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Types of Audiophiles
@gregchick0 Yes Jewelry!!!  I was definitely one of those rotating the volume and source selector knobs in audio stores back then!  There was one store in particular in the Philadelphia area, Stereo Trading Outlet, that was like a museum of high e... 
Bang & Olufsen launch flagship store in the heart of Mayfair
Being from Philly, when I saw Mayfair, I immediately thought, Nope!  Not in a million years!  :)  
My Amp is good but probably the weak point
@jjss49 Ha!  I just read your comments and feel exactly the same way.  I’d take the weak link Odyssey and dump the Heresy’s too :) Years ago I purchased an early Jeff Korneff 6BQ5 SE integrated from him.  Told him I was looking to match it up wit... 
Recommend a good tube power amp in the 100 wpc range for under $4k
@pdreher what is the difference between a RM-9 and the RM-9 mkII?   I had an RM 9 many years ago with a RM5 mkII (upgraded from a silver RM5).   Great stuff!  RIP Roger M.  
Recommend a good tube power amp in the 100 wpc range for under $4k
+1 to those that recommended Music Reference. I was going to suggest a Music Reference RM-9 as well. It will run EL34’s or KT88’s, I believe 6550’s too? Another golden oldie from the 80’s to consider that also gives long tube life is a Berning EA... 
My Amp is good but probably the weak point
I looked at the list of gear and thought the same thing as many here, that the weak link here are the Klipsch’s and the amp is all wrong for those speakers.  Sorry, I did not take the time to read all the comments here.  I know what I know, and t... 
Types of Audiophiles
I’m a combo Bean Counter, Live & Let Live, and Nostalgic.  My favorite era is the 80’s for audio gear, for that is when I started this journey and that is when I had so many hi end audio magazines and read so many reviews of gear.  I sold audi... 
Does Anyone Else Member the Golden Age of Audio Insults and Product Degradation?
@waytoomuchstuff  I thought the NEC T-710 tuner was every bit as good as the highly rated B&K TS-108 that I had just prior to the NEC, if not better.  Although, I never heard the A7 or A10 integrated amps, they were very robust and well built... 
What should I upgrade first on my budget system?
I would look to upgrade the preamp first to a tube preamp.  Organ amps make wonderful audio amps because of the heavy duty transformers they use and the fact that Will Vincent made it, I’m sure it’s an amazing power amp.   Also, I don’t subscrib... 
CD player suggestions...
I 12th the Audiolab 6000CDT.  An excellent unit to couple with a good DAC.  
Does Anyone Else Member the Golden Age of Audio Insults and Product Degradation?
I had a great, under the radar tuner from them, the NEC T-710.  The A-7 and A10 integrated amps looked great too as did those mono blocks, M50’s I think?  
Pre Amp for a PA-7?
Duh! How did I not realize that until now PA/CA7, PA/CA5, I still like the minimalist CA5 :)   For well under $1K, there’s lots of nice preamps to choose from on USAM now. Classe DR4L, Electrocompaniet Ampliwire IIa, Forte Model 2, Acurus L10, N... 
Pre Amp for a PA-7?
Everything in audio is about synergy between components. Having owned Nak cassette decks but not their separates, I can’t comment on the authenticity of his remarks, other than to say - the Nak preamps were built to augment and work with their pow... 
Does Anyone Else Member the Golden Age of Audio Insults and Product Degradation?
I forgot this one: B&O stood for Barely Operational, not Bang & Olufsen  
Time/Process of Hooking up New Equipment
jji666 - Yes, I’m pretty much the same way.     Also, if I open up a box that I just received and if the packing looks suspect, I take tons of pictures as I’m unpacking it - just in case I need to file a claim.