Responses from raiderdave3275

Building a 100 album vinyl collection 3 must have albums are?
Mofi 45's of American Beauty and Workingman's Dead, and Neil Young's Decade  
New to Preamp - Preamp suggestion around 10k
The Aesthetix Pallene should be added to your list...  
Decide between ARC Ref 6SE and Aesthetix Calypso Eclipse
The new Aesthetix preamp (though its been available for awhile) is the Pallene.  It's the pre-amplifier that is featured in the Mimas integrated amplifier, and is $6500.  It's also a hybrid design with a tube output stage.  
What are some good things to do when going to an audition
take the gummy a solid hour in advance for full effect........  
Upgrade from Rogue RP-7
You could add the Aesthetix Pallene, though not sure if its sold in Signature (yet).  Backert Labs also shows up alot in the RP7 area.   
Vinyl Newbie - So Many Questions!
as its an old post, I'll just add the Hana ML - $1,080/$1200.  
Recommendation for integrated amplifier for Paradigm Studio 20s v.5
Sheese!  I have no idea why the Font ended up so large!  Not yelling or anything......:)  
Recommendation for integrated amplifier for Paradigm Studio 20s v.5
You may want to look into a Belles Aria Integrated.  New, its slightly higher ($2495) than your budget....but should be worth exploring.  
Are Their any Tube Preamp with Home Theater Bypass?
Aesthetix Pallene - this is a hybrid pre with just 2 tubes at output.  
The one time you want to pull out but she says no.
Did they come with plugs for the rear ports?  Maybe that is an option?  
Would There be a Significant Difference
appears you've narrowed this down to these 2, but would add that an Aesthetix Pallene (preamp section of their Mimas Integrated) would also be worth a look at.  Its a hybrid design with a tube output stage. $6500.  
Best driving music.
Comfortably Numb...real loud!  
What's your favorite lyric from a song?
wish i didn't know now what I didn't know then...Against the Wind...  
Looking to replace a CD transport...
Hey Andrew - (dont mean to derail your thread), I dont have any further transports to suggest given the good ones noted before, but I do have an interest in the Mimas and specifically your thoughts on the DAC card.  I have my sights on the Mimas (...