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Thiel Owners
@biannuzzi22  I’d suggest a  recapped Threshold S 500 Series Ii. It’s a power amp, so no tape loop.  
Can you provide context on First Watt?
^Speakers are amongst the most colored of all components It would be prudent to choose speakers with those colorations that offend you the least. Speakers are more influenced by one’s room, placement and listening position than any other component.   
DAC DIRECT IN TO AMPLIFIER OR TO PREAMPLIFIER
^Available bits of DAC to control volume without diminishing resolution, output voltage of the DAC to input sensitivity of the amp.  
DAC DIRECT IN TO AMPLIFIER OR TO PREAMPLIFIER
System dependent.  
Can you provide context on First Watt?
I suggest choosing amps for speakers, not speakers for amps.  
Alpha Core Goertz
As I’ve posted before; there’s no sound reason not to use RC networks (zobels) with the Goertz Alpha-Core speaker cables.  
Magnetar
^The later Oppos such as the 205 don’t output DSD from SACD the way the earlier Oppos like the 105 did. As the Magnetar appears to be more like the more recent 205, I doubt the Magnetar can output SACD DSD other than through the analog outputs. Wi... 
Am I wasting money on the theory of Bi-amping?
Erratum :  …”containment rolloff,…” would be most typically done with equalization rather than the suggested …”with passive parts.”…   
Am I wasting money on the theory of Bi-amping?
@elliottbnewcombjr , I had the courtsey of reading the other posts, including yours before jumping in with mine. Experience has led many away from mixing amplifiers as the passive crossovers will still allow bleed from the amplifers into the othe... 
Am I wasting money on the theory of Bi-amping?
@lonemoutain, I think we are seeing the same thing from a different angle. The OP seeemed to suggest that he was considering biamping his speakers that have passive cross-overs already included, not active loudspeakers, as that would probably be m... 
Am I wasting money on the theory of Bi-amping?
@lonemountain, Perhaps you might want to reread my posts.Typical off the shelf active crossovers traditionally have not offered such compensation. The active crossover manufacturers would have had to know in advance what specific speaker parameter... 
Am I wasting money on the theory of Bi-amping?
^While active crossovers could certainly have advantages. Where as passive crossovers often have implementations to compensate for specific driver anomalies, impedance smoothing, phase and time considerations. Off the shelf active crossovers are t... 
Thiel Owners
Love the Amberwood.  
Thiel Owners
@rc1985 to follow up on what @duramax747 has posted; Jim Thiel sometimes ordered customized variations for his specific applications of what appeared to be off the shelf drivers. Using a stock replacement driver could be different from the origina... 
Thiel Owners
@thoft A given room will accentuate or diminish the volume of specific bass frequencies, but not extend the depth of bass output limitations.