dkarmeli

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Decent phono stage in basic integrated?
Take a look at Denon's offerings. I know they're not on the audiophile's radar but they've been designing and manufacturing quality, musical sounding equipment for decades. david 
Altec Lansing Model 19
335225996, you had to pick a Krell and specifically that one! I don't know what you used in front of the Krell amp but if it had CAST in its makeup, well you already know the results. Ideally you need a true 100 Watt Class A or A/B tube amp with t... 
Altec Lansing Model 19
70's transistor amps were pretty crap sounding and using them with any horn speaker is a very bad idea. Even by today's standards The Altec 19 is a very competent speaker and deserves the best electronics you can afford. Ideally a tube amp with gu... 
Ortofon Anna or Transfuration Proteus?
Disclaimer- I'm a dealer and sell these products!Sunnyboy1956, The ST-80 you mentioned in one of your posts is actually one of the best sounding ones that Ortofon's ever made. It was specifically designed for the Winfeld, Xpression and McAnna and ... 
Ortofon Anna or Transfuration Proteus?
Disclaimer- I'm a dealer and sell these products!I have your arm, table and cartridge and am very familiar with with that combination but not your SUT. I'm familiar with your Shindo too but don't currently have one. The Proteus isn't a good match ... 
HELP slight floor vibration auditory vibrate noise
What is auditory vibrate noise? I'm unclear about what kind of problematic noise you're hearing. Is it a rattling sound or something like a cone rubbing?david 
Thoughts on potential new system?
Sorry, it seems that the phone's autocorrect made jibbeish of my post. I meant to say "I that wasn't knocking the Marantz."david 
Thoughts on potential new system?
Hi Luvwine,My choice will always be Denon, its not what I sell but its what I happily listen to for a smaller system, and I'm used to systems starting around six figures. The same is true all my customers who use Denons in bedroom and surround sit... 
Thoughts on potential new system?
Luvwine, it looks like you're replacing a two channel music system with a HT surround one, are you you going to continue using it for music too? If yes you're not going to be happy with this system. I come across this situation regularly with my c... 
Does the Transport make a significant difference
Ricred1, I'm not debating cables and its always your choice with your money. Only suggesting that upgrading components should take priority.david 
Does the Transport make a significant difference
Receed1, I agree with others that a better transport will make a world of difference, what I don't agree with is that there are many good ones. My experience tells me otherwise, irrespective of price most are bad.As Jfrech mentioned mentioned care... 
Does JBL get a bad rap?
LOL! Come on guys. 
Does JBL get a bad rap?
Never heard them Dave but I assume given their S9900 pedigree they'd be killers in their class.david 
Does JBL get a bad rap?
Enjoy them my friend, they're really wonderful speakers.david 
Does JBL get a bad rap?
I was wishing you luck with your quest and purchase of the 66000, why?david