Responses from vinylvision1

Lowest priced MC thats better than a Premium MM?
A Soundsmith'd Denon 103D.  A giant killer and it has a higher compliance for a low to medium mass arm.  My Nak Dragon loves it~  
Your greatest high end audio purchase!!!
Magnepan Tympani 1-D's and a Mark Levinson 23.5 started it all for me 25 years ago.  I later went vintage with a Marantz 7c, 5's, 8b, 10b, SLT-12, driving JBL Hartsfields.  My favorite system of all~  
Is There Just One Single Album That Does It For You, Completely? Just One.
I'm with pgaulke60 on this one.  That's why I chose the soundtrack from Spike Lee's Crooklyn.  It's a double record with some diversity, but it's mostly all about soul/r&b stuff from the late 60's and 70's.  Thats where I discovered Cymande am... 
Martin Logan vs. Everything
My audio buddy recently passed and I have inherited his ML CLS IIz's and ML subs.  I spent many years listening to them.  They are wonderful speakers!  I had Maggie Tympani !-D's and Quad 57's earlier on.  I didn't think I could ever go back to th... 
Aggrivated tinnitus from speakers?
I never had tinnitus until now.  Thanks long covid!  Mine actually couldn't be worse, so any music helps.  Too much Aspirin can also cause tinnitus.  Unfortunately, it appears that there isn't a remedy.  I will add that most of my speakers roll of... 
Have you found your "End-Game" speakers yet? I have. And it feels so good!!!
JBL Hartsfields for me~  
Ruminations On CD Players
I will soon be listing THE giant killer- Resolution Audio Opus 21 CD player with Great Northern Sound Co. reference level modifications.  Separate dac (BB 1704's) and new transport as of 11/22. It will meet your price range and exceed your expecta... 
Best Receiver?
Fisher's for tubes (my favorite is the 400) Marantz 18 or 19 for SS ( I prefer the 18)   The end~  
Sweet Sounding DAC
I've never heard a DAC more pleasing than my Mark Levinson 360s with Burr Brown PCM 1704 chips.  Yeah, I'm old school~  
Speaker recommendations :-)
I'm a jazz guy.  Love the 50's-60's and then everything Chet did after.  Because of this, a same period system suits me well.  Marantz tube gear and JBL Hartsfields.  Horns are it~  
How hot is hot when moving from class a/b to to a or tubes?
My Mark Levinson 20.6 class A mono blocks pull 400 watts at idle and run 10x hotter than my Marantz 5 tube mono blocks.  I would swear there is a fan in the amps blowing heat.  I also noticed my electric bill goes up  $100 a month to run the 20.6'... 
Coaxials - Reality vs. Experience?
I had Tannoy 10" Red's and Altec 604-8G's in refrigerators.  I couldn't cotton to either.  Then I landed a pair of JBL Hartsfields 15 years ago.  They are my forever speakers.  I love the 375 compression driver through a horn!  I also love my Quad... 
Hey, I'm looking for the highest quality recordings from the following Artists:
I am a Chet Baker obsessive.  I can only recommend his original pressings or a few Japanese pressings.  I have most all of them.  It took me a few years to put together.  Most were purchased from other countries.  It was expensive.  I have  over $... 
How a pair of Mark Levinson ML2 stands with the best amps today ?
    Could anyone here (Georgehifi) comment to how the ML2’s compare to the 20.6’s sonically? I have JBL Hartsfields that I was running with Marantz Model 5 tube mono blocks (trioded), until I acquired a pair of Mark Levinson 20.6 mono blocks rec... 
Threshold, Levinson, Bryston, Krell, ?others? used amps
I've owned a Nak PA-7aii for a few weeks and the ML 23.5 twice now for 15 years.  It wasn't even close.  The 23.5 is the best amp for Maggies and this was the word from Steve Whiney.  I have Tympani 1-d's and JBL Hartsfields.  Funny thing, I ran t...