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Still Audio EL84 Integrated Amplifier - my initial impressions
I have a EL84  Heathkit 151 completely rebuilt by Sam Audio in Canada.  It is the sweetest amp I have ever heard.   
Daedalus Audio Apollo Speakers
Enjoying your read.  How does your ultralinear handle these speakers? 
Looking for the best Preamp with a phono circuit built in
My Deja Vu preamp has a great MC phono section.  I also use a rebuilt Heathkit 151 built by Sams Audio that has a mc & mm phono section.  Nothing lacking here either.   
Tonian TL-P1 MK II
Gotog I just discovered this review and have always loved Tony's speakers.  I have been saving up for a high eff speaker and Tonian I had completely forgotten about.  I have a budget around $4,000 - $6,000 is the TL-P1 mkll in that range?Thanks 
Daedalus Audio Apollo Speakers
Bet they sound great with your LTA's. 
Japanese top tube amps and preamps. Wavac, Kondo, Komuro etc.
Add Shindo to that list.  With the right speakers simply magical. 
Is the Eico HF 81 really that good?
I have a Sam Kim complete rebuild  Heath Kit 151 that is simply outstanding. Using only the chassis and transformers Sam rebuilts the entire amp from the ground up. 
Upgrade from Pass Labs XA30.8 to X250.8. Worth it?
Willrich47,Keep the 30.8 and upgrade your speakers.  You are already driving those speakers with a world class amp.  You were pleasantly pleased when the Pass outperformed your Decware amp. It is the same with your speakers.  Yes Decware makes ver... 
Pass Labs XA25 vs LTA ZOTL40 -- Which creates a greater sense of image palpability?
If I am not mistaken the XA25 is Terry's favorite amp. 
SOTA vs VPI (or stick with my Rega?)
Useless you want to spend uber dollars that would need tweaking the RP10 is a killer. 
SOTA vs VPI (or stick with my Rega?)
You would like the RP10. 
Opinions on best integrated under 10k?
I heard the Continuum S2 and couldn't believe how good a classD amp could sound.  Made me a believer. 
Accuphase E470 v. Luxman L509x
Melguyone,Very interesting about Gryphon chassis parts being made in Taiwan. Are we talking the Diablo only or their entire line including speaker cabinets? 
Thinking of changing my solid state pre amp
Good decision.  I love a good tube preamp.   
Integrated Amp to match with Magico A3
Welcome back Melguyone!