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After years of separates, I'm going integrated. Anyone else do the same?
I went from PS Audio BHK Pre with Pass Labs XA60.5 (and Audio Research REF75SE in rotation...) to a Luxman L-590AXII. No regrets at all. In many regards actually sound even better than the separates did!!!!   Driving Wilson Watt Puppy 8's and ye... 
Wilson Sasha DAW - Ideal Integrated Amp For Streaming
Luxman L-590axii. Absolutely glorious with my W/P 8’s. It’ll give you everything you expect from a tube amp with drive that you’ll expect from a high current solid state  
SS Substitute for Tube Integrated?
Luxman L-590axii. When it comes to replacing tubes, this integrated is it!  
Best Remote for Roon Nucleus+
I'm using an iPad Pro 12.9. Big enough that it's easy to use, yet small enough that it doesn't feel clunky  
Hegel H390/H590 with Wilson Audio Sabrina X
Should work just fine. Luxman L-590axii is simply magical with my Watt Puppy 8’s  
Cartridge incompatibility, Soundsmith and Luxman
@billwojo where do you get $1000 from?! By the time I sell the cartridge I have and get a different one, it’s pretty much a wash.  
Cartridge incompatibility, Soundsmith and Luxman
First, I'm not going to open up the amp and modify it. By the time I do that, I might just as well spend the money to get a different cartridge. Yes, I do like the Zephyr, but there are other good ones out there.   Larry, yes, I do love the soun... 
Which Integrated with Magico A3
Luxman L509x is absolutely magical (no pun intended!)  
Int Amp for Thiel CS 3.7
Second recommendation of Luxman L-509x. It does indeed have the power needed to drive the 3.7's. Keep in mind that it's doubling its output in 4ohms and nearly doubles AGAIN into 2ohms.   For reference, I'm driving my Wilson Watt/Puppy 8's with ... 
Upsampling PCM or DSD in 2022
I've been using a PS Audio DirectStream Sr. for a few years now and although I've auditioned quite a few other units, none gets close. The DSS has an organic, almost analog, sound that is truly intoxicating. Feed it a native signal (no upsampling)... 
External phono stage for Luxman 509x
The built in phono stage is VERY good so to better it you would need to spend some serious money. With that said, you need to buy the cartridge to work with MC as it’s set to a 100ohm load. Absolutely zero flexibility.  
Wilson Audio Sabrina for Large Room?
With only a foot, I don’t think you’ll get even remote what is possible from the Sabrina’s… wonderful,speakers but they need/deserve a proper setup  
Cartridge incompatibility, Soundsmith and Luxman
@intactaudio ​​​​@lewm Thanks guys. The information is indeed very limited... all the website gives is this: PHONO (MM): 2.5mV/47kΩ PHONO (MC): 0.3mV/100Ω   Basically no information expect that the loading for the MC is very low, which explains... 
Cartridge incompatibility, Soundsmith and Luxman
@atmasphere Greatly appreciate it! So at least I'm not going mad (although my wife would disagree with that statement...). It seems that every other solution but to replace the cartridge has quite a bit of drawback... going to an SUT adds complex... 
Cartridge incompatibility, Soundsmith and Luxman
@lewm Greatly appreciate your knowledge and input!!! In theory, it should work, but it's clearly rolled off (quite a bit...). The only logical answer I can see is the mismatch in loading. Gain should indeed be no issue. And I do really love the Ze...