Responses from radiomanjh

Best budget USB
I've been using the Zavfino Majestic OCC and am enjoying it quite a bit. I use it between my MacBook Air and Schiit Bifrost 2  
Interconnect or USB cable
 the sub matches with the speakers and is very good in my room so thats not leaving but thanks for your idea.  
Interconnect or USB cable
great point audphile1, thanks. here's my system: Primare i30 integrated amp, Ascend Acoustics Sierra 2EX speakers, Rythmik L12 subwoofer, Triode Labs American speaker cables, Audio Envy Studio Prestige Interconnects and Power cords, Acoustic BBQ ... 
What room treatment product have transformed your room or audio system?
 here's what I did for a start on the 1 ft. soffit that faces the speakers. I bought some styrofoam/spongey like gutter guards from home depot and layered 3 of them to the top of soffit all the way across, which is 12 ft.  It has improved the SQ. ... 
What room treatment product have transformed your room or audio system?
interesting topic. I have my wall behind my speakers treated and the  room has carpet and furniture. it also has a 1 ft. soffit from the ceiling that divides the room in half that faces the speakers.  should I be treating the flat surface of the s... 
Suggest one obsure album we all should hear
Fever Tree - from 1968 
Audio envy - dang!
well all I can say is the interconnect I received is really musical in my system.  call it system synergy or whatever it is just very, very good, I'm satisfied. 
Your system struck by lightning? What did you learn?
just unplug when there is a storm brewing and if your going to be gone for days. my friend back in the 70's was sitting listening to music and his tv/fm antenna was struck and it took out his Pioneer turntable, Marantz receiver and Norman speakers 
How old are you?
Audio envy - dang!
excuse my ignorance but for those of you that have the IC's does the arrow/signal on them mean to have the arrow pointed in the direction to the amp/integrated amp? 
Original Nola Boxer Replacement, Maybe?
thanks to all for your wisdom. its exactly what I wanted to hear! 
Low Cost DACs
speaking of USB cables, I've only used Schiit USB which is Straight Wire. anybody try something and found that it was worth getting over the Schiit USB?  
Low Cost DACs
I've used Schiit DACs for the last 6 yrs and upgraded to the Bifrost 2 and am very satisfied.  I listen to Spotify with my MacBook Air and have compared it many times to cd playback and to my ears it is better, of course they all depend on recordi... 
Best used DAC under $750.
Schiit Bifrost 2 is very good for the money.  have had mine for a month now and like it very much. 
Loudspeaker Recommendations: Standmount or Small Footprint Floorstanding under $2k
another vote for the Nola Boxer.  I've had the original ones for five years and added a Rythmik L12 sub.  when set up right they are superb.