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What are your notes and thoughts on The Beatles White Album Giles Martin remaster?
If his work on the White album is anything like what he did with Sgt Peppers then it's amazing. I'm still totally blown away by Sgt Peppers.  
I Find Primalunas Ugly. How about You? Is there an alternative?
My apologies for resurrecting this thread. I personally like Primaluna. 
I Find Primalunas Ugly. How about You? Is there an alternative?
@defiantboomerang Were you bothered by the fact discovered by JA in the Stereophile -- that the Hegel amp he analyzed did not have good thermal management?lol, not at all. I didn't even read what JA wrote and it was probably after I bought mine. I... 
Parasound vs Rotel Amps
@caphill, the model amp was the RB1582 and the pre was the RC1580. I know they were the top of the heap at the time. A friend worked at a dealer and I was always fond of Rotel because my brother had some good Rotel gear in the late 70's. I tried h... 
Headphones that sound smooth and comfortable on a pillow?
I would think you'd want over the ear headphones so they're not applying pressure directly onto your ear, You would want something with a good thick pad but a flatter headband. I've seen some Sennheiser's that might work well. Also, Grado makes an... 
Affordable integrated pure class A?
@pfrank12, the OP mentioned a price point under $2k. A good used Accuphase will cost 5 times that (I own a E600). I would suggest he aspire to an Accuphase which is what I did over the past 30 years. I will agree with you though. The Accuphase gea... 
Parasound vs Rotel Amps
I didn't have good luck with the 15 series but it was quite new when I owned the flagship amp, pre-amp and cd player. It was fatiguing to listen to with B&W CM7 speakers and then even with Harbeth C7es-3's. That was quite some time ago, maybe ... 
The Future of Audio Amplification
I've never listened to a class D amp but I own a class A amp that I love so there's no reason for me to. I'm good for many years and with all of you buying them, I'm sure they'll be amazing when I'm ready.How many people have had a good run of cla... 
Your Favorite Holiday Album
Charles Brown 'Cool Christmas Blues'. No relation to Charlie, the cartoon character. 
Getting close to giving up on CD's
I love CD's. I actually ordered a new Accuphase player about 9 hours ago. I figure if some of these manufacturers like Accuphase and Esoteric are still investing big money in r&d of playback I'm still in. I've often read that the full potentia... 
Accuphase E470 v. Luxman L509x
It's only cheaper than Accuphase if it's cheaper than Accuphase. There's Acuphase dealers in the U.S. and they will work with you on the price. Talk to your dealer and tell him he needs to reach out to the distributor to get you on a big order. A ... 
Does anyone care to ask an amplifier designer a technical question? My door is open.
In general, your thoughts on Accuphase integrated amps? Do I need to post specs? 
Pass INT-30 or INT-60
I own the Harbeth SHL5+ powered by the Accuphase e-600 and i've never been happier. It's been about 3 years now. I haven't heard the Pass but I've heard good things about it. I got a deal on the Accuphase from a friend who owns a shop (it was a de... 
New McIntosh MA252
I can't compare it to any other mac gear but I thought it sounded great connected to a pair of Sonus Faber Vener's (I believe they were). My friend who owns a shop told me that the MA252 is really hard to get your hands on right now. It's such a g... 
Initial Thoughts on Harbeth Super HL5 Plus
I have the same speakers with an Accuphase E-600 integrated and I listen to similar artists. The experience is overwhelming. I love these speakers. They do everything right for me. I'm glad you enjoy yours as well.