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Looking to buy a quality integrated $10,000 budget.
I’m an admitted Pass Labs fan boy. An int 60 would be a perfect match for you. The first 30 watts are class A (60 watts A/B). I’ve auditioned this amp and it is superb. Top shelf components and build quality and customer service that is second to ... 
What tube amp for Harbeth 40.1
For a tube amp I’d take a serious look at VAC. Wonderful sounding amps. I heard one (170i) through a pair of Harbeth Super HL 5+ 40th Anniversary speakers. A match made in heaven. 
Wife opened door to build my best ever system...ideas for what it should be?
My choices would include about anything in the Pass Labs lineup that fits your budget. Their stuff is just so consistently top notch and great sounding. Extreme attention to quality and detail in both sound and build. The best customer service in ... 
Speakers which always sound good
I auditioned the Harbeth Super HL 5+ 40th Anniversary Model speakers with 7 different high end integrated amps. I thought they sounded outstanding with every amp I tried. Just for the record the 7 amps that were auditioned included the Pass Labs i... 
What solid state power amp are you using with your Harbeth Super HL5+ speakers?
I have the Harbeth Super HL 5+ 40th Anniversary speakers and I'm running them through a Pass Labs int 250. Absolutely love the combination. Sounds superb. 
Are Pass Labs amps probably the best ever you can buy ?
None better than Pass at it’s price point. SQ, craftsmanship, attention to detail, build quality, all top shelf components. The best customer service in the business. My ears have not heard anything that sounds "better" for the money. I’m sure the... 
cost no object integrated amps
IMHO, the Pass Labs int 250 is right up with the best of the best. Also agree on the Gryphon D300. Both of these are killer amps. 
What tube amp for Harbeth 40.1
Got to audition a VAC 170i integrated tube amp through a pair of Super HL 5+ 40th Anniversary model speakers. Sounded sublime. So clean, warm, but accurate, crystal clear. Not a particularly colored amp, maybe just a little? I was very impressed b... 
Van Alstine Integrated
I've read one or two articles on Van Alstine amps. I remember they were glowingly positive. Wish I had more for ya. 
Pass Labs Int 25 vs Int 60
I've auditioned the INT 60. Smooth as butta'! A very rich, robust sounding amp with a wonderful frequency spectrum. I ended up getting the INT 250 only because I thought I might need the extra power for transient peaks. The first 15 watts in the I... 
Upgrading to a Hegel H590
I absolutely love my Harbeth Super HL 5+ 40th Anniversary speakers and can highly recommend them, without hesitation. They go extremely well with my Pass Labs INT 250 integrated. However, don't be too quick to ditch the KEFs. If you can do a side-... 
Upgrading to a Hegel H590
You can’t go wrong with that combination. I got to audition 7 different integrated amps at Suncoast Audio along with a set of Harbeth Super HL 5+ Anniversary model speakers (I have a pair at home). They ALL sounded superb. Outstanding speakers, BT... 
Are Pass Labs amps probably the best ever you can buy ?
Really when you get into high end amps Pass, Gryphon, Luxman, Simaudio, T+A, Hegel, and other similarly priced components it's really about what your ears like. It's preference, not necessarily fact. I mean some like chocolate ice cream, some like... 
Are Pass Labs amps probably the best ever you can buy ?
I took an entire year to research my new audio system. I put many, many, hours into reading reviews and forums culminating in an actual all day audition of some of the top amps in the world. I visited with many very knowledgeable and experienced a... 
Auditioning amplifier gear: simultaneous auditions, online retailers you trust?
Suncoast Audio in Sarasota, Florida. They don’t come any better. Top notch dealer in all aspects. Very highly recommended.