shooter41

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One answer to an oft-asked question.
Roon is excellent at recommending music, IMO. That's my #1 source, with YouTube audio equipment reviews a close second. Ron at New Record Day YouTube channel, for instance, has good taste (meaning that it's similar to mine, of course) and is vigil... 
Opinions on PS Audio Direct Stream DAC (Mk 1)
@magon  Yes, I have Black Dragon and Silver Dragon cables. I go with whichever one sounds better with the particular headphones I'm using. Usually, that's the (copper) Black Dragon, but with the Susvara it's the Silver Dragon. I found the Clear M... 
Opinions on PS Audio Direct Stream DAC (Mk 1)
@magon If that’s your experience then yes, I would move on from it. I actually have a similar setup that I’m using mine in. McIntosh tube HP amp, which is known to be a bit warm though I don’t think I would refer to it as dark. My ’phones are Hifi... 
Opinions on PS Audio Direct Stream DAC (Mk 1)
@audphile1 Hmm, I always kept my Yggy on 24/7 as it took literally a week to thermally stabilize, but I wasn't as comfortable doing it with the Direct Stream since it has a screen. It just dawned on me to see if the remote had a button to turn the... 
Comparing Aurender N20 vs eversolo dmp A8
The DMP-A8 truly is amazing for the money. I preferred it's analog outputs to the Octo 8 Stereo DAC (Stereophile Class A) but I prefer the PS Audio Perfect Wave Direct Stream to either. It just sounds more dynamic and real. I use the I2S out from ... 
Opinions on PS Audio Direct Stream DAC (Mk 1)
I seem to have turned a corner with my unit. I have made no changes yet (have a Morrow I2S cable on the way), but as of yesterday great things seem to be happening. I was afraid it was wishful thinking so I waited until today and I’m listening to ... 
Opinions on PS Audio Direct Stream DAC (Mk 1)
I'm using a knock-off Nordost Gold PC that I've really liked in other applications but I'm also just using a standard HDMI cable (tho a pretty decent one) for the I2S connection, so that's a potential weak spot I can experiment with. XLRs to the a... 
Opinions on PS Audio Direct Stream DAC (Mk 1)
@gavin1977 First impressions of PS Audio DS...It's definitely a serious DAC. I'm feeding it via I2S from an EverSolo DMP-A8, then the signal goes to my Mac tube headphone amp via XLRs. The DMP-A8 is being fed from a M1 Mac Mini which is running my... 
Opinions on PS Audio Direct Stream DAC (Mk 1)
Well, I bit. If you're interested I would suggest you order soon. They're out of the black ones and (I think) the network cards. I wanted black but, emboldened by the above poster getting one for $1600 I offered $1500 for a silver one and they acc... 
Power cable Advice...
@jsalerno277 Where are the WyWires on sale for 40% off?  
Looking for Sub to pair with Dynaudio Confidence 20s
As soix said, you need to be looking at 2 subs without question. I would drill down on both REL and Rythmik's websites. Solid choices from top to bottom. I have a pair of Rythmik G22's and absolutely love em. They're a dual-opposed 12" model. They... 
Steely Dan
I saw them once at an amphitheater and they still sounded perfect. Maybe the most enjoyable concert of my life.  
Recommendations for 7 channel amp
Buckeye Amps makes 8-channel models that will easily fit your budget. People rave about them. I personally would prefer to buy a trio of Purifi Eigentakt's (he only makes these in 1-3 channel models).  
Planar headphones
@soix is absolutely correct. The HE1000 V2 (Stealth) is the sweet spot of the HifiMan range. They originally sold for $3K and are now a steal at $1399. I loved mine so much that I stretched and got some Susvaras. It wasn't until they were fully br... 
Streamer Selection - Thoughts Requested Please!
My only advice is to ignore the advice to "save your money for a DAC upgrade". I had a Yggy LiM and regret selling it. It plays in a league well above it's price point. It's absolutely up to the standards of any of the streamer options you're cons...