Responses from acresverde

My First Stereo. What Was Yours?
I was a little later than most getting started...I was 24. Speakers were JBL L200s (sold to a friend 24 years ago and still in service) a pair of Phase Linear 400s, a Marantz 115B tuner, a Crown IC 150 preamp (replaced shortly thereafter by a Carv... 
Virtual Systems
Thanks @toro3...a piece of cake.  
Need Guidance for Next/Last Pair of Speakers
There is a pair of Avantgarde Duos for sale here right now. $10800 and the dealer claims they are like new.  
Best Covers
The Cures' cover of "Purple Haze". Heavy "stuff" (is that acceptable enough for you, AI Bot?).  
MICHI 8 Amp(s)
@shkong78 109db sensitive AG Trios and Class AB SS 1000 watt Michis. Could there be a more ridiculous counter intuitive pairing?  
Resolving CD Transports Crowd Sourcing
@lalitk    My point in referencing the refurbed CD Pro 2 was that for less than $500 I could buy it and have it replace the current drive in my AA Drive 1 if the original drive were to crap out. Therefore, unless the Aqua smokes the fully function... 
Dream Amps I Could Not Afford 20 Years Ago Now Undesirable
@koh_i_noor   If you're a fan of class D and balanced I'd say Atma-sphere is right up your alley. I don't see how you could go wrong.  
Resolving CD Transports Crowd Sourcing
@charles1dad    I fully expect I would be thrilled with the La Diva. The biggest quandary for me is, knowing that I can get a refurbed CD Pro 2 like the one in my AA drive from ENCO, is the CD Pro 8 that much better to justify the 20x cost to get ... 
Resolving CD Transports Crowd Sourcing
@wharfy I would very much appreciate it if you could post any listening impressions your friend may communicate to you regarding the La Diva Mk. 2. My current transport is now 20 years old (and still performing flawlessly) but I know that time is ... 
Review: Running Springs Audio Dmitri AC filter
I just hate it when someone "coitizes" me.  
Blue Jeans Cable Iconoclast
+1 on "...did you read the intro..."  
Cast into Utter Darkness
"Hey Jude" and "Ramblin' Man" come immediately to mind. And if I never hear "Freebird" again I'll be just fine.  
I saw the back of an integrated and it depressed me.
@waytoomuchstuff    In your day job you wouldn't be known as Maxwell Smart, would you? My first ever car was a '67 Sunbeam Alpine in french racing blue. Being the lowly four banger I flogged it mercilessly and, miraculously, never heard a whimper ... 
What was your first record?
First record I owned/purchased was the 45 single "Surfin' Bird" by the Trashmen  
New Generation Class D - AGD Audion Mkiii upgrade
I'm unclear as to how the Audions improved the bass of your Duos as they use active subs powered by a plate amp. Also, may I enquire as to which OTL you were using?