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Von schweikert out of business since Albert's passing?
As a very satisfied VSA customer of many years. I was concerned about the title of this thread and called them today to find out whats up. I talked extensively to Damon. He was as pleasant and helpful as always and apologetic the the ball was drop... 
CD transport vs.streaming
In these streaming versus physical media discussions I think we should also consider that the reimbursement rates (pennies) to the artists for their creativity and work are such in most streaming options that the artists can not make a decent livi... 
Tube Vs. SS Preamps
Parts Connection usually has the Taks at a discount  
Tube Vs. SS Preamps
MaxWave. Wow, congratulations! If what my guys are saying is correct the Bramma should be amazing. I know I love my L2ise better than anything else that I have heard. The stock tubes are good, but I use the Takatsuki TA-300 Bs.The Taks are really ... 
Tube Vs. SS Preamps
Sbank, at least for they took things to the proverbial new level, more natural, dynamic, holographic, organic, and real used in Ayon pre-amp in sensitive system. I assume they would be worth a try in the BAT. The 1985 and newer Reflectors did not ... 
Tube Vs. SS Preamps
Spencer and those using 6H30 tubes, you can indeed tube roll the 6H30s. The Russian Reflektor 6h30s from late 1970's to early 1980 have a special sound, much enhanced over the standard Supertube 6h30's. I used them in Ayon equipment. I still have ... 
Seller ants my credit card info
If the seller has years of 100% feedback on A'gon and has a legitimate business business through which they can run your credit card, I think it is fine to use your card as your credit card company will back you strongly if there is any problems. 
Class D amps that are superior to all or most?
I enjoyed my time with later Nuforce/Nuprime designs. They sounded much more natural and liquid than the several other Class D that I tried. Worked well with Tubed pre amp. You do have to select Power cord and power conditioner carefully so noise ... 
What's up with Vinnie Rossi L2i SE?
I have a L2iSE and with the Tak300B tubes, it is amazingly musical, beating many high quality separates. It has been 100% reliable. Best I know they sold many of these units (very popular with most who heard it at dealers) I was told that the Ross... 
Paying with a cashiers check? Need advice!
I see it a bit differently. Using Pay Pal or credit card provides almost no protection to the seller as the buyer can state any reason and Pay Pal or Credit card will side with him. So I routinely buy and sell big ticket ($5000 to $50,000) items v... 
rule of thumb: how long do you leave a tube preamp on versus turning it off then back on?
On my Vinni Rossi L2ise which uses Takatsuki TA-300B  tubes at $1,500 a pair in the pre-amp section (which runs tubes more gently than in most amps) I turn on an hour before use as I can tell the improvement in sound quality, then leave after se... 
Von Schweikert speakers
I have owned Von Schweikert speakers for  a decade starting with VR 4SR, then VR5 Anniversary and now VR 55Aktives. I have auditioned many speakers including Wilson, Magico, Tidal, etc and to me Von Schweikert speakers have always sounded more nat... 
Speaker upgrade
Romey, Much of the Von Schweikert discussion now happens on Whats Best Forum. In the past there was a very active group on Audio Circle. Personally I find VSA speakers to have a more life-like presentation (natural, fuller bodied, not tipped to th... 
Speaker upgrade
Id vote for the VR55, have them now for a few years and love them. Great support from company as well.  
I Was Considering Active, Then I Watched This ...
A good compromise is what many Von Schweikert speakers do. They have many models with high quality 500 watt+ plate amps designed for them by by Chanel D. This allows the sound of the main amps to come through untouched and allows one to adjust bas...