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Any “value” competitor streamers vs Bluesound Node 2i?
I've been looking at upgrading myself but after continually checking out some of these new streamers I always come back to the Auralic Aries LE I have been using for the past 5 or so years. 
Do old Acoustats compete with new 'stats or dynamics
I have a pair of Model 2s that came with the interfaces but I modified them to work with a pair of the Acoustat servo amps I picked up. I also modified the panels to achieve greater dispersion. The sound fine on their own, but subs do improve thin... 
Active or passive?
As to why there aren’t more active speakers available, I think it’s due to the flexibility of picking your own amp at your comfortable price point and also being able to upgrade in the future. So you have both flexibility of sound characteristics ... 
Roger Alan Modjeski (RAM) 1951 - 2019
Thanks @jamesgarvin for a nice remembrance of Roger and testimonial of the RM-200. It’s a much misunderstood and maligned amplifier, but Roger was very proud of it and listened to it more than any of his other amplifiers during the time I worked w... 
Roger Alan Modjeski (RAM) 1951 - 2019
@bdp24 well one of the two RM-9 SEs left is a 240V version and as @ndevamp alluded to in his post that one has his name on it. The last one is Roger's personal unit.  
Roger Alan Modjeski (RAM) 1951 - 2019
I can picture Roger is reminiscing with Saul Marantz and Sid Smith, sidling up to Julius Futterman to tell him all about the new OTL, or perhaps getting into another argument about tubes with David Manley. Wherever he is just became a much more in... 
Roger Alan Modjeski (RAM) 1951 - 2019
Roger's service was held yesterday at St. Joseph Cemetery in San Pablo, CA. We had quite a nice turn out for the event. Among the items interned with Roger were his trusty voltmeter and an EML 45 mesh plate tube. A number of friends from Southern ... 
Roger Alan Modjeski (RAM) 1951 - 2019
@rpeluso you are quite welcome. That amp should provide you with many years of enjoyable listening. 
Roger Alan Modjeski (RAM) 1951 - 2019
I had the pleasure of connecting with one of Roger's old friends and someone that worked with him at one point in time He wrote a very touching obituary for Roger on his blog I thought I would share:https://paulcervantes.com/ 
Roger Alan Modjeski (RAM) 1951 - 2019
Roger definitely appreciated vintage, just not drum sets :) He does have quite a collection of vintage radios (table top and floor models) that he was always proud of. He was particularly fond of the Brunswick and has several of those in the shop.... 
Roger Alan Modjeski (RAM) 1951 - 2019
Sorry, for the RM-300 it was 6 KT88s per monoblock.  
Roger Alan Modjeski (RAM) 1951 - 2019
@ndevamp, Roger kept getting requests for a more powerful amp. Although he tried hard to educate people on the concept of power and specifically RMS ratings most of what he said fell on deaf ears. Roger always preferred to use tone bursts to gauge... 
Roger Alan Modjeski (RAM) 1951 - 2019
That would be the RM9 SE. It does use 6 x 6BQ7 for the driver tubes. Like the MkII the amp had the fuses mounted on the top plate with LED indicators that lit up and indicated which output tube triggered the fuse to blow. There were also a number ... 
Roger Alan Modjeski (RAM) 1951 - 2019
It was late 2018 when Roger suffered symptoms and was diagnosed so in early 2018 he had no idea he was ill. Roger's first foray into direct drive amps was to modify the Acoustat model by designing a tube input stage for it. Following that he desig... 
Roger Alan Modjeski (RAM) 1951 - 2019
The notion that the RM-10 is an amp that can't play rock music is just plain silly.