larseand

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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. 
Integrated amp for Focal Aria 948 speakers? SS or tube
I think the PL is to my liking...now it's HP version vs basic DiaLogue Premium...about $1100 difference. 
PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium HP or PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium (integrateds)
Thanks for your input...The weak bass, excessive brightness result would be a disaster. I'm not locked into the PrimaLuna...Any other integrated suggestions that pair nicely withe the 948s? SS or tubes... 
Your Nominations: Top Phono Stages under $1,000
Should mention I'm not opposed to used owned equipment. 
A good cartridge match for a VPI Scout 1.1 w/ JMW-9T arm, under $1,000
Thank you all. I think the 2M Black will be a fine and safe pick. 
A good cartridge match for a VPI Scout 1.1 w/ JMW-9T arm, under $1,000
Thoughts on the Ortofon 2M Black? HANA MC Shibata? 
Has anyone considered rebuying a speaker you once owned??
Another vote for Acoustic Zen Adagios...What was I thinking?