zlone

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Has gear or a recording ever made your ears hot?
I have experienced this and attribute it to greater sensitivity to higher volumes, I.e. age.   
Unfiltered Power Bars
I have been happy with this unit from Emotiva: https://emotiva.com/products/cmx-6      
KEF LS50 Meta vs. Golden Ear Triton 3
As much as I love my LS50's, I think the advice is good to go with the 3's. The Kef's are great speakers and frequently used as a reference by reviewers, but they for sure need a subwoofer, and they don't play nice with underpowered amplifiers. I ... 
KEF Blade Two - Unbelieveable
Great, and here I was so happy with my LS50's... I have wanted to hear a set of the Blades, guessing I would have the same reaction. Alas, I have no space for something that large, but we can dream.  
anyone have experience with both the Schiit Gungnir Multibit and PS Audio DirectStream
I have the Gumby and do not experience the relay click between tracks. It does click when I first play a new source, but not between tracks. This would be a function of your streamer. I have used a Pi, Node 2i and Sonos Connect, no clicks between ... 
anyone have experience with both the Schiit Gungnir Multibit and PS Audio DirectStream
I have the Gumby and do not experience the relay click between tracks. It does click when I first play a new source, but not between tracks. This would be a function of your streamer. I have used a Pi, Node 2i and Sonos Connect, no clicks between ... 
The two stages of audiophilia
3. Repeat 
Best Mesh WiFi System
Not sure about best, but this one solved all my problems with coverage in a house with thick plaster walls and even reaches outside to my deck:https://amplifi.com/amplifi-hd 
You own a store, you sell 2 brands, which?
KEF and NAD. Sufficient range in offerings and I could sell that combo. 
How to get into high end digital? (Feeding a DAC)
Just to add to what others have said, streamers/digital sources all sound different. I am on my third streamer, the other two are okay, this one is better, all through the same DAC. I will keep looking. I have one of those Nakamichi 5 CD changers ... 
Is it worth it to add a music server just for FLAC files?
The real question seems to be whether a new streamer platform can offer improved sound. Others have said it here, but just agreeing that 'yes' you can improve your sound by upgrading your streamer. I have been experimenting with standalone streame... 
DIGIONE SIGNATURE PLAYER
I just bought a RPI4 with a DigiOne Signature. I am using it with MoodeAudio and a BubbleUPnP android app as a controller. So far I am underwhelmed by the sound. It sounds a bit harsh at the top end. I have Tidal and Qobuz subscriptions. I also ... 
Solid state - How wide can 3D image go
It sounds like you have the cabling and isolation well thought out. I have considered using the relatively low cost TP Links, do you have any feedback on them? Did they make a difference?I am sure there are those that would differ, but while I thi... 
Jazz And Speaker Placement
Yes, I heard the Jazz Standard closed, bummer. Good food and a good space. We actually went to see Emmet Cohen at the Vanguard, but the bonus was Ron Carter was playing bass with them. $35 a ticket, not bad. We would have gone to any show as the t... 
jazz drivers
Not saying it's your answer, but I listen to a lot of jazz on my KEF LS50's with a subwoofer. I like a warm, clear sound as well and am very satisfied, but also have not compared to other speakers. You might also consider adding a tube preamp as i...