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How far have ss amps really come in the last twenty years?
I am sorry, but neither Pass nor Curl can compete at the top level. Perhaps they are doing something wrong.:)  Nelson's SIT amplifiers are some of the best sounding out there. But they are only available in kit form IIRC. SITs went out of producti... 
How far have ss amps really come in the last twenty years?
If you want to hear an amplifier sound "different" get a tube amp with an output impedance of several ohms! Ohm's Law rules here! A frequency response that will follow the varying impedance of the typical speaker.There is far more to it than tha... 
Bass management with stand alone preamps
it’s interesting there hasn’t been a Linux-type standard that breaks the rules within the rules being put out there for others to use. +1  big fan of Linux 
Which 300b amplifier for Devore O/96
the bottom line would seem to be that when playing recordings having the kind of dynamic range you described (about 32 db) you are not hearing the Franks at their best. ^^ This.If you really want to hear what any SET does, to really do them jus... 
Speaker of the Century Award Goes To ....
2.5 - Way speakers tend to sound better than 3-Ways IME. The only affordable 3-ways I can imagine living with are Vandersteens. I find the opposite to be true.So it would appear that execution has a lot more to do with it, as is so with many thing... 
Bass management with stand alone preamps
No, I meant with the sub woofer.Yes- Sound Lab used to make the B1 subwoofer, which was a large electrostatic panel. These are the best ESLs you can buy at this time. Agreed. IMO they are also one of the top five speakers made anywhere. 
Bass management with stand alone preamps
^^ I don't see the B1 listed there either... Dr West is the designer of the Sound Lab loudspeakers.  
Bass management with stand alone preamps
They project a large as life sound stage. With woofers set up like this the bass sounds just as big and powerful as the SoundLabs except the SoundLabs become cleaner and are capable of another 10 db or so if you care to crack all your windows.... 
Which 300b amplifier for Devore O/96
To state a fairly obvious point, I would just suggest that you make a point of including recordings having particularly wide dynamic range in your assessment. Such as many recordings of classical symphonic music, if you listen to that type of m... 
Bass management with stand alone preamps
@mijostyn You are correct in what you say, but if you use a distributed bass array you don't have such profound problems with the bass changing as you move the speakers; much of that is due to standing waves. So this makes getting the bass right a... 
Which 300b amplifier for Devore O/96
@essrand If I were you I'd be open to more than just the Nagra, but out of your list that would be the one. I personally don't think 20 watts would be enough power though. I see 30 watts as a minimum on my speakers and 60 watts is a lot nicer. I d... 
Speakers under $50k that rival $200k+ speakers?
@smodtactical  Classic Audio Loudspeakers (CARs) are made in Brighton, MI.  The models T3 and T1 are three-way speakers employing two bass drivers, a midrange horn and compression driver tweeter.http://classicaudioloudspeakers.com/cgi-bin/index.pl... 
Speaker of the Century Award Goes To ....
First, what is a 2.5 way? It is a speaker with 3 drivers, but the mid range lacks a high pass filter, so it shares output with the woofer. It has a number of advantages over smaller and larger speakers:I've always seem this as a poor implement... 
Need a preamp?
@jaferd  I'd argue that point- your system easily revealed one of the most common complaints leveled at passive controls. But the switch box doesn't seem to cause any harm?? That sounds to me like your system is revealing, and that in your case it... 
Bass management with stand alone preamps
The problem that you often run into that makes people think they need bass management is something called a 'standing wave'. This is a bass note that is of such a frequency that when it bounced off of the wall behind the listener, the result is th...