Responses from jkf011

Considering a POSSIBLE replacement for speakers. Opinions?
Room? Amp? Sources? As several have said you can't go wrong with Magnepan, if you have the power and the room.   
Looking for an amp that punches way about its weight and I can grow with
I will probably get flamed but I couldn't be happier with my Emotiva XPA-2 Gen 3 - though I wouldv'e gone for the monoblocks they make had I had the budget.  
First tube preamp recommendations (under $5k)
Conrad Johnson all day.  
What Are Your Reference Discs? or Specific Reference Tracks
"The Riverboat Song" Ocean Colour Scene"Lucifer" Alan Parsons Project"Sober" Tool"Bloody Well Right" Supertramp 
The Absurdity of it All
Seriously? I am 60. Yup always used earplugs with chainsaws or gas blowers (but better to pay someone else wearing earplugs/protection to do it). Always wear earplugs riding motorcycles, racing motorcycles. But webt to a lot of rock concerts all m... 
Intimate, warm and holographic alternative
Not sure you have the power but you are, to me, describing the Magnepan sound. Big room so 1.7i or bigger. Superb soundstage and transparency but need power. Love my 1.7is. I have a big open room so had to go the 2 sub route but if you have walls ... 
Never Use HiFi-Exquis - Worst Merchant Ever!
+1 garyalex. His was an inflammatory, fact free statement.  
Klipsch Cornwall IV
Where is there a high end audio dealer in Huntsville? 
What would be your favorite 3 tracks that demonstrate how great your system sounds?
Hmmm. 1. The Riverboat Song, Ocean Colour Scene2. Master recording of side 2, Dark Side Of The Moon, Pink Floyd.3. Master recording of The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys, Traffic.  
Looking for my Final Pair!!
+1 on the Magnepans if you have the room and the power.  
Suggest one obsure album we all should hear
Not obscure in UK but very obscure here: "Moseley Shoals" by Ocean Colour Scene. "The Riverboat Song" is my favorite song ever and is a great recording that’ll stretch your speakers; especially imaging, speed, dimensionality.  
Are your current amps and other gear the best you've ever had?
Yes. Absolutely.  
Love to see the opinions on this piece about TIDAL not workig with hifi streamers......
All agreed. Nonsense.  
Shopping for new speakers-need ideas... Selling old DQ-10's...
I ha s the Maggie 1.7is and the sweet spot is huge. So totally disagree with that comment. But they are very placement sensitive.  
Shopping for new speakers-need ideas... Selling old DQ-10's...
I dunno what power your Ruby or the size/build of your room but, properly driven, Magnepans .7s or (like I have) 1.7s I think are exactly what you'd like.