johnkent3

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I feel bad for Generation X and The Millennial's
Don’t feel bad for me! im a Gen X and enjoy all of that music and then some…daily. I also enjoy the music from your parent’s generation and prior…not to mention my music from the 80s and 90s and 2000’s - lots of epic stuff!  
AHB2/Sansui Receiver Pre-out Sound without using volume pot
totem, yes. dac rca out to the aux. input on the receiver.  
AHB2/Sansui Receiver Pre-out Sound without using volume pot
avanti, the subs are both playing the lows from the music signal when the sansui volume control is fully on zero...the same signal that's going to the benchmark amplifier.  
AHB2/Sansui Receiver Pre-out Sound without using volume pot
Yes this is exactly it! AHB2 not outputting anything at zero volume, but for some reason the sub amps are getting the music signal and amplifying it before the AHB2 is. You're right, no big deal but wondering if there is a way to easily fix.  
Revel F208 - worth a try?
I had them. Very neutral. Switched back to dynaudio it's the sound I like. The revels are prettier, though for sure.  
Dust Settled Consensus- is the Benchmark AHB2 an Audiophile Amplifier?
In my experience, the AHB2 is incredible. I can fully change my system based on the DAC and Preamp I choose. This amp knows it's job - to amplify the signal it's given, no more and no less. Right now i'm using a fully restored sansui 9090 as prea... 
Which pair of speakers changed your Hifi life?
Yamaha NS1000's Still have them, hooked up to a restored sansui 9090  
Looking for Speaker Recommendations
Dynaudio or Sonus Faber  
Can a Amp be "timeless" and compete with todays amps?
Benchmark moved the game a head with their current technology that's in the AHB2. My bet is if you plugged your tube pre into this and kept the rest of your system as is you'd be more than pleased with the results! And if not, you can return. Wor... 
Your thoughts on my quest for new speakers
I'd give the dynaudio heritage specials a day in court! Along with some Harbeths!  
New Dynaudio Heritage Special..?..!
I've got special 40's and love love love them...hooked to a benchmark AHB2, great amp with just enough juice, though you know with Dyns you can alwasy feed them more...   Question - Should I get another AHB2 for bridged operation, or spend the m... 
How much does power amplifier really matter comparing to other hi-fi components?
I wasn't too worried about the amp as long as it was quality built and powerful...but the Benchmark AHB2 changed the game for me. It made a very noticeable difference in my music. 
Best Integrated that you've heard under $5k
I think Musical Fidelity makes incredible sounding stuff...I had an m5si and kind of bummed I sold it. Muscular, meaty sound but stays delicate enough on the highs.Would love to hear some of their higher-end stuff... 
Help! need informed opinion
I’ve currently have Dyn special 40’s and have had a few pairs of Revels - f208 and Concerta2 M16’s. The revels are great because they are very balanced and do not really color the sound coming to them. They just weren’t for me. I am so happy with ... 
Recommendation for a highly resolving amp
I'm very certain the Benchmark AHB2 is the most resolving amp available... but you'll need to bridge mono them to get the same power you're getting from your Pass Labs.