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Absolute top tier DAC for standard res Redbook CD
Hi Guido- I currently use a Levinson 512 for SACD, but also have a Rowland Aeris Dac, and it's fantastic, however, even more (very slightly) pure and natural sounding to my ears is my newest addition- the Reimyo DAP-999EX Limited dac, and I have d... 
Is there a Blu-Ray player that does SACD and has Audiophile quality sound?
Yes there is, the one and only- Marantz UD-9004 with Tube Research Labs (RIP Paul Weitzel) power supply mods. ¬†Believe this was an $6k player in the day- massive unit, superb built quality, sonics and video. ¬†I run mine to a 14' Stewart screen wit... 
Paul Weitzel from Tube Research Labs
I wonder what will happen to Tube Research Labs now... 
Gabriel Gold IC's are they really this good?
So Steve has offered trade-up towards Halo provided I pay full pop for a 1m Halo IC @ $4,000. Seriously? How am I going to feel (like I am now with the original Reflections that I paid $2k for) when Halo 'V2' is launched a year or so from now, and... 
Gabriel Gold IC's are they really this good?
Steve- as you do not use a dealer network, and as I have paid you ~ $2,000 for an apparently now 'improved' product that is selling at a faction of that price, I would have thought the least you could do is offer a trade towards a Halo interconnec... 
Gabriel Gold IC's are they really this good?
What I do NOT like are the new much lower prices on auction for supposedly better versions. I have paid Steve like $2,000 for original Reflection IC's- look at the asking prices now... 
Magnum Dynalamb MD 809 t
Yes- excellent unit- they are in the process of updating the internal dac to accept 24/192. Also- you can request special teflon cap upgrade- good luck. 
Most musical stereo tube amp under 5K..
Wow- I can't believe my thread from 13 years ago has been revived!! Amazing when I think about all the amps I have been through since originally posting this... 
Bob Carver 180 Mono-blocks perform superbly
I wold be curious what opinion the OP has on the Ayon Triton (which I also owned and enjoyed) vs the Carver amps- it would appear he has kept the Triton as well... 
Aleph 3 - Its 2013, are they still awesome ?
I tried the Aleph 30- agree with everything Ejlif says- nice, magical on some types of music, but forget about big dynamics... I was using on higher efficiency Coincident speakers as well. I will agree with some of the other posts here on the adva... 
Speaker Cables With SET Amps
+1 for Ocellia Ref 
Tube Mono-Block Recommendation
+1 for CAT JL2 
Melody Pure Black 101 Line Preamp
I would also like to know the differences between the Mystere CA-21 and Pure Black 101 preamps- seem to have many similarities- would be great to hear from someone who has heard both... I used to own a Melody 1688 Pre- it had a wonderful 'fullness... 
45 Type Push/Pull
Apprently they are rare- I have a friend that made a custom PP2a3 that could be converted to PP45 (I already have an SET 45 from him which is great- it is an awesome tube), so I am curious how it would sound as well. I can only guess that if the r... 
Review: Tube Research Labs Dude Tube preamp
I run three systems, and am searching out a third preamp to go along with my orig 'old-school' Dude and a custom-Audio Note pre. Am thinking a second Dude, or ramping it up and trying this apparently incredible SMC VRE-1c. Believe it or not, a dea...