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So you've just heard speakers that blew you away
...you sold the Stax ? that may have been a mistake...finding a dealer you trust and knows your system AND room is important.great dealers just loan you stuff to try...some things work, some do not.  
Need help...Rotel or Parasound amp for my Vandesteens model 2 sig?
Odyssey..new Cyclopsruns the heck out of your SteensBro in law has same speakers, Odyssey and a Bluesound vaultamazing SQ !  
Back in the 80's and 90's Audio Research and Conrad Johnson
i sold and delivered one of the first pairs of Prem 2 and 3 back in the day. They were VERY involving and the depth of image far exceeded ARC gear it replaced. I eventually owned a 3 and MV45-A with Quad ESL that was incredible sounding. I think C... 
Audio Research Ref. 3, Ref. 5, or the Ref. 5se.
Got it and on it ! Will advise how it sounds vs. factory, which I replaced about 100 hours ago w another factory ARC tube. 
A little help please
the top ten Vandy dealers in the country are all cut from Rutan cloth :-)The Quicksilvers can be magic with Steens ! 
Audio Research Ref. 3, Ref. 5, or the Ref. 5se.
tushima1what is a 100% ge ? 
Audio Research Ref. 3, Ref. 5, or the Ref. 5se.
There is a REF 3 at the ARC dealer in WA DC for $5k..... 
I'm considering used Vandersteen Quatro
the odd dimension placement makes any speaker sound better and you can always use the meter and a test disc to tweak for room nodes at listener position. The Vandy manual is a tour de force for proper setup... 
Another Best sounding room
so very true...Randy has a great music collection at home. I bought his 5 a in Rosewood. He was running them with Quicksilver monos..he is a prince..Analog guy..tons of records.... 
Audio Research Ref. 3, Ref. 5, or the Ref. 5se.
maybe they were stunted giants Taters.....Hansen <Ayre> has some interesting things to say about the sonics of skipping the pre but he sells a few preamps.Best sound I have heard from a Wadia ( which was incredible BTW) was thru a CJ GAT....... 
Aesthetix Signature Atlas monos vs ARC Ref 210 monos for mbl 101's
that is indeed a dilemma..most of my time w 101 was with Musical Fidelity AMS amp...a beast of an amp...sadly discontinued..my exp with 210 is low bass drive and definition lacking. mids great but obsoleted by new ref and especially ref se.the Aes... 
Audio Research Ref. 3, Ref. 5, or the Ref. 5se.
the guy who designed and built your speakers thinks pretty highly of the 5 SEi believe the advice he gave me was along the lines of giant killer...2640 hours on mine.ARC bashers for improving the product abound...if you love your model keep it.wan... 
Servers and tweaks
i have NAIM with HRS nimbus couplers, HRS brick and a Pardo liner supply with Kimber AC cord...stunning changes... 
Latest Absolute Sound
spending that much money on an esoteric hobby magazine is a first world problem... 
Speaker help under $2,500
Eminent freakishly good mid and large detailed soundstage...bass not the best integrated but very good for $used pair of Steen 3 a sig or new 2 sigs...need 100 watts  but well integrated....Quad ESL 63 on great stands may also suprise you.Maggies ...