celtic66

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Looking to build a system for under $5k
Bluesound Vault 2 $1200, Rega Flex R integrated $1700, Rega RX 1 speakers $1300 leaving approximately $800 for cabling, stands and a nice Syrah.  I promise this system will rock! 
Speaker cable suggestions for Sugden A21SE integrated
AKG:  The speakers are Merlin TSM BME Black Magic monitors.  I've already upgraded the PC which did improve everything.  Thanks. 
Manley Jumbo Shrimp upgrade
Thank you for insightful responses. 
Linear Power Supply for a DAC
I run a Teddy Pardo for my Naim UnitiServe and it is ridiculous.  So good that the shop I purchased it from got one for themselves.  I would contact Pardo for a consult for your particular unit. 
Linear Power Supply for a DAC
I run a Teddy Pardo for my Naim UnitiServe and it is ridiculous.  So good that the shop I purchased it from got one for themselves.  I would contact Pardo for a consult for your particular unit. 
ASSEMBLED IN CHINA
Yes, essentially I agree with the premise.  However, there are several components and one of them is the American consumer.  We are essentially cheap and always on the hunt for something for nothing.  A 1970s Luxman receiver brought forward with i... 
The Worst Speaker you have ever heard.
jvogt is correct, for the money and sound quality, arrrrggghhhhh.....  A friend who runs a high-end shop describes it akin to barbed wire run between the ears back and forth. 
What makes a good Hi Fi rack improve your system.
Great question.  I use the Quadraspire Sunoko Vent and it is tremendous replacing what I assumed was credible, a Target stand.  Turns out the Target muddied things, how weird is that?  The bass is much less bloated, imaging improved, I really don'... 
Your not a serious audiophile I'd you have??????
Return from CES with Kimber Kable silver speaker cable for your girlfriend instead of flowers. 
Harman/Kardon Receiver
The HK 430 is a bit of an anomaly.  Not all receivers of that vintage sound so good.  Prevalent use of discrete componentry, oversized power supply for the design and engineers who actually listened to the product probably explains most of it.  I ... 
using large box dvd/cd/player as base for small tube amp
Lowrider57 is very correct.  In fact I got schooled when I placed my pieces on a Quadraspire Sunoko Vent stand and everything....and I do mean everything got way better.  I was running a Target stand thinking all is good.  Not!!  Vibration control... 
Good used Pre-Amp? Price Range $1500.00 to $2000.00
Manley Jumbo Shrimp used.  Run one right now with Mahi Mahi mono blocks, so this not a blind suggestion.  Great imaging, solid bass foundation, quick with no tube bloom.  Particularly good with acoustic music and vocals. 
Frank Sinatra at the Sands
Thanks everybody!!! 
What is best turntable for listening to Rock from the sixties like Led Zeppelin?
Technics 1200 with Shure V-15 Type III cart.  This will give the non-revealing edgy unsophisticated crass sound you crave.  No, really.  Best of luck. 
First Hand Experience?
I've owned Rotel pieces, not that one exactly, but experienced their version of mid-fi.  They don't overcharge for what you get, it's just boring.  Why not an Odyssey piece?What do you want it all to do?  You've left so many gaps:  room size, sour...