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Worth pursuing analog sound from digital?
fleschler,Totally agree with your last sentence. Just listen to some of the Rock/Pop groups of the mid seventies. Compression was in (over) abundance back then. Many recording companies were too busy trying to make those recordings sound good over... 
Worth pursuing analog sound from digital?
Ok GK, I'll bite. What gatefold album did you get those lyrics from???? :-) 
Vandersteen 2WQ Subs and ARC Power amp
Richard Vandersteen told me that operating the subs consistently without the crossovers will damage the internal amps in the subs. He very sternly warned me from doing this. Said, "Don't come to me with a warranty claim if you do this!" 
Vandersteen 2WQ Subs and ARC Power amp
Bob, I agree, not to run the subs without the crossovers. I was just explaining to the OP what the sound might be like without the crossovers hooked up. I have mine connected to my integrated amp"s processor's ins and outs. I one time forgot to en... 
Ayre Codex vs. Lampizator Amber II
Still no answer to the OP's original question?????? 
Vandersteen Kento Specs Released
Ct, I know the Quattro doesn't have the model 7's type of carbon mid and tweet but isn't the reflection free mid in the Quattro (and Treo) a carbon fiber version?  
Vandersteen 2WQ Subs and ARC Power amp
The bass from the 2Wq's should really be loud, boomy and obvious without the crossovers. In fact be very careful doing that because you can damage the subs internal amps if you turn up the volume too loud. I had bought a 2Wq new, and it works very... 
Worth pursuing analog sound from digital?
Pursuing analog is perfectly ok. I have good examples of both digital and analog. BUT, as I have said in the past if you purchase a $300 turntable, $80 cartridge, and $120 phono stage, you are going to be sorely disappointed with analog. And I don... 
Why do YOU love Vinyl/or hate vinyl
millercarbon,If you're still using your mid 1980's cd player it's no wonder you hate digital! 
What are some of the most underrated and overrated loudspeakers you’ve auditioned?
It's amazing  so many people are against the A/B side by side comparison. I too, feel it's one of the great "myth" busters. People who poo-poo A/B comparisons are just burying their heads in the sand. 
Recommendations for a new integrated amp for Vandersteen 3a speakers
I also agree that the Belles Aria integrated would be a great choice, probably the best one. IMO. 
Node2i + Qutest or Yggy or Codex or something else
OP. Were you able to compare the Chord Qutest to the Ayre Codex??? 
Naim Audio system owners - What speakers are you using with Naim?
A friend of mine uses Vandersteen Treo CT's with Naim Uniti-Atom. Match made in heaven. IMHO. You can use higher powered Naims besides the Uniti-Atom which is 40 WPC. But the little Atom will power the Vandersteens to quite respectable levels. The... 
Recommendations for a new integrated amp for Vandersteen 3a speakers
Used Rogue Pharaoh, 185 WPC. See them go at a price range from$1600 to $1900. Good match with Vandy's. 
Node2i + Qutest or Yggy or Codex or something else
+1, Bob's recommendation. Ayre Codex. Hard to beat.