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McIntosh 2.1kw amplifier?
@emergingsoul  Are you a potential buyer of this 130K amplifier? Or is this just another typical thread from you?  
Eliminated my preamp with amazing results
I don't have experience with uber expensive active preamps. But I have owned a few up to the 6K price range and a good quality passive pre has beaten all comers so far.  
Eliminated my preamp with amazing results
@lanx0003  Keep that kind of unhealthy criticism yourself, please. So what kind of criticism can we discuss here? Only the "healthy" kind? I think @gdaddy1 was expressing his opinion regarding PS Audio, not fact. Is that not allowed now either?  
Using PA Speakers In A Home "Audiophile" Application!
Once again someone conflates music "production" with music "reproduction". As indicated above, live music will certainly sound more dynamic and free flowing on most any sound reinforcement speaker. Not the same thing as reproducing a recording of ... 
Moving Magnet Phono Cartridges
+1 on Soundsmith. Not a MM in the traditional sense, but not a MC either. I’m very happy with my Carmen II.  
15 in full range drivers
czarivey 5,489 posts 01-06-2024 at 06:17pm  Not really @ozzy62  I hate increased upper mids and all 300b or 2A3 amps are notorious for that. In fact all they amplify is 1000 Hz. The rest is not so much.   Ridiculous…..  
15 in full range drivers
Just a FYI. When a speaker is considered bright or fatiguing, it is hardly ever high frequencies that are the culprit. More often than not it is the upper midrange. @czarivey  Pretty stupid statement. My 300B amp sees a regular diet of metal, ha... 
Eliminated my preamp with amazing results
I'm shocked that  you guys with difficult to drive speakers and low gain/low input impedance amps find an active preamp to sound better. Shocked, I say!  
Efficient speakers -- What was your journey from A to B to ?
I have no doubt that the Volti speakers are great performers. I have not heard them, but I dealt with Greg Roberts a few years ago when I bought his xovers for a pair of Khorns. He's a great guy to deal with and knows his stuff. I bet his speakers... 
Young audiophile metal head looking to level up speaker choice
Look at Klipsch Forte III or Forte IV. Both can be found on the used market from time to time.  
Efficient speakers -- What was your journey from A to B to ?
Curious how people would react to the assertion, "Klipsch speakers need a more careful pairing than other similar speakers." That would be helpful, possibly, as a data point. @hilde45  I do think one needs to pay more attention to supporting g... 
Eliminated my preamp with amazing results
@ozzy  The LEEDH processor in the Lumin streamers is indeed fine sounding.  
Eliminated my preamp with amazing results
I am using a preamp, but it's a Hattor Audio passive device. I haven't heard any active preamp in my system (up to about 8K) that could beat a well designed passive. Not all systems will perform optimally without a preamp. But when it comes togeth... 
Efficient speakers -- What was your journey from A to B to ?
I have had the gamut of speakers including magnepan, von schweikert, Wilson, and a host of others. Around 2013 a friend of mine brought over an early pair of Klipsch Heresy speakers. Like a crack dealer on the corner, he got me hooked. I immediat... 
Zesto Andros 1.2
Thanks for all the comments so far.