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Ordered Magico S5 MK II traded S5 MK I - Thoughts - Feedback - Anyone here them?
rib61Yes there was some risk for sure but I’ve owned Magico’s for years and I have faith in the company. Every every new model has been significantly better than the prior so I was all in. No local dealers had them in their showrooms. They are all... 
Magico S5 Speaker - SET UP ADVICE PLEASE - Tow-In - Etc.
UPDATE:So my new Magico S5 MK II Speakers that I ordered on November 11, 2018 were delivered and installed in my room 3 days ago and I am psyched. I never ordered speakers brand new and had them made for me before this way just like I want them so... 
Ordered Magico S5 MK II traded S5 MK I - Thoughts - Feedback - Anyone here them?
UPDATE:So my new Magico S5 MK II Speakers that I ordered on November 11, 2018 were delivered and installed in my room 3 days ago and I am psyched. I never ordered speakers brand new and had them made for me before this way just like I want them so... 
Upgrade? Luxman M-900u and C-900u from Pass X250.8 - Simaudio Evolution P-8
trudatGreat info.Thank youUPDATE:So my new Magico S5 MK II Speakers that I ordered on November 11, 2018 were delivered and installed in my room 3 days ago and I am psyched. I never ordered speakers brand new and had them made for me before this ... 
Pass labs XA-160.8 monos - or -  Mark Levinson 536 monos for Magico's
AtmaSphere is cool and not something even on my radar. Thanks VAC - one of these just showed up on here. How are these? There are no reviews or anything but VAC is known as great stuff. Anyone hear of this preamp? VAC PHI 2.0 Preamp https://ww... 
Pass labs XA-160.8 monos - or -  Mark Levinson 536 monos for Magico's
Going for the Pass Labs XA160.8 Mono-Blocks and now trying to find a good matching preamp. Thinking maybe a neutral sounding tube preamp. What do you guys think?Nagra Jazz or maybe Zanden 3100?Any thoughts, idea or recommendations?  
Pass labs XA-160.8 monos - or -  Mark Levinson 536 monos for Magico's
Luxman's are out of my price range. I would be able to just get one M-900u for close in price to other mono's. My Magico S5 MK II need more. I almost went with one then upgraded later but I know how I am and would not have been happy with one and ... 
Pass labs XA-160.8 monos - or -  Mark Levinson 536 monos for Magico's
My heart says Pass but my Brain says Mark Levinson.I wish I would hear both or either in my system - Not buying brand new. Has anyone heard these new Mark Levinson amps. They are their - we are back products. They built a brand new facility and hi... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
If you had to chose today / now one of these sets of mono-blocks for same money what would you choose? Pass labs XA-160.8 monos - or -  Mark Levinson 536 monos_________________Associated gearSourceBricasti M1SE w/M12 built in ethernet media player... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
My Magico speaker dealer just texted me an offer on a:Gryphon Diablo 300 IntegratedLuxman amps are all sold out for a while?Anyone ever hear this beast? It was not even on my radar and my Magico dealer told me he thinks match made in heave for S5 ... 
New Rega Planer 8 (P8) Turntable - Apheta 2 Cartridge Combo - Thoughts
Great info and thank you yes I probably should stick to digital and may but I’ve been offering terms on a Verdier Plantine Turntable w/Schick 12” Black/Black Arm and Ortofon Winfeld Cart and am considering it. I will still need a phonostage and ca... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Thanks for the patience guys. Don’t want to mess up your thread but there are a lot smart, experienced and helpful eyes 👀 on this thread. Pretty impressive.Im going to take whart up and start a Verdier - any recommendations on what to call it?Also... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Yes thanks I will.whitecaraross - your amp info and this thread is second to nothing I have read or seen before. Thank youHow close does the PS Audio BKH300 mono blocks come to the Luxman. I ask because I had an incredible offer on a pair 2/10 cos... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
folkfreak and viber6 Thanks so much! I am no expert at all with turntable set up so this may not be a good idea but I so want to have a really good sounding turntable. Just a few weeks ago I bought the new Rega Planer 8 turntable with Apheta ... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Guys - thanks for the help with the Luxman combo. Part of me is thinking to try the amp first because I just love my Simaudio Moon Evolution P-8 preamp and I am sure I can do this but the other parts thinks to just get them both and be done with i...