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The most transparent speaker cable
If you can, try to audition the JPS Labs Superconductor 3. Clarity, transparency, balance. Nothing irritating or excessive. I don’t have to say any more. 
Dyna XX-2 MKII vs. Lyra Kleos
Never had or heard an Allaerts. Had a Lyra Helikon some time back. It was too thin sounding for me. After owning a Dynavector  XV-1S, I decided to "downgrade" to the Dyna XX2 Mk.2. I was pleasantly surprised about how much similar it sounded in co... 
What spinning on your turntable today and how does it sound?
Haydn String Quartets Opus 77, perf. by Dekany Quartet. Very satisfying. 
What is/are your the most favourite composer s ?
Erik...My knowledge of and experience with bluegrass is virtually nonexistent, so I can’t comment on it even in fun. However, I used to mock Mozart by referring to his "snuff box" music. Then, when one day out of nowhere, I found myself attracted ... 
What is/are your the most favourite composer s ?
It’s been over nine years since I last listed my favorites. But, in my entire life, it wasn’t until about a year ago that I came to greatly appreciate two composers whose music I had never really cared for---Mozart and Haydn. It all started when I... 
Conrad Johnson--Best used Model
Agree with oddiofyl about getting in touch with Spearit Sound. A first class group whose members have always provided helpful answers and advice following questions I've posed before and quite some time after I purchased my CJ Classic Sixty amp fr... 
You can only take 5 albums to a deserted Island...
One of many samples that comes to mind:Box of The Haydn Piano Trios played by Beaux Arts TrioBrahms: Symphony No. 3, cond. by Rudolf Kempe/Berlin PhilharmonicBrahms: Double Concerto. Heifetz/Piatigorsky/WallensteinRachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 cond... 
DYNAVECTOR TE KAITORA your opinions ?
As alluded to, I previously had the Dynavector XV-1S (when it was the company’s top of the line cartridge). Prior to that, I owned the Ortofon Black, which was too clean sounding for my taste, and the Zyx Airy 3, which I felt was a bit too hot sou... 
DYNAVECTOR TE KAITORA your opinions ?
I have not heard the Kaitora Rua, however, you might want to consider the superb Dynavector XX2 Mk.2. It is considerably less expensive than the Kaitora Rua, far less expensive than the XV-1s which I used to own, and scores very highly in those ar... 
Amperex 6DJ8 Tube Questions
Agreed. Holland made in my system also give me the greatest satisfaction. 
Amperex 6DJ8 Tube Questions
One seemingly consistent difference I find between U.S. and Dutch (Philips) Amperexes is the American made 6922 and 7308 are not as rich sounding as the Heerlen, Holland versions. On the other hand, the sound from the U.S. manufactured variety lea... 
Amperex 6DJ8 Tube Questions
I’m aware the previous posts are from 2004.I’ve also tried quite a few of the Amperex/Philips 6DJ8, 6922 and 7308 tubes. Says photon46 above, "The A-frames all sound harsh by comparison to me, tonal balance tilted to much towards the highs. Of, co... 
Whats playing on your system today?
Beaux Arts Trio playing Haydn Piano Trios. 
Paradigm 100 vs BW CM9 vs Aperion Verus vs KEFQ900
Jedinite24:If you're still in touch with Audiogon since this thread first appeared, I’ve found the CJ Classic Sixty amp(fitted with Valvo, Mullard and Amperex tubes) to be a very enjoyable match with the Kef Q900s. 
which would you buy?
Teflonscoundrel: Double ditto on those very fine Kef Q900s. They continue giving me immense pleasure.