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Buy a $40,000 used DAC for $4,000 or a new one for the same amount?
Interesting thread.  On the surface, DACs are nothing more than glorified computers, and yes indeed, why would one spend more than the price of a tricked out desktop for one?  Having dabbled in quite a few different DAC topologies, including NOS c... 
Which 300b amplifier for Devore O/96
With SETs, the quality and specs seem to make quite a bit of difference as well.   
Going to try a tube integrated.
 Good for you. It’s an exciting journey. I’ve use the Viva Solosta which is a robust and full sounding integrated but a total space heater. I’m now use the Trafomatic 300B integrated with Sophia Blue tubes and it sounds wonderful on my Trenner &am... 
Class D is affordable and sounds as good or better the SS/Valve why buy anything else ?
soniqmike, thank u for offering your sane perspective.   
Class D is affordable and sounds as good or better the SS/Valve why buy anything else ?
A blinded listening session at your local audio society (or even audio show) is begging to be done.  Bring your favorite topology and see if you can even tell them apart.  The manufacturers on this thread are too scared to do that.  No one has ste... 
Class D is affordable and sounds as good or better the SS/Valve why buy anything else ?
plga, nice. The speakers look interesting and he/they spent some time and thought on cabinet engineering in particular. I see that they extend down to only 41 Hz and are 90 dB/6 ohm. I presume the class D fleshed out the sound? 300Bs amps can soun... 
Class D is affordable and sounds as good or better the SS/Valve why buy anything else ?
Plga,  what tube amp did you own? What tubes did you use?    On what speakers?   How did the soundstaging compare? I’ve used a lot of different iterations of class D with the exception of the most recent stuff and found them to be pleasant but str... 
Class D is affordable and sounds as good or better the SS/Valve why buy anything else ?
If someone wants to send me their magic class D integrated box I will happily do a blinded A+B with the 300B Trafomatic integrated in my office system using my wife as the test subject (amazing ears and a musical background):https://systems.audiog... 
Class D is affordable and sounds as good or better the SS/Valve why buy anything else ?
So in summary Rick, you heard WAY MORE OF EVERYTHING:  http://tweakaudio.com/EVS-2/EVS_1200_amplifier.htmlThat certainly looks like a pretty florid case of expectation bias to me.   Has anyone done blinded listening sessions comparing the magic of... 
Class D is affordable and sounds as good or better the SS/Valve why buy anything else ?
Resistance is futile.  With the impending New Green Deal, there will only be one option on the menu.... 
Class D is affordable and sounds as good or better the SS/Valve why buy anything else ?
S&V: Generally speaking, what are the key benefits of Class D versus the traditional Class AB and Class A designs that have long been favored by audiophiles? BP: Efficiency and therefore the ability to construct amps that are powerful for thei... 
Sophia Electric Blue glass
I just rolled in a 274B rectifier and paired 6SN7s into my amp and wow are they good:https://systems.audiogon.com/systems/7635 
High resolution digital is dead. The best DAC's killed it.
 As explained to me by Paul Weitzel of Tube Research Labs, who was both a recording and equipment engineer, the problem centers around engineering, engineering of the source material and engineering at the reproduction end. People fixate so much o... 
Sophia Electric Blue glass
Still somewhat scant feedback..... 
Jazz for aficionados
Hey Schubert. Thanks for that reference. How’s Minnesota?