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Any opinions on the AMR Digital Processor 777 Dac?
Art Dudley just came out with a very positive review of the DP-777 in the current issue of Stereophile (March 2012). 
Thiel 3.7 vs 3.6?
Hi. Own the 2.4s. Heard the 3.7s a few times and think they beat the heck out of the 2.4s in all key areas and I love my 2.4s. Can't help you with the comparo to the 3.6s though. 
Any opinions on the AMR Digital Processor 777 Dac?
Here's a long thread on the AMR DAP-777 at ComputerAudiophile.com from various users that you might find useful: http://www.computeraudiophile.com/content/AMR-DP777 
Am I going to regret the Gallo 3.1s?
Vedder323...there is an updated version of the Gallo 3.1s called the 3.5s. If you liked the 3.1s then go for it. I don't think there is a huge difference in sound quality (check out the reviews of both version at 6moons.com). Personally, I would s... 
Rockport Avior?
Slipknot1...assuming your wallet can handle it, the rest of your system definitely justifies going with the Avior vs. the Mira 2. I don't believe Goodwins has their Avior or Mira 2s yet so I would call them before making the plans to travel to MA ... 
First Test for tube bias on ARC Ref 110?
Marakanetz...Thank you for your reco of the Quicksilver amps but I am very happy with my crappy ARC Ref 110. It offers horrible sound performance because it does not have an auto bias circuit. But I guess I will just have to do without it. The Ref... 
First Test for tube bias on ARC Ref 110?
Marakanetz...I guess we will just agree to disagree. 
Rockport Avior?
In case you did not see this description on Soundstage.com: http://www.soundstagenetwork.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=690:rockport-technologies-new-avior-features-first-ever-rockport-made-drivers&catid=14:audiovideo... 
Nola Speaker dealers in Mass or New Hampshire?
Boston High End (by appointment only): http://www.bostonhighend.com/page008.aspx 
First Test for tube bias on ARC Ref 110?
Marakanetz...I suggest you read what Microstrip has to say. I fully concur and any self-respecting tube amp designer will tell you the same. All the added microprocessors and digital circuitry will detract from the sonic quality. If you think Audi... 
First Test for tube bias on ARC Ref 110?
It's the best phrase to cut corners, but reality is different.I am not sure I follow your logic. Why is the exclusion of a self-biasing circuit cutting corners, if your primary goal is to produce superlative sound from your products and if you bel... 
First Test for tube bias on ARC Ref 110?
It's surprising that Reference models of ARC do not have an auto-bias. Even if the most primitive autobias circuit is implemented, you don't have to worry about biasing for at least half of tube life. I don't clearly understand ARC philosophy beyo... 
Pre-amp suggestions for Thiel 2.4/Pass Labs XA30.5
Cal3713...the output impedance of the Aesthetix Calypso may present a problem in the treble region given the high impedance at 20KHz (3900 ohms vs. 30Kohms input impedance for your Pass amp via balanced, < 1:10 ratio). On paper, this suggests p... 
Used Magico V3 or Rockport Mira 2
Knghifi...the guys at Goodwins are very professional and recognize that there will be many tire kickers who come in to audition equipment who will then shop the business around. They get it and recognize the encroaching competition from the intern... 
Used Magico V3 or Rockport Mira 2
I was going to remain quiet but Usermanual, your last comment put me over the edge. If anyone is making "weak points" it is you unfortunately. So let me pick them off for you one at a time:You are claiming a ┬ôlot of (dry) details┬ö, yet Sibelius he...