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Cary SLP-98 vs Rogue 99.... and tube rolling?
I had both in my system a few weeks after I posted this. FOr me, the clear winner was the Cary 98 over the Rogue 99. The Cary was more musical, better sounding and responded real well to NOS Sylvania tubes... which made the 98 far better than the ... 
Ayre C 5xe Universal vs. Cary 306 SACD
I'm stuck in this dilemma... Cary 306 or Ayre 5xe.... dangit.Joey 
Best Sonus Faber for 16 sq room. ?
Who designed the Elipsa then? I heard it's nowhere near the Cremona because of a new tweeter, a new midrange, and a different woofer. 
Truely Balanced Pre Amps
Cary Audio SLP-05, truly balanced inside and out. 
Best Sonus Faber for 16 sq room. ?
Although I'm sure that the Annis are borderline too big for your room, I will have to say that if you can, go for it. Just in case you have the ability to move to a larger room and you have a technically superior speaker from the getgo. 
Magnepan vs. Martin Logan
Called the CLX. We, at the Martin Logan Club, are going to get to hear the proto at Kansas this summer at our National Meet. =) 
Best Sonus Faber for 16 sq room. ?
Thats like 4feet by 4feet.... 
Does this speaker exist or am I being ridiculous?
Spring, If you're talking to me, I had it about 3 feet or so from back wall. 
best speakers for vocals?
Martin Logan Summits are far and away one of my favorites. Others to consider are Vandersteen 5a, SF Cremonas, Magnepan 20.1, BW802D, Usher Dancer Be10, Wilson Sophia, JM Labs 1027Be.Joey 
Does this speaker exist or am I being ridiculous?
Itball,If you have any other questions aside from my review, feel free to email me at [email protected]. I'll try to answer whatever questions you have about the Minis and how it compares to other speakers that I have experience with.Thanks,Joey 
Does this speaker exist or am I being ridiculous?
I have the Minis in my room and I have the Martin Logan Summits, ran by Plinius SA102 amp and Cary 98 preamp. I have heard many speakers, from Vandersteen 5a to Thiel 2.4C to Wilson Sophia/WP7/Maxx2 to Von Schweikert VR4jr. What about the Minis do... 
Speakers to hang on to for LIFE
Martin Logan Summits, the ones I have. Atleast until ML comes out with the Super Summits. 
Tube Rolling with 6SN7 tubes...?
I just purchased a set of 4 (er, 5... 1 for backup) of NOS Sylvania 6SN7GTA for the Cary 98.I'm also going to get a demo of the Rogue 99 preamp and test it in my system later today to see if I can get that "darker" sound. Thanks guys!Joey 
Plinius SA-102 for Magnepan 3.6
You wont regret it... pair it with a tube preamp and like me, you will enjoy your Plinius SA102 and ML Summit combo!Joey 
Martin Logan Ascenti's or the new Vista. Help
Never liked the Ascents sound.... if I were to choose a speaker between the 2, I would go vista hands down.