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Cars. What does the typical audiophile drive?
Gunbei,I know, deceptively large isn't it? It's the folding leather tweeter... I mean seats! 
Cars. What does the typical audiophile drive?
Weekdays: I commute on a fixed gear, Trek 580. NO BRAKES!Weekends: I wrestle my '04 VW GTI back out of my girlfriend's hands, stuff my Litespeed racing bike in the back, and punish myself in road races. 
Other Hobbies?
cycling eats up the rest of my free time (and money) 
Best speakers, used, for around $1,000.
Try Thiel 3.5's. I sold mine 8 years ago for ProAcs but ended up missing them terribly. 
Will Benchmark DAC 1 improve Karik?
Thanks again Markanthony. I'll be receiving it on Monday. I'll let you know how it goes. 
Will Benchmark DAC 1 improve Karik?
thanks markanthony. Worth the money then? 
Cars. What does the typical audiophile drive?
Weekdays, a Specialized Expedition Sport with Shimano components.Weekends, a 2004 VW GTI 1.8t 
Vienna acoustic vs Thiel vs ProAc vs Paradigm
As a former ProAc Response 2.5 owner that swithed back to Thiel (cs2.4).... I did this specifically to get a more linear response in my studio for editing and mixing classical music.2 cents 
What do you look like?
Gunbie, still gets young chicks? Not with that Volvo you dont....:) 
"DSD,aka SACD,returns to multibit when dithered. Therefore only new recordings offer the advantages of true DSD"---11-10-03: steve@sanibelsound.comWith all due respect, I feel a clarification is in order.Dither is added to PCM digital audio to try... 
Does anyone have Georges Bizet's "Carman" on Delos
Here you go. Yes, it's worth the trouble, but I may be biased. listening,Andres 
If you were to carry a tube product line?
what aobut VTL? David Manley makes some wonderful sounding units, and has some great "entry level" products. I wish I had a dealer near me. 
I think I want a tube preamp
Thanks for all of your input. I'll have to do more research on the MiniMax. Does anybody know if the Quad 24 has a remote? Not a huge deal, but convenience is an issue. I'm not too worried about polarity inversion, I can't hear it in my room (unle... 
Speaker Recommendation for Tube Fan
I love my ProAc Response 2.5's $4500. Surprising bass extension, and great dynamic range with my 65watt Cary SLA70B sig (now using KT90's!). I really hated my Magnepan MG12's with my tube amp. It could have been a number of things. Tube amps tend ... 
Cary Amps Using EL-34's
the AES sixpacs do