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Preamp Choice... a hard call for me.
I have a weird but perhaps useful suggestion. Just  find out what can REALLY can outperform your preamp (W/O any DAC) regardless of the cost, just so you know what is possible. Then ask yourself what your speakers are capable of reproducing. Your ... 
Favorite band or artist of all time?
THE subject at hand was not to tear down musicians and composers but to pay a (little) homage to an art form that touches your soul. I can mention names (even though my memory is not the greatest) of deserving people who have populated a planet wi... 
I’m pretty sure I’ve lost my mind...
WITH all due respect to dcevans, better cables almost never mask anything- they bring out more of everything. Better and a more solid bottom end, better upper midrange (read- better separation of instruments, better stage), and more extension on t... 
Favorite band or artist of all time?
BDP24, I agree with what you like, too. A lot. But... well my connection to the JHE was immediate and like a force of nature (so to speak).  I have never tired of listening to them- like great jazz or Mozart my appreciation just gets better all th... 
I’m pretty sure I’ve lost my mind...
Well.... you wrote to tell us you're debating the wisdom of this purchase, which indicates to me at least that while they're good they're not worth the money. These wires are not speakers which tend to be much more in the "keepers" category or an ... 
Favorite band or artist of all time?
I listened to a live video of the Jimi Hendrix Experience on NY Eve. Bach is a g_d of composition of course. John Coltrane opened my eyes to jazz (a pathetic word for an undefinable type of modern music).But Jimi had something that completely blow... 
POWER CONDITIONERS FOR AUDIO QUALITY
I USE An AUDIO POWER INDUSTRIES 116-NO LONGER MADE but they were/are very well made and get the job done. Even the Power wedge model (a very heavy power "strip") is also very well constructed. Some say don't use them on big amplifiers. So I don't.... 
What’s wrong with Diana Krall?
I am a huge fan of the Beatles, but the Rolling Stones wrote some pretty amazing material. I never gave them the full credit they deserved. There were many superb rock groups that also deserve a ton of credit for their contribution so I won't list... 
What’s wrong with Diana Krall?
speaking of... I could do without some of Ella Fitzgerald's recordings, and she is in a class by herself. She belabors some of her songs in live settings, over-embellishing, scatting endlessly, just getting on my nerves.Is that/should that be sign... 
The Levinson 33h? Pros and cons?
I upgraded to the ML-53's from the 33H and they are an improvement both in power delivery, resolution, and do not run as hot. But sound wise they are cut from the same cloth. You should have the 33H's serviced at some point since they were manufac... 
New Sonus Faber Electa Amator 3...anybody heard these yet?
I heard the EA-2's at an audio show. They were sitting close to the floor!Like just above my ankles.And they still sounded like the real thing. The rep was there for a Carver amp and couldn't shut up, talking to a customer (?) So I just left in fr... 
Is the Last Record Preservative system a worthwhile investment?
I used it as directed and it left a residue on my stylus (which caused audible distortion!) so I washed the record and the stylus and never used it again. Needles are way too fragile for messing with except for normal dusting- IMHO. My hands are j... 
Please be gentle....
an rd-708 on baye. nice looking withe detachable speakers. 
Are Pass Labs amps probably the best ever you can buy ?
Women deserve respect AND equal rights, but they may not have enough "warmth" in the midrange... 
Considering purchasing different speakers
The best imaging speakers in my experience are Wilson Watt/Puppies.The last iteration I heard were the WP-7's. I would much prefer the Sashas with the new soft-dome tweeters since Wilsons have always (had a reputation of being) too bright in the t...