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Do you know of 5 HiFi manufactures that have been in operation for over 40 years ?
I"m a big Arcam and JBL fan but they are both owned by Harmen which is owned by Samsung currently (unless I'm incorrect). Props to the folks who mentioned Rega as I'm a fan. 
Looking into speaker upgrade/change?
I can't make a comparison to the other speakers listed but I love my Revel F208's. My Arcam SR250 doesn't seem to have any problems powering them for what it's worth.  
These seem a bit pricey $$$
You can"t reason with crazy. People don't seem to lose the effort to try though. 
These seem a bit pricey $$$
I’m trading in my Revel F208s for some $200 floor standers with the same design philosophy... Then I will have them "tuned to my ears"... 
Question on how DAC’s work...
I guess I'm in the "MQA indifferent" camp at this point. 
Question on how DAC’s work...
I have a node 2i feeding into a benchmark DAC2 HGC. I don't notice much a difference on MQA tracks anymore. As others have stated, the node does the first unfold into the DAC. The MQA tracks seemed more impressive when I streamed straight from the... 
Hunt for new floor standers
My dad has a pair of ML 60XT towers and they are great sounding speakers. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. At the current $900/each clearance price they are a great value. That being said, I have a pair of Revel Performa F208 towe... 
Importance of phase and timing optimization when incorporating sub woofers ?
Is anyone else just paying attention at this point to see the interaction between erik_squires and millercarbon? It's like waiting for titans to do battle.  
Albums that you listen to straight through / start to finish whenever you put them on!
Beastie Boys "Paul's Boutique" is one of my longest continual front to back listens.  Over multiple media types over the last 20 years. Steely Dan "Aja" because its great. Doobie Brothers "Toulouse Street".Several David Bowie albums.Fear "The Reco... 
Items for sale without remotes.
OP makes a good point.  I havnt used a stock remote in 15 years or so but I have every one and have always included them when my gear moves to the next person.  
The cunning trick utilized within the speaker industry
Nice try bdp24, that's just what "big driver" would say.... 
The cunning trick utilized within the speaker industry
My mental picture of Kenjit is unibomber-esque, tucked away in a shed somewhere pounding out a manifesto about "big-speaker" and the "deep‐driver collective". I can pick out his topics before I see the user name these days and I mainly click to se... 
Which amp would you go with
I just recently acquired an Arcam sr250 which I believe has a very similar if not the same internal amplifier as the SA20 integrated. It does a great job with my Revel F208 towers. The class G Arcams are heavily class A weighted (the first 20 watt... 
Arcam SR250 vs Emotiva XPA 2 (gen 3)
Thank you both for the info. Maybe I will be selling the Emotiva sooner than I had initially anticipated.  
So what's the better deal (honestly)?
I would buy the outriggers for the Magicos and put them on a set of Wilsons. But only after a high end paint job...