Responses from latifster

Best Amp for Magnepan 1.7?
I have heard the following combos as far as Maggies are concerned. Not heard the 1.7 though:- 2.7R with Perreaux 3150B (Fantastic sound, the best combo perhaps)- 1.6R with VTL mono blocks (tube)- 1.6R Quad 405/606 (excellent sound per pound - grea... 
whats the biggest mistake you made?
Selling off my B&W 805s. My Jadis Orchestra Ref would have loved them 
The best speaker you ever heard?
Revel salons paired with Burmester pre power. If I had the money, this is what I would be living with. 
Speakers to hang on to for LIFE
Chartwells LS3/5A 15 ohms. The most musical box speakers I have ever heard. 
How much does your system retail for?
Roughly 20K on HT and audio setup. this is the price of the current setup, not taking into account the various buying and selling. CDs and DVDs are not included.Split is 11,000 for the Audio9,000 for the HT. 
how to side-grade from B&W 805's?
I used to own the 805S and have replaced them with Proac response D18. The Proacs do all that the 805s are good for and more. I heartily recommend an audition. 
The best speaker you ever heard?
Revel ultima salonProac response D100Quad 2905stuck between the three for top contenders that I have heard. 
Review: Primare A30.1 Amplifier
I must say I was spot on the dot when I voiced my initial evaluation (within 3 minutes!!) on listening the amplifier. The analogy I gave with reference to the Perreaux B3150 has been a direct hit! It is uncanny how similar the two sound. The contr...