Responses from ackman00

CJ LS17 vs ARC LS15
What tubes do you currently have in your LS15? When I replaced the stock tubes with some Amperex NOS tubes from the early 60's the differnce was incredible - like a veil was lifted from my speakers (also Maggie 3.6s) 
ARC Ref mark2 vc Supratek Chardonnay
Before changing pre-amps, have you changed the tubes in your LS15. I have an LS15 and was amazed at how much better it sounded once I put in some NOS Amperex tubes from the early 60s. They aren't cheap, but cost far less than a new pre-amp. Just m... 
Personal amp evolution
Just got back into the hobby 2 years ago. So far Rotel 1080 and Levinson 334. In the future, who knows, maybe the Levinson 33h. 
Favorite SS Amp?
If you have a chance, take a listen to a Mark Levinson 334 (Stereophile review Sept. '99). They can be had here on audiogon for $2500-$3500. 
What is the amp for magnepan's: tube or solid?
I just upgraded my amp to a used Levinson 334 and it sounds great especially with a tubed pre-amp (ARC LS15). Check the review of the Levinson 334 in Stereophile (Sept '99). They can be had for as little as $2500. As for the power (125 wpc) they p... 
Best lines in a song
"Raven hair and ruby lips, sparks fly from her fingertips. Echoed voices in the night, she's a restless spirit on an endless flight." The Eagles: "Witchy Woman" 
Best single-malt Scotch...
The best I've had is the Macallan 25 yr old - great for celebrating special occasions. As an everyday single malt, I like the 12 yr old Macallan and the 16 yr old Lagavulin.