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Wilson Benesch-Great or just Okay?
I second MEH  
GaN based SU-R1000 Technics Integrated Class-D, review by TAS
A much more realistic and thorough review of the same Technics integrated has been published in the October issue of the Hi-FI World UK. 
Excellent Speakers for Classical Music - $2,000 USD Budget
Bowers Wilkins 706 S2 , or Rega RX3.If you have the room for these, for just $500 more you can the Eminent -Technology 8b, some of the best speakers at ANY price, at just $2500. 
SPL: Reference level performance, German build quality, and innovative designs
@jaymark Hey, How long for the SPL Elector to arrive with your dealer? I ve checked around with various dealers and not one has them in stock, and I was quoted 6 to 8 weeks delivery times!!!! Yikes..... 
Speaker upgrade around 100k retail
Bang & Olufsen Beolab 90 are amazing!!!! Don’t be put off by the lifestyle image, these are magnificent!  
Comparison of latest DAC chips
@daledeee1 It does not need a manual.. Any audiophile worth his/her salt will figure out its menus, the menu is very simple ..... It will turn on without interconnects, you need to to turn the AUTO setting OFF from the MENU option.... I suggest gi... 
Comparison of latest DAC chips
@daledeee1   as far as filters I ve been using whatever  default values there are ...Have not played with them extensively 
Comparison of latest DAC chips
The Topping D90 is a phenomenal dac! One of the best dac’s at any price IMHO.... Have had it for 3 weeks now, and its imaging, transparency to the source, detail, dynamic snap, tonal accuracy, and impact are jaw dropping .... at $699 its shockingl... 
Classe DR-3 impressions & reviews & impressions in bridged mode
@ teo_audioWell I have one now, and its most certainly NOT syrupy.... Its VERY distinctive sounding from most other great solid state amps, and even great tube amps for sure... But I know earlier top of the line Monster Cable (even Cardas) speaker... 
Classe DR-3 impressions & reviews & impressions in bridged mode
@almarg Thanks so much!!! Appreciate it greatly! Do you know if that amp was ever review by the The Absolute Sound? 
Classe DR-3 impressions & reviews & impressions in bridged mode
@almarg Might you have a copy of that review by any chance, as I am not able to locate that issue for  sale anywhere on the web.....Thanks so much in any event .... 
Classe DR-3 impressions & reviews & impressions in bridged mode
THANKS!!! 
XA5400ES owners - what are you using now?
Having said that, depending on how  "high resolution" your system is, a top of the line Sony Blu ray player used as a transport and used with great coaxial cable (Cardas, Ensemble) and any good DAC will give these run for their money .... 
XA5400ES owners - what are you using now?
Rega top of the line cd player is also quite good I d say.... And its a major brand with no lack of  service issues down the road .... 
XA5400ES owners - what are you using now?
French Neodio Origine S2 Cd player has the digital input and is perhaps  the best stand alone cd player extant today..Granted, its about 13 grand , and only sold direct from France, but well worth it .....