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How about the Mcintosh C50 preamp
I use a McIntosh C50 in this system:https://systems.audiogon.com/systems/7324Very happy with the C50, looks and sounds great plus legendary McIntosh build quality and reliability. 
Krell Customer Service
Same experience here with Krell customer service, outstanding. I also own a Krell TAS, nice to know i can send an individual channel back for repair if it fails and not the whole amp. I have been told by Krell customer service the TAS is very reli... 
Alternatives Software for iTunes on Mac
Forgot to mention, Audirvana Plus works very well with Tidal. Tidal is actually integrated into the Audirvana control screen. No plans to change here, very happy with what I have. 
Alternatives Software for iTunes on Mac
I use Audirvana Plus, works very well for me. I have no plans to change anything in this system:¬†https://systems.audiogon.com/systems/7324 
Horn Speaker Recommendations
I heard the Avantgarde Duo Mezzo horn loudspeakers at this years Axpona show. They sounded and looked spectacular to me. Up there with MBL for the best sound at the show. Claimed efficiency is 107 dB/W! No problem filling any room with dynamic sou... 
Blood On The Tracks MoFi UD1S
Agree entirely, superb recording and pressing. The best I have ever heard Bob Dylan sound. I am lucky enough to own all 8 Ultradisc, this may be the best one from a SQ perspective. It really does sound like a master tape IMHO, not a vinyl record. ... 
USB B to anything else
I use a¬†CableCreation USB C to USB B Printer Cable 6.6 Feet ($6.65 on Amazon) to connect a MacBook Air (running Audirvana Plus) to my McIntosh C50 DAC. Works fine for me and sounds great. 
VALENTYNE SUITE COLOSSEUM 21st July 21st 1969
Agree, one of my favorite progressive rock albums. Can anyone comment on a good pressing, or CD, with superior SQ? 
Apple iTunes or What Else
I use a MacBook Air (latest version) with Audirvana Plus (v 3.5) in this system:https://systems.audiogon.com/systems/7324Running FLAC files and Tidal; results are extremely good IMHO. I have no plans to change anything. Well, maybe upgrade the McI... 
How many of us are truly satisfied with their systems?
I am, well, I thought I was. Here is the story:https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/second-system-that-sounds-and-looks-spectacular-i-am-thereSince writing about the above system 2 years ago I now find myself thinking about upgrading the McIntos... 
New vinyl quality....
A little off topic, if you want to experience how good vinyl can sound, have a listen to a MFSL Ultradisc. These disc are about as good as it gets IMHO, albeit expensive at $125 now. I am lucky to own all 7 limited edition titles (all sold out now... 
Can we finally put Reel to Reel out of its misery? Put it to rest people.
There is something very cool about a 10.5" RTR running at 15ips. It just looks wonderful IMHO. I sold my Revox B77, 2 track HS MK2 deck about 10 years ago and regretted the decision ever since. I noticed at this years Axpona there were quite a few... 
How far have ss amps really come in the last twenty years?
"mrdecibel" and "daveyf", I stupidly did. The Krell KSA-250 was part of a 5.1 HT set-up that doubled as a stereo system. I used the Krell for front L/R and two Pioneer Elite M91 amps for rear L/R and one for the center channel. Sure looked nice. B... 
How far have ss amps really come in the last twenty years?
All I can say is; I once owned a fully refurbished, by Krell, KSA-250 amp and to my ears it sounded wonderful. Even my wife and children commented on the superior sound quality. Tight deep bass and superb transient response. It seemed to take a fi... 
B & W 805 nautilus broken tweeters ?
This B&W site includes all the service manuals:http://bwgroupsupport.com/manuals/service#ID_Nautilus800SeriesThis site shows a parts list for all B&W speakers:http://bwgroupsupport.com/parts/partslist-bwScrolling down to the N805 speaker, ...