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Gryphon Diablo 120, Luxman L-590AXII, Other? For KEF R11
I recommend keeping separates rather than diving into mid tier integrateds. Perhaps get into a reference level amp like a used parasound JC5 and then get a preamp later on. I get the feeling that the equipment you are looking at would be more of l... 
Feickert Blackbird vs Clearaudio Ovation vs Origin Live Sovreign
@drrsutliff  Based on conversations I have had with another experienced owner and highly enthusiastic reviews, I suspect the Sovereign is probably the better table of the 3, but aesthetically, I prefer a more traditional looking table, so I'm will... 
Feickert Blackbird vs Clearaudio Ovation vs Origin Live Sovreign
@dodgealum can you post a pic of your rig?   
Feickert Blackbird vs Clearaudio Ovation vs Origin Live Sovreign
@photomax Stock Rega Planar 8. PS Audio Stellar phono stage. Gryphon Pandora preamp, Gryphon Essence amp, Fyne F704 speakers.  
Luxman D03X vs D10X
I tried the Chord M Scaller going into the D10x. I was disappointed. I preferred what I was getting from my Singxer SU-6 reclocker. The Chord was a tad warmer, resolution and sound stage was the same between the 2. Tonal density and liquidity is w... 
Luxman D03X vs D10X
@rman9 Don't let my comment dissuade you; you just need to add a reclocker to your budget, I use a Chinese one (Singxer Su-6) that is actually very good (reference level good) and you can get it new for $600. Alternatively if you have a high quali... 
Luxman D03X vs D10X
I have the D10x as well. It’s a very good DAC but It’s USB input is not very good. It is a DAC that really benefits from a reclocker or upscaller. Feeding that DAC directly through USB input does not do it justice in my opinion. While the coaxial ... 
Blue Note LP Series
https://www.discogs.com/label/1593136-Blue-Note-Tone-Poet-Series https://www.discogs.com/label/1945689-Blue-Note-Classic-Vinyl-Series    
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Fresh in the mail today from Russia, a Japanese pressing of Dizzy Gillespie - Duets. Dizzy had summit meetings with Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stitt which yielded 2 barn busting blowing sessions in Duets and Sonny Side Up. Incredible performances all... 
Anyone use a Manley Massive passive to EQ
Bumping this thread. I'm curious about this as well  
Tannoy Definition Subwoofer
So I bought them and sure enough they have issues. I have received 3 so far and 2 of them have had a persistent hum. I’m still waiting to hear back from Upscale on yet another replacement. You might wonder why I’m not giving up on them; well outsi... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
I picked up the RSD copy of Oscar Peterson's Quartet - A Time for Love. I knew nothing of this album when I bought it, but when I saw Joe Pass was on guitar, I figured how could I go wrong. Sure enough the album is a barn burner from the opening n... 
Tannoy Definition Subwoofer
Did anyone pull the trigger on these subs and what was your experience?  
Vinyl guy seeking recommendation for a top level cd player
I will report back once I take possession of the D10X and get some time with it. Really looking forward to hearing your impressions. 
Vinyl guy seeking recommendation for a top level cd player
I’m a McIntosh fan, smooth sounding, less clinical. My understanding is that McIntosh SACDs players are basically Bryston DACs coupled with a Marantz transport. I was told this by a dealer, so apply some grains of salt to the info.