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Why Is Krell Not Considered Hifi?
I have followed Krell for at least a couple of decades and I can say a couple of things with certainty. You really don't know the full capability of your speaker's bass until a big Krell mono gets ahold of it. Krell's designs have never been the l... 
Dunlavy SC V with VAC Ren. 140/140?
Well, I can't answer your question directly but after living with the SC-V(s) for a couple of years I find a couple of things to be true. 1st is that the V(s) are capable of just amazing tight deep bass if coupled with quality high current amps. I... 
Montana speakers?
I have heard the ML(s),Wilson(s),Whisper and Dunlavy(s). If room size/volume and wide/toed-in placement is possible, the Dunlavy(s) are really worth serious consideration. They also like alot of current to realize the significant potential for low... 
The BEST system you've ever built !!!!
Dunlavy/Audio Research/SOTA/Audio Magic/Power Company have gotten the job done for me! More room for improvement? Of course, but very musically satisfying for now. 
Which cd player & speakers?
There really are endless choices that would fit your budget and equipment. May I recommend ,however, that your investigation include an Audio Research CD-2 and a pair of Dunlavy speakers... perhaps the SC-2(s) or 3(s). Long term fatigue free liste... 
Best CD player around $2000 new or used?
There a number of good CD players at this price point. ARCAM and CAL have new units under 2K. The Audio Research CD2 is considerably better than the CD1, although Northern Sound Co. can modify a CD1 and bring it to the CD2 level for about the same... 
TUBE or SS?
Standard marketing answer? It depends! Some things to keep in mind though is that if your speakers need a lot of current to sound their best; solid state gets the job done much better on a per dollar basis. If your speakers are really efficient an... 
Audio Research LS vs SP?
The LS is for line stage which means it will handle everything but a turntable. The SP is for stereo preamp with a phono section. If you buy patiently your $2,000.00 can go surprisingly far toward true high-end stereo. On the used market may I rec... 
Are audiophiles pot heads???
Actually, quite the opposite for me. Along with various other music classifications; I most often listen to sacred music which I believe to be a form of worship. 
Speaker match for Audio Research CA-50
If you have the vertical room for Dunlavy speakers, the SC-II or III is an excellent choice. The CA-50 is capable of remarkable soundstage width and placement. The symmetrical driver design of the the Dunlavy speaker seems to really enhance that a... 
CD mats, any good ones?
I have found through the years that some tweeks really work, some don't at all, and some trade off improvements in some areas for deficiencies in others. I have used the AudioPrism mat with mixed results. Same for the Q-151 coating oil. What seems...