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What amp is best with Wilson Sasha DAW speakers
Though I never owned one, I would think a Pass Amp would be a nice combo with Wilson.B 
SS Amp suggestions
Hmm, with those speakers you are going to need some serious power.I, too, am looking at a pair of MBL 111's, never listened to the Duntech, but they look nice.Pass Labs would be my first choice.On a budget, maybe McCormack DNA-1's with SMc Audio u... 
Why a separate DAC?
DAC's are evolving quickly. I would say that if you can output your CD player to an external DAC, do so.Two companies are my favorites, since they offer upgrades- Ayre and Schiit.The latter offers the Gungnir and the Yggy, which I think compare ni... 
Used Pre under $8K with lowest nosie floor(?)
If you buy used, you can get an Ayre KX-R (non twenty).I just got one and even though it is only a few hours running, I can say it is unbelievably quiet.For tubes, an Atma-Sphere MP-1 or 3 used should come in around $8K.In fact, I will probably ge... 
Has anyone tried these stunning new CPT power cord?
@abd1 and others,I am still waiting for the Deep Cores, which should be coming soon, according to Underwood Wally.My CPT 1800's are still working properly, so I can't complain about that, but having to wait so long for the Deep Cores is a bit off ... 
BookShelf or Floor Standing Speakers
@akg_ca , [email protected],Going to floor standers will require more space for positioning.Is that something you have?The best part of a floorstander is the additional cabinet volume that will enhanced lower frequency reproduction (among other things).As akg... 
Opinion. Acoustic Zen Adagio vs Vandersteen 2’s
I haven't heard the Adagio's, so I can't comment on them, but if you are considering Vandy's, I would suggest going to the newer models like the Treo or Quatro.Yes, a bit more money, but I feel they are a considerable upgrade to the 2 and 3's.I ow... 
Just purchased a pair of Atma Sphere M-60 Mk 3's upgraded to 3.3's
@brownsfan .I can't say I have ever experience 'glare' with my MA-1's using the Chinese Tubes that Ralph supplied.What speakers and preamp are you using.Bob 
Speaker recommendation thread (Organised by tiers of price)
@OP,Why are you showing:@audiotroy?B 
External Linear Power Supplies
There are some brands of linear power supplies that offer multiple outputs and can be configured with differing voltages.Bob 
Reasonable high end interconnects: without breaking the bank
You can try Zu Audio.They usually sell older models on Ebay and sometimes you can score a good deal.Otherwise, you can look at Audioquest. They have a sizable lineup and though they can get pricey, even the lower models are very good for the money... 
Audio Research Preamps vs. Conrad-Johnson preamps
I think if you provided information about your current system, it would make it easier to provide recommendations.Bob 
Just purchased a pair of Atma Sphere M-60 Mk 3's upgraded to 3.3's
I own both McCormack and Atma equipment and can say that Atma is probably going be the superior amp.-Unless, you send it to SMcAudio for upgrading, even then, I think Atma will still be a finer amp.Regarding preamps, if you can swing it, get a MP-... 
Car Audio
You need to find a good auto sound guy. Not the ones at Best Buy, but someone who works on really high priced cars. It won't be cheap, but you will get a sound system you will enjoy. What you are paying for is expertise.Luckily, the Chevelle isn't... 
How to hook up a Vandersteen 2W to a Marantz SR7010??
You need to be able to separate the amp and preamp. I tried to Google a manual, but I couldn't find a Preamp Out/ Amp in.You need to insert a high pass filter, either a fixed value or with the MP-5H between the preamp and amplifier.The subs connec...