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  1. Yes, me thinks some are being a bit harsh on Powerline Ethernet adapters. I’ve never had any noise at all when using them, and typically have a strong internet signal. I’d try looking elsewhere for the issue. As stated above, the source of the noise could be elsewhere.
  2. Love my DAC 2. I use it as a preamp / DAC, and the sound is terrific. Highly recommended.
  3. F5 owner here. It’s most revealing yet easy to listen to amps I’ve ever owned. Can’t compare to any do the other FW designs though.
  4. If we're staying on topic, I'll have to stick with Ginger.
  5. Have to second this one. Saw Ann Margret along with Mickey Rooney in the early '80's in the stage production of Sugar Babies. Didn't get to sit as close as you, but even from the distance I was sitting she looked magnificent.
  6. I believe this may be the 2nd time these have been listed. If memory serves, they were for sale last year around this same time. https://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/ele/d/canton-klipsch-rf-83-tower-speakers/7387701389.html If these belong to any member of the forum, good luck with the sale.
  7. It’s more like months. I think I saw them for the first time in the spring of 2021. The price has been all over the pace over that time too.
  8. https://lansing.craigslist.org/ele/d/laingsburg-klipsch-rf/7379339824.html
  9. I'd like to say they don't make them like this anymore, but they probably do. However, nothing in the dumpster diver speaker category is quite as iconic as the Panasonic Thruster speaker. https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/ele/d/walled-lake-panasonic-thrusters-sb-300/7378164748.html Maximum input power is 20 WPC, which makes these a great match for low power tube amps. Will now remove tongue from cheek. 😉
  10. Purchased this about 6 months ago because my kids said they'd be OK with moving from Spotify to Amazon HD music. Now they tell me they don't like Amazon, miss Spotify, and want to go back. We already had plenty of devices to stream Spotify, so the Node is redundant. How about $380 shipped within the CONUS?
  11. I suspect credit is due to your DAC 2. In an ideal world, there shouldn’t be any discernible difference is sound quality with whatever input you choose on a DAC. The folks at Benchmark did a nice job designing the DAC 2, and it’s younger sibling the DAC 3.
  12. Results are variable based on your DAC. If your DAC already has a well implemented USB connection, you might hear no difference at all, or even possibly a reduction in sound quality. If you've got an older DAC with a less than optimal DAC input, you might benefit from it. In my case, it was the former. I suspect a similar outcome with your Yaggi , which has the Unison USB input. The good news is that the units are easy to resell if you want to try one anyway.
  13. Not as of yet. Here's what's supported: https://support.bluos.net/hc/en-us/articles/360000199908-What-Music-Services-does-BluOS-Support-
  14. I did try the Node DAC. Ultimately the Node 2i feeding the DAC in my Benchmark DAC 2 was more satisfying.
  15. Maybe. I also own a Node 2i, haven't tried a Lumin and it wouldn't make sense in my setup since my system includes a Benchmark DAC 2 already to handle digital conversion and preamp duties. Bought the Node 2i just because I thought it could replace the PC in my system. It sounded good, and for some folks it will certainly add simplicity and flexibility. Did it "greatly improve my sound"? No, not at all. A properly setup PC with Daphile at least equals it...subjectively I think the Daphile setup is sonically superior.
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