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Why NO LOVE For BOENICKE Audio Speakers Here ?
I would try these with in a second with a beefy SS amp.  But at 83dB-89dB at 4 ohms, they really can't be considered in the realm of tube-friendly speakers. 
Any experience with Decware speakers?
Should work, but I would try it before you buy it.  decware offers a wide range of speakers that generally work with most tube amps but remember that they were voiced using decware amps, all of which sound quite different than the TRV-35's 845 tub... 
Any experience with Decware speakers?
I have heard several of the decware speakers recently, and I used to own an old pair of horns that Steve doesn't make anymore.  I'm a big fan of all things decware, although I realize that their house sound may not be everyone's cup of tea.Having ... 
What's the greatest bargain in audio racks these days?
The best audio rack I ever owned was the the long defunct Zoethecus rack.  I don't know why someone hasn't pirated the design.  It was brilliant, effective and attractive.Those Symposium ISIS racks might work well but to me they look like a shelf ... 
300B SET vs.Triode Strapped KT150's???
You are trying to compare apples and oranges.  The KT150 tube, "triode strapped" or not, doesn't sound anything like the 300b.  I assume that you are considering a 300b SET and not a 300b amp in PP configuration? There are practical implications b... 
single driver speakers
czarivey wrote: " I heard most of Lowther single driver designs and made my conclusions after listening few."With all due respect, that's like stating that you rode in every trim model of the Chevy Cruze and so based on that experience you can co... 
Decware or Primaluna
I may be biased, but I'm a big fan of Steve Deckert and all things decware.  I don't think that you will ever go wrong, with regard to sound quality, build quality or resale value, with a decware amp.  The Torii is one of the most musical and flex... 
opinion on Omega Super 3i speakers
I have been auditioning various single driver, high efficiency speakers since I decision to return to SET amplification.  I have listened to both the Omega Super 3i (5" driver) and Compact Alnico (6.5" driver) and I will say that they sound quite ... 
Contemplating DEVORE SPEAKERS (and others)....LONG audition report of many speakers
Great review of the speakers you listed.  But IMO it would have been more useful if you had listed the amp you are using with your Thiels for reference.  From your comments I can't imagine that you are running a tube amp... 
Tube Preamps.....
Agreed 
Who wants the best improvement in their system EVER!
No thanks.  I'm good in my ignorance. 
Tube Preamps.....
shrapnel, if that's what the tech at CJ told you then it must be true.  But I will add that I have owned the ET2, Classic and CT6 preamps (amongst other CJ models) and I will tell you for a fact that the design, parts and layout for these three pr... 
Tube Preamps.....
shrapnel: the CJ ET3 and Classic 2 preamps are completely different designs, with no relation other than they were both designed and produced by CJ.  The ET3 is based on technology used for the GAT preamp while the Classic 2 is essentially an upda... 
LS-50 Speakers (Passive)
The Elac UB5 is a very good speaker for the money, but it IMO it doesn't sound anything like the LS50 passive.  The imaging and dispersion pattern of the dual concentric UniQ driver on the LS50 in entirely different than the UB5, which sounds more... 
Chinese products
Just a note: Sophia Electric is an American company. and I believe that all of their products, except for tubes and their Baby amp, are made in the U.S.  I have always found that their products excel and are quite competitive at their relative pri...