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Help me pick a Dac
@stu20 - The Musetec DAC-005 has garnered many positive reviews by Audiogon users. It utilizes two ES9038 Pro x2 chips, and has a large power transformer. It meets your requirements WRT music presentation and sounds phenomenal. https://forum.aud... 
DAC Suggestions
@jonwolfpell  The Musetec DAC-005 has garnered many positive reviews by Audiogon users. It utilizes two ES9038 Pro x2 chips, and has a large power transformer. It meets your requirements WRT music presentation and sounds phenomenal. https://foru... 
Art Blakely & The Jazz Messengers Caravan (2024 Remaster) - anyone heard it?
FWIW, I have the remastered European CD. It has Blakey playing with Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Cedar Walton, Curtis Fuller and Reggie Workman. Orrin Keepnews is the producer. It was originally released on Riverside and the recording and produ... 
Looking for a smooth sounding 6922 variant
@peter_s -Hi Peter. Following this thread and I found the following review on the Blackburn Mullards. "The Blackburn Mullard is fully burned in. The weakness of the tube is the anemic bass and midbass, producing an unbalanced sound spectrum. The ... 
Singxer SU-6
@mitch2 -Thanks for your review. I purchased one at the end of 2023 and use it with my Aurender N200 and ARC CD 6SE CD/DAC. Since the Aurender is  USB output, by using an AES/EBU between the SU-6 and my CD/DAC, I've been able to upsample the music... 
Neat "Tweaks" to improve the SQ of your streamed music!!!
This is an informational and fun thread. Thanks to the OP. Not sure if $1,000 upgrade is a "tweak." But here's go- My Aurender N200 is connected to my ARC Ref 6SE CD player/DAC. Since the DAC can upsample up to 196, I added a Singxer SU-6 and an... 
John Rutan of Audio Connection does it again!
John is THE BEST.   
CD player/transport with exposed tubes?
Primaluna makes a tube cdp. https://upscaleaudio.com/products/primaluna-prologue-classic-cd-player-open    
Annoying newbie CD/SACD player question
@plasticspoon8 -I echo the recommendation for the Denon DCD-1600. Fit and finish, sound are top notch. When auditioning CD players and transports I listened to both the DCD-1600 and the Denon DCD-a110 anniversary CD player. The difference between ... 
Aurender Music Server and CD Transport comparison
@blakcloud - If you search "CEC Tl-2X" on hifishark, you will find one listed on another audiomart site (I am not the seller).  
Newer Blues Artists or Recordings
@mitch2  Great thread topic! Thanks for posting. I’ve listened to the blues on and off for 50 years (yes, I’m old). After the passing of the greats-Muddy Waters, et al, I stopped listening for a bit. In the last couple of years I’ve started liste... 
Tube Integrated Amp Recommendation
Try this one-Quicksilver integrated amp. https://quicksilveraudio.com/products/integrated-amplifier/    
Recommendation Repair Technician
@geworthomd - Bigkidz is a contributor to this discussion board and is a partner in a well-respected audio tech company in NJ. He has modified and built audio equipment for many A’goners. Get in touch with him and discuss your situation. I think ... 
Arcam SA30 vs Denon PMA- A110
@edwinf -"So are tou saying the Denon PMA-A110 is in the same ball park as the Hegel H80?" @blackbag20 -"I’d poke around on The Music Room ... it has a Hegel H80 in your budget." If soundstage and resolution are at the top of your list, the Hege... 
Arcam SA30 vs Denon PMA- A110
@edwinf - "The Arcam sounds good I just want something more robust and with a more realistic and holographic sound if that makes sense." Yes. The Denon will be more robust, for sure. And yes, the design is pretty awesome and great to look at. WR...