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A Few Thoughts on The Wonderful Quad VA-One
Hi,just good & warm,not hot enough to cause damage to the underside of a close shelf just above it..As good as the amp sounded I had to sell it because I couldn't deal with Biasing new tubes.An upside down,open bottom & powered up amp isn'... 
Best moderately priced speakers for classical music
OP it would be nice if you would let us know what you ended up choosing & it might also help someone in similar situation in the future. 
Favorite music list in order
This is almost impossible!First thing in the mourning or very late at night I prefer Chamber music,really soft Jazz or even Sounds of Nature.Later in the day it might be Classic Rock from the 60's-80's or Classic Alternative from the 80's.Around d... 
Best moderately priced speakers for classical music
Harbeth Model "30.1 or 30.2 Anniversary" models or Sonus Faber "Sonetto 2" on good solid stands or the "Sonetto 3"small floorstanders will suit you nicely! 
Cayin 9084d owners - Help!
Most Cayin have Bias Test Points & Adjustment pots on the top plate.I believe yours uses the meter for adjustment,simply turn the screw until the meter is in the sweet spot.Is you model the Mk.I or Mk.II version? 
Dynaudio Special 40 or OLD Dynaudio Focus 160?
^^^And I completely disagree!I have lived with the Harbeth Monitor 30.1 driven by KT88/12AX7/12AU7 tubes long enough now to know they can ROCK out with the best!UFO,Thin Lizzy,Zepp you name it,NOTHING is lacking to my hearing.I don’t understand ho... 
Terrible Booms
I have had great success with Auralex Acoustics isolation pads & they are cheap compared to what you've already tried..Good luck. 
Robb Report
^^^ Truly memorable replies! 
This is good.
 First off I NEVER ever allow ANY influence from what mainstream listeners enjoy to dictate what "styles"music I enjoy so trying to attach a "why" based on ANY outside influence is like a dog chasing it's tail..Second this crap ONLY applies to "sh... 
Robb Report
THIS is EXACTLY the mentality in audio that needs to DIE!!! So what some magazine that tries to con buyers into drinking the PRICE=Sound Quality coolaid that keeps mans.of so called HEA components & the B&M dealers,who rely on overpriced/o... 
Thoughts about Jadis and Harbeth
^^^ 1.Demo'd Orchestra in 2012 & I stand by my assessment of build quality!Thin top plate flexed with minimal pressure,tube sockets were crooked & don't get me started about having to take the amp,turn it upside down & remove back plat... 
Thoughts about Jadis and Harbeth
I just have to LMAO at EVERY reply that states how whatever SS amp "sounds like tubes" "stages or images like tubes","does what tubes do" blah blah blah! I demo'd Jadis years ago & IMO build quality was a JOKE,thin,flimsy top plate,cheap tube ... 
Contrast Audio “Lens”
REASONABLY priced my butt!Built in an Eastern Block country where pay scale is non existent,with absolutely NO environmental restrictions during construction & LOW overhead from untested driver material & absolutely NO customer feedback in... 
What are your main system's components, and which one you wanna swap out (or add) now?
Voodoo Cable duplex receptacle... Cayin CS55A tube integrated amplifier with built in SABRE DAC,factory tubes(KT88 power)& Nordost "Leif Red Dawn"power cable... Harbeth M30.1 Ebony finish with Herbies BIG Squares on Pangea DS400 stands filled ... 
Sound Quality Matters
I would like to see the break down by country.I imagine the USA falls short compared to places like France(nice systems everywhere),Hong Kong,Taiwan & Japan(per capita)..It seems to me that in the USA,muggles still don’t invest in decent A/V s...