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Anyone own the Darbee Darblet DVP 5000?
Thanks to all who contributed to my thread.I am trying to Bullwinkle the Jazzmama into getting the Darblet. 
What's Up with ATI?
Hi Folks;Actually, I tried hunting current ATI amps and their webpage seemed out of date. I called Monday and eventually a nice young lady answered. I was put into a voicemail and hung-up.I heard they are a great company with great products. As so... 
Do Slot loading Transports have sonic Advantages
Yes.... Mattmiller',Larryi, & Zd542Of course what matters is what happens once the disc has been seated. I just wondered if there was a mechanical effect on the clamping ability of one technology vs. another.Slot loaders have the cat advantage... 
Audio Research LS2B MKll vs Emotiva XSP-1
Hi Tonyangel and Runnin;Our Audio Research [email protected] MKll was modded by Steve Huntley at Great Northern sound Company and taken to the full Reference Level Mod.I am thinking about a dual-monaural preamp. The Modded ARC is pretty fantastic and brought t... 
Mark Levinson 333.5 vs Emotiva XPR-1 Monoblocks
Tonyangel;I really appreciate your dialogue. Our Home Theater speakers consist of:L/R Fronts Kef 104.2 (refurbished)Center Thiel SCS2L/R Surrounds Kef IQ3 SP3500L/R Rears KEF 102.2 Our three Acurus amps do a fine job, but there is always room for ... 
Sumiko Blackbird MC vs. Clearaudio Maestro Wood MM
Moofoo;We have the original VPI Scout with the Clearaudio Maestro Wood cart. I made an equipment rack with 4 shelves of 2" thick solid butcher block. I put 1-1/2" solid butcher blocks on top of each shelf. The butcher block pieces are sitting on S... 
Mark Levinson 333.5 vs Emotiva XPR-1 Monoblocks
Dave_72Is it true that Pass amps run extremely hot. What was the last best Levinson amp that you've owned for at least 2 years?Have you ever owned somewhat recent Lamm amp? If so, how does it compare to the Levinson 333.5 and The Pass amp? 
Mark Levinson 333.5 vs Emotiva XPR-1 Monoblocks
French_fries, Audiolabyrinth, Tonyangel and all;Truth be told, we have a real craving to replace our 3 Acurus home theater amps with the Sherbourn PA 7-350. In 2009, Sherbourn was acquired by Jade Design, and combined with Emotiva.If we sold the 3... 
How about the Emotiva XDA-2?
Tonyangel;My experience tell me that you are best off with an analog preamp, and in my prejudiced opinion, a tubed preamp like an Audio Research. 
Mark Levinson 333.5 vs Emotiva XPR-1 Monoblocks
Bo1972;You would be surprised the improved in the cherished characteristic when I had a 30 amp service installed for the 333.5. I have read 30 different opinions from Sunday about Pass, Krell, Levinson, Electocompaniet, Jeff Roland, Linn, etc. Eac... 
Mark Levinson 333.5 vs Emotiva XPR-1 Monoblocks
Tonyangel;"If you have the wild hair to try them out, let us know how it goes. I just wouldn't sell the Levinson until after I heard the Emotivas."There in lies the dilemma. No sell, no buy. 
Mark Levinson 333.5 vs Emotiva XPR-1 Monoblocks
Hello Everyone;You all have great thoughts. Maximizing the audio attributes means working with the system in areas of acoustics, power and signal cabling, power cleansing, etc. Something as simple as furniture placement can reek havoc on depth and... 
Mark Levinson 333.5 vs Emotiva XPR-1 Monoblocks
Tonyangel;I tend to agree with you. I enjoyed our ML-2 Monoblocks and thought they were the best. Then came the 333.5. It killed the ML-2's. With the XPR-1's, I thought more efficient Monoblocks with twice the power and good technology would give ... 
NAD M-15 vs Emotiva umc-200
Sufall96;We were using a Denon 2808CI HT receiver as a pre/pro only. It was replaced by the Emotiva UMC-200. Sonically, the UMC-200 was a significant improvement. It has more clarity, separation and the center channel much better and vocals more c... 
Mark Levinson 333.5 vs Emotiva XPR-1 Monoblocks
Tonyangel;All valid points, which is why I started this thread. We don't want to make a horrible mistake. We have a highly modified Audio Research LS2B MKll linestage & Cary CDP 303/300 both done by Great Northern Sound Company. Our Art Audio ...