barolobrain

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Phono's $2100 to $2600
I paid two Benji's under your upper limit for my Andros 1.2,.  It was an Agon ad for a brick and mortar store in the Boston area that's been around forever.  Made an offer and they accepted.  As a buyer and seller, phono stuff does not fly out the... 
Phono's $2100 to $2600
I have been using a Andros 1.2 for over 12 months now, feeding a BAT integrated and very happy with the results.  Your Delos should provide enough output to pair well with the Jensen 44 trannies (10:1) used in the Andros MC stage.  When I I use my... 
Which SS integrated amp to choose?
Take a look/listen to BAT VK3000SE.  It meets your requirements except for two tubes on the input side.  I use mine with Sonus Faber Cremona floorstanders.  It outperforms my prior integrated, a Hegel H200, and performs well compared to my previou... 
Pick my next tonearm....PLEASE
I run two SOTA Stars, Series III Oaklands.  I have an SME V on one since 1986 and an AMG 9W2 on the other.  I got the AMG used last Sept at the top of your budget range but patience is key for buying used.  Not all arms are going to fit due to the... 
Problem with BAT VK 3000SE
I own the same unit.  You need a Torx T15 tool to remove the top cover.  Yes, there are 16 of the screws but it is easy.  Torx, not allen.  A few more things.  How much clearance do you have above the unit?  It needs at least 8 inches/20cm otherwi... 
Advice on SUT for Koetsu Rosewood - EAR MC-4, Slagle/EMIA, other
Name came from a big night out when I lived in London and we were drinking Barolo wine.  As long as the leads have not been cut too short it can be done.  How easily is something you'll have to determine.  Go to their web page and there are three ... 
Advice on SUT for Koetsu Rosewood - EAR MC-4, Slagle/EMIA, other
@montaldo I have a diy SUT with Jensen AT 347 trannies.  These can be wired for 8:1, 12:1 and 24:1 gain.  I run a Dynavector XVT-1s at 24:1 into the MM of a Zesto Andros 1.2 phono pre.  You might want to ask Berning if your trannies can be rewired... 
BAT VK-3000SE owners, what else is in your chain?
I have owned my BAT for 12 months now and enjoy the functionality, sound and one box convenience.  Previous IA was a Hegel H200 and before that, Pass Labs and VAC separates.TT1:  SOTA Star Series III, SME V and Benz Ebony L or ZYX Airy 3x feeding ... 
Looking for great tube integrated for Martin Logan Summit X speakers
Not sure where you live but worth trying to find a dealer that either has your speakers in their shop or will let you home demo the amp.  I owned ML Monolith IIIx for 15 years, different from the Summit but similar in that the woofer is driven by ... 
What separate tube phono stage do you use ?
I have a Zesto Andros 1.2 that was bought used and really like the unit.  Very low noise floor and little apparent distortion, uses 4x12AX7.  Can be switched between MM and MC inputs, lots of loading options on the MC input.  MC gain is via transf... 
Are BAT amps kind to less-than-stellar recordings?
I have owned a VK3000SE since March and listen to a wide variety of music both vinyl rips, CD rips, high res files and lps.  Speakers are Sonus Faber Cremona floorstanders, a fairly easy speaker to drive.  Much of the music encompasses the genres ... 
Best used integrated for under $5000
I used to have tubed separates but everything went into storage when I moved overseas.  Came back in 2013 and sold the tubed gear and got a Hegel H200.  The sound was very good and the unit was reliable.  After a year I got over the lack of tube s... 
Integrated Amps - Ayre vs Pass Labs
I went from separates and tubes to a SS integrated five years ago with a Hegel H200.  A couple of months ago I bought a dealer demo of the Balanced Audio Technology VK3000SE  Uses two 6H30 tubes in the pre section and then SS power section.  Liste... 
Integrated amp for my Dynaudio Contour 30s!
I finally went from separates to an integrated five years ago.  Speakers were and are Sonus Faber Cremona floorstanders.  Sources are LPs and LPs/CDs that I've ripped into FLAC and AIFF files.  I bought a used Hegel H200.  That model and the H300 ... 
Benz Ebony L retip
Thanks for the all responses.  Based on the feedback I am leaning towards SoundSmith, also convenient as I live in Connecticut.  That being said, plenty of time to cogitate on this one.  Will also contact Expert.  Again, appreciate all the suggest...