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Perfect Pop Songs
+1 Love Childremarkable (albeit Motown) sound  
Audio Research VT80SE amp vs Prima Luna EVO 400 or 300
+1 Audio Research.What Prima Luna obscures can never be recovered. 
Perfect Pop Songs
A lot of great suggestions but--how about the most obvious. To me, the quintessential pop tunes as expressions of rebellion, teenage angst and/or lust are:SatisfactionI Saw Her Standing There  Like a Rolling StoneUnlike many great pop songs, I hav... 
D’agostino integrated amp vs their amp and a tubed pre amp setup.
I test listened to the Dag S250 with my ARC Ref 40 in my home with my Wilson Sashas for a weekend and the sound was excellent. Not as tubey as a full tube set up but more transparent with the hint of tube magic. In other words, the best of both wo... 
ARC Ref 10 tube rolling
I sometimes get them from ARC but they are almost double the price you will pay at shops like The Tube Depot or the Tube Store which also provide matched pairs, although ARC claims to put the tubes through extreme testing and matching. To the best... 
ARC Ref 10 tube rolling
The guys at ARC have it pretty well figured out. Tube rolling gets marginal, if any, benefits in the Ref 40 in my experience. I assume  application in the Ref 10 is not much different. 
Michael Fremer's system
What would I change? Why the location of course--to my house.The equipment seems very synergistic. Dartzeel-Wilson seem made for each other. Caliburn tt with SAT arm? divine. I'll say this---Mikey always gives honest reviews even re his friend Cha... 
Rockport Atria II or Magico A5
BTW, I think Bob (Rhapsody) is an excellent dealer and anyone who wants to hear Magico (which many swear by) or Raidho or any other products Rhapsody sells--could not find a better dealer. 
Rockport Atria II or Magico A5
Thank you Bob:Looking at the photos on Raidho and Magico's website it is clear that I was mistaken. They were, I believe, Raidho XT 5s against a larger and more expensive Magico. This was a few years ago. I preferred the Raidhos 
Rockport Atria II or Magico A5
It was Rhapsody Audio in NYC. 
Name a few albums which helped determine your musical tastes
Rubber SoulThe White albumMadman Across the WaterChicago 2Teaser and the FirecatWoodstockZosoWho's NextLoggins and Messina "Sittin In"All Things Must PassBlood on the TracksBorn To RunDarkness on the Edge of Town 
Rockport Atria II or Magico A5
Another very underrated high end contender not often discussed.Joseph Audio Pearls. Agreed. 
Rockport Atria II or Magico A5
Hi ebmI have listened to at least half a dozen Magico speakers in showrooms and at shows with Alon Wolf playing them and always felt that they were somewhat antiseptic. But I had not listened carefully to any Magico speakers in a number of years a... 
Rockport Atria II or Magico A5
Rockport are truly musical speakers. Magico are uninvolving and antiseptic. That's just my humble opinion. 
John Rutan / Audio Connection
John and Nick are great guys who always give honest advise. I'm a big fan.