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Which one is better tube tuner or Digital tuner?
I concur with chadnliz. My favorite tuner of all time is the Luxman T-117. It sounds incredible when I listen to my favorite Jazz and Classical broadcast. Sounds so warm and natural. Blows away any streamer, which I like to stream too but only for... 
Luxman T-117 Tuner
Tunet is typo should be Tuner. ūü§™  
Luxman T-117 Tuner
The Luxman T-117 Tuner is an impressive sounding tuner especially for the money. I had played the Tuner game spending all sought of money including the expensive Accuphase T-109, Tandberg 3001A, Magnum Dynalabs Etude, to name just a few that I‚Äôve ... 
Wharfedale Denton vs Diamond 225
One of the best small speakers ever heard is the Siefert Maxim iii. They sound similar to the $14,000 Sonus Faber Extrema speakers but without the sticker shock. I heard them years ago at a fellow audiophile‚Äôs setup and pretty jaw dropping on how ... 
Best CD player under $2000
I concur with member two left ears that you should look for a Marantz SA-11S3 player. ¬†Sounds incredible smooth and dynamic. The build quality at 40 pounds is second to none. A great player all around. Used at $2000 is a sure steal. 
MORE Esoteric problems
Whoever buys an Esoteric K-01X will end up with a very expensive door stopper. Good luck trying to find reputable service. Shame on Teac & Esoteric USA for not backing there Warranty ! 
MORE Esoteric problems
RUN, RUN, RUN as far and fast you can from Esoteric Audio !It‚Äôs official that Esoteric Audio is doing all Digital Repairs in Japan. Youch !!! ¬†Shipping will be very expensive and very time consuming. Stick with Marantz Reference Digital. 
Which area of components to spend the most $ on? Boy I was wrong all my life!
Everything matters when building a state of the art Hi-End Stereo system. Technology is great, meaning iPads, iPhones and streaming devices for general background music. But when it comes to Listening, put a Marantz SA-11S3 in the system and you‚Äôl... 
Advice on buying good CD player that will outperform my Primare cd31
The Marantz Reference SA-11S3 is an incredible sounding CD/SACD player. Had many ¬†exotic type players over the past 30 years and the Marantz Reference SA11S3 sounds so accurate and natural. Built like a tank ‚Äú38 pounds‚ÄĚ . I am very happy with it. ... 
Marantz
I have always been a fan of ¬†Marantz Reference CD players going back to the Marantz CD94 in the 1980's.In the past 15 years I have also owned the¬†Marantz Reference SA-1, SA-7, SA-11S3 sacd / cd players. All excellent players but the Marantz Refere... 
Reference disc player...UDP 205 or Marantz?
The combination Marantz Reference PM-11S3 integrated amp and Marantz Reference SA-11S3 sacd/cd player is the biggest bang for your dollar. Tremendous value in what you get in return. If sound¬†, build and great¬†quality matters this is the way to go... 
Opinions on Thiel CS2?
ps. If you can find a pair of Thiel CS2 speakers. 
Opinions on Thiel CS2?
One of my all time favorite sounding speakers are the Thiel Audio Model¬†CS2 speakers. A number of reasons why:1) Great soundstage and depth for the Thiel¬†Model CS2 speakers.2) Small footprint but can fill a large room. They don't take up much spac... 
MARANTZ NEW REFERENCE 10 SERIES
The Marantz Reference¬†PM11S3 & SA11S3 is a bargain compared to the new Reference 10 Series. Also look at the price point $9,000 MSRP for combination price¬†Marantz PM-11S3 & SA-11S3. Verse 6k more¬†now replaced with¬†Marantz Reference¬†PM-10 &... 
Marantz SA11S3
I own a Marantz SA11S3 SACD player¬†and love the sound of it. Very natural sounding and analog sounding. Tried many players and dacs over the years and many tended to be bright and over bearing to my ears. For the 4K price I find the Marantz SA11S3...