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Can a solid state integrated amp pair well with Focal 1038Be?
Yes for sure the Marantz KI ruby integrsted amp is a tour de force this sounds like a good hybrid integrated tubes,a Solid state but in fact The late great Ken Isawada last effort , it uses a dual mono Ncore amplifiers All a Copper isolation from ... 
Any advice on Ayon scorpio integrates?
Actually the Ayon Scorpio xs is their latest and operates in pure a Class A which power wise is more perceived control and is noticably cleaner ,and has Triode as well as pentode mode which makes it very versatile with el34 tubes40 wpc in pentodea... 
Think fast: What would you take?
Your pets for sure, and maybe the Mrs depending how much grief she gives you !! Kidding aside any hard drive or digital music library ,if not top Favorite hand full of records. 
Charging A Fee To Demo An Amplifier In A Brick & Mortar Store
For one the guy is a jerk for charging and just reduced his chances of selling by st least 50%.  I sold audio for years ,never a charge .what is the $$ amount out of curiosity ? 
Msb dacs why not alot of postings
Msb is a very good dac but Waay over priced for less then 1/2: the denafrips  terminator + $6500is as good or better ,and I have heard  both . 
12AU7 Genalex or Psvane for Cayin Hybrid Integrated H80A
Anyone that doubts runin time on tube ,cables ,or electronics ,Have either a hearing problem, no experience or both !! 
Never Owned a Tube Amp and Want Advice
Be8ng new to tubes my advise, Look at Ayon ,Why they had made in Austria Great build anti resonance machined aluminum not sheet metal  great Lundahl transformers very important for Fidelity most important, tube Safety ,Ayon has a Smart bias which ... 
External DAC?
Just check out Denafrips , for $1700 the Pontus is exceptional Vinshine  Audio  DHL  only takes 4-5 day free shipping nothing compares  in the  $2k range 8 sold my Schiit Yggsdrasil  for it . 
Why are speakers rarely satisfactory?
Being an Audiophile I have had every type of speaker made out of curiosity ,pit seems as I stated earlier your amplifier too has a lot to do what will sound best with a specific speaker type . And seeing all these great new speakers my brother has... 
Never Owned a Tube Amp and Want Advice
I have owned every type of tube amps out there key questions what are your speakers efficiency,room size, kind of music , how loud spl levelas a Former Audiostore owner these are key .SET is the most pure or direct signal then triode, pentode.SET ... 
Why are speakers rarely satisfactory?
I don’t find that true , synergy with the rest of your system is keyand I allways upgrade the Xover in all my speakers for even better sonic performance . Many people all very happy I own Amphion very good point sourse speakers and room friendlyi ... 
cost no object integrated amps
My brother has a Gryphon Diablo he got it for around $15 k I have not found anything at even low $20 k range that sounds that cohesive .having the size to keep things properly isolated and premium parts quality when you are not under price constra... 
What integrated should I upgrade to?
The KI Ruby has a very good blend of a sweet tube like sound but with tons of current on demand .the Ruby is grossly underrated in power it says 100 wpcin fact it is 170wpc into 8 ohms and almost 280 into 4.i have been into audio over 40+ years th... 
Best CD player under $2000
Denafrips makes excellent products that are very well builtfrom their Ares 2 dac, pontus to terminator + very musically involving Non digital and have a very good transport if you need one Vinshine Audio $$ in Syngapore scroll down page yellow is ... 
Marantz PM Ki Ruby vs Musical Fidelity M6si
I am detailing the parts in the KI Ruby,,I took a quick look inside and I believe there are 2 fuses ,I will be replacing them ,one to the power supply , behind the IEC the wire loom is partially blocking it,and the 1.6 amp T or slow blow ?always b...