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My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
WC you do know there is at minimum of 3 months of 95 to 100Db music playing 24/7 to break in the room? All new surfaces are electromagnetically neutral and have to be bombarded to make the electron dielectric surface uniform in their alpha-sine so... 
VAC 160i SE vs Audio Research GSi75
I home demoed ARC and VAC. ARC sounded more solid state and VAC more old school tube like.  I much preferred the VAC sound which is what convinced me to move from a Diablo 300 over to tubes. I have Vac paired with a Lumin, a Chord Dave Dac and Mag... 
Gryphon Diablo 300 Has Arrived: First Impressions.
I home demoed both Diablos 300 and 120. The 120 seemed sweeter and just as “live” and detailed sounding in my small 11x14 ft room. But at just $3-$4K difference in price it made more sense to get the 300. For a large room it’s a no brainer though.... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Bireli Lagrene.......”More”.......is absolutely marvelousYou can clearly hear the delicate guitar bends, slides and harmonics of the instrument. 
Cary CAD-120S MkII vs VAC Signature 200 iQ
I love my Vac 200iq Amp. It replaced a Diablo-300.It has more than enough power for my 87 dB Magicos. I had avoided tubes because of the maintenance issues reason why I got the Diablo-300. But after home demoing side by side with Vac equipment I r... 
Kent English
Having interacted multiple times with both I must say they are a pleasure to deal with. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Yeah but both of those come at over $120K msrp. Wow 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Reflector 6H30P-DR’s and Winged C SED 6550C’s if you can find some are supposed to elevate the Ref10 to a new level. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
I think some good horn speakers would tick all the boxes you like. The Avantgardes are gorgeous in sound and looks. And the best part you don’t need boat anchors for amplification. You will open up a whole new chapter of small set type amps to exp... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
If you had a Rane equalizer you could make the Neoliths midrange cause earbleeds too! Lol....... 
Magico S5 Speaker - SET UP ADVICE PLEASE - Tow-In - Etc.
Congrats on your new speakers!  I absolutely love my S3Mk2s as I’m sure your will your S5Mk2s 
Chord Dave
Actually In my audition of the M-scaler with my Dave I was undecided. The m-scaler presentation to my ears was a little too smooth and lost a little of the dynamics. But that was in my present system with tube amp and preamp which I had gone to fr... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
For the time being here is another report on the same show of the Magicos A3 you said sounded like garbage from other sources. Yeah maybe not in the same league as the 50K and up speaker level you have been listening to but they shouldn’t be slamm... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
So I’m assuming your Lampizator bit the dust? Not worth repairing? Or taken on trade? I remember you were sending it to Poland. Not an inexpensive proposition just for a check up.  I have heard it’s not a matter of if a Lampi will break but of whe... 
VAC + Wilson Audio
Get the Vac 200iq.  Nothing goes better with a Vac Preamp than a Vac amp.They were designed for each other.  My Magico S3Mks are connected to the 2-4 ohm posts and sound delicious.