Responses from steveinthebeach

LOUDEST Concert and Tinnitus
Billy Squire, opening up for Bad Company and Styx in Toronto at the Budweiser Stage in the early 2000s, as I recall. I have had tinnitus for decades predominantly in my left ear that I find is worsening noticeably with age (now 67). I’ve done my o... 
Music Servers/External Drives
Thank you all for your replies and detailed explanations. This is very useful information.  SW  
what’s a song cover that you think is better than the original?
Knock On Wood by Michael Bolton.   
King Crimson
I have several copies of Court of the Crimson King on LP, CD and remastered versions. Amazing sound especially considering the era and the technology available to them. My favourite era of CK is with Adrian Belew. Very different and very good.   
Looking for a SS integrated Amplifier recommendation going into a new system
I would take a close look at the Hegel lineup. I have the H190 and I’m very pleased with it and how it marries up with my B&W 702s2 speakers. That said, if your budget is up to $10k the H390 appears to be the sweet spot in the offering. 
SACD Transport Recommendations
I purchased my Aries II directly from Vinshine Audio in Singapore. It could not have gone better. It arrived sooner than expected. No freight or duty costs.