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Looking for an amazing preamp under $700 used
The Audible Illusions L-1 would probably be a good choice. The Meitner also has a strong following. However, I believe those two must be used single ended (rca connectors) and neither have processor loops. If you want the choice of balanced or sin... 
Review: Cardas Golden Reference Interconnect
Since my post on this a year ago, I have seen a lot of system changes and have finally settled in on golden reference balanced ic's from CD to pre and from pre to amp. The sound is detailed, but rich and textured, and never harsh. The soundstage i... 
Which Universal DVD has the best CD Transport?
Muse Model 10 plays CD, DVD, DVD-A, CDR, and the standard layer of SACD. I use a Model 9 Signature (CD,DVD, & DVD-A) which sounds terrific on redbook CD's, as well as DVD-A's. Kevin Halverson of Muse says the 10 offers even better playback for... 
Speakers you regret selling
ADS L810's in walnut -perfect with stands- for $200. Would have been great in my rec room now. My first, and worst, internet trade on my upgrade path. 
Does the Pioneer PD-65 play CDR's - Please confirm
Don't worry, they seem to be a good quality "stepping stone" component for many here, and you should see one soon at about $300 +/-. They are built like a tank, and I never had a problem with the stable platter, not even a skip, except on one disk... 
Does the Pioneer PD-65 play CDR's - Please confirm
Mine did also. 
Pre Amp recommendation
If high quality 2-channel is a priority, but you also want to use the 2-channel speakers as your front (or main) speakers for HT, get a good preamp with an HT pass through loop. You can then use whatever you want to process your HT depending on yo... 
Speaker Cables? Your input kindly requested.
I liked my DH Labs Q-10 and T-14 external bi-wire set up when I was running M803 SII's using an Aragon 4004MkII amp, which is somewhat similar to your system. You did not state the length of cable you need for your $500. I am currently selling an ... 
Speakers to hang on to for LIFE
Interesting post. I support two of the points made here, first older speakers probably cannot beat the (best of the) newer speakers, and second, the "best" manufacturers (designers) seem to come out with the designs having the most longevity. I ow... 
Processor Loop for 2 channel?
I own both the Adcom GFP750 and a Muse Model 3 Signature, both of which have processor loops. They work as Zackmun said, in that the processor loop is totally separate from the 2 channel electronics in the preamp, except when the processor loop is... 
How should I handle this?
The table was not delivered to you in the condition advertised. Assuming a standard shipper was used, the shipper would not be at fault as I believe items must be packaged to withstand what they consider normal handling, which may include being tu... 
Classe owners: balanced vs. unbalanced?
My understanding is that only the very newest Classe' amps have full balanced circuitry, and I believe the CA-200 does not. That said, I used my Classe' DR-25 (250wpc) in balanced mode and liked it better than unbalanced, in part because my preamp... 
SS preamp to replace BAT VK3i w/ht bypass
I am using a SS Muse 3 Signature, which I find to be outstanding. It is fully balanced, with 2 XLR and 3 RCA inputs, and one set each of XLR and RCA outputs. It also has an HT pass through, which is activated with a single press of one button on t... 
I've a confession to make don't tell my wife
I totally agree with Chazzbo, after having had 2 different sets of speakers on Sound Anchors. I had them make custom cradle stands for my Alon V's, and the additional mass and 3 point support system bettered the focus of the speaker and tightened ... 
$2000 CDP for Rock Music????
Hi Boingo,Based on the system you described, and considering budget, I suggest you seriously look into some DIY power cords. You will need some basic supplies such as wire, connectors, heat shrink, wire strippers, and a hot air gun, but for $200 y...