larseand

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Your favorite album cover...
1975 Elton John, Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy! Artwork by Alan Aldridge.  
Your favorite 'concept' album
Elton John, Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy! Depicts the journey of one of the greatest song writing partnerships of our pop culture. 
Pass Labs int 60 vs. Luxman 590 uX ii
I've considered the Hegel, but I'm old school and don't have time or interest in streaming and all the technology that goes with it. I wonder if the Hegel is a good option as I would not use all of its capacity. 
Pass Labs int 60 vs. Luxman 590 uX ii
Sorry, Luxman 590AX2, not ux... 
Pass Labs int 60 vs. Luxman 590 uX ii
Thanks for your perspective and observations. I'll study the 509...Unfortunately, this move will be based on reviews and opinions. I have no convenient means of actually listening to these amps... 
PrimaLuna EVO 400 or Raven Audio Blackhawk integrateds?
tablejockey, good suggestion, Upscale has extended their audition period to 60 days and Raven offers 45 days. Valid point, 20 watts vs 70 watts. Perhaps I should consider the Osprey at 30 watts... 
PrimaLuna EVO 400 or Raven Audio Blackhawk integrateds?
I sold my PL Dialogue Premium, non HP looking to get the Focals to their potential... 
PrimaLuna EVO 400 or Raven Audio Blackhawk integrateds?
For what is worth, I'm running a pair of REL S3 subs with the Focals. I am a bit confused as these speakers are rated at 93db sensitivity...SO just how much power do U need to realize the full potential of the speaker? 
How to select and pair a preamp and power amp?
Right on billtro, I am running a pair of REL SH3 subs, could not listen without them! 
How to select and pair a preamp and power amp?
I recently sold a PrimaLuna Dialogue Premium integrated amp. I have the upgrade bug and I want to enjoy the full capacity of the Focal. As I mentioned, they are efficient but do better with more power. I do like a warmer sound and listen to mostly... 
A warm DAC?
I see a few BDA- 2 units for sale...Going into this with no intention of streaming... I wonder if the sonic performance is close of the newer BDA 3? 
A warm DAC?
An update... I was able to locate and purchase a used PS Audio PW DAC to pair with my PW transport...:} Unfortunately, my friends at FedEx dropped the box and destroyed the DAC... back to the drawing board! 
A warm DAC?
So, this group has given me quite the education, and for that I thank you all! I most certainly regret using "warm" to get this post started...My vocabulary has grown to, musical, organic, analog like, musical...I HAVE learned that I am not alone.... 
A warm DAC?
Let me rephrase...I'm looking for musical not clinical... 
Rel S3 subwoofer connection options?
Great input, thanks to all...A.