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jeff rowland 501 & 201 vs. bel canto ref1000
GC- add me to the 'before and after' list as well 
jeff rowland 501 & 201 vs. bel canto ref1000
GC- My Pre is a (power supply modified) SF Line 3- it will do the granularity thing... Back to these Ref 1000's- would like to try the MKII's, but what is with that price increase? Guys asking like $4k for a used pair, when you can get the MKI for... 
Looking for some Art Pepper recommendations
so funny- as I am reading this post, my Art Pepper disc cover just happened to be on top of the pile! 'Art Pepper Meets The Rythym Section' 
Wyetech or Coincident Frankenstein IIs
Wyetech Topaz the best- does leading-edge transients like nothing else (have owned it- still have another SET 211 amp- love that tube), but then more $$ than the rest of your choices, plus you need a preamp with some 'body' to it. Frankenstein VER... 
jeff rowland 501 & 201 vs. bel canto ref1000
Guidoc- have you heard the BC's (or JRDG's) through a higher efficiency speaker? 
jeff rowland 501 & 201 vs. bel canto ref1000
Yes- Sonic Frontiers Line 3... 
Electrocompaniet ECD-1 or Audio Logic 24MXL
I use my 24MXL with a 47 Labs Flatfish Transport- fantastic combo... 
jeff rowland 501 & 201 vs. bel canto ref1000
I had the original Ref 1000's a few years ago- certain things were phenomenal- prodigious bass response; super low noise floor; wide bandwidth; decent texture- however, the highs were (slightly) grainy and mids not quite as 'organic' as other SS a... 
Electrocompaniet ECD-1 or Audio Logic 24MXL
Mykesinger- The 24MXL does have optional xlr outs- I ordered them on mine. 
Review: Tube Research Labs Dude Tube preamp
can they make a remote version for the Dude? 
ARC LS26 performance for $2500-3000?
Have an idea for you (sent you a pm offline, but it says your address may be 'experiencing problems'). 
older hi-end tube tv recommendations.....and hdtv.
I own the Loewe tube tv Swampwalker speaks of (it's a 38" and called the 'Aconda'). It does do high-def- I believe 1080i, but what I like about it that it is the best 'double-duty' set I have yet seen- that is, fabulous regular def, along with sup... 
Effective AC power conditioners for digital??
BPT for an 'all-rounder'; Ensemble Isolinks for transport/dac (anything digital) specifically plus Quantum Symphony Pro added to either of the above. 
Best EL-34 Amps?
Air Tight ATM-3 monoblocks 
what ARC combo- Ref 1/Ref 110 or Ref 3/VT 100 MK3?
Thanks everyone- sounds like the preamp upgrade is the winner, and Ref 3 in particular a solid bet.