Responses from auditor

Amplifiers:A Keeper for Life. Do you know of one
My Lindemann 885 is a keeper for life. I can't imagine a better sounding amp and I can still carry it without any help. This becomes more important when you get old... 
Best one-chasis CD/SACD player under $15 000?
Lindemann 825. The best you can get. 
McIntosh MA-6900 Integrated Amp - Your Thoughts?
I'd upgrade the source. A great CD player should make a significant difference. 
Faceplates Silver or Black???????
I don't mind the colour but I care about the design. Take the new Rega Osiris integrated for example - I could *never* buy it, no matter how magical it sounds. I mean, wt* were they thinking? 
World's best Pre-amp for $10K and above?
$100K systems that sound like crap? Stupidity rules. $30k systems that sound spectacular? They better do, that's why they cost so much.You would really have my attention if you were reporting on a $5K max system that sounds spectacular. 
Electrocompaniet ECI-5 MK2?
A wonderful sounding amp, very warm and voluminous sounding, really beautiful timbre, strong and dry but not bloated bass, very smooth treble, for some definitely too smooth and surely a cure for speakers / room acoustics with harsh treble, theref... 
Switched From Tubes To SS???Glad You Did???
Switched from EAR 864/Primaluna Prologue Five to Luxman L-505f. I miss just one thing: Soundstage depth. What I've gained is coherence, precision, less fatigue (yes, less!), simplicity of use. I'm still satisfied with my choice. 
Luxman L 505 U Integrated Amplifier
Nice amp, I own ints predecessor, the L-505f and I can highly recommend it. I still wouldn't buy any foreign version that requires a power converter due to possible sound deterioration. If you don't think that's an issue, Luxman amps usually don't... 
Sonus Faber Guarneri with SET amplifier -possible?
I would give it a try but not count on a satisfying result. At least if you know what those speakers can do. 
Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor old v new
Funny how tastes and impressions differ. I own the original Auditor for some time now, I've tried different tube and ss amps, CDPs, interconnects and speaker cables. I never found them overly warm and laid back, quite the contrary, they provide an... 
Acoustic Signature Turntables
Nothing to be concerned about apart from the fact that it's always a risk to buy expensive gear from a one man manufacturer. But it seems that with AS everything worked out fine (as far as my information goes). 
Acoustic Signature Turntables
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Acoustic Signature Turntables
As some of you might know AS closed down a few months ago due to financial problems. Since I don't have any 1st hand information and don't want to spread rumours, I won't go into details. But all that is irrelevant, since AS has a new owner - as s...