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Looking for 50-100 watts of Tube Power (give or take) for my JBL 4349s
I have JBL studio speakers and my Conrad Johnson CAV45 S2 tube amp pairs REALLY well with them and sounds delightful.  
Paypal drastic changes
The whole idea that the government taxes used goods (sales tax and income tax) every time they are sold is total BS. Yeah lets make the little guy who is just trying to sell an audio device (or anything else) that he already paid taxes on, go thro... 
Looking for integrated solid state amp for daily usage
This looks really good, but pricey https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/650 ... lifier-v1/    
Looking for integrated solid state amp for daily usage
I tried a nad ss amp before but immediately sold it because i thought it was really bad  
Looking for integrated solid state amp for daily usage
I should add more info. It's my desktop setup but I have a full size audio rack next to the desk for audio components. Speakers are on the desk. My tube amps are el34 and el84, but I'm currently waiting on tubes for both since both have one bad tu... 
Your Not-So-Obvious Best Fidelity LPs
Thievery Corporation - Saudade  
Can a tube amp be damaged by a speaker switch?
I use a tube amp and a solid state amp and share one pair of speakers with them. I am using a Solupeak P3 switcher. I've been using it for a while now with no issues. I just make sure I am extra careful to make sure the switcher is set for tube am... 
HDMI cable for i2s connection between Matrix X-SPDIF 2 and directstream mk1 dac
someone recommended this 1.5 foot $13 cable i'm going to try.  https://www.ebay.com/itm/143540117856    
Best RCA interconnect up to ~$100?
like this one @nixanthrope ? https://www.amazon.com/Foot-Audiophile-High-Definition-Interconnect-Connectors/dp/B01EL1MO0C/ref=pd_lpo_sccl_2/137-8607880-5880906?pd_rd_w=5JSRU&content-id=amzn1.sym.116f529c-aa4d-4763-b2b6-4d614ec7dc00&am... 
Best RCA interconnect up to ~$100?
I was in the same camp too thinking cables don’t matter. Then I finally tried the Belden 9497 speaker cables a few audiophiles recommended just to try without having to spend a fortune and I actually heard a difference. Appreciate everyone’s feedb... 
Best RCA interconnect up to ~$100?
The DH Labs interconnects seem good. I need 6’ (2 meter) pair currently $220 on ebay. I’ll keep my eye out. Thanks  
Best RCA interconnect up to ~$100?
Ok, so which cable do you recommend at any price?  
Best RCA interconnect up to ~$100?
My system is: source: pc with matrix X-SPDIF 2 usb to i2s, also a streamer via coax dac: Psaudio Directstream MK1 amps: conrad johnson cav45 s2 integrate or schiit aegir with freya s preamp speakers: JBL 4309 on desk for nearfield listening k... 
Best RCA interconnect up to ~$100?
I’m already using Blue Jeans LC-1 now, upgraded from KabelDirect. Was just wondering what the next level would be. I’ve heard maybe try Worlds Best Cables Gotham or SignalCable Analog Two or SVS SoundPath.  
Is there a way to switch one set of speakers between two sound systems?
I use this to switch 2 speaker pairs with 2 amps. Seems to work well:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0BGHMGY7J/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s01?ie=UTF8&th=1