Responses from smer319

"The Ultra High-End Speaker."
Happiness is what we all seek. If you take a poll of 100 people, you will find several opinions. Sometimes we have to align contentment to our bank account. When I moved to the USA from India, I had a pair of JBL speakers that cost me $100.00 a pa... 
New Technics SL-1200GR2
The GAE was really EPIC. Every system is so vastly different in ways that one cannot fully comprehend till you start working in it. Room size, speaker size, phono pre-amps capabilities, etc. Owning a store I got to experience the GAE in my home by... 
Advice for a new analog system
I personally love very nicely built stable turntables without springs etc. 1. Brinkmann Audio Taurus 2. CH Precision P1  Option for future upgrades is a X1 Power supply. 3. Lyra Etna SL or Atlas SL ( Ideal single layer design that is a match m... 
cost no object integrated amps
Vinnie Rossi Brama with a 300B tube stage and 200WPC SS Amplifier with owner/user option to switch between valve and solid state on the pre-amp section.     
Anyone who owns a Technics SU-R1000, can you answer a quick question
This sounds like a ground issue.   
Tube preamp options
Make an all Brinkmann System. I have this setup in my showroom. It's spellbinding...  
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
I really LOVE my Lyra Atlas SL with my P1 and X1 combination. I also like MysonicLabs where I have to bump up the gain a bit. I feel that getting a cartridge that matches the phono stage is important as some low output carts cannot show their true... 
Is there a DAC ranking list?
Dac's I own and sell Wadax Reference DAC and streamer CH Precision C1 will be upgraded to 1.2. All previous customers can get their Dacs upgraded. Brinkmann Nyquist Mark 2 EMM Labs MA3 Hifi Rose 150 and RS250 NAD / Bluesound.  Dac's should ... 
“House” Character of Popular $20-$30k Speakers
I would also consider Vivid Audio and Stenheim. I carry both brands in my store as well as Bowers. The new 802D4 has plenty of bass setup correctly. Look at 801D4  
I nominate this company as building best speakers!
Stenheim makes the finest speakers. I have in stock Alumine 2 SE, Alumine 3 in light and dark grey and 3 pair of Alumine 5 and 5 se. I also have the Reference Ultime 2 and 3 Active. sunnyaudiovideo.com 
Looking for my "last" CD transport
I sell Technics that plays CD, SACD, MQA Coded Discs and does so very well. It's also a great network player. sunnyaudiovideo.com626-966-6259 
Charging A Fee To Demo An Amplifier In A Brick & Mortar Store
There is a lot of confusion on this topic. What we offered was setting up a system for a customer. He chooses his speakers from our store ( About 15 pair in stock on the floor, he chooses his pre-amp and source. Then we put the system together for... 
Charging A Fee To Demo An Amplifier In A Brick & Mortar Store
It's easy to say rude things to dealers. Try running a store, be profitable and have people who request you to do 6 hours of work and then purchase product that is 1/10th the price used from ebay. In this case we have policies in place.  
Charging A Fee To Demo An Amplifier In A Brick & Mortar Store
WOW ! This is amazing. To make things clear this is a $60,000.00 pair of Amplifiers. This has been put into storage. We have to setup a complete vignette and connect everything. This is the reason we asked the customer who was interested to call u... 
Charging A Fee To Demo An Amplifier In A Brick & Mortar Store
When you purchase products at retail prices, they are set up for you in the store ready for audition and also in home delivery and setup. When we are selling DEMOS on products that retail at $60,000.00 USD for $16,995.00 then we have to charge a f...