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verdict on class D amps?
It depends on your taste which will be determined by your ears and what your brain's sonic preferences are. I have listened to tube amps (Music Reference), hybrid (Audio VanAlstine 250 wpc Fetvalve 550, and class A solid state monblocks (300 wpc S... 
vanalstine fet valve amplifiers
I ran mine with Platinum Audio Solo and Audio Physic Avanti Century III speakers and it sounded really good.I subsequently had the amp modified to balanced outputs and upgraded wiring and internal parts (Jospeh Chow, Audio Horizions)and that took ... 
Better speakers than Von Schweiker VR4jr under 3k
Hell if you are going to spend 3 grand, the Emerald Physic's cost in this range brand new and are excellent sonic full-range peerformers. I have both the EP's and VR4JR's in two systems sitting side by side. I am very impressed by both and happen ... 
Better speakers than Von Schweiker VR4jr under 3k
I have the Von Schweikert VR4JR speakers and alsmost sold them - until I got rid of their datlink between the upper and lower modules and biwired the speaker with Morrow Audio SP2 silver/copper cables. Holy Schmoly! They are entirely different spe... 
Speaker Packing?
Thanks! It must've been the genius in me that has kept me from shipping speakers - I was cured when I opened a box and a one of Spica Angelus I had shipped off to be repaired bas literally broken in two...... 
Bel Canto Pre3 vs Jeff Rowland concerto
Guidocorona - I actually meant I will check out the Capri!BTW, has anyone heard the BelCanto Pre3 preamplifier - and what do you think of it? 
Bel Canto Pre3 vs Jeff Rowland concerto
Thanks Guidocorona! I will investigate the Concerto. 
best biwire speaker cables for under $300??
Morrow Audio cables are tremendous performers. At the price they performance is insanely stupi...... 
amp and preamp... i'm getting close
Get an Acurus amplifier and either an Acurus R11 pre-amp or one of the cheap Prasound preamps. The cheap Parasound pre-amps sound, available for several hundred bucks, sound silly good and clean and not just for the money. I am running a modified,... 
budget balanced pre amp, tube or SS?
Try one of the cheap Parasound or Acurus pre-amps. They are really dirt cheap and sound very clean, clear, and involving. I know the Parasound sounds silly good for the money. I just bought several of the Acurus R11 pre-amps based on their "underg... 
Alesis masterlink arrived
I bought a modded unit from Balanced Power Technology. It makes phenomenal recordings. I have recorded some of the new very high resolution discs - XRCD24 and K2HD - and they dubs sound even better than the stunning original recordings. The modded... 
Tube Amp Recommendations
Thank you all. I have called and talked to Stephen Monte and gotten some advice.Just to clarify, I love the Music Reference 125 wpc amp and have no designs on parting with it. It is in a system in my exercise room and sounds fantastic. I'll check ... 
Anyone permanently convert from tubes to SS?
No. I have three two channel systems. One uses a tube amp and SS preamp, the other uses a brute, class A SS amp with a tube preamp, and the third uses a SS amp and tube pre-amp. They all sound different but I like all three. I love the rounded, wa... 
Review: Tritium Technologies Triphazers Tweak
Color me a believer in this technology as well. I initially had a pair of X-20's and upgraded to X-100 speaker triphazers. I also have a line level triphazer between my CD player (Meridian G08) and tube preamp (heavily Jospeh Chow modified, and qu... 
Who do you like for equipment mods?
Joseph Chow of AudioHorizons, the maker of preamps, cables, and DAC's that are highly popular on Audiogon. He has modified multiple pieces of equipment for me including an Aritight tube preamp (took a very nice piece and made it stunning), AudioVa...