Responses from mickeyb

Wilson Audio Specialties Chronosonic XVX loudspeaker!! only $300,000.oo
It’s relative. If you’re with a million and spend 30k on a set of speakers it’s not unreasonable. If you’re worth 10 mil and spend 300k on speakers it’s not unreasonable. I’d love to hear them. I bet a properly set up system with these speakers wo... 
Heat from amps?
You want hot? Try an old krell pure class A amp. Pass runs cold next to those. Pass class A/B do not run hot but warm. You’ll be fine with a 250.8.  
transistor pre with the sound of tubes
Ayre would be the best bet for tube sound. I prefer tube preamp with ss amp. Seems to be the best of both worlds.  
Best Bang for your Buck DAC ?
Chord qutest. About 1500. Very nice.  
What are Your Favorite Tweeters?
Usher silk dome.  
Phono Stage, Cartridge, DeGritter...which one first?
Damn, I was just gonna buy an isonic but mc talked me out of it. I think I’ll get a Benz micro Lps now.  
Two defective pieces in a row - unreasonable to demand refund?
1 was damaged. 1 doesn’t work. Get the third one. Really only 1 was doa. This happens. If the next one is doa, I’d demand a refund.  
Pass XP12. Tame, Anemic?
You need to tame those klipsch with a tube pre. Forget the pass pre. Conrad Johnson would be sweet.  
Best DAC / Budget
I have a very similar analog rig as you. I have an ear 834 p and vpi classic 3. My digital is a chord cutest direct usb from iMac. I stream through tidal. I a/b the exact song from analog to digital and vice versa and the sq is very close. I’d loo... 
Is this an right time to buy hifi?
Millercarbon is correct except for buying Bitcoin. You can bet your &$) it will be outlawed sooner than later. Specifically because of the ransoms associated with the crypto currency. Gold, platinum, silver. That’s the ticket  
What do you have on order RIGHT NOW.
I ordered some dmt. Plan on staying away from music for at least 29 min..  
Raven Audio Nighthawk
Robert crop dust, the raven with heritage klipsch speakers will be oh so smooth. You will be in audio nirvana.......for at least a year.  
One Cord To Rule Them All
What Mitch said. Worry about the outlet power to the regenerator. A big gauge cord is more than enough. My furman is plugged into a dedicated 20 amp circuit with an audioquest nrg outlet. I’ve got a regular pc. I test it with an rf tester. It’s de... 
Soft, smooth organic SS integrated amps?
Cayin h80a integrated hybrid amp.. so smooth and organic. You can roll tubes to change sound signature. 80 wpc class A. Should be able to find a used one for around 2-2.5k.  
members and their systems
Buy used. People will think you’re rich. I wouldn’t even tell my friends how much my used gear is. They would think I’m nuts. My family and I don’t eat out. I quit golf. Have a house below my means and I quit yayowhen I was 21. Now, I’ve got my yo...