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MSB vs dCS Bartok
4. do NOT count on it sounding better going direct. i’ve personally never found that i would be happy long term with that. there’s always some intangible element missing that makes music special. imho 
MSB vs dCS Bartok
i’m very sorry for your plight. i’ve definitely been there. suggestions from a long((very) time gear trading audionut.1. don’t judge for a couple of weeks2. if you’re still not happy i would suggest NOT pouring more money into it. if you don’t lik... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
very good points.  
BRICASTI M3 DAC
jimfinn... love over gold conclusively proves that redbook can compete with anything. i think the perceived limitations of redbook are directly the result of poor production. the guys producing the recordings are no different than you and i. many ... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
also i very much like the poster’s non biased opinions. they are hard to find. this assumes that his suppliers are not either giving hot deals or expecting him to plug their products. i personally have no problem with that other than it would inje... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
i think it’s a fine idea for fun and quite a lot of work. i just wanted to be sure i understood. that said, you guys hearing differences in cables using this manner are way better audiophiles than me. as another example i think that someone actual... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
have to ask as i’m just a part time observer of this thread. am i correct that people are judging sound quality of cables and speakers via computer audio systems?  
Power Conditioner: Isotek, Audioquest or other?
i wouldn’t overlook audience.  
What is the best solid state amplifier you have ever heard?
Agostino S250Agostino Progression integrated ampLuxman C-900uJRDG 625 s2all used with Wilson Yvette’s 
Best Preamp round $8000
fwiw i owned a ML 326s and an ARC Ref 3 back a few years ago and just couldn’t shake the fact that the ARC was like an empty box compared to the ML and i felt that the ML sounded better. also the construction and operating software were as good as... 
Best Preamp round $8000
a used luxman c-900u might fall into your price range. it’s awesome all aroundi also like the ml 523 and 526 very much but would still look for the luxman. 
new D’Agostino progression impressions
the embarrassed comment had to do with feeling foolish for selling the Luxman units. Could have been set forever plus the US rep Jeff Sigmund is over the top nice. my enthusiasm for the dag doesn’t diminish the Luxman gear at all. I was relieved t... 
new D’Agostino progression impressions
Excellent question. You would think that manufacturers of expensive audio gear are at least considering more economical pricing given the situation. They will have to in order to survive. No one saw this tsunami coming.Last thing, my comparison to... 
Revel’s Sound Signature
IMO the Salon 2 is a buy and keep for a long time. It really is an outstanding loudspeaker and can be found used in the 10-12k range. I’ll never forget a Jeff Rowland demo with Salon 2’s that simply blew my socks off.  
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
envy is an ugly thing. it’s quite evident when one uses the term “rich people”.it’s the new mantra for those that feel that life is unfair bc we are not all on the same economic playing field.no more politics. let the man continue. it’s a very int...