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Excellent Solid State or Hybrid Monoblocks Recommendations
I ran Aerial 7b with a pair of Veloce Audio Saetta Hybrid monoblocks. The amps are battery units with a pair of 6H30 tubes on the input to a Hypex class D module. MSRP was $18K, used price is all over the map. I've owned the Veloce amps for a cou... 
Who still does mods for CD players
CD players?    
Stolen property
I don’t think you can, at least not easily. Here’s a few things to consider: The price is too good to be true. The seller is claiming to be ‘selling on behalf of a friend’. The seller’s description indicates a lack of knowledge about the prod... 
Audio Mirror Tubadour V
Vlad is a true craftsman and artisan. He doesn’t churn out a stream of different products he simply focuses on what he knows best and makes incremental improvements. If you get a chance, have a listen to his SET45 creation.   
SUT With a Manley Steelhead RC?
I’ve a Steelhead RC that has been the one constant in my system for several years. I ran it as a preamp for a little while but prefer it into an active preamp. I use the Veloce Litho battery pre that has been mentioned in this thread and also have... 
AI (Audiogon Intelligence)
ChatGPT is fine on topics where it has a vast amount of data. Ask it a question on something niche and can just as easily make sh*t up as give you the right answer. Literally, it can just invent an answer that isn't true. It is getting better but... 
I Don't Understand What Determines When A Thread Gets The Axe
I guess whenever people or businesses are actually named, and words like “fraud” and “scammer” are bandied around in the same sentence, then moderators will naturally apply a higher standard when assessing whether or not a post or thread requires ... 
Holo Audio May KTE vs DCS Rossini Player / Clock
@jc51373  as you say, to each their own. I read a lot about the unit before buying it and most chatter was overwhelmingly positive. Perhaps there was some synergy issue with your system, but obviously that’s speculation that can’t really be confir... 
Need Guidance for Next/Last Pair of Speakers
Volti is getting some good traction around here and for good reason. I've heard them a couple of times at shows and they've always sounded good. If your model 19s sound anything like my Valencias with GPA Model 19 crossovers, which I stupidly sol... 
A quick question on what streamers to consider.......
How about a Lumin U1 Mini? You can buy one for under $1000 and even bump up performance by adding an outboard linear power supply down the line (+350 or so).  I've an Aurender N10 which is also great, but more expensive. I like the Aurender Condu... 
Luxman leaves me wanting
I’m not a fan of trying to shape the tonality of an amp/speaker combo using DSP/EQ. If there’s a specific room anomaly you’re trying to correct then maybe, but if an amp is lean sounding by nature, then trying to change its characteristics digital... 
Ken Fritz article
@emergingsoul  They sold the family home, hence there was a firm deadline for removing (selling) the system, furniture, etc.    
Crown XLS 1502.... real life test.
@peter_s I use an XLS 2502 to drive a pair of Aerial SW-12 subs. When the plate amps failed on the subs (as they invariably do), rather than spend almost $2k on repairing I pulled the amps and bought a single 2502. I also bought a miniDsp 2x4 HD t... 
Ken Fritz article
It’s interesting how we all take away something different from Ken’s story, obviously shaped by our own unique life experiences. I doubt his kids ever wanted for anything, materially. Was their father absent during their formative years? It seems... 
Holo Audio May KTE vs DCS Rossini Player / Clock
@milpai Keep in mind that with the May DAC you can switch between NOS function and oversampling mode. NOS gives you the extra body and that hint of warmth where oversampling is more detailed and a little more neutral. So you have shaping options w...