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If you could just pick one instrument that you think sounds best on your speakers
Well perhaps I'm inferring blueranger's request improperly but he didn't ask for speaker identification.  He asked for one instrument that sounds best. Anyway it's a fun endeavor. Charles  
Have opportunity to buy BHK 300's or Pass Labs 250.8 for my Thiel 3.7's- thoughts??
By all accounts Bascom King did a masterful job with the BHK amplifiers. Pass Labs has earned an esteemed reputation. I’d audition both of them at home . I don’t agree that Pass is a no brainer choice compared to the BHK. You must listen and then ... 
If you could just pick one instrument that you think sounds best on your speakers
Blueranger, Yes, a tough question. Many instruments sound wonderful through my speakers. In keeping with the criteria of "1"  instrument,  Vibraphone,Charles  
Hornshoppe "the Truth" preamp - any opinions?
Thaluza,The Truth seems to possess extraordinary resolving. capability given your comments and those of LP written above. A legitimate top tier line stage that's actually quite affordable. Ironically in some sectors of   High End audio  this (affo... 
Hornshoppe "the Truth" preamp - any opinions?
Hi Thaluza,I don’t doubt you and your excellent taste (after all we have the same amplifiers 😊). I do know that Arthur Salvatore has the very highest regard for the Coincident Statement Line Stage (active) and the EMIA (passive). He ranks both as ... 
Trumpeteer Roy Hargrove passes at 49.
This is very sad news . I saw Roy live back in the early 1990s as he emerged as a a young and rapidly rising trumpeter. This was just before the release of his excellent tribute recording to Charlie Parker titled "Partner’s Mood" on the Verve labe... 
Best possible separates for Thiel CS 3.7
Thieliste, Your wife has good ears and good taste😊. I suspect that she may notice  the intrinsic relative 'dryness' of much solid state (granted not all) components  compared to well implemented tube electronics. It's good that she's a willing par... 
Best possible separates for Thiel CS 3.7
Thieliste, Does your wife have extensive listening experience with High End audio or a musician background? A lot of women seem to have a knack (experienced ears or not) for identifying what many would reefer to as a natural sound. Does she also p... 
Best possible separates for Thiel CS 3.7
Hello Al,As always, thanks for contributing consistently intelligent and thorough technical analysis. I knew that Aries Cerat (AC) is in an unique category of tube amplification due to its near over the top approach of engineering, design and exec... 
Best possible separates for Thiel CS 3.7
Hi Thieliste, You have a very interesting thread that has generated very good replies and comments from well informed posters. From literally everything I have read or heard about Thiel speakers it is generally acepted that they are best driven by... 
If attending Capital Audiofest 2018, can you provide your review of the Ohm F-5015s
 Mapman, I look forward to reading your  show listening impressions when you have the time.  I recognize that you have quite extensive experience with this line of speakers over the years.  Do they mate  well with moderate power push pull tube amp... 
Luxman DA -06 Dac
Pennsy,Your continued use of the PS Audio Memory Player (MP) suggests it is serving you well and sounding good. The MP paired with the Luxman DAC should be superb as grannyring clearly noted  above. I don’t know to what degree the Luxman may excee... 
Tekton Double Impacts
1 "Overbuilt design" aspect of the Found Music 2A3 is an understatement 😊2 I wouldn’t throw frisbees in the vicinity of the this amplifier. With awareness and common sense I believe all will be fine. Mercury retifiers in the driver stage as well a... 
Tekton Double Impacts
David,you have acquired an acknowledged , all out assault and state of the art 2A3 SET  amplifier. It is designed,  implemented and built to the uppermost level. Given your stated objective and purpose/intentions with this amplifier I think you ar... 
Luxman DA -06 Dac
Hello pdreher, Thanks for your kind comments directed toward me and Bill. I do not doubt your listening impression of the PS Audio Memory player in your system. It’s very interesting (even amusing) how audio products can span such a range of outco...