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Martin Logan speaker models comparison
The previous owner actually washed the panels so they’re at least clean and I’ve always vacuumed ESL panels on a somewhat regular basis. As far as the Cary SLI-80/CLS match goes, I’m quite happy with it. Granted, the Mark Levinson 27 was capable o... 
Angstrom 200 preamp
I recently changed both of my setups to tube integrated amps (Cary) so my Angstom 200 may also be for sale. I’ve used other good preamps including Mark Levinson and Theta which were wonderful but my Angstrom is still what I use for comparison. It’... 
iTunes
I’ve been using iTunes in my 2nd system (garage) for years and have been happy with it. I’m still in the process of losslessly downloading, using error correction, several hundred more CDs into the iTunes library.  I recently learned of andadded t... 
Proceed AVP2
Thank you, Ken. Mark Levinson straightened it ou yesterday with a return phone call. You’re absolutely correct; ML offered an upgrade kit for the AVP or a factory upgrade to the AVP2 which is what this one is. It has 2 four digit serial numbers, o... 
Angstrom 200 preamp
For the right price I’d be interested in buying yours. I think that highly of it. I’m now using mine with a Mark Levinson 27 and Martin Logan CLS II speakers and it still sounds great.  
Suggestions regarding preamplifier choice
Thanks, soix but since I have now heard the Proceed I will probably buy another one and put this one in my garage system which is currently all tubes. That setup sounds very good but I’m sure addition of the PAV will be an improvement judging by w... 
Suggestions regarding preamplifier choice
Well, I decided to try the Proceed PAV based on the good reviews I’ve read on the Internet. I’m glad I did because this is some of the most high resolution detailed sound Ive ever gotten from my various system setups. Having read that the controls... 
Suggestions regarding preamplifier choice
What I’m willing to pay is dependent upon how good a deal is offered but I want to keep the price under $1500 for stuff I’m unable to audition first because it will be, after all, an unknown  until it’ becomes part of the system. I’ve never been a... 
Suggestions regarding preamplifier choice
tvad and wolf_garcia, it looks like I’m going to try the Freya +; it makes little sense not to at this point. The Backert is well above my budget limits although an obvious high end contender.  
Suggestions regarding preamplifier choice
Soix, Your response is a perceptive observation regarding my apparent preference of speakers. I truly do enjoy both sets and the VS’s may be a bit more technically accurate but for some reason that I can’t quite put my finger on, the ML’s keep pul... 
Suggestions regarding preamplifier choice
I’ll probably try the Freya plus even though I’ve seen no exceptional reviews. Two of my well heeled friends are recommending Schiit models also and their experience is far superior to mine.  
Comments regarding new setup
“Almost” exclusively, and that’s the descriptor for my primary systems. My first speaker was a self constructed “sweet sixteen”; one was even based on a guitar body as a baffle so it was unclear perhaps to have worded my post the way I did.  
Comments regarding new setup
Yes. My B setup is, and has always been, devoid of any type of panel speaker and Ive enjoyed it very much so “box” type speakers are not a new discovery for me. I appreciate them all for what they each do well. Having done this since 1958 many of ... 
What class is my el34 amplifier
My images finally appeared under "broadstone's system"  I hope this helps.  
Potential issues using low powered tube amp with electrostatic speakers
I just discovered that my images did download under"systems"  under the title "broadston's system"  I hope this helps.