Responses from willywonka

Zavfino and Neotech OCC Interconnect
I own several sets of Zavfino Fusion (XLR) cables and they are excellent especially for the money!  
Steve Guttenberg reviews an ATC active?
I've always loved ATC speakers but my God the price on their speakers is just over the top!   
OCD mickey website and negativity.
@yyzsantabarbara No problem! I bought my Puritan PSM156 with it. Good deal.  
OCD mickey website and negativity.
@mikepowellaudio Great post! Thanks for posting, Mike. Hopefully this clears up a few things for people.  
OCD mickey website and negativity.
@gammajo Agree 100% I'm sure many people's comments here are from people who have never done business with him before and talking out of their ass!  
OCD mickey website and negativity.
Against my better judgement I purchased an item from him recently and I was pleasantly surprised by the good customer service and even a phone call after the online order. He seemed a little goofy to me on the videos he made but we had a good conv... 
Aurender Model Choices
As others have said the N20 uses an OCXO versus a TCXO on the N200. This will have no impact at all if you use the USB connected to your DAC. Before I bought my N200, I researched this alot and spoke extensively to Aurender at last year's Axpona s... 
Battle of the Open Baffles
@markmuse I think the audio bargain of the century for speakers would be the Magnepan LRS.  
Cable Break In for the Naysayers
Wire doesn't change its properties over time! Also, electronic components have very high tolerances and don't change after 100 hours.  Break in claims never cease to amaze me. It's your hearing that is changing adjusting to the new sound. People c... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
@speedthrills I live in Sacramento and Coda is a 15-minute drive from my house. I bought my amp directly from Doug Dale and was fortunate to have a long talk with him recently and I asked some of the questions you were asking. Many magazine review... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
What makes the Coda S5.5 better than the much more expensive #16 that has 100 watts of class A. BTW I own the Coda #8 that has the first 18 watts in Class A for the V1 that I own. Beautiful amp with massive current!  
750$ Intel NUC vs $6000 Aurender N200: I don't hear the difference
I've heard HUGE differences between coaxial and USB on my Aurender N200. Remember this unit doesn't have OCXO like the N20 does and this will impact the performance on the coaxial. The USB sounded way better for me, but my DAC is at its best with ... 
Audio Quest Niagara 5000
@ozzy Jays audio lab only has about 22K subscribers, Considering the amount of money that guy spends on Audio gear and loses he takes reselling I wouldn’t think he makes much money if any. I used to watch his videos but stopped long ago.  
Tube preamp match with Solid Stare amp
I thought I would chime in. I also own a Coda #8 amp and coincidently am also looking at tube preamps. I have no phono so that's not an issue and have no plans of ever buying a turntable again. Either way you could always buy an external phono box... 
Tube preamp match with Solid Stare amp
@audioman58 I don't believe any of the current LTA preamps are truly balanced designs even though they accept XLR connections. You don't say what exact model you are recommending. At least a few years back when I contacted them that's what they to...