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CONFUSED.. Moz vs Beeth..vienna acoustics at all?
I started djing house music (in addition to all the ecclectic music i listen to otherwise), and the VAs are definitely not the way to go. They are ok for classical, but boring for anything with dynamics. I listened to the Beethoven extensively, an... 
Speaker priority: high or low???
I think the proof is in the pudding when David Wilson demo'd his new Sophias on a $600 parasound amp to awe of the crowd---the crowd thought it was the spectral 360s, when it was the parasound under the table cloth really driving the speakers. 
What amps do you use with your Revel Salons/Studio
I have heard the Studios at a dealer (who also is ML dealer)with a Rowland synergy/model 10, and it seemed to work well.KeithR 
Pass X-250 or Sim Audio Moon W-5 to Drive B&W N802
Krell and B&W is a classic match... 
Better Amps For Talon Khorus CAT JL2 or Tenor 75?
One of my friends has the Khorus Xs---has had Cary V12i monos, Pass X350, Edge NL10 (or 12-can't remember), and now the Tenors. He said the Tenors are so far ahead of the others, he has lost any reasone to go amp shopping again. 
THE Eternal dissatisfied
Cary amps mate well with JM Labs. I heard the Minis with V12i and SLP98 pre, and it sounded very nice.KeithR 
Best Pre/Pro for 2-channel stereo sound?
Not so sure why everyone thinks Bryston when they want 2 ch sound out of a pre/pro. No one buys there preamps. They may be better than some alternatives, but i would think a quality 2 ch preamp will give you much better sound. 
Jeff Rowland Concentra II vs Gryphon Callisto 2200
I will be different here--I owned a Concentra II for awhile, and it wasn't my cup of tea. I didn't think it was all that powerful (had to crank past 80 all the time), and that it wasn't close to tubes like everyone says (i A/Bd it to my Cary 2002/... 
Best Amp For Dynaudio Contour 3.3 Speakers
I wouldn't pair the Dyns with the Sim, per a good dealer friend of mine.I would look into Plinius, Spectron, and Krell.The CJ may be too soft for these speakers-- 
Experience with Cary SLP 2002 preamp?
I am the guy who regretted the 2002 in my system. I just thought the 98 was a more musical piece, and ended up buying a new one in the carnival red laquer (much easier to keep clean than the chrome) with remote (which is standard now). Also, the l... 
Anyone familiar w/Cary SLP-98 preamp?
The SLP 98 is a gem of a preamp. I sold it to get a 2002, then quickly went back to a 98. I compared it to VTL 5.5, VAC Standard Sig, Rogue 99, CJ PV-14, and the Cary was by far the most musical.They come off and on audiogon quickly, as they are s... 
Integrated confusion? Levinson 383 or JRConcentra
I had a Concentra II, and it wasn't my cup of tea. I have auditioned the Levinson, and it always was cold and sterile to me. Not bothersome, but not exciting. If it were me, I would audition the new BAT (i am trying to do this as well). 
What amps are being used with Revel Studios?
I've heard them on Rowland a lot (Synergy/10) 
Dynaudio Contour 1.3SE brightness?
Interesting as I have owned Wilsons and others, and the SEs are one of the few that integrate the drivers superbly. I also like the 3.0, but my room doesn't need that big of a speaker.Dyns jam or boogie so to speak...i was surprised how many speak... 
Talon Khorus x or B&W 802
To the dealers on this thread: How good are the new Ravens? They seem to be a lot of speaker at their pricing point, which is thousands less than Sophias or Studios.Thanks, and I enjoy your responses...going to hear Khorus Xs tomorrow in Anaheim, ...