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Revel Performa F228 Be speaker... thoughts?
Great speakers.  Something in a similar type (Flat response) you might consider is the Salk SS 9.5.  More personalized but a bit more than 5-6k.  The Song 3 Encore is similar but less spendy also.Don’t be afraid of used in many cases.  Vandersteen... 
Klipsch Epic CF4
Fun speakers, I wish I had kept my Gen 1's.  Wouldn't be my main speakers anymore, but while large... they were a fun speaker. 
First tube preamp recommendations (under $5k)
Used McIntosh C2600 or a used Audio Research would be the way I would go.Had a Pass XP22, it was excellent.  But I prefer my C2700 with the built in DAC.  Slightly larger soundstage, and the tubes add just that special something.Note, used it with... 
T+A PA 3100HV vs Pass Labs X350.8
Interesting. I love Pass labs, and had the chance to A/B my 250.8 with my now current MC462 along with a C2700 pre-amp. My speakers are very flat measuring, and somewhat demanding like yours.While there were differences between the 462 and 250.8..... 
Revel Salon 2 vs Vandersteen 5a Carbon
Both excellent, and you don’t have garbage now.Assuming you like what you have now, but want something a tad more refined, but with the big, spacious soundstage that the OHM’s in particular provide (though the Triton’s are no slouch)... if you can... 
McIntosh c2700 users please chime in?
I had always wanted Mac gear since I was a kid, and once I did try a 302 amplifier and actually didn’t like it with my speakers at the time (surprising!)But, a couple of months ago as I decided to make a change to my Pass Combo (which I loved), an... 
Your advice needed, speakers to buy $8K to $13K
1.  Something used...I like OHM, but agree that if you like top end sparkle they may not have what you want, particularly with your electronics.Salk SS 9.5 comes to mind, has options to open the back to add air and space if you like.  Top notch dr... 
32 bit Sampling rate support on Mcintosh DA2
I have it, but just run my streamer direct into it.I know it sounds absolutely fantastic in my C2700.   
Mcinotsh C1100 vs C2600 with Chord Qutest?
Recently purchased a C2700 with the DAC2.  Frankly, I love it.  If I were you... that might be the direction I would go.  But, let your ears be the judge.   
Looking for input on Legacy Audio speakers purchase.
15 x 21 isn't tiny by any means.  Plus, you have those 611's on tap.I think unless it's absurd, the whole "too big for the room" thing is overblown.  Heck, if it's a room in the basement, or carpet and padding over a concrete foundation (like many... 
Looking for input on Legacy Audio speakers purchase.
I recently purchased a c2700 and mc462.  It wasn’t my original plan, but I am thrilled with the combo so far.  It’s not the old McIntosh sound for sure,  Its detailed and yet still smooth and not harsh.  Really really good.I am a fan of both legac... 
New McIntosh DA2 DAC
I have had the C2700 with the DA2 Dac for a week now. My previous DAC was the Oppo Sonica, which uses the ESS chipset also. My understanding is the DA2 uses the 9028pro, and the Oppo had the 9038. Which I imagine are close. Implementations are dif... 
Technics SU-R1000 a new Class-D GaN Technology integrated
New reviewhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YePQyDV52Zk 
Technics SU-R1000 a new Class-D GaN Technology integrated
I would also like to learn more about this integrated, hoping for more reviews, particularly with comparisons to other equipment.  A lot makes sense regarding the technology, and for someone like me that streams only for audio, and wants a HT bypa... 
Choosing new speakers after 20 years
Salk song 3 encore