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Which amplifier should i buy
@haimrI Know of a dealer local to me that is selling a pair of Octave MRE220 mono amps. They put out 220w into 4 ohms. They are also built like tanks.  
Opinions wanted: 10-30K Speakers for Jazz/Folk
I am not sure where you are located but I suggest you look at the Rockport Atria II. I picked up a pair after owning magicos and could not be happier.  
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Henry,Stiffness also has to do with the thickness of the product. I am not arguing with science. I am just stating from my experience. I would still take an S series speaker over the A series but yoy need ro get to the S5 to match the A5.  
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Henry,I would beg to differ on the stiffness of the cabinets. Rockport and magico both have very rigid cabinets. I have owned both brands. The S series is better than A to my ears and some of this is due to the cabinet design. The A series is all ... 
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Henry,There is no comparing the A5 to the Lyra. The Lyra enclosure is way above the A series or even the M series in my opinion. The damping within the two aluminum enclosures is really incredible. I actually find the Rockport MDF enclosures to be... 
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Henry,I have heard the A5 setup correctly. I actually preferred the S1mkII sonically over the A5 it is a more refined sound. I think the big wow factor to the A5 is is slam from the 3 woofers. I would take the S3mkII over the A5 any day of the wee... 
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Henry, The tweeters are not proprietary. They have a diamond coating but the motor structures are from scanspeak. If ypy look at the driver outside of the speaker you can see this. I used to own the S1mkII which has the diamond coated driver. The ... 
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The drivers are out sourced. The tweeters are modified scanspeak designs. I belive that the woofers areodified morel units. They have bespoke carbon graphine cones. Magico is not up front about their driver sources.  
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I had to replace a woofer in my s1mk2 in warranty. Magico sent the woofer to my dealer who came out and replaced it. Let me tell you it is not easy to get the drivers out. I was told if it was not a warranty problem magico would charge $800 for th... 
Top down or bottom up? Just asking...
If you want the best lowest priced speaker of a high3nd brand I say look no further than the Rockport Atria II. It is the entry speaker into rockport but does not sound like an entry speaker. IMO it beats speakers from both wilson and magico in it... 
LAMM M1.2 - Feedback - Advice - Please - anyone heard these?
I am not sure if there is a dealer near you but Octave might have a good solution for you. The V80se is a great integrated and the re320 is a great stereo amplifier. If yoy look around you might find a pair of MRE 220 monos used around 10-12k 
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Magico A3 is a good way to go. I think that the price is going to increase on them again so maybe jump on them soon if you want them. There is a shop in IL that has a used pair Simply Stereo if you want to go that route.  
Takedown of pricey servers, streamers OCD HiFi guy
I use  a new M1 mac mini as my roon core and run nothing else on it. I feed my dCS bartok over the network input to avoid any possible noise over the usb and for convenience sake. The mac mini cost me $650 and I could also use it as my media cente... 
Best DAC For My Setup Under $10k
If you sell the qutest and network Bridge that puts you right there cost wise with the Bartok. Then you have the dac and network bridge in one box.  
Tube virgin looking for tube amp under $3k
If you can stretch to $4,500 take a look at the Octave v40se. Incredible build quality and they have an upgrade path by adding the black box or super black box.