Responses from bryans

What does a pre amp do
I have an AA Capitole running directly into my amps. I don't feel I am missing anything. I'm getting a preamp to run my LP with so I will try the test of my AA Capitole with and without a preamp. My plan is to just hook up the preamp when I want t... 
Who are the Jazz Cats on Audiogon?
Kharma CRM 3.2F vs. Avalon Eidolon and Diamond
People we are comparing a BMW to a Mercedes. Both are great and you will happy with both. Kharma and Avalon make some wonderful speakers. You really need to listen to them and see what you like best. If you prefer the Kharma that is fine and that ... 
Integrated Amp for Joseph Audio Rm7si MKII
What is your price range and are you looking for tubes or solid state? 
boyfriend is getting on my way
Roxbury, If you can give both a listen and pick the one that sounds best to you. Remember you are the one who has to live with it, not your boyfried :-) 
Tube amp for Sonus Faber Cremona
Try Antique Sound Labs Hurricane 200 watts/4400.00 New or their AQ1009 845 DT 60 watts/ 5299.00 New. They are very hard to beat at this price range. 
Any comments on Jeff Rowland Design Model 9
I have owned Radians and Model 8Ti in the past and to me it was more then enough power. Now this is just me. If you want to go for a Model 9 I would call Rowland and ask about upgrades to 9Ti. Can you post why you feel you need more power? What is... 
Pro or hi-fi amp, which one would you choose?
Highend64,If I could make a suggestion, listen to the QSC amp and listen to a Krell amp. If you like the QSC amp better buy it, if you like the Krell amp better buy that. It all comes down to what you like best. Many people like different gear for... 
KT 88's....what's the story????
I have had KT88 tubes and I love the sound of them. I have never heard of an amp catching fire because a tube blows but thatÂ’s just me. I would hope that if a tube blows you would just replace it. I would suggest asking the salesman how the amp is... 
Aerial 20T or Avalon Eidolon? SS or Tube?
If it was me I would go Avalon Eidolon Diamond with tubes. Now I have heard both speakers sound wonderful with tubes and solidstate gear. It really is a personal choice that you have to make. 
Pass X 250 vs. Classe CA 301 The final decision
Take them home and listen. That is the only way you will really know which one works better in your setup. If you can't do that which one sounded better when you listened to them? 
CD Player - Amp Direct
Audio Aero and Wadia are two I can think of. 
Eidolon vs Opus
After reading this post I think everyone can see that what works for one person doesn't work for another. Go listen for yourself and go with what you like best. If someone buys Kharma and another buys Avalon they both will have great speakers to t... 
Hi end audio who cares
Everytime my uncle vist me he goes into my music room and ask if my speakers are Bose. What this shows me is Bose knows how to market it's product. Until the "high-end" market take notice our hobby will never be beyond a few people. High-End audio... 
B&W N800 vs Wilson WP7 vs Revel and others
Wvick, You have listed some great speakers. As always you can add many others and as you know many people will tell you brand X is better. I would like to make a suggestion. Go listen to as many of the above speakers as you can and buy the one tha...