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Upgrade Krell KSA 250 to what?
Full restoration on mine through Steve last year ran $3400 plus shipping.  The sound is excellent.  Amp looks new.   Not for sale.  
Who does Krell KSA-150 rebuilds/recapping ??
I had Steve Leckrone at The Service Department restore my KSA250 last year.  He’s the “guy from Connecticut”. The work was outstanding, and after break in, the sonics are excellent. It was very expensive, with shipping etc.  But, compared to the... 
Have Luxman 509x. Considering Pass Labs INT-250 or Dan D’Agostino Progression Integrated
Lean and scratchy?  Pass?  Not in my experience.  I have 60.8's driving Magico A5's; musical and slightly warm is the result. The XA25 is a more neutral sound tonally, but very pure and certainly not "scratchy" driving Joseph Audio's. Have been ... 
Wolf Von Langa SON (TAS 2022 PofY) and Gestalt Audio - my experience & review
Any of you listen to NAF with Cessaro’s while at Gestalt?  Curious.  
Magico and Tube amp
Magico speakers are evolving rapidly: older designs tend to be very analytical and IMO possibly overly so. Starting with the M9 they are trending towards musicality with more natural tone and detail. The A5 and S3 Mk3 and now the new M7 all use ... 
Speaker placement Quandary
That's a well set up room and looks well planned. Did a ton of research myself on equipment placement (see my systems page). Several generalities apply: Each room and speaker set up is unique and no specific set up is best in all cases. Most s... 
Needed: Tuner in the ATL
Mike Burns for the TT.  Enxcellent.  
Tube amp recommendations to drive Joseph Audio speakers
The ARC Ref 2 I'm currently using was a big improvement on the solid state Classe preamp I had been using.  The Ref 2 I've owned for over a decade, it is definitely not lean tonally; if anything, it's slightly on the warm and "tubey" side. I've i... 
Anybody Try A5s With Pass XA30.8?
Use my A5’s with Pass 60.8 mono’s.  No problem in a 29 by 16 by 10 foot room and listening about 10 feet from speakers.  Loudest I listen is maybe 90 - 95 db peaks, usually much less. The 30.8 at half the power should be OK at the moderate volume... 
Subwoofers: add a JL Audio or switch to 2 Rythmic subs?
The E112 is located near one of the main speakers - outside it closer to the side wall. As stated the low pass crossover is set to 40 herz range; in effect, we’re talking 40 foot long sound waves.  Mid and upper bass from the A5’s is ample.  Low ... 
Suggestions for Phono Preamp
I have an EAT Petit in my second system featuring Joseph Audio Pulsar 2’s.     It’s a quite revealing system.  The little EAT sounds wonderful in this set up.  Plus, all the loading and gain adjustments can be made easily on the fly while listeni... 
Magico vs the world
My A5’s do 3D imaging like crazy.  One of their strengths IMO.  They basically disappear. Check your set up.  
Magico vs the world
I have the A5. Love ‘em!! Low distortion, dynamic, and throw a great soundstage.  They benefit from careful set up, especially as they crank out a lot of bass energy.  They like power too. They are ultra revealing but musical as long as you fee... 
Care to offer comparisons? Wilson, YG, Magico, Stenheim, Rockport, Audio Note
I have a fair bit of experience with Wilson and Magico, as well as Joseph Audio.  In a similar price range have also heard a few Sonus Faber and Borresen models. Have not heard the Stenheim's or the YG's or the Rockport's. The best Wilson I've h... 
Which ARC ref linestage to try: Ref3, Ref5, Ref5SE? HATE forward sounding systems
Some people do not read carefully. I stated that my Ref 5SE is more forward than my Ref 2 mk II.  That does not mean that it is forward overall, just that it is more neutral than the older unit - which, by comparison, is less neutral by being a t...