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Absolute top tier DAC for standard res Redbook CD
Laufer Teknik has their own showrooms in New Jersey and Connecticut as well as some other dealers. http://www.lauferteknik.com/about/  
Absolute top tier DAC for standard res Redbook CD
@david_ten - If you like NOS PCM DAC designs (no DSD), I suggest you check out the Metrum Acoustics Adagio which is their top of the line. It incorporates a unique volume control implementation which varies the operating voltage of the DAC rather ... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Well, those hints eliminate the D'Agostino M400s and Moon 888s... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
... even though we can't all afford some of this gear, or for those that can but may choose to use their money in other ways, we can live vicariously through this thread and the shared experiences of our fellow audiophiles. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
I've only heard the Wells amps at shows, never in my own system to directly compare with any other amps. Nevertheless their capabilities were apparent even in an unfamiliar system. I'm sorry that my limited exposure with them wouldn't permit me to... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
I've had the pleasure of hearing the Wells amp (Signature version as well) and they're quite impressive. While they don't have the ultimate power levels that some of the other amps here do, they're extremely refined and excel at reproducing natura... 
Bricasti M1 DAC vs PS Audio Direct Stream DAC
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My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
In response to viber6 questioning Boulder’s status, not sure where you might have heard that they're out of business but don’t believe that to be true. They've recently introduced a new phono stage and have been participating in audio shows as doc... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
@minorl - After some advanced searches of this thread, I found that it was the Boulder 2060 and related discussion started on this page. Initial impressions were very favorable as I recalled, stating it had the best bass, control, midrange, etc. a... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Yes, WC had a Boulder power amp along his journey. Was pretty impressed with it if I recall, but ended up moving on... his comments are documented somewhere in this thread. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
When running stereo amps in bridged mono mode (like the Benchmark AHB2 amps) the load impedance seen by the amplifier is effectively halved. So for example if you're running an extremely low 1 ohm load as Viber6 is, bridged AHB2 amps would effecti... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
@grey9hound - I guess I should have just left it to @whitecamaross to respond as he did. While some other posters have suggested specific products it seemed to me that you were asking to change the entire direction of the thread by focusing on a c... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
@grey9hound - With all due respect this is @whitecamaross thread which is focused on his search for gear in the upper echelon of performance. Of course there are financial considerations for anyone considering such products, and if you’d like ther... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
For those interested in the new Merrill Audio Element 118 amps: http://enjoythemusic.com/superioraudio/equipment/1018/Merrill_Audio_Element_118_Monoblock_Amplifiers_Review.htm 
cdp repair in Chicago
I believe the audio repair shop you're referring to in Arlington Heights is Midwest Audio, and they do have a very good reputation. I'd give them a ring to discuss the possibility of such a repair since it's a bit of a trip from your location sout...