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Best tube preamplifier for under $15k
There have been a couple of mentions for VTL in this thread.The top two models - TL-6.5 II and TL-7.5 III are both hybrid designs employing tubes and MOSFET and most importantly they are both MORE than $15K.The sweet spot in the VTL line-up is the... 
Lumin or Aurender
Aurender added Tidal MQA support at least a year ago.I have been using an Aurender A10 since it launched 3 years ago and love it. I chose this model because it has internal storage, a streamer and DAC and so this unit does it all and I do not need... 
Full Range speakers for a living space
@m-db Those Syzygy subs being wireless are extremely interesting. I think I could accommodate 3 of them without too much of an issue. The do only come in black, but I have a friend who runs an exceptional car wrap shop so I can always get them wra... 
Full Range speakers for a living space
I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to provide so many great options. I have a lot of research to conduct.There have been a lot of recommendations for Legacy products and their Focus SE model looks a potential.Also many nods towards... 
Full Range speakers for a living space
@dekay I have my speakers bi-wired [email protected] @tvad legacy and daedalus look interesting - i am investigating.Also thanks to all for the Vandersteen info and to those recommending subs I am researching - just reading about the 4 sub swarm ... 
Full Range speakers for a living space
@millercarbon Many Thanks for the response. I had considered subs, and matching them with something from Vivid's oval line or Wilson Duette, but then i considered all the power and LFO cables I would need snaking about the place and discounted tha... 
Tube Phono with Tube Integrated Amp?
For a couple of  years I ran  an all tube amp chain (Ear 834P, VTL 5.5 II, VTL ST 150), but the background was never quiet enough. There was always some tube rush. I swapped out the EAR for an Audia Flight Phono (SS) and I could not be happier. Th...