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Looking for a low gain solid state preamp with balanced in/out
I have never auditioned the w4s preamp, though it does seem to be in the orice range, lately I have been thinking about perhaps a Bryston bp20 or Bp25.Thx for suggestion 
Looking for a low gain solid state preamp with balanced in/out
Thank you, I did not know that Van Alstine had low gain setting ability, I have been impressed by AVA stuff in the past.  
Looking for a low gain solid state preamp with balanced in/out
I am sure you are happy with the Ayre K1xe but its a touch more expensive than the LS9. I guess I could sell one of my kids cars :). 
Should I repair my Creek 4330 or replace it?
4330 is a great amp if your speakers support it. Glad you ate having it fixed. Also at least with the older music hall integrated amps they had socketed op amps and you could replace the opams with opa627 and the improvement in sound was nothing s... 
Is a Bryston 3B SST2 enough for Magnepan 3.7i or 20.7?
So you have a very inefficient speaker with a low ohm loading on the amplifier. I believe that many amplifiers distortion profiles change for the worse as they get driving low ohm loads, it requires a stiff power supply or a switch mode power supp... 
Graduating to separates need help
The world is your oyster right now, many good options. The only advice I would give is seperate dac for sure! The tech is moving fast. For audio anyway. Good luck! 
Which Class D Amplifier? PS Audio, Ghent, Nord, Merrill or other???
I have had and listened to many amps and have been in this stupid game many years. I have settled on class d because it sounds so Damn good for the money but also for the convenience. Yes a krell fpb300 sounds better than my sti500 but not that mu... 
Which Integrated with Power,Current, and Bass
Hi, have you considered a Wyred4Sound 250 watt integrated amp. I love mine, I have speakers with 15inch woofers, and I think netflix is doing structural damage to my house. The amp is dynamic, powerful and pretty smooth, but not dull. Plus seems t... 
Looking to replace my (Mcintosh)
Jeff, I feel somewhat qualified to answer as I have owned a mac 7100, and I am a fellow Jeff. I actually miss the punchy lively sound of my old 7100, I ran it with a ARC LS1 and into some Thiel 2.2s, I have fond memories of that system. Anyway tha... 
Curious what people think is the best "value" high end speaker (~5K to 15K)
I know eveyone and every room is different, however if you can dedicate a space to the speakers, and provide proper amplification I dont understand how you could go wrong with magnepans. The secret to making maggies work is placing them litterally... 
Quicksilver preamp 1 channel noise
Czarivey, thanks for the advice! Have done a limited search for schematic snd found none. I did replace diodes even though they tested good on my meter. If its not the the remaining resistors maybe its the damn socket itself, but resistance wise i... 
Looking to build a system for under $5k
I would go ice based integrated 250 watt drives most any speaker choose your brand. So maybe $1750 for the integratedThen 1.5k for some used floor standing speakers would probably do some Paradigm studio 100 or old bw or kef or a perfect condition... 
Quicksilver preamp 1 channel noise
Czarivey, I dont know if they are bad? Because i dont have a schematic i have to remove each resistor and test then cross refrence as they are 6 band precision type. I wish i had a tracker tester. I then order the same value 1% at highest dissipat... 
Quicksilver preamp 1 channel noise
Everyone thanks for the suggestions! I have 7 more resistors to replace and then I will have replaced all resistors. I will replace those in the next week or two and then the socket on that channel. The thing that gets me is that I have already re... 
Quicksilver preamp 1 channel noise
Thanks ghosthouse, i guess i will be contacting quicksilver. I will need to take a detailed pic of the unit and detail all of the components i have changed out.