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Integrated / speaker pairings in the $6-7K range
@shtinkydog No,  I think he misread the parameters... 
Integrated / speaker pairings in the $6-7K range
Thanks, soix. I was just trying to be generative here...not wanting to impose too many restrictions just yet. There are other factors that I would consider as well - sound characteristics are certainly one, as are size/form factor, ability to arti... 
Help! Trying to choose between 2 integrateds that I haven't heard to pair w/Vandersteens
Ayre amps are often a good match with Vandys, but I’d throw in a third contender to the mix...https://powermodules.com/aria-signature-integratedWith an outboard DAC, you’re in the same ballpark price-wise, and I’d argue that since digital is the o... 
Magnepan, Ohm, Spatial or ??
I've owned Spatial M4 Turbos, Ohm 2000s, and Vandersteen 1Cis over the years. I loved the Spatials – amazing soundstage depth and ease – but they had a relatively small sweet spot and really needed some air around them to sound their best...I can'... 
Jazz for someone who doesn't like jazz.
The way I've always expanded my interests in music, whether jazz or otherwise, is to first listen at the gut level to what moves me without getting caught up in other people's suggestions...then grow out from that center by finding out more about ... 
Ohm 2000s at NY Audio Show
Yes, Bondmanp, the Cambridge room seemed to be enamored with pop/rock recordings that had very little to offer in the way of tonal or dynamic variety...hard to judge a system that way. Acoustics overall just seemed to be working against vendors in... 
Ohm 2000s at NY Audio Show
Yup, it's definitely a matter of preference, kalali. I owned a pair of Ohms a while back but sold them when I moved from a house to an apartment (I found the Ohms to need some volume to properly express the music, which I could no longer give them... 
Ohm 2000s at NY Audio Show
Yes, the Electrocompaniet / DSPeaker room was one of the better ones. I thought the Alta speakers / Krell room was in its own league, but it should be for the cost of the equipment. My "room I could come home to" (if I could afford it) award went ... 
Shuguang Black Treasure CV181-Z
Hi msgtrlsmith – I can't speak to a comparison with Sylvanias, but I can tell you that the Black Treasures trounced the gold pin EH 6sn7s that were originally in my Blue Circle...to the point where it sounded like a different amp (in a good way): ... 
Shuguang Black Treasure CV181-Z
Thanks for the comments and info, guys. Yes, Mofi, these are the Zs and they seem to open and deepen with every passing hour. I contemplated the Sophias but took a chance with the Zs...glad I did. And in case it's unclear, I have no vested interes... 
Why are people always getting into pissing matches because they think what they have is better
Read anything by Dan Ariely – especially "Predictably Irrational" – and it will become clear to you pretty quickly. He also has several TED talks you can watch online... 
What vintage speaker might you use today
I had my KLH 17s recapped and was shocked at how good they sounded.  
TT techs in NYC / Brooklyn
Bob - thanks so much for pointing me to Mike - great guy, better work. Amazed at the results....thank you!!! 
TT techs in NYC / Brooklyn
Thanks Bob ~! 
Downsampling Apple Lossless files for iPod
Thanks again all. Sfar, worked like a charm. Thanks for saving me several hours! ;)