Responses from miketuason

Lyra Delos or Hana ML
For what it’s worth , I have been using my Lyra Delos for about five years now and I must say “to me” it does sound so great, the details and clarity is superb, it sounds so smooth compare to other cartridge out there that cost two to three times ... 
Products you added to your system in 2021 that made most impact to your music enjoyment
I Added two acoustic panels on the side wall and made a tremendous difference.  
Tube Preamps that work well with SS amps?
Funny, the OP never replied back here since the first post.  
Have you ever been turned off by an Arrogant Dealer? Thoughts
I always have a way of dealing with arrogant and people that thinks their crap don't stink. I will yell at their face right in the store in front of all the customers where the arrogant people will just shut up, surprised and end up listening to y... 
Bought a new McIntosh amp
Some say, “once you go Mac, you’ll never go back” 😊  
Bought a new McIntosh amp
Give it some break-in time, the sound will just get better and better as you use it. It may sound “ok” right now but once it’s broken in, you will say “wow” Also using good quality cables helps too. 
Why the hate for mcintosh amps?
That’s what I like about McIntosh, not only they look good with the blue meter, but they also sound incredible. 
Why the hate for mcintosh amps?
I love my McIntosh gear A pair of MC601 mono and C2300 tubes preamp. Seems like a perfect match to my Vandersteen speakers. I have been a Mac user/owner since the 70s and will continue to stay with McIntosh. I’ve tried so many different brand out ... 
Not Thrilled with Vandersteen 2CE Sigs - where is the first place to work on?
I currently using the Vandy 2CE Sig II driven by Mac. MC601 (600) watts mono block and with C2300 Tube pre in a 12x12 room, the vandy is about 18” from the back wall and I must say the bass is very sufficient, good soundstage, crystal clear, and q... 
Increasing bass on floor standing speakers
Does tilting the speakers help improves bass? 
Turntable and amp combination
Here’s a turntable with built in tube preamp, phono stage, and amp in one unit: https://www.mcintoshlabs.com/products/turntables/MTI100 
Audioquest or Kimber kable.
I went from Rocket 33 to Rocket 88 and there’s a difference. The 88 give more refined sound and clearer. 
Tempted to buy a Macintosh
I’m also a happy Mac owner here, but before I purchased my MC 601 monoblocks, I was auditioning between Audio Research, Pass Lab, and McIntosh, I end up liking the Mac amp with the C2300 tube preamp by far. Before this I had the C2100 for 25 years... 
What other Hobbies or Interests Do You Have?
My hobbies are:AudiophileCarsBasketballLive music (band)Car RacingTravelingMoviesFirearmsF1FerrariElectronicsBicycle 
Amplifiers weight
I thought the bigger the transformer the better.