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Integrated for Harbeth Small Room System
I have read great things about the Leben but have two tube amps here already. Breaking the p3esrs in with a Tube Audio Lab 300b amp through an electrocompanient preamp and surprisingly no real problems driving the speakers with the SET amp (that r... 
Integrated for Harbeth Small Room System
seems like some real consistency - british / european integrateds. Why not Ayre, are there north american solid state integrated amps that would match well with harbeths. If not why? 
Zu Druids upgraded Vs Essence
I have a Druid IV - so was your upgrade path from older Druid to Essence or was it Druid IV. Another one intrigued but what I read about the Essence. 
Great speakers for a small room
borrowed a new pair of Harbeth P3esr's this afternoon. Have them until Tuesday. Tiny speakers. They only have 30-40 hours on them but what an amazing sound coming out of these little speakers. Tons of detail and bass (but not the booming of bigger... 
Great speakers for a small room
some of the speakers I have tried over the last 5 years include Paradigm bookshelves (where I started out), audio note bookshelves, audio note e's, ellis audio 1801s, fostex homebrews, cain and cain abbeys, small maggies, zu druids (my speakers in... 
Great speakers for a small room
wow a ton of great responses. Seems like a lot of us have small rooms and try and stuff speakers designed for big rooms into our little spaces, or we just live with crappy computer / bookshelf speakers. By overwhelming the room I think off loss of... 
Praise for DacMagic
I have the DacMagic hooked up my pc and listen to itunes downloads, to streaming jazz, to Mariner baseball games. Its a great little dac. Fits nice on my desktop. I have it running side by side to a $6,000+ combo transport (Accustic Arts) and Dac ... 
More on Digital Cables?
yes it is the compass that I have - good affordable cable. Have never tried anything different so no idea how the opus compares to other cables. I don't have access to other cables so might be purchase one, compare, and sell if it isn't an upgrade... 
Zu Druids - Two years after
An update from me. I have moved my Druids from largeish living room to small 11 x 13 office. I have them on the long wall and they still sound fabulous. So much so I have sold my $9,000 when new speakers. I have purchased a Mini Method to suppleme... 
Zu Druids - Two years after
I am running mine with a 300b set. I run a oppo dvd player into my preamp and play movies through the druids all the time. I would love the zu method for movies but these are pretty good just two channel with movies - as good as anything else I ha... 
Zu Druids - Two years after
I actually enjoy the discussion and differing opinions as a long as it doesn't head into the personal.There is just something about the Druids that sound so easy and right for me. My first good speakers were late 70's maggies and I am getting some... 
Zu Druids - Two years after
Just to update I now have a pair of low mileage 08 druids in my system. I have them running with a new 300b amp and love the dynamics and synergy. Also enjoying the look of the druids - they are cool looking speakers. Both have a bit of breaking i... 
Zu Druids - Two years after
my intent is not to start a heated debate. I am considering these speakers and: 1) they don't seem to get talked about anymore - maybe all the owners are happily listening 2) lots come up used but are gone pretty quick 3) they seem to have a lot i... 
Aural Thrills 300B mono amps...
Just bumping this one forward. I have been looking at this amp as well. Interesting is a) designed by Gary Dodd b) this is a unique 300b design complete with tube rectification and seperate power supply c) comments about using ac vs dc d) price is... 
Does the Transport make a significant difference?
I have two cd players - one the Oppo that sounds pretty bad in my system on its own (its my dvd player for movies) unless played through the Audio Note Dac and one the Modwright Sony which is a quality stand alone player (tube rectified and sepera...