Responses from lukaske

Pass Labs or Devialet
Pass Labs of course. Big difference in sound. Pass in more “natural” , devialet is to “clinical”. You can buy both, but after a while, youg gonna sell the Devialet on 2-hands one eBay. I’m sure of it. 
15 amps vs 20 amps
Is the wiring 1,5 mm2 by 220-240v: use 15-16 amps, is the thickness:2,5mm2 use 20 amps 
15 amps vs 20 amps
Is the wiring 1,5 mm2 by 220-240v: use 15-16 amps, is the thickness:2,5mm2 use 20 amps 
Is it safe to buy from Audiogon sellers?
Always pay with creditcard. Not with PayPal. In Belgium i’ts not allowed to do it,because there were a lot of problems with it. ( People payed , and never saw there product(s) ).Make good agreements . Normally there are no problems with Audiogon. ... 
Choosing a good preamp
You are a McIntoch fan , i believe: for me it’s to flat, not really holographic. The best Pré-amp ,if you want an “ American” , is Jeff Rowland the best choice. Your Vincent will also “match” good with Ear, Audio Note..but you have to figger it ou... 
Time to buy a class D amp?
Class D , is to clinical , it is detailfull , but you can’t “ feel” the music. You listen to the speakers. Class A gives you a warm sound.:you experience the music. You feel you more connected. A good example :Ear amps.Best I ever heared. 
Top vintage receivers vs. modern high-end equipment
Look at Ear 509 monoblocks from the ‘90s: i never heared a better poweramp like that!!! 
Amps I Like
I’m not a favorite of Class D: to clinical, are detailfull, but i miss that “whaw”-feelings. Not so holographic, miss the spatial atmosphere.The best American Jeff Rowland :nothing sounds better.European: Ear!! (The best natural sound !!) H... 
Why bookshelf type speakers are not high end
The best speakers high-end , are  filtered , even bookshelf speakers : the most of them began from 25-30 hz. The reason why is simple:it has to be stable:no rumble, correct placement of the mid and high. High-end means an as good as possible ratio... 
what do horns sound like
For me: Horns sounds metallic ,detailful (no problem) ,not holographic ,no depth: not so a natural sound ... not my thing. 
Speaker wants 100 watt RMS. Is 40 watt tube OK?
Orpheus10 , you are right. Tubes gives a louder sound, but more correct. When the tube-amp is 40 W, than he gives constantly 40 W. I had a Copland 405 tubes (25w) ,with the Audio Monitor PL 300 (350w): In a room of 55m2. It sounded incredibly beau... 
The best looking speakers
The best looking speakers for you and your wife ! , is the. “Ilumnia Magister” or the “Ilumnia Vocalis” . And de sound is wonderfull. Look at :  The Magister about 30K and the Vocalis about 13000K. 
I went from Class D to Luxman A/AB - And most of what you think is wrong
Class D is to analytic. At the beginning, it sounds good, but after a while, you will miss something. It have no body, no personality.. you cann’t have “the” connection with the music. Our ears are analoque.For me,still the best is Class A:pure, n... 
AMP or Preamp
Replace the Yamaha and Rotel , for a Hegel poweramp, and even pre-amp. No McInt. Also a good option is a tube preamp.: Audio Note, Ear ,..Also a very good match is GamuT and /or Gato.Do you want an “American”: best option is Jeff Rowland. All thos... 
Is this sign of getting old?
When i was a teenager, i didn’t like Brel, Aznavour, Becaud,...20 years later,i had all the cd’s of them. You grow up,and the meaning of live, changes. You become a music lover, first a “hifi”, after a “high-end”: you discover more the beauty of m...