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Am I having an affair with my SET monos, or are life-long relationships possible?
Like all things in life, we need to sometimes be reminded as to how great we have it. ┬áThe guy eating dry aged porterhouse and drinking French Bordeaux all day, will eventually get sick of it and and crave take out Chinese food.Do we have to resor... 
Need recommendation for power amp under $250
Would Sonic Impact Class D amps be something you'd consider? There have been great reviews on them all over the web, and you can easily pick up a Gen II for around $150. Save the other $100 and pick up nice cables for it, or maybe do a little mod ... 
Is Solid State Preamp and Tube Amp A Good Combo?
I've been running the Accuphase C-200 with my McIntosh MC60s and A-116s and the sounds have been quite clear and accurate and crisp. That being said, when I swap out my C-200 for my McIntosh MX110, the difference is night and day in the sound, muc... 
Amazing...
Hey there Bo:Just wanted to put in my quick $.02 about the Pioneer Elite that you had. I just happened to pick it up this past weekend (Best Buy, open box sale) and I did hook up my TT to the phono stage as well as using a phono stage (Musical Sur... 
McIntosh A-116 A116 Biasing and tube swap
Arthur:Thanks for the input, I was looking into getting replacement 12BH7s but didn't know where to start. Ithaca is still about a 3-4 hour drive for me unfortunately though. I went to the web site and there were "certified technicians" but nothin... 
Monoblocks, Speaker Placement?
Herman and Tweak:Interesting.... I've had better luck with my Maggies on shorter cables and my monoblocks (Cary Six Pacs). Is there anything that you can attribute the longer length to? Perhaps any distortion caused by proximity of the amp to the ... 
JVC XRCD versus SACD
From my one experience with XRCD, I did compare it to the same recording on Vinyl (Jazz at the Pawnshop)as well as regular CD, and there was quite a difference in all three formats. The vinyl provided a nice neutrality although the separation was ... 
Monoblocks, Speaker Placement?
I haven't noticed a difference. It's just as tricky and not forgiving...But if you do have a chance though, since you are running monoblocks, make the speaker cable as short as possible to minimize any loss there. 
McIntosh A-116 A116 Biasing and tube swap
Arthur:Thanks for your advice on what do to.. Right now I'm in the process of searching for some 12BH7 replacements on eBay. Turns out that one of monoblocks came DOA, not just the tube. So now I need to find a guy to fix it up and see what's goin... 
tube cd player with solid state amp and preamp
Hey everyone:I think I might have to agree with Cleaneduphippy and Newbee on this subject and say that the amp/speaker combination will make a greater difference on the "tube feel" of the system.. And I'm basing it on my personal experience as I w... 
So I just bought an Accuphase C-200
So I just got it in... And WOW.. .this is just an amazing amp! I immediately noticed a difference! I was using a McIntosh C45 the neutrality of this amp is phenomenal! Albeit though, just to be fair, it slightly on the brighter side for the mid/hi... 
What is the best SS used amp for $1k or less?
Any of the Classe amps (integrated or not) would be playing in that price range, give or take 100 bucks. Great little boxes with excellent build quality. And with you mentioning soft smooth tube like mids and highs, that's the first name that came... 
Best budget phono preamp for Unison Unico?
Two things:Rebbi:Have you ever actually looked into purchasing the phono card for your integrated amp? That might be a very viable option for you if available. I have no idea on price or anything though.Also, Mingles, I would honestly put my Phono... 
Best budget phono preamp for Unison Unico?
There are Pro-ject's that are in your price range for a seond hand price.. But the sound is just really mediocre at best, I really wasn't too impressed.As for the Musical surroundings Phonomena, it is a decent phono stage that I run in my system t... 
Technics 1200 Sent for KAB Mods - w/Audio Samples
Joel:Too bad I didn't catch this thread earlier! Great to hear that someone else is giving the SL12x0 another try at an audiophile level. I actually just bought an SL1210 M5G used from Craigslist and replaced my MMF5 with it and the speed control ...