gcknapp

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Just picked up a Simaudio Moon Ace from Lyric Hifi.  Demo, with ten year warranty. Replaced Belles Aria integrated, Ayre Codex dac and Bryston bdp-pi streamer.  With my Vandersteen VLR speakers there is great system synergy and plenty of power, no... 
Digital Front end for Dummies
Have a Ayre Codex for sale here on Audiogon.  Great dac, moving up the Ayre line. 
Innuos Zen Mini Mk II with an Ayre Codex
Codex would not work in harmony with my Bryston bdp-pi via USB. Had to use toslink input. 
SS integrated recommendations - the final piece to my system
I second the opinion on Belles Aria.  Wonderful integrated. Non fatiguing sound with great dynamics and soundstage  
Vandersteen VLR CT
Have thoroughly enjoyed the VLR Wood model for nearly two years, based on recommend from John Rutan at Audio Connection.  Paired with Belles Aria integrated, Bryston bdp-pi streamer, Ayre Codex dac and AQ speaker cable and interconnects.  Will be ... 
Audio Connection/Johnny Rutan
Built my system entirely on recommendations from John Rutan.  Vandersteen VLR, Belles Aria and Audioquest cabling.  Never have met in person, but every conversation is a treat.  First call for future system upgrades.  Must visit in person once the... 
looking to upgrade amp. Best choice of Belles Aria vs Rogue CM v Parasound HINT?
Bought a Belles Aria at the recommendation of John Rutan at Audio Connection and haven’t regretted the decision. Smooth, fatigue free sound, excellent detail and soundstage. Can’t speak to tubes as I have never wanted the hassle. Best integrated I... 
Time to move UP, speaker-wise...
I concur with the Vandersteen VLR  Wood recommendation.  Beautiful, fatigue free sound and excellent, spacious sound field.  Need to be placed close to a rear wall for bass reinforcement purpose.  Considering a move up the Vandersteen line.  Feel ... 
My Harbeth C7ES-3 story...
Thank to John Rutan at Audio Connection for the Belles Aria, Vandersteen and Audioquest recommendation. Great system synergy from very knowledgeable, patient dealer. 
My Harbeth C7ES-3 story...
Cant go wrong with either amp.  Using my Belles Aria with Vandersteen VLR speakers.  Bryston BDP-pi streamer and Mytek Liberty dac.  Audioquest GO-4 speaker cables and Audioquest interconnects.  Sound is spacious and accurate. 
My Harbeth C7ES-3 story...
Any updates? 
My Harbeth C7ES-3 story...
My money is on the Belles.  Let us know how the shootout goes and enjoy! 
totem arros and amplification
Bought mine used on Audiogon with zero regrets.  There is currently one on site for $1375.  Great great amp. 
Any love for the Belles Aria or other recent Belles amplifier?
Purchased a used Belles Aria on Audiogon on this week.  Paired with Vandersteen VLR speakers, Bryston BDP-pi streamer and Mytek Liberty dac.  Kimber Kable interconnects and speaker cables.  Most honest, uncluttered sound I have had in my system, w... 
Audio Doctor goes to Axpona observations so far
Went to AXPONA on Saturday.  Believe the Vandy System 9 setup was off.  Best in show for me was Ultra Fidelis room with Vandersteen Quatro CT with Vandersteen amplification.  Superb sound from Jon Spelt and staff.