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Who Offers a Highly Musical Preamp using a 6SN7 tube and a remote?
@jond  Thanks. Good to know. Some stuff still circulates used so perhaps not totally irrelevant but probably better options.  
Who Offers a Highly Musical Preamp using a 6SN7 tube and a remote?
Thanks for this list. Even while I'm settling in with my newly modded Quicksilver gear and doing a speaker shoot-out, I've not started a folder on my computer called "End Game" and 6SN7 Preamps this thread is a keeper. When I was shopping initial... 
Best Stereo/Pair Amps under $20k - Mark Levinson No 536
For that price ceiling, might you consider Boulder amps?  
Is High End Audio catchin' up with you all?
@carlsbad What workout do you use for modesty? ;-)   
Listening without interpretation...is it impossible?
@berner99 I cannot help you and will not try.  
Listening without interpretation...is it impossible?
It is unlikely that your mind will let you see this What is unlikely is that you have any idea what my mind will let me see. So let me invite you to speak just for yourself. But really, @berner99 I apologize for an  answer that was over your he... 
Devore or Audio Note or other sensitive speakers: wanting to listen in Denver
@jjss49 Well said. And of course, my buddy with a modest boat paid $40k for the boat and just had to replace a trawling motor for $4k. He gets to use it maybe 1/2 the year, or maybe a bit more. Audio is there all year long.  And the points about ... 
Listening without interpretation...is it impossible?
@berner99 We also never really see a tree, a person, a sandwich etc. It is the nature of being a person with a mind: our minds filter everything we see, hear, experience, etc. This is where we part company. I do not subscribe to the idea that... 
Describe your preference in a single sentence
I'm with @jjss49  great clarity with rich/full/natural tone, yet plenty of speed/impact when the music calls for it To those who call for "accurate" or "straight" etc. all I can ask is, what is your access to the original/pure/true version? If... 
Devore or Audio Note or other sensitive speakers: wanting to listen in Denver
If I find my way into investment banking or black market antique smuggling, I'll have the cash for those Cessaros. I assume that horns can sound great even without the NYC-Uberrich pricetags. Thanks @jjss49 for the links. I'll take a listen. Hopef... 
Devore or Audio Note or other sensitive speakers: wanting to listen in Denver
@jjss49  Awaken the beast? On this nice thread? No! The question comes from a place of naiveté. The proposals of some of these lovely horn speakers seem like a very interesting alternative, given the OP's parameters. As many would agree, there i... 
Devore or Audio Note or other sensitive speakers: wanting to listen in Denver
What do folks like with horns that others weren’t doing? What do horns do less well?  
Listening without interpretation...is it impossible?
One thing which I definitely take away from the quotation is the idea that good discussions about audio have are integral to the changing meaning of the experiences of listening. Same thing has been true when I listen with a friend and we comment ... 
Try a sub a third in the back
@golfnutz I’ll take a look. That article was just a primer I ran across; it’s not my bible or anything. The testimony I’ve seen here by some experienced folks has convinced me that it’s helpful, and my own measurements have, too. But my sense is t... 
Listening without interpretation...is it impossible?
Well said, Stuart. I think there are ways of "being in the moment" that do not involve reflection or holding up standards to what we're hearing *while* we're hearing it. That's important. But the notion that we're ever "simply* hearing it in some ...