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Rowland 7 monoblocks
sure, the levinson sounds better if you're into thin, dry, lifeless sound. if you prefer "tube-like" liquidity, balls-to-the-wall power, albeit with a bit of "darkness," and superior bass control, go for the JRDG. recognize, in either case, that y... 
Revel VS Avalon
joecoherent (ironic username) sounds like the kinda guy you'd not wanna bring along to a listening session (or any other social ocassion for that matter). you're rude and lewd, joe, so nobody cares about yout opinions. on any subject i own eidolon... 
Speakers for a Classe CA-201
moving from totems for more bass extension likely means you'd greatly miss the imaging characteristics of a "monitor" -sized speaker. hence, i highly recommend AE-2 signatures. these have room-filling sound, are completely transparent and are eyep... 
Power Cord Advice
you want a powercord upgrade? look at the ones offered for $200-2000, then go to your best local electrical supply store, buy the same wire and connectors, go home, put it together and, SHAZAM, you've got a black cha cha, nbes, whatever, whatever ... 
Power Line Conditioners
all of you folks are trying to get some magical upgrade by using products that add noise to your circuit. sorry, all of 'em do, whether you spend 200 or 2000 $$. you don't need a surge protector if you have a decent amp with built-in circuit prote... 
Is SACD really this lousy?
i've heard SACD, audio DVD, CD (44.1) and the best analouge frontends out there. best thing i've ever heard is 1 inch, 2-track master tape through a hot-rodded Studer-Revox (tube) reel-to-reel @ 30 ips. but how practical is that? ever tried to fin... 
What is the name of this song??
bobby mcferrin is with the st. paul (as in minnesota) chamber orchestra, not the SF symphony. check out bobbymcferrin.com for anything u might care 2 know about him, his music, etc. 
Avante Garde horn speakers.....
I've listened to the whole line on any number of front-ends and electronics. My review: They are very well painted, though you'd be much better off buying the Audi or Porche. Com'on, these are plastic horns and sound like it. See how many dealers ... 
Top manufacturers!
Look also to top distributors to find top products. Two that I can recommend without hesitation are Musical Surroudings and Axiss Distributing, Inc. Both of these companies sell great products, have a network of dedicated retailers and stand behin... 
Auditioning tunes
It really makes no difference what you use, as long as you're very familiar with it on your current system. Pick CD's (unless, of course, you use LP's as your primary software) that test all frequencies and those whose transient "speed" and decay ... 
Anybody tried Sumiko OCOS cables...?
I tried the OCOS interconnects and cables several years ago, when they were first introduced. System then comprised Avalon Eclipses, JRDG Mod. 1's (bridged) and Consummate Pre (with matching Phono). The OCOS's were even more cloudy, compressed-sou... 
Best female vocals on CD
I've watched the chain expand, hoping I might get a new voice to hear. One or two there. Yet, I can't believe how many great female vocalists have been thus far neglected. Great recordings of great performances with predominating female voices are... 
favorite amp/pre-amp combos?
For most folks "best" is a question of compromise, based almost exclusively on your financial resourses. If you are among those few for whom $$ are not an issue, then buy the Boulder 2010 Preamp and a pair of Boulder 2050 Monos. I've been at this ... 
Rowland 8ti or Krell FPB600c
Don't get rid of your Rowland unless: (a) you are moving to a super-efficient speaker that will accept high-quality single-ended tubes; or (b) you can afford the big Boulder stereo or even bigger monos; only thing I've ever heard that blows away m...