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Quicksilver v4 monos vs CODA Continuum No. 8 Version 1.
If that’s the case why are you asking about Quicksilver tube amps? And for that matter Coda class A amps Version 1 of CODA Continuum No. 8 is not class A amp. It shouldn’t run hot. Does QS v4 runs hot ?  Probably, in general for living room tub... 
Quicksilver v4 monos vs CODA Continuum No. 8 Version 1.
BTW, A true class A amp does not switch to class A/B! If you want a true class A amp you should be a lookin’ at First Watt or Pass amps! Yes, I’m aware of this fact, but I’m afraid that pure Class A is not the case for this particular situation... 
Quicksilver v4 monos vs CODA Continuum No. 8 Version 1.
You need to listen to both to decide which you prefer. That's all that matters. Either should be able to power most speakers. Let’s stay under the topic. It’s not about my preference. I was asking about yours, if you have any.   
Previous Ownership...does it matter to you?
Yes, it matters, cause one owner could not even use the equipment at all and another could done lots of different things to their equipment including good or bad modifications like recap, rewiring, PS change etc.   
Sound quality of new vinyl recordings.
Make your research every time you buying new album. Lots of modern LPs recorded from digital masters and honest labels don’t hide this fact marking their albums with corresponding sign on the album sleeve, however some are try to scam saying nothi... 
A public service announcement
Yah, booze could lead to expensive mistakes sometimes. Once after third glass of scotch I double payed all my monthly utilities, credit cards statements and mortgage payment using online banking. Now I have the rule: Never sign in to online bankin... 
Schiit Yggdrasil Less is More, is it a quality dac ?
I never heard Schiit Yggdrasil but I owned Pontus-2 and construction vise Pontus looks much more serious DAC too me. Huge toroidal PSs placed in separate compartment is big advantage.  
What CDs to buy
Explore Japanese press CDs. Lots of rare jazz titles not available anywhere else, exceptional quality, nice artworks. Could be expensive sometimes but totally worth the investment. Also CDs from Dabringhaus und Grimm label could worth your attenti... 
Tube or solid state
Depends on your personal preferences of music choice. By my opinion tube amps couldn’t handle high dynamics of some genres. Metallicas Hardwired Album could be used as a tester. Try to listen to it on tube amp and compare to SS and you’ll understa... 
World's Best Stereo System ?...
The best for who? R we talking about some standard universal approach here? For that matter we all need to have standard universal personality, hearing, taste. Isn’t it nonsense!?  
New Pink Floyd release
Is any chance that part of income money from this release will be spent by Roger Waters for his support of Putins war in Ukraine ? If yes, I won’t buy.   
Should I buy an SME 30/12A for 15K?
Gold Note Bellagio Reference (15-16K new) could be nice alternative.   
High-end-turntables
@terry9 Yah, the idea to suggest to do not buy anything with wire transfer is pretty helpful to my opinion. If you have any other ideas, please feel free to mention.   
High-end-turntables
Wire transfer!? To pay for the goods!? Abroad!? R you serious!?  
Help optimizing my streaming setup
If you have Cat 8 Ethernet cable connecting your router and streamer, don’t use any galvanic isolators like EverStar MI-300, cause using it will depreciate protective porpoise of Cat 8 or Cat 7 cable Shilling. Any shielded cable connecting the gro...