Responses from panerai557

Help. System sounds thin and bright or harsh
@cymivka - I have x250.8 and psm156. They work beautifully. If you're looking for preamp, I recommend LTA MicroZOTL preamp. I just got it and sounds wonderful with Pass and Falcon Ls3a/5, which tells me it would also work well with harbeth.   
What is your experience with the Spin Clean?
I have one and cleaned about 30 records - mostly used ones from 70s. Not sure how much difference it makes because I don't play them without going through spin disc first, but after cleaning session is done, I see the water is dirty. So cleaning w... 
Fantasy or reality? Inexpensive solid state preamps that get you 80% there?
Now days even listening Spotify from macbook pro can give a decent music listening for many people. But we audiophiles want something more, we want to experience that realism and stereo effect that surrounds our head- da magic!  Unfortunately, to ... 
Backert Labs Rhumba 1.3 vs Extreme
Just to give a quick update, been listening to MicroZOTL preamp 2.0 for 3 solid days, and I must say this kit rocks. Microzotl - x250.8 - falcon ls3/5a gb is a sublime combo. Extremely musical and enjoyable. I don't want to leave my hifi, that's h... 
LTA microZOTL or Backert Labs Rhumba Extreme 1.3?
@benzman - not sure which version of the microzotl pre you had, but mine has - 15db and - 30db gain adjustments. Sweet spot for me is the 15db gain setting. With that I can bring the volume up o 50 out of 99 no problem. I sit about 7 ft away from ... 
LTA microZOTL or Backert Labs Rhumba Extreme 1.3?
I went with MicroZOTL L2 Pre. I am keeping it. Never tried Backert but I am sure it won't disappoint either. I did a quick review on MicroZOTL in another thread. Cheers.  
Backert Labs Rhumba 1.3 vs Extreme
Just to update the thread, I went with LTA MicroZOTL Preamp with L2 upgrade. All I can say is that the preamp met my expectation. I agree with Mr. London's assessment in his review. I think the biggest strength for this pre is its ability to pull ... 
The reviews are true about the EAR Phono Classic
@beeswax - So your cartridge is MC but you are using the MM input of EAR PhonoBox with volume all the way up? Then I am assuming you're controlling the volume with a separate preamp?    
Looking for preamp recommendation
@ghdprentice - awesome setups you have!  Yes - I have always loved Audio Research sound, but the reference line is out of my reach at this point. I was looking at LS28 SE which I think is a top flight preamp, but still at $10K USD no phono is tou... 
Any thoughts on Pass X150.8 ?
I bought x150.8 but then upgraded to x250.8 before taking delivery of 150.8. Why did I do that? I don't know, but I read x250.8 is the sweet spot of Pass line ups.... Will see when my amp arrives.  
SabrinaX vs JA Perspective2 Graphene
I never had connection with B&W speakers sound. They are beauty to look at but the sound never did it for me for some reason.  
SabrinaX vs JA Perspective2 Graphene
I haven't heard SabrinaX but I heard Wilson's upper end model - I think it was DAW.. It was nice but I cannot afford that. I always loved sound of JA speakers, especially Perspective... Speakers from other brands are way too out of my budget or ju... 
Which preamp to go with pass labs x150.8
Looks like Arc pre is the way to go? What about Ref 5 or 5SE? I know the particular model loved by many, but is it too old buy in the used market?  
A non-subjective recommendation for the Puritan PSM156
I just ordered PSM156 today. I am currently using AQ Thunder AC cord with Niagara 1000. Will come back with impression!If this device works, I am willing to go all out and order PSM Ultimate power cables!! 
Holo Audio May DAC
Hi All,I currently have 2 box setup; Simaudio Moon 390 to power amp. I feed 390 via eithernet connection using Roon to play music files on my PC. If I go with Holo May DAC, I will need to sell 390 to fund for the DAC and would not have enough fund...