Responses from aprica88

popping noise
This happen quite often with Integrated amp.I think the sequence go like this :ON: Cd player 1st, Preamp and then Amp.Off : Amp 1st, preamp and then CD player. 
Advice on monitor/bookshelves under $2,000
KEF LS 50 is a sweet sounding monitor speakers. Price range from 1300-1500 brand new. Sometimes available here on Agon and ebay. 
Tannoy Kensington SE vs Magnepan 20.7
Even with higher watts amp I will still get the Kensington. 
Accuphase E-560 versus VAC Sigma 160i
I own the Vac 160i for about 6 months now. It is a fast and tight amp. A powerful tube integrated amp. Much more like a solid state IMHO. I have another set of tube amp, the legendary BAT VK60 with ARC ls17 preamp. They just sound sweeeeeet and wa... 
KEF LS 50 in NE Ohio?
You can find it at ebay too 
Possible Desktop Speakers?
Audio engine speakers 
Efficient Floorstander
Tannoy turnberry se 93db 8ohm. very efficient floorstander. 
What the best 89-90 db speaker I can buy for 3k?
reference 3a de capo 92db efficiency. 
Snell Type D value
Im looking for snell type D woofer. I will pay $100 for the 8 inch woofer as parts. Pls let me know 
Magico S1
What are the speakers you compared with at 8-15k price range?There are several speakers at that price range that beat bigger magico in term of deep bass I think. 
Attention Thiel CS3.7 owners
There is one VAC PA100/100 100W selling on AGON now. $1800 
Attention Thiel CS3.7 owners
BAT VK-600 is also another option.It is more affordable than VAC and HEGEL.You wont find many used HEGEL or VAC at 50% discount. But BAT frequently seen on AGon. 
Amp for Revel Ultima Salon 2
BAT VK 600 will be scary good 
World's best small speaker?
KEF LS50 and its only $1500 
25 Watt Tube Amp for 90db Speakers?
NOT enough....I have jolida 40 watts amp. I tried it to my snell type D. Hard to drive.I tried my snell type D to the 60 watts BAT VK60 and it is awesome.I suggest you to get a used BAT VK60. You wont regret it.