markwatkiss

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PS Audio Perfectwave transport still good?
The Directstream transport would not be my choice.Unless SACD is a requirement I would look at a CEC belt drive,which I currently own,or Jays Audio MKIII.If you care to discuss flip me a pm.  
starting equiment that is cold from being shipped
Kinda like fore play,gotta take off the top panel first.  
whats the best pre amp to pair with Bryston 4b cubed? A
Long time Bryston owner of multiple iterations of their amps.Tube pre amp is essential to flesh out the linear presentation and provide that deeper richer musical presentation.Always used Audio Research tube pre amps,well documented history betwee... 
Differences the Project RS2 Transport and the (newest) Jay's Audio CD2 Mk 3
Sounds like you're talking about a marriage.  
Differences the Project RS2 Transport and the (newest) Jay's Audio CD2 Mk 3
Great thread.I'm using a CEC 3.3 and couldn't be happier but the addiction of pursuing excellence has a hold on me.Considering Jays MKIII and the Project at this time.Chuckie and Charles you guys rock.  
Recommendation for amp
Coincident Technology Dynamo 34 SE MK III.Superb performance,dead quiet and small foot print. 
Purchase from Canada
I reside in Canada and have sold several pieces of audio equipment to US buyers.Here's the play list:1.Use Canada Post and yes you can request a tracking # for a nominal fee.Delivery time is 7 to 10 business days.Always include the buyers ph# on t... 
SLP-05 and MC-275
And maybe you should consider upgrading your source whatever that may be. 
Stereophile's 2021 products of the year
Also reviewers comments and opinions maybe somewhat colored by the benefit received from manufacturers who simply gift the product being evaluated to the reviewer.When is the last time you have read a negative review of any component. 
Schiit Saga+...What’s the point of the tube?
I've been enjoying audio for 50 plus years and I've auditioned ,bought and sold a lot of product.The Saga is astoundingly accomplished at its price point,particularly when engaging the tube option which is preferable in my system. 
Anyone have any experience with CD transports? Particularly Jay’s Audio?
Can't comment on Jays transport though I am curious.Current reference is a CEC 3.3 and it is the most accomplished transport I have owned.Used in many reference systems. 
1975 New Reflektor 6n23p SWGP or Siemens/Amperex/Telefunken Cca?
I've bought,auditioned and sold a boatload of premium 6922 tubes,Siemens CCa grey plates and those with the falcon etching are by far the best in my system. 
Tube Preamp to go with Bryston SST2 amp and Magnepan 1.7i speakers
Have owned several iterations of Bryston amps over the years and I can tell you in no uncertain terms that pairing with a tube pre amp is essential.A tube pre will add that touch of romance and naturalness and still retain the articulate bass slam... 
is the amp too powerful..and would it hurt or damage my speakers?
Too much power is like sex,you can never get enough. 
Any US manufacturer of a 845 SET amplifier
The 845 Turbo made by Coincident Technology was discontinued several years ago.