Responses from surfmuz

Bananas rule, spades drool. End of discussion.
I prefer spades more. Newer had a problem with Cardas spades. Tight, reliable connection. However bananas could be very weak. Ones I accidentally pulled the cable just a little bit and one of banana connectors got bent. When I tried to straighten ... 
Help With New Preamp Decision
Modwright LS 36.5 Would be fair contender option in your list. Don’t miss your opportunity to compare not only technical specs and reviews but also internal design and components before making your final decision.   
Audio Mirror WAVE tube based line-stage is one of StereoTimes 2023 Most wanted Components
It would be nice to see internal components. I didn’t find under the llid pictures. Could anybody publish it please?  
Will audio gear be ok in unheated house
Metal oxidation level will be much higher in unheated environment. Plus humidity level will be significantly higher which will negatively affect any contacts and wiring. If you don’t have other options, wrap equipment you intend to leave with seve... 
Do I Need a Dedicated Streamer?
Phones r good as remote controls for dedicated streamers.   
SACD is VERY confusing
Yes, I was aware of this from very beginning of using my SACD player. All you need to do is just read manual before using, however my player (Cambridge CXU) won’t even let me play SACD through any other connection except HDMI. The signal won’t eve... 
Have you asked yourself this question?
Sell it if you do not use it. To keep it as a furniture is nonsense. I sold my Vikings ice skates long time ago :) What is the reason to keep high performance professional equipment if you don’t use it anymore!?  
Looking for an all-in-one just-add-speakers streamer for my son to take to college
+1 for Bluetooth speaker. It kind a complicated to build and maintain audiophile environment with in college style of life. I suggest something like Harman Kardon HK SoundSticks 4-2.1 Bluetooth Speaker System. Nice build high quality BT system, pr... 
After a long, long sleep: ML-335
My suggestion is to look inside first to make sure that it not too dusty or any dead fauna, insects etc inside. From personal experience I can tell that it’s very common to find some dead insects inside old equipment. Clean it if needed and live i... 
Theoretical analysis is acceptable to some point. Most people never being in Australia but they know how kangaroos looks like.   
What happen to MQA on Tidal?
First check your interconnects, cause some connection types don’t support MQA streaming. Then go through your streamer control App, check all corresponding decoding settings and tune them MQA enabled.   
Taxation using PP G&S
No profit - no taxes. It’s just simple like that and confirmed with my CPA.   
75-Ohm SPDF and USB traditionally considered to be better type of connection for audio, however comparison is kind a not fair due to lack of high quality Toslink cables on the market. In situations where you have to use interconnect longer then 5f... 
Ethernet streaming
Every function of the signal processing chain separated by individual component or “box” has advantage over sharing component or “box” way due to interference and chain ability factors.    
Best preamp under 1500$ freya+ , cary slp03 ?
Used Modwright Instrument LS100 or LS 36.5.