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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.  
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
some general thoughts on the recent equipment vids:I really enjoy the comparison videos, but the "top 5 [x]" ones are based on multiple speakers, amps, and rooms. just don't think its proper or helpful. and you need to bring in Lamm, Vac, or other... 
So, what other amps sound like the First Watt SIT-3?
2 ideas: 47 Labs Gaincard, Lavardin 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
It's funny this thread is all about Viberg's preferences when he hasn't tried anything.  
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
The tweakers coming out on this thread is the greatest thing ever. The one thing I’ll agree with techno on is that the chase has gone away from music and into hifi attributes (Resolution! Bass! Slam!) and “making things work.” The luxman combos ha... 
Best tube preamplifier for under $15k
So I ended up with the MicroZOTL and am very pleased with this preamplifier. The 12at7s required changing out and after some rolling decided on some RTN east german tubes. The NOS 12SN7s are actually quite good. I don't find the preamp super warm ... 
What tube pre-amps pair well with Pass amps?
Nelson Pass doesn't design active preamps 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
I appreciate the candor, wcss. Seems like a tricky beast.  
Wilson Alexia 2
I find Wilson w/ VTL to be very dull sound (I ask my dealer to use his Ayre amps instead). I do like ARC w/ Wilson though.For SS, I've owned Pass, Rowland, and Luxman recently on my YGs in comparison to my base Ampzillas - you can PM me for more i... 
Partly passive preamp?
$500 volume pots sound amazing until you hear better. Every audiophile needs to go through this phase. Don’t know a single person who has kept one though.  
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Have you thought about the Ref 10 (or its replacement) for the Mephisto?There are just so few, good sounding SS preamps. I've heard the Dag (non-HD) vs the Ref 10 and it wasn't much of a contest.  
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
What is US list now on the Mephisto? Hard to find prices on the brand.  
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
WCSS, my only suggestion is on amp compares that you use stock cords. it really complicates things not to do so. i realize you are a bit of a cable junky, but that would be more apples to apples. congrats on the Wilson/Gryphon combo - will be curi... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Funny how @riaa rails on Philip O'Hanlon on Luxman, when he just happens to be the current Gryphon distributor and doesn't say a peep about that. Distributors are a middle man for international brands, most of us understand that. It is difficult f...