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Tidal vs Quobuz
I’ve used Spotify, Deezer, Amazon HD, and Tidal over the years. For the past month I’ve been comparing sound quality and selection between Qubuz and Tidal through an MQA capable streamer. Given all the praise for Qubuz’s sound quality on this foru... 
Subwoofer for nearfield Omega Compact Alnico Monitors setup
OP, did you pass on the DeepHemp 8 since it didn’t have XLR inputs? I think the biggest issue will be finding a sub that keeps up with the Omegas in terms of pace (especially if you listen to EDM) - Omegas are a quick speaker.If you don’t need XLR... 
Does Age Matter?
39 and digital. Music discovery is extremely important and digital provides this, as well as accessibility that I would have never thought possible while working at Tower Records 20 years ago as a poor college student. Vinyl, at least right now, w... 
How old are you?
Frank - you're 1 of 6 who has responded that's over the age of 80. Updated numbers below. 20-30: 330-40: 240-50: 1850-60: 4560-70: 9170-80: 2980-90: 5 +1 (Frank) = 6 
Primaluna Dialogue Premium Pre Amp
+1 for HiFi Shark since you can filter by region (UK for example) and receive daily or weekly email notifications on the product you’re looking for.  
How old are you?
For the past ten years I've wanted to ask this simple question. Greatly appreciate the responses, everyone. I especially enjoyed the stories and insight. By chance did anyone run the numbers for us to determine the average age of respondents? Don'... 
Will streaming ever be "audiophile-worthy"?
I think it's already here, too. I also think it's one of the few pathways for tapping the next generation.  
"The War on Drugs" create music from a "cacophony sound" of reverb, echo plex, etc,
I would agree that some of the reverb and distortion can be distracting at times, especially with some of their tracks through a good majority of their albums.Definitely not something I’d put on to test a system or late night listening. On the oth... 
Ascend Sierra 1 vs Triangle Borea BR08
The rational of quality over quantity combined with choosing based on which you’d miss most is sound. I think if we all followed this thought process we’d all make better decisions in this hobby.Sierra’s with its upgrade options are hard to ignore... 
Ascend Sierra 1 vs Triangle Borea BR08
Your impression of the Sierra 1s being easy to listen to reminded me of why I enjoyed this speaker so much. When I had them I remember listening for hours without any listener fatigue. They were constantly playing in the background on the weekends... 
Ascend Sierra 1 vs Triangle Borea BR08
Never heard the Triangles but had the Ascends which I recall being smooth, non-fatiguing, while providing pretty good imaging. Sometimes I wish I never sold them. Friendly owner, great company, too.I can’t imagine you’ll have any issues filling yo... 
Subwoofer Suggestion
What about HSU subwoofers? Reading the fine print on their webpage they ship outside of the US and take PayPal and wire transfer (etc.), but some coordination needs to be done before the purchase by contacting them directly. If under $1500 you cou... 
Recommendations for Blu-ray Player
Blueray players seem to be few and far between these days. Like the previous responses, I don’t think there’s anything on the market that would be a blueray player AND have the Amazon UHD app/capability with a coax out. I was thinking you could ut... 
Recommendations on a digital system
OP mentioned (x2) of having a Sirius lifetime membership. My take is that he’s pretty serious about Sirius.If such is the case why not the Denon DNP-800NE at $600? From the literature, he would be able to stream Sirius using Denon’s HEOS app from ... 
Canare 4S11
Good information from Jeffrey.Stereo - maybe I missed it, but did you go through Blue Jeans for the 4S11?