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Speakers to hang on to for LIFE
For the time being, we're really enjoying the Harbeth C7-ES3's. For life is a ling time, though these C7's are truly remarkable! 
Upgrading from Rega P5 TT
Whetstone audio in Austin, TX has a P9 for $3K. Brian is a great person to deal with. 
Personal amp evolution
PRENikko Beta II, Apt Holman, ARC LS2, Anthem Statement D2, LFD LE IV, Pass Labs XP-10PWRMitsubishi DA-A10, Acoustat TNT 120, ARC 100.2, Anthem Statement A5, LFD LE IV, Ayre V-5xeSPKROriginal Advent Small, Genesis, Magnepan MG1, MG2b, MG2c, MG2.5R... 
Best Integrated, period.
Hi Jay, auditioned the NCSE for over 2 weeks. The low end weighting and overall balance is subtly, but definitely sweeter IMHO compared to the LE IV. Experimented more and discovered a slight reposition of my C7-ES3's made further improvements in ... 
Magnepan durability
Maggie's are very revealing and may be more position dependent . As far as durability, never a problem with our own kids.....they learned from a young age. However when the neighbor child visited one day, over one went and it became a trampoline o... 
Magnepan durability
Maggie's are very revealing and may be more position dependent . As far as durability, never a problem with our own kids.....they learned from a young age. However when the neighbor child visited one day, over one went and it became a trampoline o... 
ARC Amp for ProAc Response 2.5?
Several years ago I had ProAc 2.5 experience with the ARC 100.2 and Anthem Statement A5. The 100.2 sounded more musical than the A5 at about half the power rating (ARC compared to A5) at the same SPL. Man should not listen by specs alone. 
WHAT RECORDINGS MAKE YOUR SYSTEM SHINE?
Dave Grusin, Sheffield Labs Discovered Again LPFourplay (first CD)Jeff Beck, Live at Ronnie Scott's- 'Cause we've ended as lovers, StratusElaine Elias, A Long StoryMarcio Montarroyos, Samba SolsticeChris Botti, Night Sessions 
Ayre V-5xe with Dyn c1 signature
I don't know the C1sig. Sensitivity wise the amp can drive them no problem. If you listen at levels 90db avg with peaks to 98db, the amp will just run warm and is NOT an issue if ventilated. My speakers are 86db at 6phms sensitivity and sound fant... 
Attn: Ayre v-5xe owners
More time in the saddle needed, but initial impressions of the XP-10 and V-5xe pairing are excellent for overall tonal balance, tall/deep/wide soundstage and transparency. 
Ayre V-5xe/K-5xeMP or Modwright KWA-150/LS-100?
The XP-10 arrived and now paired with Ayre V-5xe for demo. Bottom end more authoritative, firm and full with XLR compared to SE through Kimber Hero. Ultra quiet combination, fast w/o etching, transparent 3D soundstage, satisfying top to bottom ton... 
Best Integrated, period.
Airegin, thanks for the guidance. Have just had a commit for my Mk. IV. Headed to the NCSE ver 1once the deal is complete !!! We have a new LFD convert in our midst....... 
Attn: Ayre v-5xe owners
I have an XP-10 coming in for a demo next week. I also hope to demo side by side ARC LS-17se. Stay tuned..... 
Best Integrated, period.
Jayh31, I heard and read the same before I bought the LFD Spirolink I and the LFD Hybrid Ribbon speaker cable pairs. Most of this reading came from the usual suspects (LFD dealers).You have to let your own ears guide your decision based on compari... 
Best Integrated, period.
Jayh31,LFD Spirolink (1 meter) interconnect for phono....Kimber Hero for all other sources. To my ears, the Kimbers sound just as sweet.I have 2 pr of speaker cables....LFD Spirolink I (3 meters), and Hybrid ribbon (3 meters). Both cables are very...