Responses from rick2000

Vandersteen Speakers.. Are All Other Speaker Makers Doing It Wrong ?
Richard Vandersteen talks with John Atkinson   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8A6hN8kgC4  
What was the most impactful addition to your system?
D A C   Aqua La Scala together with a Aqua LinQ  Nothing is more important than a really really GOOD  D A C  PERIOD  Enjoy the music  
Montreal Audio Show - anyone hear the FR30’s?
This guy likes his new FR30's speakers better than his Rockport speakers  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrpYAMfB318  
After years of separates, I'm going integrated. Anyone else do the same?
I bet that Circle Labs A200 would sound much better with a Quantum Science Audio Red/Black Fuse and Black/Red AC Outlet.  
After years of separates, I'm going integrated. Anyone else do the same?
The Circle Labs Audio A200 Hybrid ?  
Montreal Audio Show - anyone hear the FR30’s?
"The FR30's were maybe the Best Of Show"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvf6sMGjd-A  
Impressions of AGD the Audion MKII Mono Amps
AGD Audion MKII's are the very best amps I've ever heard period.. Tubes or Solid-State . Sounds AMAZING.. "PERFECT" with the Fleetwood Deville Horn Speakers and Backet Labs preamp and Aqua LinQ and Aqua LA Scala together.    My End-Game System ! ... 
KEF Blade or Blade 2
Kef Reference 5 Meta  
What is the most important component to consider while building a new system?
D A C is most important period !!  MOLA MOLA TAMBAQUI DAC might just be the world's best DAC !  
Affordable vs. ultra expensive speakers - what's the difference?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3F5qUEKbgc&t https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7lnd-X5eHo  
Magico A1 or Sopra 1 or Marten Oscar Duo
Fink Team Kim is really good too  
Neutral, transparent, warm
New Duntech Audio Senators and the new Fink Team Borgs are some of the most transparent box speakers on the market. Very Quad like !  
Montreal Audio Show - anyone hear the FR30’s?
Magico A5, Wilson SabrinaX, or PS Audio FR30?
In this price range or even higher I would pick Duntech Senators   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q1NpOUyvek&t  Here's the review on the Senators  https://www.soundstageaustralia.com/index.php/reviews/639-duntech-audio-senator-loudspeakers  
Intergrated Amp suggestions for B&W 805d4
Technics su-r1000 is a really good match with these B&W speakers