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Is it an Upgrade? From Kef R3 + R2c to Quad S4 + SC
I assume your running the Hegel on theater bypass from the Anthem?I don't see a huge upgrade here except for my opinion that Quads will be smoother & more natural sounding than the KEF's,which I find clinical & metallic sounding compared t... 
Looking for a smooth sounding 6922 variant
For new production tubes I've found the Genelex Gold Lions among the best.Stick with a Platinum matched pair,which are super closely matched,include 48 hour burn in & at least $200.00 a pair cheaper than Mullard NOS..Try vacuumtubevaluesdotcom... 
Audiolab 7000A alternative with similar bass definition
If there is any way to stretch your budget,the $2400.00(new)Simaudio Moon 250i V2 would get my $..Don't let the 50wpc.@8ohms fool you,it doubles to 100wpc.@ 4 ohms,which your speakers are spec'd at...You might be able to find one gently used for u... 
Selling here on Audiogon
I see multiple issues with selling used gear now days.. First is the indisputable fact that the price/performance of so called entry/mid fi gear has lowered the law of diminishing returns to well under $1000.00,making new gear purchases with full ... 
Sub $1000 DAC with AKM chip
I have to agree with the comments on an AKM DAC with a tube amplifier..You'll likely end up in the old Conrad Johnson Syrup bottle..  Some excellent sounding SABRE DACS from Topping,SMSL & a few others that escape my aged & damaged brain..  
Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet
Very nice version & no disrespect to you or Prokofiev but(IMO)NOTHING compares to this interpretation: https://youtu.be/ZFRiDdMksuc  
**Advice Needed**Damage To Imported Speakers**
Lets see,where to start.. 1:I did say "decent deal"NOT killer deal..Factory sealed A grade..Was not a dealer trying to screw someone.. 2:This was not from shipping,it was a factory defect.. 3:As Heco is selling speakers in this country now I assum... 
Thank Heavens For The Internet World Used/ Pre-Owned High End Audio Market!!!!
I also love the net & what it's brought to this hobby...  I will lament though,I kinda miss the monthly run to the magazine stand & perusing the audio journals of old,especially the annual buyers guides,what with EVERY single piece of gear... 
A Few Nice Words For Upscale Audio
WOW,that's great to hear as 6 weeks ago I bought a new Classic Remix Mk.II with the HiDac Mk.II board installed from them! My sales rep(Richard) went above & beyond the first 10 days trying to help me sort out a TON of noise & constant dro... 
Opamp choices for Burson Conductor 3 Performance
You might find your answer here: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/burson-conductor-3-performance-conductor-3x-performance.928111/.......... If not I would spend some time searching Burson or Sparko throughout head-fi.. As a sidebar I had the Conduc... 
Pathos amplifiers comparison
Since someone revived this thread,& since I've had the Classic Remix Mk.II in my system the last 6 weeks,I'll add my thoughts..  Aesthetics:NEVER had so many non audio friends interested in anything in my system..Like moths to a flame... Ergon... 
Is anyone familiar with shipping oversea?
+1 for USPS.. Shipped all over the globe,including Navy ships at sea with 100% success rate...  
Best Used Speaker Under $4,000 w/ Respectable Lows
Gently used Harbeth M30.1/M30.2 monitors will get you where you want to be & UNLIKE several recommended speakers they are still in business.  
T+A Elektroakustik Caruso R 10
Thanks very much,I appreciate it..  
T+A Elektroakustik Caruso R 10
No one,not a dealer or show goer or even anecdotal experience..Oh well looks like I may become a guinea pig again...