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Help me complete my stereo system (Harbeth, ClearAudio Concept).
The Unision S6 is also Class A. 
Help me complete my stereo system (Harbeth, ClearAudio Concept).
@juleman I provide concierge service to CJ and can comment on CJ and Harbeth as well as Unison Research S6. Both great amps and options for you.I have many clients pairing CJ and Harbeth. It is a stunning combination and one I never get tired of h... 
Modified vintage CJ preamp vs. new one
Glad to share my insights. My daughter plays cello and bassoon. I listen, hear, and enjoy. I used to restore old Rover sedans and Land Rovers. Hence, the hybrid name. 
Anyone running a tube preamp with a Pass XA25?
@jjss49 Good question. The ET5 and ET7S2 are cut from the same cloth but the ET7S2 has little bit more of everything that the ET5 has. A little smoother, dynamic, and cleaner. So, the sound opens up and just seems more natural. It is more engaging... 
Modified vintage CJ preamp vs. new one
Hi rvpiano--Your PV11 only has Teflon caps in the power supply. There is no physical room in the preamp for Teflon caps or Vishay resistors in the audio circuit.  The ET6SE, has better quality RCA jacks, Teflon caps in both the audio circuit and p... 
Anyone running a tube preamp with a Pass XA25?
I used a CJ ET5 and am now using a CJ ET7S2 with my XA25. The two mate very well. I also think you want the most neutral preamp you can find.   
Rogue DragoN or Bel Canto Ref600 M
@avanti1960 I have been out of pocket. Yes, I have heard both amp. I found the BelCanto more natural and effortless. I have tried direct from DAC to power amp in several system and always go back to a preamp in the system. But it all comes down to... 
Thinking about upgrade- seeking thoughts on “best” or “favorite” Conrad Johnson Amplifier
@jjss49@jjss49 Yes, treat your ears and give the new amps a listen. Of the ones you heard, the Premier 140 was wonderful but I found it was preamp and cable selective. I actually owned one for about 2 years.  
Rogue DragoN or Bel Canto Ref600 M
The Bel Canto Ref600M are great amps. I think they are sonically ahead of the Rogue. 
Looking For Established Person / Company That Repairs & Upgrades Amplifiers in the NY/NJ
Bristol Electronics in Hohokus is the warranty service center for several manufacturers. Reliable, helpful, and reasonable. 
Thinking about upgrade- seeking thoughts on “best” or “favorite” Conrad Johnson Amplifier
Correction.The MF 2550SE and 2275SE are still relatively new, so I would not hesitate to buy one.sorry for the autocorrect 
Thinking about upgrade- seeking thoughts on “best” or “favorite” Conrad Johnson Amplifier
jjsr49, you need to hear the current CJ amps, they are not what you are describing. Even their CAV45S2 has great bass control. The new CJ amps are very neutral, detailed, musical, etc. The reviews are accurate.meiatflask, Maggies need power. The C... 
Conrad Johnson Premier 11a vs Classic 120
There is a very good discussion on this subject on the Conrad Johnson Owners web site. They are basically different amps. The Prem 11a is 70 watts and the Classic 120 125 watts. The Classic has better transformers and parts. It comes down to your ... 
Pass Labs vs. Sugden
This topic was discussed in another thread, albeit with a twist, but it is still the same question:https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/what-class-a-is-better-sugden-fpa-4-or-pass-labs-xa-25/post?p... 
Pass XA25 or Pass XA 30.8
I am a tube person but have two SS amps: XA25 and Herron M1As. I have never really been drawn into Pass but the XA25 was different, stunning, and engaging. And, I have 87db 4 hm speakers in a large room. The XA25 caught my attention right out of t...