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Your greatest high end audio purchase!!!
Easy one for me. I purchased a used PS Audio Perfect Wave DAC for an extremely reasonable price. Ok it was a steal. Everything was fine until I would stream songs in different formats (flac, then dsd, then aiff). Each time it switched formats ther... 
Preamp for First Watt F7
For an affordable but excellent passive pre try one from Luminous Audio. They customize to your system. I recommend the Walker mods. Very transparent.   https://luminousaudio.com/collections/axiom-ii-passive-preamp   https://parttimeaudiophile... 
SVS or REVEL Subwoofer
Room size does not have to limit number of subs (sonically) unless you literally have no room. My 4 SVS subs measure roughly 14" on every side. They're small, but the combined 4 allows them to be individually quick but collectively powerful. Not o... 
SVS or REVEL Subwoofer
I've never used REL but I had one SVS SB12-NSD (now discontinued) that was fine. But then I started searching for other gently used ones after reading about the benefits of a sub swarm. Now I have 4 of them and the bass is spectacular.  
advice for headphones?
+1 for the Audeze LCD-X  
Hearing Aids in 2023 .. Questions
I had to get hearing aids a year ago. Moderate hearing loss. I did a ton of researchand ended up with Widex Moment 440's. Very expensive but they have an app that lets you customize the curve through a series of A/B tests for different listening e... 
The best speaker cables you’ve had
Audio Art AAC SC-5 ePlus Cryo. It's not an expensive cable but after it settled in (and it was all over the place while that happened) it's been a fantastic upgrade.    
Name 3 songs where audio quality and song quality completely align
Hubert Sumlin - Sometimes I'm Right Dominique Fils-Aime - Birds Lady Blackbird - It'll Never Happen Again  
Name 3 songs where audio quality and song quality completely align
@12many That Fink song is excellent.  
After Nordost Superflatline
@milpai Thank you for your feedback and suggestions.  
After Nordost Superflatline
@jjss49 I suppose that is possible as well.  
After Nordost Superflatline
@akg_ca That's great feedback. Thank you for sharing that information. It's a shame because the upper-mids and highs are so nice now. I'm actually considering bi-wiring them with the old cables to see if it can retain the upper beauty but regain t... 
Ditching Class A Amps due to Heat - Sort of a Poll
You'll have to pry my Pass XA 30.5 out of my cold dead hands. I live in New England and this time of year I'm grateful for the heating bonus to go along with the spectacular sound.  
I seem to have hit the jackpot here
Nice find. Listening now.  
What is the forums opinion of SVS subs?
@lemonhaze I have limited space and that model is pretty compact so when two were available for $400 total I couldn't pass it up. I was under the impression matching subs was preferred so good to know that's not always the case as good deals on th...