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DAC Under $3000
Musetec Audio (LKS Audio) MH-DA005  
Revisiting Chinese Knockoff Cables
@tweak1 - yes, I am using a AQ Wel Signature with DBS coax digital cable w/dbs. Quiet, neutral, and nicely detailed too.   
Musetec (LKS) MH-DA005 DAC
@melm - Currently just using a modified, rather pedestrian but serviceable Cambridge CXC v2 transport. For streaming I have a new in box Bluesound Vault 2i but have not hooked it up; will probably sell it NIB and upgrade soon. Still going through ... 
Musetec (LKS) MH-DA005 DAC
Wanted to chime in as another very satisfied Musetec owner. And after a couple or real losers (Neardost cables) - I feel I lucked out on another couple of Chinese ’experiments’ too. I am using the Musetec with an Argento Flow Master (copy?) power... 
NSMT Model 75 in the House!
  Still seem a wee bit pricey at $5-7K, but I'm surprised more manufacturers haven't used the widebander + powered woofer in a small tower arrangement.    
SPDIF Coax cable recommendation?
I would advise to get the best you can under your perceived budget. $200(?) First thoughts for under $200 would be something from Silnote, Audio Envy, Moon Audio, Zavfino, Morrow Audio. Second thought if you wanted [much] cheaper (in agreement w... 
Best amp for Salon 2
ML 532  
Musetec Audio MH-DA005 ES9038 Pro x2 DAC VS the Lab12 dac1 reference Tube Hybrid Dac
The only comparison that I seem to remember was by username(s) DBB or technorob over on the head-fi board. Whomever it was said the Lab 12 lacked dynamics (had all the slam of a wet noodle..), so he dismissed it from his auditioning comparisons fa... 
Seeking DAC using the ESS ES9038PRO, but not a streamer
Don’t have any experience with any of the above, but would probably recommend the Gustard X26 Pro if your budget allowed. Or at twice the price, the Musetec DA005 is amazing.  
I have NOVA V's and I am not happy
Keep your amp and speakers. Ditch the Kimber 8TC. Get some MIT Matrix 38 or 60 (HD or Rev) speaker cables. Retain/improve the detail, add just a tiny bit of warmth, and lose the glare.  
Let's talk about Buckeye's new 3 channel amp
Sooooo... You have a beef. You bought something and it has a crappy build and the sound sucks. And you can’t return it. Three options - try your best to get it repaired or replaced. Pursue the matter in small claims court and notify your state... 
That sound is right for me.
Air Tight Art Audio PX-25   
Best DACs under $7,000.00
Looking forward to hear impressions of GAN1 beta-testers @verdantaudio and @yyzsantabarbara on comparisons|whether GAN1 sounds better than $7K dacs.  
Lydia Tar’s speakers?
I think those are the Backes and Mueller Line 50. https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/backes-mueller/bm-line-50.shtml    
Has the ASR review/hatchet job on the Musetec MH-DA005 Changed Anyone's Mind?
Not at all. I tend to look at the ASR ’review’ as I would a Popular Science magazine recommending cheap audio-visual receivers because they have more inputs and/or lights or a bigger remote control. I bought the 005 a got it a week ago. And altho...