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best tube integrated under $5000 ?
Kenny,pm sent this a.m. 
best tube integrated under $5000 ?
Coincident Technology Dynamo SE MKII.Actually preferred the musical presentation in my system to that of the BerningĀ  ZH270.With the right tube complement this is a top tier Integrated.$1495,yes $1495. 
What SS preamp compares to a tube preamp
I fooled myself on two occasions believing that I could go back from tube to solid state,only to be disappointed with what I was not hearing.You have a nice array of tubes,the problem in my opinion is your 2.5,you may want to consider a more evolv... 
Would like your tube amp recommendation
Premium speakers require high octane power,suggest you check out Coincident Technology Dragon MK 2 mono blocks.The only thing between you and the music is air. 
Krell Kct vs ARC Reference 2 MK2
How can you compare solid state with a tube pre amp.Doh! 
Tube preamp for under $3000
There is an Audio Horizons 2.3 just listed at $2075.An absolute steal at this price.I owned a 2.2 for many years and it easily bested Calypso,Mod wright,Cary,Sonic Frontiers.Emotionally immediate from the moment it is powered up,It has a touch of ... 
$510.00 for an Aluminum cover for the ARC Ref. 10?
Mitch4t That was kind of my point.Doh! 
$510.00 for an Aluminum cover for the ARC Ref. 10?
Guess none of you guys has ever owned a BMW. 
bryston 28bsst2 / mag's 3.7
I've had multiple systems of Maggies partnered with Bryston amps and tube preamps,which in my opinion is a requirement to flesh out that linear Bryston sound.What worked well for me were Audio Research products,specifically LS 15/16,Ref 3.Audio Ho... 
Most underrated Audio Manufacturers
Audio Horizons,Space Tech Labs. 
Seems like the best "upgrade" for tube amps....
Hmmmmm suppose you don't believe in foreplay either. 
Single ended RCA preamp short list
Audio Horizons past and current production models. 
Is the BAlabo BC-1 MKII Preamp the reigning King?
Believe what your ears say not hearsay.It's a Canadian saying eh! 
Adcom GFP-750 compared to AR LS-15
And I would second that opinion having owned both. 
Power for CAT preamp
Cabling like art is sometimes foolishly priced and there are many guys getting rich in this market.Wish I was that smart.Place your ego aside,you simply don't have to spend $800 to $1500 for a top shelf PC.I've owned many supposedly world class ca...