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Speakers for Manley amps
Joseph has often been shown with Manley  
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
as far as preamps, I disagree with Techno on this. i've never heard a Pandora in a familiar system, but I preferred a Music First to the MSB Premier in my house and even the Ref dac. and most think MSB passive volume controls are the best in the b... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
that Dido track isn't a particularly good recording. i wouldn't be judging anything on it. 
Spectral audio today
Spectral is a system approach which will always make it niche. Has always sounded dead to me, similar to Soulution, Boulder, and some others mentioned. Dartzeel is my personal high end favorite as it nails decay and flow but with an incredible nat... 
Cube Audio Nenuphar Single Driver Speaker (10 inch) TQWT Enclosure
I think the focus on DF is going overboard - circuit is more important. @213Cobra recently told me he believes the Ampzilla 2000, 2nd Edition is the best SS amp he’s heard on Zu Audio speakers which have similar driver characteristics to the Cubes... 
Audion U.K. Power Amps - feedback and experience with their amplifiers?
Reach out to @213cobra who has loads of experience with them and FRD speakers 
Cube Audio Nenuphar Single Driver Speaker (10 inch) TQWT Enclosure
are people ordering from the distributor with return policy. don’t see a SoCal dealer so figuring out how to hear a pair. 
Devore Fidelity Orangutan O/96
Harbeth always put me to sleep. To each their own.  
Devore Fidelity Orangutan O/96
Heard O96s sound spectacular on Moon electronics today  - better than LM Audio tubes in the same room. Was very surprised.  
Devore Fidelity Orangutan O/96
I'm a former Gibbon X owner, have heard the O96s several times. To me, all comes down to their bass characteristics - either you love it or don't. I personally wasn't enamored by the fleshy bass of the Os especially on electronica. Now, if jazz is... 
What's your favorite boutique speaker maker
Zu and Devore 
Devore Fidelity Orangutan O/96
any word if a Super O/96 is in the works? it was rumored after the O Reference release, but the pandemic may have delayed one indefinitely. 
Cube Audio Nenuphar Single Driver Speaker (10 inch) TQWT Enclosure
Charles, interesting indeed. That said, Srajan likes a music genre that really i'm not into (world acoustic) and his writing is often confusing. I will say I heard the Voxativ 9.87 in a dealer's home and wasn't impressed as his (and others) review... 
Cube Audio Nenuphar Single Driver Speaker (10 inch) TQWT Enclosure
Anyone compare the Cubes to Zu? Seems Druid VI. Nenuphar would be super interesting. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
A+ post, on the state of this thread, WCSS.sometimes I come off overly critical as well and edit my posts.