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If you could bring back one great artist that has
Czarivey what are you smoking? 
If you could bring back one great artist that has
I'll respond only for popular music and leave the classical to the more informed than me.The most tragic and biggest loss is John Lennon, hands down.But he had already made his mark before he died, and despite whatever wonderful music we missed ou... 
Amp for B&W Matrix 803 S2
Do yourself a favor and get a Pass Labs class A/B model. I have the x250.5 and it drives my Matrix 803 series II with aplomb. I've owned these speakers for 20 years (since they were new) and they sound the best with this amp. I also have the full ... 
Attn Vinyl lovers - what CD Player do you use?
Jyprez "CD's are so yesterday."Haha that's what they said about vinyl 30 years ago. Physical media rules! 
Getting the Upgrade Bug Again
Ahh I see. The 804 Diamonds are fine speakers. I've never heard the Plinius amplifiers but have read the rave reviews. I hope you keep us posted on your results. Thanks. 
Getting the Upgrade Bug Again
I thought you said you sold the B&W's? 
"Warm Sounding" Solid State Amplifiers
Pontifex, FWIW I have the x250.5 and agree with your statements. It is a very balanced amp that does just about everything well. 
Getting the Upgrade Bug Again
FWIW, I agree with Roscoeiii. You are doing things backwards. But the journey is half the fun, so enjoy the experience. 
Luxman M-600A
Eugene81 and others: is this a fair comparison? How much does the Luxman m-600a cost? The information I found was that the Luxman was nearly twice the price as the baby Pass. 
"Warm Sounding" Solid State Amplifiers
Just a thought here. If you covet Pass Labs but find even the used ones to be out of your price range, see if you can snag a good used Forte model 4 or 1a for cheap. I owned a model 1a for a short time before I went all in on a new Pass and I was ... 
Recommend Class a Amp
Dave, no I would not call the JC1 nor any $4000 amp mass market or even close to "semi-mass market." To do so would be to not understand the big picture of the market. Personally, I would call Sony mass market. And Marantz, Yamaha, Peachtree as se... 
Who needs a MM cartridge type when we have MC?
Lewm, no I am not really a novice, but maybe I sound like it in my posts! LolI have a job plus other interests, so I don't have the time nor the interest to read through a 235 page thread. I'd rather read a book. But I say 'Live and let live' so y... 
ARC VSi60 vs PrimaLuna Integrated Amps
Six!! Yes 6, count em, 6 times the root word of "deal" appears in your post. That was planned, right? :) 
Who needs a MM cartridge type when we have MC?
Griffithds, no I certainly have not read all 200+ pages and of course nobody in their right mind would, hah. I assume you were only joking. I just happened to come across it by accident when somebody posted and caused it to go near the top of my p... 
Your favorite LP nobody has ever heard of
Donnie Iris "Back on the Streets"? Sorry I have a relatively small vinyl collection and that's the best I could do. For CD it would be "Give Em All a Big Fat Lip" by the Whigs.