Responses from rlj

Integrated amp recommendation
take a look at the NewClassic 200 Integrated https://parasound.com/200_Integrated.php  
Opinion: Modern country is the worst musical genre of all time
FWIW I enjoy the humor of "All My Ex's Live In Texas" by George Strait      
It was 61 years ago today...
I'm 70 and I recall how the girls were so enthralled with the Beatles.    My school teacher was not impressed with the Beatles.   The came and played here in DC.  
Testing for Dirty Electrical Power
I might try the hifi AC iPurifier  I've read it gets warm, so I'd probably only want it plugged into power when my system is powered on.          
Testing for Dirty Electrical Power
I have a. PS Audio Noise Harvester.   In my townhouse it blinks at a very fast frequency.  In my significant others home which is just around the block it would hardly ever blink.      I know I have dirt power and her power is relatively clean.   ... 
Ultimate stereo nightmare
As we age we have to downsize from our otherwise youthful choices.     At age 70 I have a hard time getting off the floor.   I've been using Sprout 100 and the new Bluesound Powernode powering bookshelf speakers.      Better yet are the powered sp... 
Best Amps for Magneplanar 1.7i Speakers
  this might help.             
Ditching Class A Amps due to Heat - Sort of a Poll
Hot amps are more likely to catch fire.   Here is Art Dudleys humorous account of an amp catching fire in his house .   .    
Can someone help me pick out my first speakers?
Some speakers sound better a number of feet set back from the front facing wall. Its not just how the speaker sounds in a show room, but how does it sound in your room where you can place your speakers.     
Speaker Questions
HiFiShark is a great resource for shopping for used equipment.     Personally in my opinion,  I think you'd be better off with buying used speakers and new electronics. Do you listen to records?   If not the BlueSound POWERNODE is an excellent cho... 
Has Anyone Compared the DAC On a Bluesound NODE 3rd Gen to a Separate DAC?
this is a very good review of various common DACs      
Speakers need to be placed close to back wall. Help
take a look at KLH acoustic suspension speakers.   https://klhaudio.com/model-five-pair/    
Two audio components no one really talks about
"Women hear differently from men."  .... Art Dudley http://www.enjoythemusic.com/listener/v7no4/editorial.htm    
Tyler Acoustic speakers
  Check out this review:   
Think Its Possible To Order Tubes From the Ukraine?
I ordered the Rebel Audio headphone amp from Ukraine just after the war had started and I received it in working order. I had no issues. https://rebel.audio/products/amplifier