lissnr

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Sistrum SP101 Platforms - under floor standers
I have been using them under my audio equipment for several years and agree with all the positive accolades above. You simply don't want to believe that these things are as good as they are because they initially seem pricey but once you own them ... 
Praise for excellent service from Oppodigital
I will also add that Oppo has exemplary customer service. My 105 was acting up a bit after 1.5 yrs so they paid for shipping (it's a 2 yr warranty) BOTH ways but while they did the full updates there was still one 'hard to repeat at the shop' issu... 
Oppo 105 to replace Marantz SA11-S1 ??
I use a 105 as a coax output for my dac and it does a good job; especially for the $$$$. I've briefly tried it alone and it's pretty good/completely acceptable. I have also heard there are several "upgraders" such as Modwright who will turn it int... 
Happy users of SPDIF in Lampizator Big 7's?
I'm using spdif into pcm in my Big 7... And it's great. 
Hall of Fame: BIGGEST BADDEST Monster Amps
I'm agreeing with Alberporter, the TRL GT 800's are the king of tube amps and will take on any amp made...but absolute overkill for your application. The GT 400's would be more than enough. 
SONIC FRONTIERS LINE 3...TUBES & CAPS upgrade
I agree with Zd542. Also, as a former 10+ year owner of a Line 3 Special Edition I used NOS Valvos throughout and was very pleased with them. I can't recall what caps were used and I never experimented with them when I owned it. It was a very very... 
Looking for Tube Pre-Amp Recommendations
2 recommendations: The first one requires patience and trust because if you can get your hands on one it will be a stroke of good fortune as they only appear on the used marketplace every now and then and to order one new could take several months... 
AMR DP 777 or LampizatOr Level 5
Many have done the flavor of the month dac dance as digital has been advancing so quickly and today's marketplace is even more crowded than ever before with all kinds of digital devices. With the reduction of brick and mortar listening locations, ... 
Cary Audio v12r OR Quicksilver Audio M60?
It's funny how Rhljazz makes an excellent point which I have also experienced as very true. I have also owned VTL's with the "flip switch" and agree that tetrode ( not triode) was my preferred listening choice. But the beauty of the 280 V12 is tha... 
Cary Audio v12r OR Quicksilver Audio M60?
Hi, I don't have listening experience with that particular Quicksilver model but I do respect the brand greatly (my friend had the M135 monos which were excellent). I do own the SA 280 V12R and it is an outstanding amp. Great sound, incredibly ver... 
Best CD transport?
I tried a cec before I tried the Oppo...I don't recall which model it was but it was definitely several years old but was also at least a few K$$$$. It sounded really good and certainly better than the Oppo ...the ONLY reason I didn't buy it was t... 
Stereo Times Review of the Apogee Acoustics Diva
Hey! I resemble that remark! HaHa! 
Stereo Times Review of the Apogee Acoustics Diva
Hi Melbguy1, It's always exciting to have aspirations for newer/better gear 'someday' as most of us have been doing that for more years than they want to admit (myself for sure).It also keeps the audio magazines and of course the equipment manufac... 
Best CD transport?
I was in a similar position somewhat except that I wasn't ripping anything but simply needed a transport to feed via spdif into my Dac (Lampizator Big 6 then recently a Big7) so I did exactly what you originally said you would: I bought an Oppo BD... 
True Sound Works Apogee Diva Ultimate - Any Good?
Or, I apologize for misreading, you mentioned that your Gryphon is a stereo amp, not mono blocs... Obviously no matter in functionality but as stated, another one of those into the FR 's would be quite a performance combination!