|Scott Nixon outboard DAC's, any good?|
Excellent products and highly recommended
|Small diameter, flexible speaker cable under $200?|
The Carolina Audio cables www.carolinaaudio.com forgive the photos on the sight.. are fantastic and replaced the much more a expensive and bulky Acoustic Zen Satori's in my system and also outperformed the 47Labs cable that I tried as well by quit...
|used DAC for under $350 Channel Isalnd....|
I would say that the Scott Nixon Dac's are definately the way to go!
|Smooth jazz recommendations|
try some real jazz... Bill Evans trio at the village vanguar, some miles ie the famous kind of blue... or maybe some ecm albums might be a good start Charles Lloyd etc... I have always heard smooth jazz as instrumental pop. the real stuff has so m...
|Quad ESL 63 in smallish room ?|
for a similarly transparent sound with much better dynamics and bass with no beaming try the carolina audio jtm's. I longed for some quads till I heard these... they work great in every room I have heard them in for 12 by 13 to 24 by 30.
|Which tube friendly speaker?|
Yes those little drivers put out bass and it is the most tonally accurate bass that i have heard.
The manufacturing on the xrcds is higher quality I believe. I am very happy with the K2's ... they are fantastic.
|XRCDs. Which ones would you recommend me?|
The Art Tatum Group Masterpieces with Ben Webster. Just a fantastic record.
|Speaker suggestion for Jadis Orchestra Reference|
The Carolina Audio JTM's would be a fantastic match and at $1750 are by far the best that I have heard. I have a huge Jazz collection... To hear Dianna Krall "Live in Paris" on these is something to behold. Fantastic transparency with the most ear...
|Vecteur I-6.2 Integrated ?|
I own a Vecteur L4 cd player and had many oppurtunities to hear their integrateds when there was a dealer nearby in Hampton NH that carried them. Vey impressive ... easily my choice over the ones you mentioned in the list... I am probably to much ...
|friend is looking for good $800-$1200 cd player|
The Vecteur L4 used is really an incredible player and a very well regarded transport as well. Very impressive.
|Rega 25 or VPI Scout|
I would go with a planar 3 and spend you money on the cartridge phoni pre and Vacuum record cleaning machine
|Speakers for small room and TUBE AMP?|
www.carolinaaudio.com JSM or JTM's with the Jordan driver.
Clueless.... I saw the pictures posted re your Jordan speakers. I have a soldering iron but a woodshop is another thing altogether. Carolina has done quite a bit of work with the damping and tapering. They also add a lot of pieces to angle off the...
I have a friend who has the 4T's and they are good for the money. They will leave you with a pretty serious upgrade bug pretty soon though.with your budget this is what I would do. I'd go for a pair of the Jordan single driver based speakers from ...