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Tekton or Klipsch
Never heard the Tekton DIs. Very popular. I have been a Klipsch " Heritage " fan boy for 50 years. I can hear, through Klipsch, differences in fuses, so I feel they have detail and convey nuance. Kefs with a pair of subs will not give you the dyna... 
Tortuga Preamps
If only the Lightspeed had 3 inputs......I would sacrifice a " little " in sq for the convenience. George feels it sacrifices a lot in sq, and who am I to doubt him. Likely the best passive out there. Which, to me, means, it is the best, as I no l... 
Tortuga Preamps
I purchased a while ago, the Luminous Audio Axiom, Series 2, with Walker Mods, 3 in, 2 out, single ended, with remote, and I love it. It is not LDR based. Enjoy ! MrD. 
Use this song if you are doing an A/B with Preamps
There are many recordings I use for evaluating gear, but I particularly like using Stevie Ray Vaughn's " Tin Pan Alley " to do any equipment evaluations ( studio version from the album " Couldn't Stand the Weather " ). Enjoy ! MrD.  
Your Side by Side Experience With Best Vintage vs Newer Expensive Hi Tech Speakers
Batman.....YMMV..... Enjoy ! MrD. 
Using a 100 Volt amp on our 120 volt power line ?
Hi all. After more than a year of posting this thread, I am planning on purchasing a 100 volt cd player from Japan, and I am looking for a suggestion for an excellent quality, proper converter, for use here, with our USA 120 volts. Under 100 watts... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
viber, it is obvious " slam " is a confusing word to you. I needed to " call you " on it. It's all good ! Enjoy ! MrD. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
WC, thank you for the explanation.....but I am believing, you are saying the Constellation is simply giving you more of everything.  
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Hey Guido. I am not questioning " slam " in music. I just never experienced ( with maybe the one exception, of some Jadis 500s ), slam, from tube power amplifiers, in the same way I have heard with big solid state amplifiers, such as some Krells, ... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
WC, " detail is there but not as obvious "...or..." I hear things that weren't as apparent " with the Constellation set up . which is it ? … viber, I have never known " slam " to be a characteristic of tubes, as you say tubes are known for that ( ... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
rsf507. I am with you, unless some particular recordings have certain characteristics ( overly eq'd, poorly mic'd ) that make you want to " turn it down ".  
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
viber, why you think a system with excellent slam and soundstaging, cannot have detail and clarity, is beyond me. I believe wc is getting it all, but as YOU appreciate detail and clarity more than other attributes, HE is enjoying slam and soundsta... 
Med. 2 Way + great acoustics are better than a super speaker or a sub
Eric, you ALWAYS have something to say ! lol   Any speakers in a room, that is acoustically well planned out to accommodate those particular speakers, with the proper listening seat, will always sound better than a megabuck system just thrown toge... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
After reading all the available reviews so far on the Merrill amps, specifically by those reviewers hearing all of the 3 models, and of course, even from Merrill, the consensus has been, the 118s are,  without question, the best of the three. So, ... 
Splitter -- One preamp to two amps. What to use?
Yeah, what Al said !