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Another new DAC: Audio Mirror
Lame question here;How do you order this dac?   
Going linear - The Luxman 507ux
I recently drank the Luxman Kool Aid and have replaced my Primaluna Dialogue Premium HP integrated with the Luxman 509x.Here's my two cents;I've been a tube guy for a long time.  Since 1988 or so.  I've had the VTL Deluxe 100s, Deluxe 225s, Manley... 
Fate? Karma? Purgatory? Help me put a good spin on this.
I listened to 30, maybe 45 seconds.  Sorry man.Maybe he's got a killer rhythm section with him and you could focus on bass lines all night. 
Going linear - The Luxman 507ux
Erik,For the past 3 years I've had a Primaluna Dialogue HP integrated.  Besides the stock EL34 tubes, (stupid good) I also had a set of KT 150s.  Luxman just kept popping up on my radar.  Over and over again. I read the reviews, talked to some f... 
Going linear - The Luxman 507ux
Eric,I'm the latest Luxman fatality.  Found a screaming deal on an almost new 509x.  Should be here Monday.  It'll be driving my Dali Epicon 8s.Except for the time when I was in school, this will be my first transistor amplifier.  I've had tubes f... 
Prima Luna EVO series amps/preamps now available...
Looks to me like the new Evo has balanced inputs.  Is that the only difference for 600 bucks? 
Another new DAC: Audio Mirror
Just went to your website.  Really beautiful gear you have there!  And your mono blocks are stellar looking!- Bob 
Esoteric S-03
teeshot,Sent you a PM. 
Tube amplifier (with remote!) for Quad ESLs
nmac,As you know the Quads are mid range giants; so is the EL34 tube.  The Primaluna is wonderfully controlled amplifier.  The soundstage is excellent and jazz trios, quartets, etc. sound like they are supposed to.  And vocals, off the freaking ch... 
Tube amplifier (with remote!) for Quad ESLs
I've got a pair of 2805s and use a Primaluna Dialogue HP.  I can easily get 90+ db peaks with no sign of strain using the stock EL34 tubes.  I also have a set of KT150s which are even better.  Once a friend came over who also has Quads, listened t... 
Integrated amp for Vivid 1.5
Craig,I also have the Primaluna and about 4 months ago retubed with the kt150s.  The sound is incredible.Your description of them running "cool," prompts me to ask; how cool?On my rig, the 150s are noticeably hotter than the EL34s they replaced.Th... 
Tube amps and heat
I've got a Primaluna Dialogue HP integrated.It gets well into the 90's here and stays that way for weeks at a time.  I've never really thought that it contributed that much to the heat of the room.  Maybe I'm more tolerant of the heat, but to me i... 
Help! Subwoofer Newbie Problems!
I have a pair of the e12s and like them a lot.I once had the very same problem going from the pre out to the subs.  No sound, nothing at all.I discovered I had connected the IC to the "out" and not the "in."Dumb mistake, but crawling around on you... 
Subwoofer advice please
glenn,Stacked 2805s?  Sounds like a lot of fun, but at 8 feet high or so I doubt they would pass meet the "wife acceptance factor."Willemj and others, Thank you very much for your comments about what to do.  After comparing the SVS to the REL, it ... 
Has Rel fallen out of favor with audiophiles?
phusis,Thank you for your reply re: SVS subs.  Well written, informative and best of all, is helping me decide which route to take!-- Bob