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Just auditioned Martin Logan ESL vs 60xt
Martin Logan recommends amplifiers that double in power each time you go down in ohms (all the way to 2ohms or better. Example: 120w/ch @8ohms, 240w/ch@4ohms, 480w/ch @2ohms. The difference in the sound with this in mind is jaw dropping. I have go... 
Pre and Amp Suggestions
6SN7 tubes have a really nice sound. There are a few choices there. The fanciest on in your used price point would be Cary Audio SLP-05 Preamplifier. Beautiful 2 chassis design that has balanced XLR to amp. 
Is there any Streamer/DAC/Preamp good enough to replace a dedicated standalone preamp?
Elac Alchemy DDP-2 ($2,500). Peter Madnik of Constellation Audio and Audio Alchemy designed it, and I have the DDP-1. Excellent DAC and Preamp with Streaming. The low cost is not how these sound. The streaming part, I have no experience with, but ... 
Which new amp to get?
If you can buy a used item..... D’agostino Classic 2 stereo amplifier I found for $8,500300 watts/ch108 lbs. Great reviews 
Which new amp to get?
Krell Duo 175 XD. With your existing preamp, it should be the full bodied, musical at that price point, hands down. The new XD line is looking quite good. 
Vintage Krell
I have some Vintage Krells (3). 2 of them have been recapped and serviced (KSA-200s - KST-100) I also have a KSA-250 that I have not yet gotten recapped but was checked for running operation when I bought it at a service center. These amps are the... 
Anyone have experience with the new ELAC DDP-2?
I got to see inside the DDP-2 with a video posted of it on the ELAC Alchemy Forum. There is some serious hardware inside, and I have no doubt that the DDP-2 will be one of the best buys you can get for a Preamp, DAC combination. I am astonished by... 
Anyone have experience with the new ELAC DDP-2?
I know my last post was a mouthful, but I had to ask the question about the DDP-2, and put out my thoughts about music streamers. 
Anyone have experience with the new ELAC DDP-2?
I just find it hard to see the new DDP-2 being better than the DDP-1. Just the fact that the DDP-1 has the power supply externally, and is quite substantial on the inside. So is the parts on the inside of the DDP-1 itself (think Constellation Audi... 
Cary Audio SLP-05 w/Ultimate Upgrade vs my Schiit Freya
Thanks @lwin Currently I have the Freya running as an add-on to my Audio Alchemy DDP-1 Preamp. It runs full gain as a pass-thru device and gives me the (4) 6SN7 tube sound into the chain. With good XLR connections between both preamps, I don't get... 
Class A Solid State Sound
I have a re-capped Krell KSA-200S and was wondering if it was bi-polar? I also have a Krell KSA-250 (OLDER MODEL) & was wondering if that had bi-polar transistors (I think it does).I like the sound of the old Krells, but some say that some of ... 
Tight bass sub recommendations
Speaking of my favorite... REL S Series subs. There is a limited edition one with the driver from the G Series installed inside the REL S5 cabinet and more. It just received a WOW from Tone Audio. Tone Audio uses a pair of the REL S Series 212SEs ... 
Looking for great tube integrated for Martin Logan Summit X speakers
I have been hanging in the backround reading at the possibilities of ttube integrated over the other SS choice. Here is my take......Having used a Chinese tube integrated for many years, I went to NuPrime STA-9 Class D amp with my Martin Logans. T... 
Tight bass sub recommendations
I have 2 more REL S3s put away for the 4 subwoofers effect. It can wait. My family is being kind as it is. Got them at a steal of a price. One day!! 
Tight bass sub recommendations
2 REL S3s compliment my Martin Logan Montis. Montis is run by a Krell KSA-200s. OMG