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A good integrated amp for Silverline Sonatina II
I have Sonatinas with a Cary sli-80 and Cary 303/200 cdp and I am very happy. I demoed a VTL and a Krell int before buying the Cary. The Cary was a hands down winner. The vtl was ok, but extremely lacking in bottom end. I have nothing good to say ... 
Anyone tried the new and improved Zen matrix?
Sherod,I just got a pair a AZ about 2 weeks ago. I've never heard the old style, but they beat my Transparent audio Super XL hands down. As they say, there was the lifting of a sheet of haze with these cables. More detail yet smoother, they where ... 
Does Cary stack up to ARC
Kettle,I agree with some of the above, the Cary is going to be warmer, maybe loose some detail. All you have to do is roll the pre tubes and its all good. I'm am not familiar with ARC, but I had VTL seperates and swicthed to SLI-80 and I am very p... 
Any high power tube integrteds that do well on roc
I just bought a Cary sli-80 and am very happy with it. I a/b with VTL and thought it was an easy choice. I have not heard Rogue but a lot a people seem to like it. A comment on one of the above posts, I would agree that you should stay away from e... 
Linn Majik vs Kairn/LK85
I used to own a waconda and a Lk285 w/spark-- out board power supply. It was very good for the money. The kairn is a considerable better pre so if you can I would get it. My LK285 and Spark are still at my dealers for sale. Dude they where the bes... 
Arcam CD92 vs. Cary 303/100
Jimmymac,I've been auditioning the players you've asked about. The rega jupiter was a distant 3rd, I wouldn't do it. The cd 23 is a really good player for the $$. The Cary is IMHO the best. The smoothest, most musical, ya its a few more $$, but I ... 
Transparent Audio IC's and Speaker Cable
PA,I have super ic and speaker wire and I'm over all pretty happy. I am like one of the other respondents too lazy to look elsewhere. I'm a big fan of the Ultra speaker cable, I would recomend waiting and skipping the super and jump to the ultras,... 
McCormack/Plinius/Krell with B&W N803
Adiorio, Dude my dealer let me barrow that model of Krell integrated while I was waiting for my VTL int. to come in, just so I would have something to listen to. The Krell was better than nothing, but not much. It can play loud and thats about it.... 
Aerial 7B vs Silverline Sonata
Zip,I recently purchased new speakers my choices were B&W, Silverlines, Aerial. I chose the Silverlines, I liked the 7B very much, but they came in second. I thought the silverlines were way smoother in the mids and highs-- soft domes vs titan... 
High power tube integrated?
I forgot to include my other equipt. My speakers silverline sonatinas II and I have an arcam cd 23, cabling is all transparent. My music tastes are many, but probably lean more towards adult alternative.ThanksMike 
FMJ CD 23 vs Rega Jupiter
Thanks to everyone that responded. Recently, with some extra effort, I was able to a/b these 2 players at home. IMHO the Arcam won easily. It has much better tone, instruments sounded like they are suppose too. It had a greater ability to seperate... 
CJ Premier 12's and Silverline Sonata's??
I have Sonotina II with VTL equipt. and I am extremely happy with the combination. Sonotinas are smooth and very musical. I listened to a lot of speakers before I bought the silverlines and I'm very pleased.