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Integrated Amp recommendation for $300 that will balance well with Vandersteen and NAD
I picked up a Marantz PM8004 for $425 and could not be happier with its detail, extension and dynamic range.I agree you should stretch your budget a bit. 
Soundtracks that you listen all the way through and it's all great.
The Hot SpotElevator to the Gallows 
Speakers with warm treble and good bass
JM Reynaud comes to mind, go to Amherst Audio and read what Bob Neill saysnot affiliated... 
speaker and interconnects, how nice do I need
I second the Type 4 
Help choose best amp/preamp combo?
have you considered buying different speakers?not a B&W fan myself so I have a bias...good luck 
Help wanted: Bass!
maybe a Speltz¬†autoformer? 
Marantz and Stereophile?
fwiw I recently bought a PM8004 and agree it is very good, it really makes my SMGa's come alive.my two cents 
???Why The HUGE Discrepancy in Sensitivity Ratings???
are any of them made by Volkswagon?...;^) 
Audio Research D79C Amp
back in the day TAS went on and on about the D79 and how great it was. good for you!just thought you might like to hear that... 
Recommendations for IC and speaker cable
ahendler I second both of your choices very musical without being 'hi fi' 
Audio Research Factory Tour
Thank you! 
Am I the only one to opt-out on the Sopra 2's?
in my limited exposure to Wilson speakers I much prefer them with tube gear over ssmy two centsfwiw 
Do female audiophiles exist
there was Enid Lumley from TAS who passed in 2008...btw does anyone know what happened to Elizabeth?did anyone hear? 
Who remembers the Dahlquist DQ-10's?
in high school we used to listen to a pair with Crown amp and Thorens TTlooking back it was pretty colored and weird (tiny)¬†imaging but we were in heaven at the time 
Your most played music/song
Tom Waits or King Crimson, Joni Mitchell on occasion