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looking for a new pre/amp or integrated amp
If you buy one of the Sonnare Ethernet-to-USB products, such as the SonicOrbiter or microRendu you sort of have Ethernet to your DAC. I have both products getting wired Ethernet to my DACs via USB. I also use a PowerLine adapter to extend my Ether... 
Luxman L-509X
@pokey77 2 days is about right for these shows. It is a 2 hour drive with traffic for me but I think I will do 2 days this time. The show is supposed to move from the airport location to closer to Newport. I think the location is still undecided.  
Luxman L-509X
@jafant"mrose@excelaudio.us949-933-1599. Hours are Monday - Sun 10-6, Evening. Appointments are available as well.Best Regards, Mike Rose" @pokeySounds like mike rose is the guy you met at Excel.I asked him about the m900u and c900u units a year a... 
Luxman L-509X
@Pokey77Thanks for the feedback. Sounds like a good sounding unit and a beautiful one at that. I have found a store to sell me a pair of Yamaha NS 5000 speakers for my office. Now all I need is an integrated.amp and a DAC. The Luxman is likely my ... 
Kii3
Audiohigh has a great Blade setup. At least they did a few years ago when it was in the main room run by the very expensive Chord gear. I listened to that setup for more that 2 hours. Interesting that the OP liked the Kii3 more. I wonder if they h... 
Audiophile Setup with an Iphone 7
The Hegel integrated/DACs have special circuitry for IPhone. I believe my Peachtree Nova 150 integrated also has special iPhone circuitry, but I have never tried it.The Peachtree is a pretty good unit. I am loving it in my office setup. 
Looking for speaker recommendations that I can purchase on Amazon.com
BTW - people who are stating that Amazon is no place to buy high end gear have not researched what is sold on Amazon. Some of the best speakers in the world are sold there. Take a closer look, but you will pay MSRP. 
Looking for speaker recommendations that I can purchase on Amazon.com
KEF LS50 wireless (active) and you are done.https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_9?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=kef+ls...OrKEF LS50 passive like I own driven by Peachtree Nova 150. Amazing combo. https://www.amazon.com/s/... 
Luxman L-509X
I really like the idea of tone controls and a loudness control. I sometimes listen late at night while my toddler is asleep and it is sometimes difficult to get the desired volume.  My office is also not that big so the tone controls would help ou... 
Amp recommendation for KEF LS50
PeachTree Nova 150 is great with the LS50's. Better than my old combo of Benchmark DAC2 with Parasound A23 amp. I think the Parasound was the weakest link. The Benchmark DAC is better than the DAC in the Nova 150. Overall the Peachtree package is ... 
Budget Audience Clone?
clarinetmonster2 ,Do you have mono block amps close to your speaker? If so, I have a pair of Audioquest Volcano (only 3 feet long) which seem to sound way better than my Audience Conductor..These AQ cables were sitting in a box in my garage for ... 
KEF and Paradigm
FAST,In the event you have not seen the following review.https://www.stereophile.com/content/kef-reference-5-loudspeaker"Summing Up I very much enjoyed my time with the KEF Reference 5. It may not be a more affordable, less visually idiosyncratic ... 
KEF and Paradigm
Fast,There have been a lot of KEF posts recently and AudioTroy (NJ dealer) has replied to a most of them with feedback since he says they display a lot of the KEF line. You may want to go through the old A’Gon threads. One thing I remember he said... 
Looking For A Change
There are a lot of Bryston 4B-ST's at the $1.5K level on A'Gon.  So much so that I am surprised people have not dropped the price. Why not go up the line to the newer ST model?I had a 4B-ST long time back and it drove my NHT 2.5 speaker to decent ... 
Solid state DAC under 12K retail preferably with ethernet
From Briscati:"Roon Ready is in the final stages of the process for the M12 and we anticipate its completion soon. I’ve been testing the Roon code myself and it works great. I look forward to hearing from. "