norust

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Buying Used Speakers
Timing on this topic and the comments are very helpful.  I am in the market for a new set of speakers and definitely going the route of buying used.  Its a plus to hear some of the suggestions that I have thought of, but there are quite a few new ... 
Opinions on PS Audio Direct Stream DAC (Mk 1)
@krelldog - what Yggy did you have?  Certainly seems this is a bargain for a quality DAC at this price point.    
Spendor D7.2 Pairing - First Watt F8
@wolf_garcia  nice set up!  I will get an XA-25 at some point in the future.  Concentrating on the speakers for now.   
Spendor D7.2 Pairing - First Watt F8
@doni @daledeee1 @bjesien - appreciate the thoughtful suggestions.  I have my eye on a pair of Volti Razz.  I would definitely look at the Forte IV's but they are to wide for the tight space on the right side based on furniture layout.  Plus the... 
Spendor D7.2 Pairing - First Watt F8
Thanks to all who responded!  Some fantastic suggestions and very helpful observations.  I am going to take a pass on the Spendors - they just don't seem to be a good fit with my F8 and I have a few other solid choices to evaluate.  My large room ... 
Spendor D7.2 Pairing - First Watt F8
@mlsstl - The room is large and a combination open kitchen/great room ( 23' X27' ) with 10 foot ceilings.  The speakers are on the back wall and either side of a fire place, around 12' apart.   Listening volumes are somewhat low - jazz, R&B a... 
Aurender n200, talk me out of signing on the dotted line
Great advice and info on this thread.  I obtained the N 200 a few months back and the "coaching" from @lalitk & Juan @blisshifi was spot on.  Happy with this in my system and both Conductor with Qobuz are bullet proof.  Can't wait to see the i... 
Qobuz vs. Tidal
I have used both Tidal and Qobuz over the past 6 months streaming through my Aurender N 200.  Both work well and no hiccups on Conductor with either streaming service.  Based on my music preference - jazz, female vocals, R&B - I am finding Qob... 
Digital newbie
Plenty of good "coaching" above and primers.  I was in the same lane you are in a few years ago.  Confused about DAC's, streamers, ethernet connectivity, streaming services, etc.  I started with the BluSound Node 2i and educated myself along the w... 
Fyne or Great?
Appreciate your observations.... it's a crap shoot on selecting/replacing a speaker if you don't try it in your own system.  Agree with your comment on the Zu being lively and do appreciate this about the Zu.  I might be patient and seek out a Zu ... 
is anyone using an Aurender streamer with Schiit Yggdrasil?
I can chime in based on owning a Yggdrasil LIM and the Aurrender N200 streamer.  My digital path took me initially from the BlueSound node to adding the Yggy while utilizing the node for streaming.  I then replaced the node completely with the Aur... 
Which LPS is worth it for Bluesound Node 2i?
Also a quick side note worth mentioning is that Upscale Audio offers an S Booster interface board and coupled with the 5-6 V Sbooster power supply it would be a one stop shop - $379 for the power supply/$149 for the interface board.  I have no aff... 
Which LPS is worth it for Bluesound Node 2i?
Just ran across your inquiry and wanted to give you a few thoughts based on my digital journey starting with the BS Node. I had the Node for 6 months and decided I wanted to explore the benefits of digital vs my analog rig.  I initially added an L... 
Aurender Model Choices
Great thread here with input from a number of trusted sources that I "listened" to when going through my streamer selection process six months ago.  I decided on Aurender and was going to go with a new N150 but decided instead to search for  a gen... 
AARP article on streaming hirez audio
High res, Healthcare and Harmonious Seniors! I get it...... The pic of the couple dancing by the four Sonos speakers disguised as candles is really the center piece of the article 😎