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Tube Preamp with Solid State Amp?
The tube amp is where the real magic is - actually a SS preamp with tube amp makes more electrical sense as well than the reverse. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
How does Rowland compare with the 3 in that video, wcss? 
Lamm pre amp
I’m worth I’m with thanasakis- MF baby reference has beaten 4-5 tube preamp’s in my system and isn’t cold or lean like a resistor passive. 
Jeff Rowland to what?
@ricred1 any other amps you’ve compared JRDG with recently? I’d like to try a 625mk2 myself. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Back in the day, Dave Wilson himself would do shows and exhibit a big system that appeared to be running on huge monoblocks that was actually running off a hidden $1k Parasound. One year he did the same running off an iPod lol. People raved about ... 
Magico vs the world
I own Hailey 2.2s actually, nice snarky comment.I've heard M, S, and Q all in dealer demos, auditions, and/or at shows. Numerous amps too (except Pass which a friend runs with apparent success). The best I've heard them was on was Gryphon. I was v... 
Magico vs the world
Still haven’t heard a musically convincing Magico system in a decade. They are analytical, non-dynamic, and not particularly coherent. YG is a much better speaker in aluminum land.  
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Are you using an iPhone to record these videos or a professional video recorder? 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Sorry if this has been answered before, but what is the recording chain for the videos ? 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Philip O'Hanlon is one of the good guys in this industry, RIAA. You're in the wrong to be so critical. But keeping taking pot shots on the internet.I'm just saying that amps aren't so universal like you believe(d?) with the m900 to the detriment o... 
Opinions please - Rowland 625 S2 vs Luxman M900u ?
Dave - had the exact same issues with the Lux in my system. If it’s just not a synergistic match, I’d move on vs playing with cords and stuff as tone controls. You’ll be trading one issue for another. Find the right amp, then settle on cables. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Ancient is relative - as some people will prefer Luxman Class A amps over the newer A/B only versions. Just a different direction for Luxman. The m900 sounded entirely average on my YGs with bass in absentia. It was bested by a pair of $5k Ampzill... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
You might try tubes with the Focals, historically a great match. Have not heard the Evo though, only the prior two series.  
Luxman m-900u owners - quick question
No, the Hailey 
Luxman m-900u owners - quick question
Tried a m900u on my YGs and while it had nice tone and texture, was kinda limp and non dynamic with no bass. My guess is I would have required monos for my tastes.beautiful unit though