Responses from strawj

Surge protector
Here I am In total silence due to my own neglect of a surge protector tho I have read Squire's missive numerous times. So very timely topic. Now I am waiting for my little unit to be repaired - Shipping $112, Flat fee repair $250- Peachtree- I hav... 
What was the first power cable that you noticed a difference in the sound?
I have had a couple of power cords that I did not like on anything I put them on, now I just use sort of the most modern up to date cord I can afford on everything. Tho I did recently use some speaker cable that made an instant notable improvement... 
At what price is one considered an Audiophile.
10K$ People are funny about money, I came pretty close for $7.5 on the cheap but it was more trouble than it was worth. I just don't understand your capitalist driven system.  
Class D amplifiers. What's the future look like?
Geese class D For Divisive?! Any way I actually love mine for one thing they save me a ton of money in initial cost -for -power and for running all night on streaming. Paired with some Harbeth 30.1's that are so easy to drive it works great. Only ... 
Question: What are some of your best pieces of advise to someone new to the hobby?
Stream it and Let It Be (Self Powered)  
What do/did you do for a living?
ya call this livin’?!  
Not sure for power conditioner my amp or not.
You guys are great, I just got up and moved the plug on my little office Peach Tree Nova 300 (integrated) to a wall outlet and huge diff. Not kidding. During -While playing Dark Star 2-27-69 thru some Harbies 30.1's so diff was apparent to me. any... 
Whats playing on your system today?
Dave’s Pick 2/26/77 IWT Jerry Looks worried I got super Dosed  
Budget preamp recommendation...besides Schiit.
This is why I sold my old Krell and went Integrated..  
How serious are you?
Thru line - 5 let it Rock  
Building a 100 album vinyl collection 3 must have albums are?
Exile Workingman’s Dead Sgt. Pepper  
Digital music questions
Use Qobuz and Bluesound and DAC in your integrated and you will be fine till you can afford a LOT more$. Also Ethernet cord mandatory.  
AI and the future of music
Much deep thought here; About as much chance of stopping AI with thoughtful cause as previously Slavery or Colonialism. At least AI "beings" will survive Global Climate Catastrophe.   
When Will the DAC Singularity Be Reached?
you will not like this; i think the DAC is almost a bridge too far vis a vis power cord and connects. the deal breaker for me is the DAC must be integrated in the integrated amp package. It’s just too many more variable otherwise.  
Baffled by Pricing Strategy
Here's my theory; 1/2 the time guys don't really want to sell items, and this is true of other stuff like box sets, but to establish or maintain a market value for future speculation. Best JS