm 1.3 with a McIntosh MC-462.   
Better DAC then DA1 module in McIntosh C49 without braking the bank.
I owned a Bryston BDA-3 and can say that it is a great sounding DAC. A good deal if you can find one on the preowned market.   
Optical Phono Cartridges
I have the entry level DS E1 cartridge on my vintage Kenwood KD-650 turntable. I am very pleased with the quality of sound. Please try to find a dealer so that you can audition this cartridge setup.   
USED pre-amp + amplifier combo for B&W 802 Matrix series 3 around or under 2000?
Check out some Bryston equipment.