Responses from smer319

Technics 1200GR Owners
I have been a audio dealer for 15 years now. I have not yet come across companies that make a Quality turntable at this price point with the same consistency and reliability as Technics. Most manufacturers have 2 out of 10 tables with some problem... 
Vandersteen 2CE Signature II: Is it worth the price of $2700? Why are so many for sale?
I have 2 pair of the Model 3 Signature for $2700.00 Demos 626-966-6259 
Tube Amp Questions
Just took a pair of Theta Prometheus in Trade. $7500.00 a pair. 
Still looking for speakers in the 10-20,000 range
I just got a pair of Wilson Audio Sasha Series 1---Dark Titanium finish. $14,995.00 
5-10k budget... so many choices
I like the New Technics $5K Speakers very much for the price. A great Integrated like the Naim Star with a hard drive gives you streaming and a Powerful system. Add a Pair of REL Sub Bass Systems and you are good. Aerial Model 9 would be great in ... 
Absolute top tier DAC for standard res Redbook CD
I like the Brinkmann Nyquist Tube DAC it's sonically accurate. Sounds more like Analog then any other DAC as Helmut used his Brinkmann Balance turntable when he was voicing the DAC. This DAC is Tidal, Roon and MQA Capable. I also like the Meridian... 
Brands that have the least depreciation
My view is to buy products that bring the love of music to your home. Products that you value the most are valuable to you. They stay with you for a long time. Enjoyment in music is the price you pay.  
This is for Georgehifi especially but others can chime in.
T+A was imported by Quartet marketing about 14 years ago. I have been carrying T+A Products since then. Yes T+A was also imported by Dynaudio for a few years because they showed together for a few years in Munich also. T+A is brilliant stuff. If y... 
Audio Research LS7 - Still a good performer?
You should factor in the cost of sending it to ARC for a complete overhaul. Some Caps etc might have to be replaced. The other problem is you have no warranty. Go to your local dealer who can give you a path in building your system.  
Turntable upgrade recommendations, please.
Please go to an experienced Retailer and take his advice. Stick to a New unit. He will service you and guide you correctly. No Joke. A well setup turntable will be a blessing in disguise.  
Speaker distance
Every speaker manufacturer has a different design, Driver materials, toe in and raking requirements. One must consult the designer to really understand the strengths and the negatives of the particular model of speaker. Some things are simple fund... 
Upcoming Technics SP-10R (100th Anniversary Model)
This Table will be 10K. By Cedia we shall have more goodies to discuss. Till then we must give Technics time to hand craft something amazing. And NO it has a completely re-engineered motor far more complex than the GAE. Yes it's a 10K appox price. 
Upgrade path from Wilson WattPuppy 7s? - seeking advice
I would like to say that the Wilson Audio Alexia Series 1 is an amazing deal now. With the new Wilson Alexia Series 2 which is much improved, I feel that the Alexias dialed in for your listening pleasure will be appropriate. Optimizing your system... 
Spend more money on the amp or the pre-amp?
I would speak to your local dealer and visit him. He will treat you with respect and even more respect your budget whatever that may be. Build your systems with respect. Happy listening my friend.  
Upcoming Technics SP-10R (100th Anniversary Model)
Sunil Merchant. Sunny Components Inc Proud dealer for Technics products.We are excited to see Technics living up to their commitment on supplying hi end products at reasonable prices. Their tables are built with quality, great parts and work well....