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Audio Research D150
The solid state ARC D240  was the best next to the Naim XS2 which gets the pace and timing right ----- a D240 does not do pace and timing but it is spritely, lively and colorful. I wish I wish I still had the D240. I dont know what the situation i... 
Cable recommendations/Spendor
any opinions about the Witch Hat Phantom speaker cables vs the Duelund Dual DCA12GA, and 16 GA cables with Naim amps?  my experience is that cables are dependent on the amp, not the speakers.  
Integrated amp recommendation
I’d step up to a used Naim XS2, about $1700, or a restored tube integrated Fisher or Scott for about $1,000+.    
Sennheiser HD 660 S vs HD650 vs HD6XX
rec Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee, 150 ohm + 104 dB at 1V, 1 kHz spl,    https://www.rtings.com/headphones/reviews/sennheiser/hd-58x-jubilee     
Spendor D7 vs. Spendor A7
Re the A6R vs A7 vs D7 and D9: there isnt much difference between the A6R and A7. I’ve owned both for about a year using Naim AC5, the XS2 and Supernait 2 in a room 12 ft wide x 18 ft long x 8 ft tall. The A6R has much better posts [WBT] while the... 
Is there a good indoor FM antenna?
whats the best antenna for the Tivioli Model One Radio ?  we live in suburban DC. The Model One FM reception is poor. it only gets local stations and isnt good separating them out.    
The best integrated amp for Klipsch Heresy
Forte specs -- 38hz, 99dB/2.83V/m at 8 ohms nominal impedance -- suggest that it has limited bass for such a big box. Of course, the Heresy has even less bass as its a smaller speaker.  I would hesitate to call these full range speakers. 
Naim Audio recap
AudioPlus contact: mrousseau@plurison.com in Montreal for Naim service, part of Focal for some time now. Besides Naim in Montreal and AV Options, I believe there is a Naim dealer in California who is also an authorized Naim service operation.Naim ... 
Best Integrated that you've heard under $5k
Focusing only on the amp or prioritizing the amp without regard to the rest of the system, as if the amplifier is the key to a good system, is a beginners mistake. Linn always advised one to focus on the source:  get the best source you can: put t... 
Naim CD5 XS player vs 5si player
https://parttimeaudiophile.com/2019/08/11/sparkler-audio-spiral-ether-review/ re the prior Sparkler CD player and prior Ether.  
Naim CD5 XS player vs 5si player
I'm interested in the Sparkler model S515 "ballade" Integrated CD Player just released in April 2021 --- uses a 16-bit non-oversampling DAC, Philips TDA1543   - wonder how this compares with the Naim players which use PCM1704 chips? 
Naim Audio system owners - What speakers are you using with Naim?
Spendor A7 with 10' of NAC A5.   
Suggestions for New CD Player
its more than 1500 but this is the best Ive heard  https://www.whathifi.com/naim/cds3xps2/review 
Woo Audio - Best headphone amps ever?
for my Senn HD600 phones some recommended the Woo WA6se or WA7tp or Woo WA22. Not sure if these will drive speakers as well.   
CD Player vs. music streaming
2 bits: dumbfounded by the gobbledy gook techno speak required to approach streaming, nonetheless I journeyed to a high end crazy money dealer near Juneau to listen to a good streamer, and he commenced to fumbling with his streamer/tablet [he was ...