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Which preamp to go with pass labs x150.8
+1 for Aric Audio. I'm using his Super 6SN7 (with upgraded PS and volume control) with my Pass X30.8. A great combo and big step up from my previous preamp, CJ CT-5. Aric has great customer service and can taylor his preamp to your needs.   Good... 
6SN7 and 6SL7 tubes recomendations (Cayin A88T integrated)
+1 on the Linlai's. I have a pair of Global Elites in my Aric Audio preamp and have to say they are really nice. As good or better than some of the NOS one's I have tried.      
Linlai E 6sn7 tubes
I'll throw my hat into the ring as well. I received my Linlai Global Elite 6SN7 a couple of days ago. Got less than 10 hours on them but I have to say I'm impressed. Very open and transparent without any harshness or edginess. Some of the best bas... 
Finally, I´ve got the Proac D48R speakers !!!
Congratulations on the D-48R. They are wonderful speakers.   
Looking for warm tube preamp (should pair well with Pass power amp), budget $6000
I'm running an Aric Audio Super 6SN7 right now on my Pass Labs XA30.8. Its a wonderful match. I would look into the Aric's Motherload II as its in your price range and might be worth your consideration. Good luck      
Marantz SA-10
Jafant, Overall I'm very pleased with the Modwright. Its takes some effort to get the best ouf of it but get it right and you'll be rewarded. Its more the logistics, the extra power cord, power supply and umbilical take away precious real estate.... 
Who Offers a Highly Musical Preamp using a 6SN7 tube and a remote?
Another recommendation for Aric Audio. I'm running a Super6SN7 upgraded to near Motherload II status. Without a doubt one of the best audio purchases I've made in a while. Aric is pleasure to deal with and will work with your budget.   Good luck... 
What is the best pre-amp for ARC Ref 75SE amp?
A friend of mine is running a Prima Luna EVO 400 on his Ref 75SE and I have to say its a great combo. A bit more of the traditional tube sound but it balances quite nicely with the Ref 75.  
Aric Audio Super 6sn7 Linestage
Hi everyone, I just wanted to do a follow up on this thread. I pulled the trigger on a Super 6SN7 linestage after consulting with Aric. My particular unit has an upgraded power supply and volume control from the MotherLoad II. I wanted to get as ... 
Alternatives to B&W 805 D4
Another contender might be the ProAc D2R.  I currently own the Proac D-30R but my prior speaker was a B&W Signature 805.  I enjoyed the 805 quite a bit but have to say the move to the ProAc was a significant improvement. You have some great ch... 
Aric Audio Super 6sn7 Linestage
I'm currently running a Pas Labs XA30.8 and a Modwright Marantz CD/SACD player. More back story,  a friend let me borrow a Prima Luna EVO 400 preamp. Overall very impressed, a more full bodied sound but with plenty of detail and resolution. A few ... 
Proac D20 or Proac D20R
Agree with the jperry. Go with the D-20R. The ribbon tweeter is wonderful. 
ProAc DT8 vs D20R
When I purchased my D-30R's I had a chance to listen to the D-20R. Given how similar they look, they do sound quite a bit different. The D-20R is slightly darker speaker with a full rich sound. They imaging was top notch and the sound was very sed... 
Speakers for Manley amps
I know for Eveanna Manley uses Tannoy’s with her Snappers.  Might be good place to start. When I had my Snappers I used them on a pair of B&W Signature 805’s and later on my Proac D-30R.The B&W’s worked well with the Snappers but things re... 
Modwright Umbilical cords
Hi eichlereraI ended up with the WyWires umbilical. A very nice improvement over both the stock Modwright cord and the Revelation Audio cord, which I also had.