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Tubes
How are the Shuguang 845 C from Upscale audio? Are these better than Chinese Electron 845 that come standard on many amps? What about compared to PSVANE and other brands? Anyone with experience ?  
Tubes
PSVANE 845 WE replica from a trusted Ebay user with a solid longstanding 100% feedback turned out to be mistake. Very noisy tubes probably at the end of their life. I requested a refund.  
Tubes
Ive bought a few items from Russia, solid transactions with reputable feedbacks. I haven't had the chance to test the PSVANE 845 yet. Will try tonight.  
McIntosh Tube vs SS w/ Sonus Faber Aida II
Better is subjective. Nothing wrong with having a starting point. Mac has the best resale value so it’s ok to experiment. This is a journey, let him explore and experiment and decide what’s best.  
Cremona M
it all depends what type of sound you're looking for, can you elaborate ? SF cremona M are older and have classic SF warm sound they will sound even warmer with a Mac, which is fine if that's what you like I have SF elipsa SE with SS Mac and I lov... 
McIntosh Tube vs SS w/ Sonus Faber Aida II
You certainly can't go wrong with the all Mac system. I am sure it will sound amazing. Mac and SF go hand in hand and have amazing synergy. The amps are incredible, you have the best of both worlds, SS to low end and sweet tube sound for the mid a... 
help me maximize my sonus faber concertinos
You’re doing a great disservice to the SF with a receiver. Please get a dedicated amp you’ll never look back 
McIntosh Tube vs SS w/ Sonus Faber Aida II
Amp selection depends on many factors. 1. What type of music do you mostly listen to? Classical/jazz/rock? 2. How loud ? 3. How big is the room? 4. Whats your experience with Tube amps? What do you like in Tube vs. SS? 5. Have you ever heard SET t... 
Amp recommendation -- McIntosh, Luxman, Yamaha
You already have a superb analog source with Technics, I say dump the CDs and just do streaming. I have an Aurender A100 as a streamer and it has a very good DAC. It's a beautiful piece and will go nicely aesthetically with Luxman. Sell everything... 
Amp recommendation -- McIntosh, Luxman, Yamaha
Luxman is higher build quality and almost as good resale value as Mac. The sound signature is quite different. You won't go wrong with either brand.  Rotel and aforementioned electronics are not on the same level. I have Mac and plan on getting a ... 
Amp recommendation -- McIntosh, Luxman, Yamaha
Luxman by far. But the best Luxman integrated is 590, pure class A, look into that, its slightly more money though.  
One box do it all
You have nice speakers, you need to decide whether you enjoy class AB vs class D. The best overall option for you given budget is Hegel h120 or h190. These have everything except phono. They’re class AB and will certainly drive your difficult to d... 
Classical Music for Aficionados
Mahgister, still enjoying Mozart by Paul badura skoda, can’t get enough just got my sofronitsky Vinyl collection from Russia, very excited 
Classical Music for Aficionados
MahgisterExcellent advice on Mozart. I love it! Thanks  
Classical Music for Aficionados
Paul badura-skoda playing pianoforte (period instrument) complete Schubert and Beethoven sonatas.  Absolute magic, piano forte sounds so sweet and warm, it transforms the music and you hear it the way great masters did when they composed it.  Bedu...