Responses from kennyc

Looking for a change.
@chasda  Your electronics are the weakest link in your audio chain.  Also. Have you addressed room treatment? For specific component suggestions, your budget, what sound you’re dissatisfied with, what sound do you want more of, type of music lis... 
Awaiting a 1st impression
Congrats on your PL.  Established company, quality parts, excellent long term track  record, it’s a solid investment.    
Almost equality
Congrats.   The sonic quality of digital audio is growing rapidly.   
Ideas for an amplifier?
+1 @russ69  If you need more power than MacIntosh 105watts, very slim choices in the $1-1.5k range.  More power requires more/larger/better parts which drive up costs.    
Is there a DAC ranking list?
+1 @akg_ca  I can’t see any worthy ranking below about a $3,000 price point. That’s the approximate starting threshold level and going north,....      @tcotruvo  There was a 2018 DAC shootout on WBF, but the DACs were from $2k to $100k+.  Cur... 
Need some Cart recommendations, $300 - $700 (New/Used) range…warm, full, yet great def.
Perhaps you'll like the sound of SPU cartridges, but you'll need to make sure you have proper tonearm matching.   
Phono Stage upgrade to complement Dohmann Helix One Mk 2
@clearthinker  you are spot on of why I purchased a VDH Grail SB- excellent sonics, very low noise floor, long track record, bargain priced in used market.  I’m hoping for additional brand synergy with my VDH Colibri Grand Cru.  
Phono Stage upgrade to complement Dohmann Helix One Mk 2
The Van Den Hul Grail SE (or SB) is a “CURRENT” phono stage that has garnered excellent reviews.  I own the SB.  
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Every day I see another turntable recommendation...
@saulh  It’s unclear why you want a turntable “only” for your first foray into vinyl.  This eliminates table+tonearm package deals which would save you $. Do you have a favorite tonearm or am planning to try multiple arms?  Are you trying to crea... 
recommended speaker cables and interconnects
Synergistic Research "Foundation" series seems to be a sonic bargain as per online professional reviewers: and   https://www.theabsolutesou... 
Your thoughts on my quest for new speakers
Tekton speakers may be the best price/performance.  But they’re rather large and visually unique. GoldenEar Tritons also offers a good price/performance.   Moving up to the Monitor Audio PL200 and PL300 are better performing.  Also great value a... 
“House” Character of Popular $20-$30k Speakers
one dealer that has the A5’s, Dynaudios, Paradigms, AudioVectors, and Sonus Fabers, and Monitor Audios.    You are VERY fortunate.  Bring your Diablo to audition - best to give dealer time to set up which brand/models you want to demo.  Also, i... 
“House” Character of Popular $20-$30k Speakers
what gear / amplification was paired with the A5’s when you listened to them? I did not demo the A5.  I’ve heard the A3, S1,S3, S5mk2, M2, M3, M6 so I am very familiar with Magico house sound.  My electronics are the Constellation Inspiration P... 
“House” Character of Popular $20-$30k Speakers
@nyev  I’m also shopping in the $20-30k range. The Magico A5 is a bargain at it’s price point.  It surpasses the S3 and completes with the S5mk2.  It’s midrange is fantastic.   Magico generally are neutral transparent speakers so should be a rel...