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New to the two channel world - Advice needed on preamp
Hi theaudioninga,I would read some other threads about preamps to learn more.In the meantime, I would audition or purchase an older, used preamp from, say, Conrad Johnson or Audio Research. You have to start somewhere and this would give you a gen... 
A moderate priced dac
Try a Theta ProBasic III. Old school R2R ladder DAC. Was like $2000 back in the day and I got mine for $500 plus shipping. "Product Details/Highlights...When it was introduced, the DS Pro set the standard for digital playback, making it into Class... 
What Class D amps will drive a 2 ohm load
This just gets more interesting.I emailed, to both Nord and Appollon, the Stereophile measurements for the Thiel CS5's and both suppliers said that their amps would drive them.For example, Appollon replied that their NC1200SL HYPEX NC1200 BASED AM... 
What Class D amps will drive a 2 ohm load
FWIW, I went to the Purifi Audio website and found many charts and specifications for their 1ET400A, most of which I did not understand so I could have very well missed something important about relationships between the stats they quoted.I did ... 
Thiel Owners
tomthiel,Could you please elaborate on what makes the CS5i a better speaker than the CS5?Thanks, Dsper 
Thiel Owners
ovinewar,Perhaps Ovation is no longer what you might remember. In my opinion, Audio Solutions is the better store in terms of brands carried and an immense inventory of used gear. I got my Maggies from Ovation but after that I really have not shop... 
Thiel Owners
"Looking for CS5 suggestions."I have CS5's and live in the greater Indianapolis area. Audio Solutions would lend me used gear home for in home auditions, which were on a 15 amp circuit. I tried Krell, Pass, and Mark Levinson, among others, all of ... 
What Class D amps will drive a 2 ohm load
OKAY......This is the OP again...it sounds like I am hearing Class D might not be the best for tough, low impedance load speakers.If that is indeed the case, why is this and what has to change in Class D design to achieve it? Please respond realiz... 
can someone answer me this.....
I think checking the tubes is the first easy thing to consider or just buy some Gold Lion 6922's on eBay.I have a DNA-500, and with my Conrad Johnson 17LS2, the sound is thin at the bottom end; so I went back to my PrimaLuna Dialogue Premium.Howev... 
Hi-Fi Lo-Fi
"Don't you think stuff sounds better when you've gotten a good deal?"   I think I agree with this comment.My system has a "list" price of over $23,000 but I bought everything "gently used" for $6,200. The only new piece I use is my Dialogue Premiu... 
What Class D amps will drive a 2 ohm load
Thank you golfnutz. 
What Class D amps will drive a 2 ohm load
I just could not resist - sorry - My Thiels were $2,600 delivered about two years ago, so I think it is just silly to pay any more for speakers🙂! I have tried tried Class D amps from W4S and Audio Research with Maggie 3.6's, Thiel CS 3.6's, and Th... 
What Class D amps will drive a 2 ohm load
George, I think you are probably correct I but had to ask! My McCormack DNA-500 does pretty good and I suspect a real improvement is going to cost big bucks.Dsper. 
What Sonically is the Difference between a $1,500 CD Player and a $10K-$25K One?
Hi,Just another point of reference:I replaced an Audio Space CD player that I was using as a transport only, with a PS Audio Perfect Wave Transport. Same DAC.The CD player was about $900 new eight years ago and I bought the PWT used here on Audiog... 
Replacing components, Please weigh in!
Hi,Room Treatment was mentioned earlier and I would second that if your room's decorating can accommodate it and if you and your husband (or not) have some basic skills and the inclination.Based on my experience, getting after the bass suck-outs i...