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Share albums where EVERY SINGLE song is good
I love a good thread about perfect albums rather than the usual group beating off to Diana Krall.  Some alt rock and soul additions: The Pixies - Doolittle Violent Femmes - self titled Jill Scott - Experience (live) Scapegoat Wax - Much Again... 
Spatial M3 Sapphire or Klipsch Forte 4
I owned the original Spatial M3 Turbo S. It represented a terrific value, and offered great sound for the money. However, they don't really do bass the way you're describing. In my open floor plan home I needed to employ (2) 15" subs and a sub EQ ... 
Modded Orchid MHDT vs. Holo Audio May DAC
Thanks for the comparison/review. I usually find these type of comparisons from actual users (not reviewers) to be the most helpful when zeroing in on a short list for component selection. I took a chance on a L2 Holo May late last year and immed... 
Audio Research I/50
The i50 is a really nice looking unit, and it's nice to see AR release a product available to those with somewhat more modest means. It is a little strange that they release a product for what could be described as entry-level (per cost...not in t... 
China built tube amps
Congratulations Falconquest! Let us know how it works out for you.  
China built tube amps
Those weren't legitimate factory made Carver 275s and you know it!  And I'll touch country of origin...made in the USA However... https://audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/carver-crimson-275-review-tube-amp.29971/ At least y... 
Peeking inside a Carver Crimson 275 Tube Amplifier
True Tomic, but any self respecting audiophile is apparently required to crap on McIntosh at any given opportunity. 😃  
China built tube amps
I'm not touching the country of origin discussion, but am surprised to see the Crimson 275 being recommended as late as 1/14 despite the recent test results and under the hood photos. Do we secretly hate the original poster? Falconcrest, do yours... 
Peeking inside a Carver Crimson 275 Tube Amplifier
I had a crimson 275  in my system for about 2 weeks. To be fair, the unit appeared to offer more power and headroom than my lowest wattage amps on hand at the time (35 watt Latino ST-70 and Muzishare X7). The sound of the Crimson 275 was fine, not... 
Primaluna?
The Opera Consonance Cyber100-20 running 4 KT-88s is a closer comparable to something like the Evo 200i. To be fair, it's about a grand less expensive not factoring in shipping ($200 on the low side-and $400 Covid rates). https://www.techradar.co... 
Primaluna?
@brylandgoodman , I have the Primaluna Evo 300 power amplifier in my main system ( Tannoy Legacy Arden speakers and MC2300 pre amp). It seems every reviewer and most owners opt for the PL integrateds. Perhaps due to ease of review or system simpl... 
Opinions on Pure Audio Project Quintet 15 Horn 1 Please
I've owned the Spatial M3 TS and while they were light on bass, they really turned me on to dual concentric designs which led me to Tannoy. I did cross shop the M3 with the Pure Audio Project trio, and the major issue I saw with the PAP was that ... 
Suggestion between benchmark Ahb2, Bob carver crimson 275 and rogue atlas magnum 2 amos
@pwoodard922 , I had the Crimson 275 in my system for a couple of weeks. While it was a nice package (small footprint, lightweight, beautiful aesthetic, easy to bias), my unit had a terribly loud transformer buzz. If you go with the Carver, I'd su... 
Jazz for aficionados
Some timely suggestions @acman3 , i just happened on Lionel Loueke yesterday. Spotify has its moments :-)  One fantastic live recording i found and would like to contribute is Houston Person Live in Paris. It satisfies musically and from an engin... 
Opinions On DACs Around 1,000$
Speakers are a good area to "move upwards", but that $1000 won't go too far in that component area. I'd put the Musical Paradise mp-d2 (mk1 or mk2) on your research list. The beauty of its design that its fully user upgradeable through output tub...