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My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Your Maggie’s sound better than most of the Wilson videos. I’m anxious to hear your ultimate comments on them.  
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Looking forward to your 20.7 journey, wcss. Should be a fun one. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
don't think either setup is world championship quality for the $ invested. gun to my head I'd take the Dags, but I've heard DAWs sound better. the Merrill is really dry, particularly in the bass, and truncates the whole note. there is just no flow... 
Luxman m-900u owners - quick question
I'm still working through various amps - currently have a pair of Ampzillas and a Rowland 625s2.Probably will also try a Pass X350.8 to complete the "musical SS" trio. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Maggie’s and ARC are the classic combo.  
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Only if you have inefficient speakers. A Dart 108 sounds better than all of these behemoths in this thread on a 90db+/8ohm one. Bass isn't an issue and it's far more transparent with real decay.I say this as someone who currently has YG speakers a... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
WCSS, have you heard the latest Parasound JC1+? 
Thoughts on Tube vs SS amplification for Sony SS AR1s
Pass has sounded awesome on the AR1s when I’ve heard them at shows together. Now, you can’t get the VFET amps but I’m sure X series would work well. I like to use the Tron soundtrack by Daft Punk at 90dbs to see how much power amps really have. Mo... 
Best tube preamplifier for under $15k
@pani thanks for your post@mikem I'm not sure why you care how I spend my money. And I'm almost certain you've never compared the Freya to a top of the line preamp. If you have direct experience, go ahead and enlighten us.  
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Thought it was interesting JA said the JC1+ was the more tubelike between the two. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
SimAudio 860a v2? 
Goldenear Triton One R vs. PSB T3. vs. Spendor D7...
Spoke with a well-known Spendor dealer in the US who actually doesn't recommend the D series at all. Said they have a hot tweeter.I think Devore and Dynaudio are great below $10k. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
@ghasley Amen. I'll add that Nils Lofgren is the new Diana Krall of hifi.  
Best tube preamplifier for under $15k
Lots of MicroZOTL fans - very interesting. I should add that I require remote. That probably takes half the suggestions off the table.To those making fun of the price range, I just wanted to be all-inclusive and the ARC Ref 6 lists around that muc... 
Best speakers 5k 10 k
Devore Super Nine would probably be my choice. Dynaudio if I had the amp muscle.