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Perlisten D212 Subs (2) in the house.
It does do a test tone but there is no automatic adjustment.  
The Psychology of Constant (Equipment) Change
@tomcy6  100% correct.  
Wilson Alexia 2
I'm using my MSB Reference DAC as the pre which has an extra balanced input for my phono stage.  See my full system description.  
Wilson Alexia 2
I'd go with Parasound JC1+ mono.  I'm in the camp that many of the 40K-70k power amps don't provide the level of benefit commensurate to their price.  I run Classe Delta Mono's with my Alexx V's with great result.  The spec's on this amp along wit... 
Replaced Everything, New Gears waiting to be installed...
Congratulations.  Never heard of this before.... go big or go home approach I guess.  
Do you trust your ears more than measurements?
This also assumes we hear the same.  We don't.  When I look at a red car do you see the identical color red?  Probably not. Thus we all adjust to our own unique perceptions and, in turn, make adjustments for this uniqueness in our prefered SQ. For... 
Do you trust your ears more than measurements?
This all assumes there is one objective or subjective standard for SQ that we would all agree on.  That will never happen!    
How much does power amplifier really matter comparing to other hi-fi components?
If I were to do it again it would be; 1) Speakers- 50% 2) DAC with Preamp -25% 3) Integrated Power Amp-20% 4) Wires -5%  
Eliminated my preamp with amazing results
Beyond a volume control and component switching a preamp can help with matching the impedance between the source components and the power amplifier for optimal signal transfer. I think the reason some folks report improvement with a separate pre... 
What qualities stand out in really good solid state preamps?
Beyond a volume control and component switching a preamp can help with matching the impedance between the source components and the power amplifier for optimal signal transfer. I think the reason some folks report improvement with a separate pream... 
Fleetwood Deville vs Wilson Sound
@tonywinga Well said!  + 1    
Should I bypass my Shunyata Hydra power conditioner?
I've had a Hydra Model 8 power-distribution center in my system since 2005.  It is plugged into a dedicated 20 amp circuit.  I only have my mono blocks connected and they sound slightly better than plugged directly into wall.  The model 8 is not c... 
What affects front to back depth in room/ system?
I went on the search for greater depth and have concluded it is a bit of a myth.  My speakers are 4' off front wall and 3' off sidewall.  My side reflections are treated. I have a fabulous sound stage and very holographic sounds.  There is depth b... 
Ken Fritz article
Antisocial personality disorder, sometimes called sociopathy, is a mental health condition in which a person consistently shows no regard for right and wrong and ignores the rights and feelings of others. Are you diagnosing a deceased person wh... 
Did your system getting better the more money you spent or more experience you gained?
Synergy is a ghost and you will never know if you're there.  My first high end amp was a new Audio Research design with matching preamp.  After a couple of years I upgraded the pre to an Aesthetix Calypso.  Huge improvement in SQ.  One would have ...