Responses from daledeee1

New Pass Labs Go To
Great dealer, great person. Great equipment.   All good things must come to an end.    
Intg Amps: Hegel 590 vs NAD M33 Masters vs Gryphon Diablo 120
If the Gryphon doubles at 4 ohm and 2 ohm I would not be concerned.  I see it puts out 440W @ 2 ohms.The big Gryphon will drive anything.  I have not seen a class D products that do that.  I don't listen to lots of gear but heavy and doubling Watt... 
Bought a system without auditioning, thoughts?
I think you did pretty well.  Pass and Klipsch are a good match.  I use the XA25 with Crites(Cornwall sized).   But if for some reason, you don't like the speakers, you have plenty of power for most speakers. A couple things to consider: If you ... 
Costliest Brainfart
Borrowed my friends DIY Class A amp.  Hooked up speakers.  Hooked up speakers in the basement, thinking I would switch back and forth.  Well, I left both sets on.  Only time I have had smoke coming out of equipment.  AND it wasn't even mine.  My f... 
Building a 100 album vinyl collection 3 must have albums are?
Peter Gabriel So Talking Heads Remain in Light. Grateful Dead 77 Cornell concert Too numerous, 100 albums is a teaser.  
Whats playing on your system today?
I have about 7000 songs marked as part of my music. I have been listening A-Z and am about half way through.  Interesting since many songs are very nostalgic or I marked them and was going to go back...well now I  am.  So much fun having all the m... 
As A Youngster, What Unit Puqued Your Interest In All This?
I could say my 8 track player and greatest rock hits but.. My friend, who worked at the local audio store, had a Big AR tube amp,AR SP3 preamp and Magnaplaner Timpani 3s.  So smooth and natural sounding.  Much better than the smaller Magnapans cr... 
Help this old rookie with speakers
I have Crites Type B. 4 yrs old.  They are made with quality components.  Set up correctly, they will sound quite good.  I have subs and they sound better.  You can order them with ALK adjustable crossover now.  I have seen veneered versions that ... 
Best EXTERNAL DAC suggestions
I didn't know any better and was using the Node for a preamp.  I have rhe 2i.  It is a digital volume control and "bit strips"  I changed it to "fixed volume".  Very important!  I have very similar speakers.  I use a passive Khozmo preamp.  My sys... 
SET Lovers, what's the one solid state amp you love(d)?
Pass XA25 is here to stay. Reputation, service, durable and excellent sound.  Has plenty of reserve power.  You can get a demo for 4k @Reno HiFi.  
Picking Speakers 20k-30k
Horns.  I think it gives lots of flexibility i.e amp size.  Fleetwood and Volti come to mind.  
Passive preamp
I went through this a few years ago. I think whether you want passive or active, depends more on the efficiency of the speakers and second the amp specs, input and output sensitity. I found a very good explanation of different types on the Goldmun... 
So you just took a gummie...What song is on the menu?
Kraftwerk 3D Katalog Zhu Polyrhythmics Caldera Sgt Pepper  Peter Gabriel 3 Talking Heads Remain in Light    
Curious to know what you guys think/like about Pink Floyd's early work
My roommate in college played DSOTM all night while we slept. I liked the album. I bought their catalog. Never could get into anything before Meddle. The WYWH album is also a fav. I like their live albums as well. David Gilmour also played the old... 
Will there be a dramatic difference?
I believe that is the name of the company.  The owners manual will give you the info you need. I had a couple Carver amps back in the day.  Pretty good for 35 yrs ago and decent prices. The A 21+ is on the warm side sound wise like the Carver.