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McCormack DNA 500 loud hum
yes, call Patrick, Steve and Patrick are two of the most helpful people you will meet. Prices are fair by audio standards, and their work is top shelf reliable!www.smcaudio.com    such a beautiful brut you have there, I would hate to see her not w... 
Preamp w/ a budget of $2000
2K:I would look intoCJ ET-3 used, or the classic with teflon upgrade.I looked at the NAD preamp, it ran HOTTT, too hot for a preamp.no reason a preamp should run that hot.parasound P5 or P3.  good preamps, tons of features, and heard only good thi... 
Preamp for ATC SCM 19v2 and Merrill Thor mono's?
tube pre ! 
Devialet for Wilson Audio Sasha 2 Speakers
devialet is not lively at all, i found them drab and dull, with absolutely no emotion, or jump. sure they will play loud, but the sound was just ........" just turn it off". if you guys feel they are the bees balls, so be it, enjoy.  i find them v... 
Conrad Johnson--does anyone use this brand anymore?
i can't afford it either, .  i did the hardest thing, I saved a tiny bit each week, every bill i would handle over a 10 spot would get put away, i did without, food, beer, fun many a night just to save that 20 bill, or 50 bucks. I saved for about ... 
Need advice for B&W 804 diamond amplification
Amazing speakers ! congrats !any high quality amp would be fine.keep it at 250W or above. can they play with a 10 W tube thingy, sure, but why would you waste your time with that, those speakers are meant to rock n roll. !!!Pass LabsThresholdAMPzi... 
recommendations for amplifiers that don't emit tons of heat
Ie: McCormack DNA amps-They run cool when at normal house volume. Only very slightly warm to the touch %99 of the time. Any descent SS amp would be good,... A/B is recommended.How about a used Sunfire 300 - not too heavy, reliable, sound amazing, ... 
Conrad Johnson--does anyone use this brand anymore?
linnlingo said:  Love my CJ ET3 SE. Best preamp I've ever owned. Only one thing concerns me, the age of the ownership. Bill Conrad is over 80 years old. Any idea who takes over in the future? I agree, i  get nervous as well, as when the original o... 
recommendations for amplifiers that don't emit tons of heat
My McCormacks' get pretty darn hot during the blossoming buzz, had them cranked for about 2 hours, at must yell to hear guy next to you, as we were in the backyard, and the speakers pointed towards open windows. They performed magically, the new c... 
Conrad Johnson--does anyone use this brand anymore?
"Yes"McCormack amps made by CJ. amazing is all i can say. 
Devialet for Wilson Audio Sasha 2 Speakers
one more chance on this. gave another listen on some sonus faber speakers which i could not afford, and some other nice smaller dynaudio models.each sounded dull, lifeless, flat, midrange and treble were poor.then onto the Mcintosh, which made a c... 
Price No Object Amps
no flame wars. just goofing about the prices, and aesthetics of some of this stuff, looks crazy.  and costs more than my house, cars and all my belongings, and ice still need another 550K to afford it.it is funny how the %1 live.  no worries,.."sp... 
Price No Object Amps
they do look cool!those prices.......hahahahah  i would love to meet the people who dump this cash on this stuff 
Price No Object Amps
the prices of this stuff is just out in space.I will put my Sunfire sig 600 against these behemoth's (name drop)any day of the week. Bob KNOWS what he is doing.class A, spacious air around instruments, the subtle nuance of the distant triangle pin... 
McCormack DNA-750
DNA 750's are amazing.that is all.power, finesse when you need it. best amps I've owned so far.......the perfect balance between sheer balls to the wall, and the subtle nuances of plucked acoustic guitar.