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Tube Phono Stage with balls, and slam!!
Uniformity in the recording process since the advent of the stereo LP and later on by the use of compression varies greatly. Without knowing your taste in music and the amount of reissued vinyl in your library your roughly "60%" of dissatisfaction... 
How to merge home theater with 2 channel
Same experience as stringreen. I managed to get everything to function but all my efforts to optimize the amazing sound stage my Avalon Acoustics speakers provide suffered a great deal from the presence of the display between the two channel speak... 
SS Amp for Avalons
Spencer, yes, as are MFA and Bob Carver Tube. These are the only tube amplifiers I've had direct in home experience with. Purchased used and considering their quality they could be considered affordable.In the case of Carver his personality, marke... 
SS Amp for Avalons
For years I never did get the Avalon presentation at shows but in the first ten minutes of listening to my standard Eidolons at home I got off the merrygoround. I've herd them powered by Ayre V-1xe stereo, MFA D70 stereo, VAC Phi200s, freshend up ... 
Best Amp for Aerial Acoustics 20T v2
I was impressed by this speaker at an audio show where it was staged in a medium sized conference room larger than typically sized living room. Positioning seemed to be close to golden thirds, away from the side walls, and toed in. I'd suggest car... 
Do ClassDAudio Amps Have Proper Decay Of Notes?
["Just so we are clear here, class D is not digital. Its an analog process."]Absolutly.I believe there was one self described "Digital" amplifier but I can't recall the brand. I didn't refer to any class D amplifier as digital.  Some reviewers hav... 
Do ClassDAudio Amps Have Proper Decay Of Notes?
Class D has evolved into many different iterations. Since my first switching amplifier, the PS Audio HCA-2, I've owned four other brands and auditioned in house six others. During this time I had an Ayre V-1xe, MFA D75, and Carver VTA 180s on hand... 
Need Help: What In My Home Electric System Killed the Sound?
I had a very similar problem before I upgraded the homes wiring. My electric Bass rig would have low volume or cut out all together. It turned out to be an old receptacle in the garage which was used next to an old work bench that was simply trash... 
Subwoofers
One would assume that the perfect subwoofer pairing would be separately powered subwoofers built-in to the main speaker or what one may consider as a truly full range speaker. My experience with this type speaker systems low frequency extension (n... 
Problems with a Clearaudio Performance DC turntable w/ Verify arm
"New off Audiogon" New as in positively unopened box?In any event you have a very good turntable that has some unique components in the deck and in the tonearm. I'd suggest an email to the importer Musical Surroundings and succinctly describe the ... 
Golden Ear Triton One Speakers $$$
Compared to what?I think it would help a great deal if folks would include a brief description of what you listen to at home or at the very least what speakers you own. Wanabe(you are now), if in your travels you listen to some nicely reproduced m... 
I'm happy but I want more, more, more
More? I'd say your system is already there except for the bottom.Get a subwoofer with detailed room EQ and remote control to adjust phase, volume, and EQ, on the fly from your listening position. Used JL Audio F series or Velodyne DD Plus prices s... 
Solid state amp to replace my Audio Research Ref 150 amp
I appreciate ARC gear and your current combination seems terrific. I would guess you'd miss the 150 the minute you turned on whichever solid state you choose.Why not consider a decent performing lower dollar solid state with proven resale like a P... 
Jeff Rowlands Amp and Dac vs. VAC amp and DAC
Considering your opening short list you're getting terrific advise from some of the most respected people who frequent this site. You mentioned the possibility of using this gear for TV or Home Theater. The quality and service history of both manu... 
Technical question on phase inversion.
I have phase inversion switches on the rear of my Reflection Audio preamplifier and remote button for my Velodyne subs. With the subs off it's difficult to hear the differences of inverting the phase with most recordings partly because of the gett...