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First tube preamp recommendations (under $5k)
Modwright LS-100 or Modwright LS-36.5 is best choice in that price range.  
Apple Music
@james633 I just compared another album El Goodo “By Order of the Moose” Apple Lossless high res to Tidal version and Tidal has definitely better SQ. This time my equipment was iPhone -> Audioquest Dragonfly Cobalt DAC -> Sennhiser HD-650.Fo... 
Apple Music
@james633 I have had Tidal and Apple for awhile and I will be dropping tidal. Apple sounds better and the family likes it better (why I have both…).If you use your iPhone only for listening then maybe you will be ok with Apple Music only… I don’t ... 
Apple Music
@hilde45The question has to be explored carefully. Some Apple Music files marked just Lossless other both Lossless and High Res, other Lossless High Res plus Apple Digital Master, other all above plus Dolby Atmos…… BUT !!! when you stream them thr... 
Apple Music
@hilde45I wouldn’t say for others cause equipment role is matter, but for me the difference is obvious. Recently I compared Fairytales (The Original Master Edition) album by Radka Toneff & Stive  Dobrogosz at Apple Lossless and at Tidal Master... 
Do any of you kids , want your system ???
Possibility that your family members will enjoy or even understand your system is very low so my suggestion is to put bright price stickers on the back panels of your components, and speakers, price tags on cables …. Just in case.  
Bin dug noisy records. Does it diminish your enjoyment?
Probably it’s gramophone. Labels are off on those discs and no pockets or any other info on them.  
Table for your Turntable? Show ‘em offf!
Nice Ceiling Mount solution could definitely impress your company:))) however it also will be pretty functional in it’s direct purpose - vibrio isolation.  
Bin dug noisy records. Does it diminish your enjoyment?
Yes it does. I’ve got bunch of records from my father and couple of them r pretty old late 40s-50... those two records are made on some much heavier vinyl also the flexibility of those discs is far from modern LPs. The vinyl looks more like bakeli... 
Mega dollar systems. 200k on up. What are their professions?
You could be surprised how people getting to buying expensive stuff. It often happens with easy money.  My daughters friend’s family is good example. The girl’s grandma at her seventies married nationwide company owner at his eighties. The guy die... 
Interesting thought
To be an audiophile is not to own expensive components with great SQ but to have taste and ability of great music perception... both of my kids are audiophiles cause when they non intentionally listen to some of my music (most recent one is Sixtee... 
Interesting thought
Small doses of alcohol makes your senses sharper. Booze even considered to be doping in such sport as shooting and  archery... so if time to time you want a little boost of your hearing or perception nothing wrong with it. Some times a drink or tw... 
Where are the young audiophiles?
Some High End manufacturers does targeting youngsters with their products through retail. Devialet is one of them. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1618688-REG/devialet_mm168us_phantom_i_1100w_wireless.html 
Where are the young audiophiles?
I think over forty is the age when you appreciate quality things more and better SQ is one of them....you just feel that time is running and you don’t want to miss something good... so youngsters will catch up later....now they have other prioriti... 
Do you care about car audio?
I actually did upgrade my car stereo ones. Thirty years ago when my standard car stereo was stolen I decided to replace it with better Pioneer 5 disc CD changer and set of better rear speakers. At that time SQ upgrade was noticeable. Not sure if I...