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Sonus fabre Venere s
I guess the Venere S could potentially sound good when set up right. ProAc, Audio Physics, Harbeth, Spendor, ATC make great speakers and you should highly consider them as well.  
Sonus fabre Venere s
I once heard a pair of SF Venere floorstanders in non ideal setup environment at Magnolia some 5 years ago of so and wasn't that impressed but again the speaker placements, electronics and room acoustic were far from ideal. the speakers were in th... 
Classe vs. Anthem vs. Parasound
Agreed with ps. I wouldn't pair Anthem amps with the Focal. You would need warm rich full bodied sounding amp and electronics and cablings to pair with the Focal.  
B&W 802D3
Agreed that demoing or auditioning at Magnolia/Best Buy is far from ideal. I wouldn’t go to Magnolia/Best Buy to demo or audition to anything. Even in their reference 2ch room they use Sonos streamer as a digital front end source for their high en... 
Pass Labs or Devialet
I personally like the Pass better than the Devialet but it all depends on your speakers and other associated gears (your upstream electronics such as your front end source components). Not familiar with your Pioneer speakers. 
Classe vs. Anthem vs. Parasound
The Classe CA-5100 had been discontinued ages ago like some 15+ years ago. It's impossible to get it brand new. The seller must have lied to you. The Classe CA-5100 was an old amp or I would say an older Classe Delta series amp and was an entry le... 
Sonus Faber Olympica iii
Sonus Faber would usually pair well with Audio Research & McIntosh. 
McIntosh Mx151 vs. Krell Foundation vs Arcam AV 860
@redphu72 Would you need or care for supports for 4K HDR pass through hdcp 2.2, HDMI 2.0a or Dolby Atmos, DTS-X in a HT preamp processor that you are going to get? Did you already purchase a pre pro yet since this is an older thread from 2017. Cau... 
Classé Audio Vs Anthem
The CT-2300 & CA-2300 are basically the same amps except the CT-2300 are designed and meant to be for rack mounted in one of those custom theater or home theater AV racks. The CT stands for Custom Theater. With CT-2300 Classe simply changed an... 
Stereo pre-amp with AV processor?
@seif The AV receiver’s stereo preamp sections aren’t good enough for stereo critical listening to stereo music especially if you plan on upgrading your speakers soon. I suggest you get a very good stereo integrated amp that has HT bypass input. S... 
Classé Audio Vs Anthem
The Classe Delta CA-2300 class AB amp is better than the Anthem STR amp but the Classe has been discontinued 2 years ago and did retail for $7K when purchased new when it was still in production. Nowaday a used Classe CA-2300 can be had for around... 
Experience with Linn Select DSM?
@mgrif104  Do you still have your PMC speakers? PMC speakers have great synergy with Naim electronics. In the beginning you're looking for a single box solution integrated. I should have had pointed out and recommended you the Naim Uniti Nova ($75... 
Gryphon Diablo 300 vs Vitus RI-101
@dpac996 If you decide to with the Naim Super Nait I would highly recommend using Naim streamer/DAC and use DIN connection. Naim electronics sound their best when using Naim’s proprietary DIN connections, with the exception of Naim Statement gears... 
Gryphon Diablo 300 vs Vitus RI-101
@btbluesky You mentioned earlier in your post that Naim has no present here in the US. That isn't true. Fyi, Naim has lots of dealers here in the US. Where do you live? I live in Seattle, WA and we have several Naim dealers here in the area (5 Nai... 
Gryphon Diablo 300 vs Vitus RI-101
@btbluesky A hint of warmth and awesome PRAT that would perfectly fit the description of Naim gears. I know the Naim 500 series separates will be way over your budget. Look for lower end Naim separates or integrateds with Naim streamer/DAC which w...