Responses from richdirector

Moving into an apartment with wood joist floors - worried about neighbors hearing
I live in old Victorian tenement 1880 so high 3.6m ceilings and wooden floors - I use isoacoustic feet under my large tannoys - I don’t want to put anything on ceiling as plastered ceiling rose and high elaborate cornice …. But I have 3x rugs laye... 
Integrated amp w/decent headphone out under $5k
Leben CS300 15-18w has amazing headphone out - the amp does speakers or phones on same circuit (?) and now have a luxman 550ax2 which is 20w class a which also has a great headphone circuit.    
Is There Just One Single Album That Does It For You, Completely? Just One.
Need a bit of variety so if just one album then  space echo - the sounds of Cabo Verde   
Anyone has a reference system where amplification is SS ?
I had LiNN high end Solid state didn’t like too sterile went to valve wasn’t sure now Luxman class A and feels right although may dabble with an Allnic that is for sale SH near me …..  
Big speakers, are they really the best way to get great sound?
Yes …. I have a 7.5x5x3.6m room  tannoy Arden with tulip waveguide 15inch cones the treble fires through the middle of bass cone (like a horn sort of) in the 5 years I’ve had them I have never felt I am missing anything. The thing about big speak... 
I saw the back of an integrated and it depressed me.
You should have looked at a luxman 4 RCA inputs a phono rcs and 1 xlr balanced input. Also a line (tape) out and monitor. Then a pre out but no digital at all. And it's class A....    So behind the times...... Haha  
Upgrade from Bluesound Node
I upgraded my bluesound with new board and power supply... There are a few modders out there.  Still less than 1000 all in   
Resolving CD Transports Crowd Sourcing
I agree about the rs2 but luckily had no issues and with seperate power supply for this and the rs2 dac quality went through the roof. I do get bored of peoe suggesting a server or streaming as I think as friends who blind listened that the cd sti... 
Bought a system without auditioning, thoughts?
Looks good to me and would suit my taste... If klipsch too much warmth but you like presentation then trying a JBL studio monitors might bring similarities but a slightly clearer presentation whilst not being analytical or sterile.   
Are higher end preamps worth the investment when you are only streaming Tidal & Spotify ?
Change to qoboz as someone else said.... A good dac is vital but I spent about 40-50% of total budget on speakers as I always believe end sound most important (river analogy with no point having throttle  at end gotta flow into the sea/ears) But ... 
Ruminations On CD Players
Project rs2 transport is amazing... A bit over budget in US maybe so next one down rs transport is under a grand and top loading like the Rs2 so no tray wobbles ever. I matched mine with rs2 DAC as perfect partner but a SH chord qutest is great va... 
Where to insert tubes while running a Luxman SS integrated
Yes except old kef 104ab... But compared to r series or ls x ls50 yes... But tannoys are also incredibly detailed... I always do the analytical musical comparison. I find analytical speakers make you hear thingsand always impress in demos but mus... 
Where to insert tubes while running a Luxman SS integrated
I might be able to help in this regard in that I have a luxman 550 ax2 and tannoy Legacy Arden speakers, I am also quite a way of how the Keff speakers sound having had a few pairs either side   What I would suggest however is that you change sp... 
SET Lovers, what's the one solid state amp you love(d)?
Accuphase or  luxman class A (I have the 550ax2 in its 20w and perfect for my tannoys 94db) superb control but also sweet midrange. First watt/ pass in US are great value.  Just my 2cents   
Project rs2 top loader no shakey draw or wobble. Fixed spindle with puck. Can connect 1s2 (hdmi) into certain DACs like the rs2 DAC and reclocks ..... Truly superb and betters my Rega Rp8 Apheta often ... Annoying as it shouldn't