Responses from thaluza

Questions Regarding Installing a Wheaton Triplanar On A SOTA Cosmos
https://10audio.com/sota_cosmos_iv/ Has anyone read this review of the Cosmos with TriPlanar arm? The reviewer did not seem to have any issues with the arm. I believe it is the 9.8” version with 250 mm effective length. I bought that Cosmos ... 
What affects front to back depth in room/ system?
With regard to southern California dealers, I thought Alma Audio in San Diego did a nice job of setting up their Boenicke W8 speakers to create a sense of depth. The sound was very enveloping. Nice looking speakers that sound excellent, imo.  
Good measuring DACs vs.
I also compared Mojo and Benchmark. Agree that Mojo is more emotionally engaging. Sold the Benchmark. I also had a Border Patrol dac and really liked it. I have 300B amps. One might conclude that I like distortion, but what I listen for is dimensi... 
Getting Back In - But Doing it Sanely
Signature Sound is the place to go for all things Merlin. They service Merlin speakers. They also sell Atma-Sphere and ARS Sonum, which would be a good match for Merlin speakers. I had VSM’s for 8 years. Nice speakers. Sigsound.com.  
RIP Jimmy Buffett
Saw Jimmy in San Diego in May. We knew he had health issues, but his voice was strong, he looked great, and he played for almost 2.5 hours. He gave it his all to the very end. After the last song he said he was taking a break to go sailing and tha... 
New DAC! Meitner MA3, Denafrips Terminator Plus, Holo May KTE, Mola Mola Tambaqui
In his review of the Mojo Audio Mystique X SE, Herb Reichert did a nice comparison of a few of the dac manufacturers mentioned in this thread - dCS, Holo Audio, Denafrips. I would suggest looking up his review, if you have not already, for a good ... 
CD Transport with XLR Out
Perhaps this one from Pro-Ject? $899 MSRP https://pro-jectusa.com/product/cd-box-ds2t/  
Thank you! @thaluza    Nice system and venue.  
Thank you Charles. Exquisite indeed!  
Disc spinners that I own, in order of preference: Pro-Ject CD Box RS2 T Esoteric UX-3pi Oppo UDP-205 Oppo UDP-203 Pioneer BDP-88f Oppo BDP-80 I compared all of these as transports, in the same system, same cables.  
Surge and Conditioning
Excellent summary. Thank you.  
I feel it is time to upgrade my 1977 system.......
I have Altec Valencias (Heathkit 101’s). I bought them because I was curious about the Altec sound. Short story, I love ’em! I alternate them in with my Von Schweikert db99 speakers. Interesting that the Franks have been brought up in this thread... 
Ditching Class A Amps due to Heat - Sort of a Poll
To answer the OP, one of the main goals for my system was to reduce the heat in my room. I live in SoCal where temps average 85-95 degrees in the summertime, sometimes more, and electricity rates are high. I like to avoid using the air conditioner... 
Are Their any Tube Preamp with Home Theater Bypass?
Preamp suggestion for Coincedent M300B Frankenstein mk2
I am a Frankenstein owner. I had the Coincident Statement Line Stage and currently use Horneshoppe The Truth T3. Both are superb with the Frankensteins. The Truth T3 is a no gain unit and works best with source components with output voltage of 1....