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Tube integrated amps -- new Value Leaders?
One I have been curious about is on Ebay literally 20 Line Magnetic 211ia amps for sale from different sellers in China - all new.  All in the $1100 - $1300 range for this fine little EL34 based integrated.  Seems like great amp for 2nd system or ... 
Zu introduces Soul 6
See Darko has it as his speaker of the year for 2021.  He has some comments about the speaker in his best products video that was posted about a week ago.  Phil looking forward to your write up.  
Zu Soul Supreme Recap -- Owners, what are your preferred system pairings with them?
I had an original set of Druids 10+ years ago - loved the sound of those speakers.  Have tried lots of others since but still good memories of the Druids. I took advantage of the sale price on the Soul Supremes and should arrive in the new year. ... 
Zu introduces Soul 6
thanks for this comparison Phil - what I gathered from various threads but your comments should be of value for lots of people wondering about the two speakers.  I ended up taking advantage of good Zu pricing to order a pair of Soul Supremes whic... 
Zu introduces Soul 6
I'm waffling between Soul Supreme's and Soul 6s for my small listening room (12x13).  Had Druid IVs about 10 years ago and loved the dynamic sound but size was just too big for my room and maybe wrong amp at the time.  I found the Guttenberg revie... 
NAD M33 Initial Thoughts
thanks for this great writeup.Have new to me Harbeth 30.1s and actually have the separates version  of the M33 home for demo this weekend - C298 amp and C658 dac and preamp.Pretty impressed with this combo here.  Nice clean sound, lots of power fo... 
Power amp recommendation for Harbeth 30.2s
I have a 30.1 that I am running with a new Hegel H95.  I also have a couple of Rel 7i subs so the bass is well fleshed out.  The Hegel is good with the Harbeths but feel that it just doesn't grab them - thinking 60 watts just not enough.  So even ... 
Advice on near-field speakers (eg, Raidho X-1)
very nice thread.  Have similar sized room and have tried all kinds of speakers big and small.  Big speakers as a rule havent worked - although as much as anything it was visual - Spatial M3s were really good but just dominated the room too much. ... 
KEF ls50 meta’s are on the way
waiting for the next phase of this discussion.  Two thingsa) Mapman finally gets his Metas and tells us what he hears compared to the original LS50sb) others have had their's for 2-3 weeks - is it still wowing you as much as early days?I have the ... 
Why Merlins sound better then Sonus Faber
wow there are more Troll Police on this thread than people who actually want to talk about the speakers. Thank god for the Troll Police for saving the audio world from those that want to talk subjectively about their speakers without having pages ... 
Got my Berlin Mini's today
I tried to buy a pair on ebay this Fall and the seller ended the sale about 1 day before the auction closed. Was not impressed ... still intrigued by mostly independent comments about these speakers from events like RMAF. Would like to hear more. 
Mundorf silver /oil /gold vs Duelund CAST
the Cast's are crazy expensive (I need six in my crossovers). Any thoughts about copper or tin v-caps compared to the Duelands? 
Ohm Walsh 2000 vs MMG vs Vandersteen 2ce Sig?
I had MG12's - loved them and one of my audio regrets selling them. Never had Ohms though. 
Ohm Walsh 2000 vs MMG vs Vandersteen 2ce Sig?
this is an interesting discussion thread. Problem with the MMG is that Magnepan themselves describe the speaker as their intro product and that most owners will move up to their "better models" after experiencing the MMG. Doesn't exactly inspire m... 
Is Nagra BPS The Best Small Phono Pre?
for what it is worth I am running a BPS with a lyra kleos and it has been very nice upgrade to my previous Eastern Electric minimax. Was worried the combination might be a little too detailed but not the case and can't get enough of the enhanced d...