calloway

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What was the most impactful addition to your system?
My Chalice Audio 'Grail' SET monoblocks..by far..and I have Tidal Audio Contriva Dicera-SE speakers..  
SET Shootout China VS The USA
Charles..believe you are correct..I have the Psvane ACME 845s ...2 in each SET and WE 300B ..1 each in the SETs as the driver tubes.both are amazing tubes..would not trade my SETs for any other amps..  
Best speakers around $130k?
Tidal speakers……..I’ve heard most of the speakers in that price range and ,imo,they are the best. I have had a Magic dealer in my home who thought my Tidals might be the best he has heard….  
First Sound Preamplifiers Impressions
had a FS top of the line Pre and it was just great.  
Tidal Speakers owners
I have a very good friend who has the G2 Pianos in a room larger than yours and his system sounds great.i have Tidal Contrive Diacera -SE speakers. would never change to another brand.after getting them, if you want more bass, add 2 REL subs....yo... 
LinLai WE 300B or the LinLai Global Elite Permaloy 300B tubes ?
I have two WE300B tubes coming to try vs my Psvane ACME 300b tubes. I have tried Elrogs …Royal Princess and Psvane WE 300 B also. 
The best tube poweramp. . What do you think about ?
My Chalice Audio 'Grail' SET monoblocks are the best amps I have heard. An Audionote Japan dealer said of the original prototypes that they were the 'best amps he had ever heard."..I would not trade them for any other tube amp combo. 
New silversmith fidelium cable
Bass is superb..! 
Audio Companies with Integrity??
Tidal Audio...Lumin... 
Most rooms don’t need acoustical treatment.
He is speaking with 'all the confidence of ignorance'..if you have ever heard a good room ..evaluated and treated by a professional room guru he would change his mind in a heartbeat.Of course room treatments help...if, they are properly positioned... 
New silversmith fidelium cable
Have had mine for about 3 weeks. By far the best speaker cables i have tried. Cant wait for the interconnects..A reviewer friend of mine thinks the same.. 
Should I got full tubes or stick with hybrid amps?
Nothing beats a great SET.....operative word ...’great’...IMO..... 
New silversmith fidelium cable
Just installed the Fidelium cables today and they are the real deal. Believe what Greg Weaver said in his review. They are replacing $13k retail cables. Can’t wait to hear them improve... 
The best speakers over 50K
1+.....stick to the subject...!!! 
The best speakers over 50K
Tidal speakers are hard to beat.The G2 Contriva is just above the $50k level and they go up from there both in price and performance.Really hard to beat..