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Looking for 50-100 watts of Tube Power (give or take) for my JBL 4349s
Not on the OP list and worth considering - McIntosh MC275 with C2300. Amazing sound.  
Upgrades and repairs on hi fi components
Another thumbs up for George Meyer in LA. I am able to drive there and have spent quite a bit of time talking vintage Mac gear and required maintenance. Expensive and worth it. Much more expensive to have repairs of repairs..  
Seeking Honest Opinions: Your Experience with McIntosh Audio Gear
Having owned Mac equipment for most of the past 25 years, I would like to add my thoughts. SQ - suits my ear, more the tubes than the solid state. I have made money on all of the Mac gear I have sold over the years, except for the speakers. My ma... 
Magico A3 replacement
I upgraded from the A3's to the A5's almost three years ago and have been enjoying them tremendously. The A5 is a great speaker that plays above its class. I run them with Mac tube pre and power and have added two B&W DB3D's. I am a solid Phi... 
Is There Just One Single Album That Does It For You, Completely? Just One.
Grateful Dead - American Beauty  
So you just took a gummie...What song is on the menu?
@garebear and @ezwind - I searched spotify, qubuz and amazon for the show but only found a few cuts - where might one find the entire show?  
So you just took a gummie...What song is on the menu?
When I have the house to myself my current routine is to grill some sea scallops, open a bottle of chardonnay and spark a fatty From there, I find a show from the dead & company catalogue and go to 100. Enjoying the ride.  
Speaker recommendations :-)
I had the Harbeth SHL5’s and really liked them at low volume, good for jazz and acoustic music. I had the 4367’s and they were too big for my listening room. I now have the Magico A5’s with a B&W DB3D sub and could not be more pleased with the... 
Budget re-cabling
What is the current retail cost of your reference system?
Being a CPA I have an affinity for numbers. The interesting aspect of this thread for me, aside from the usual morality plays, are the percentages across components. I am in the camp of allocating the highest percentage to speakers (50%). The nex... 
Streamer Upgrade Bluesound Node To Aurender N10
Are you really comparing a $600 streamer with a $6,800 Aurender N10? I would hope to shout there is an improvement. A better comparison is the Node2i to the Cambridge Audio CXN V2. Even though it is almost twice the price, it is not 11 times! I ... 
Where to invest the most in the "digital chain"?
I am coming at this from a slightly different angle. My Mac MCD500 has a great DAC, based on the ESS Sabre Reference 8-channel D/A converter in Stereo Quad Balanced mode. My Node 2i, while competent, was the weakest link in my chain. I researched... 
What Is Most Important?
@juanmanuelfangioli f / wrong all those years..    
Sub Confusion
I use a B&W DB3D located behind my rig firing the drivers to the side walls. It supports my A5's at the low end and pressurizes the room at the same time. For me, the perfect sound.  
What Is Most Important?
weed, rice and wine