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Pass Labs 150.8 and XP-20 versus PrimaLuna Dialogue Premier HP integrated
I had PL integrated amp prior to purchasing my Pass Lab equipment ; 250.8 and XP20. I would not say PL was junk at all. Quite the opposite, it is build extremely well. The sound from the PL is terrific. The only reason I moved away is I need more ... 
Looking for phono preamp recommendations
Thanks for all feedback. Really want to stick with a phono preamp but not at the >10k price point. Not sure of the return sonically.  
Looking for phono preamp recommendations
Thanks. How does the ARC Ref three do it? They have balanced outputs and so do others. Just curious.  
Looking for phono preamp recommendations
Thanks. What company? 
Looking for phono preamp recommendations
Any balanced phono preamps to recommend? 
Looking for phono preamp recommendations
Yes- I was thinking of a balanced preamp.  
Phonostage preamp HELP
Thanks all. I did change my setting from45 to 60. I thought they were already set at 60..... trust, but verify! Sounds much much better. Thanks for all of the insights.  
Turntable options
Guys -Im considering the AMG Giro. Any thoughts on this versus Clearaudio Innovation Wood with 12 inch Universial arm.  
Turntable options
Thanks DJFST. Not a fan of VPI. To me, the quality and engineering isn’t comparable to a lot of the tables I’m looking at. Granted I only had the VPI Prime. But much of their stuff is recycled in many of their tables. Also not a fan of their tone ... 
Turntable options
Thanks Inna -so so you are placing your judgement based on cost ratio v actual performance? I really want to know how one phono pre compares to another. What would you suggest an upgrade fromthe Manley would be? Thanks  
Turntable options
Thanks - can you elaborate on why the Manley pre isn’t adequate? Not sure I’m tracking with you. Thanks Inna 
Turntable options
Inna -thanks for the feedback. I listen to ALL music!my system consists of-Wilson Yvette’s- Pass Lab 250.8 amp- Pass Lab x20 pre amp-Manley Chinook phono pre- Core Audio equipment stand.  
Turntable options
Whart-Great insight! Thanks for the information. I have started contemplating Kuzma as well. I need to do a bit of research. Do you find yourself spending a bunch of time adjusting the Kuzma arm/table? 
Turntable options
Thanks smer 319-I appreciate the recomendations. For some reason, I can’t get on the DD Technics wagon.... maybe I need to learn more about there stuff. It does take me back to when I was young! 
Upgrade path from Wilson WattPuppy 7s? - seeking advice
+4 for Wilson Sabrina's. Great overall speaker in all aspects.