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Best Integrated Amp (for me)
I have Kef R300s a very similar speaker to the LS50s. I chose them after listening to both side by side for hours. The R300 had better bass and was more aesthetically pleasing to my SO.  I drive mine with Marantz PM8005 now the 8006 for the last 5... 
Any good high end shops in Indianapolis?
Thanks for all the feedback. She has relatives near Indy so that is part of the draw. She actually grew up in Gary and apparently it had a nicer area that was at that point all white and others that were mixed. She goes back pretty often so I gues... 
Any good high end shops in Indianapolis?
Thx all for the feedback. While she used to live in Chcago for some reason she is more attuned to Indy. I think she has a brother who lives up that way so she is probably looking to combine reasons to go that way. She is also used to driving on ru... 
Seeking Opinion on Marantz PM5005
I would hold out for the PM8006. Much better build quality and power, made in the Japanese Marantz Reference factory. You could look for a 8005 version used and it should be fine if well cared for. Used to be able to get them occasionally from acc... 
New mid priced integrated for 75 yo widow with Gallo 3.1s
edcyn.....the rest of the islands are not any different. There is a store on Oahu but it is inconsistently open and the guy who runs it is kind of flakey. He is mostly HT oriented and often does not have even demo units to listen to in his littl... 
New mid priced integrated for 75 yo widow with Gallo 3.1s
Jim Crane...good idea. I have never spoken to Wally but I understand he is a reputable guy. Didnt know he was in Lahaina.  I know his stuff is shipped from TN or somewhere like that but the fact he knows Gallos could be a plus. I wouldnt mind talk... 
New mid priced integrated for 75 yo widow with Gallo 3.1s
DeKay....the PM is the one thing I have identified that is an option although it is a little outside her budget but I can probably find one for her close to her $#. I think it would work ok for her but it was kind of bright when I first got it wit... 
Quality home theatre receiver with quality sound?
Thanks. Went to look and it was taken down already...not sure why maybe it moved fast. Appreciate the thought.  
Quality home theatre receiver with quality sound?
millercarbon9....I thought she would need huge power too. In fact, thought the old Parasound PA260 was 100 or so but its actually only 50 wrms @8 and it is or was plenty loud for her needs. I think good current is probably helpful to these speaker... 
Best bang for buck integrated amp for $500
Brio is Class AB vs Sprout Class D. I would bet on the Brio for that reason alone. I have heard the Brio a few years back in Memphis and was very impressed b the sound for the money. If I was in the market for a mid level integrated it would be on... 
Quality home theatre receiver with quality sound?
Ok, no AVR. So stereo is fine. She has a Parasound pre and amp from the 70s. Her husband was a former musician and appreciated good sound. (I was very surprised how good the Parasound gear sounded for the last 25 years I have known her but the Hin... 
Stereophile's 2021 products of the year
Interesting thread. I too wonder about the relationship between Stereophile ad sales and content. However, I have read it for enough years that I can discern a great review from a merely good or ok one. I also think that generally there is lots of... 
Options for integrateds for Ohm Walsh Tall 2000s?
I have been happy with the 8005 into the Ohms. That said, I have also had the experience of a much more powerful, higher current amp and the speakers definitely responded. It was a borrowed amp and one that would cost 4-5x the 8005 (Mac 6800) but ... 
Options for integrateds for Ohm Walsh Tall 2000s?
I have Walsh 2-100S3 like Mapman, the equivalent of what you are getting. Got original 2s and John updated them for me 7 years ago. I run mine variously with a Marantz PM8005 or a McIntosh MC250 updated by Terry DeWick. I have them in a space that... 
Searching for a Integrated Amp under $2K
My Marantz PM8006 delivers most of what you reference except internal dac. I was ok with that because dac technology is changing quickly. You can get it new for $1000. Belles Aria also comes very highly rated for just under $2k.  I am interested i...