pkatsuleas

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Whats playing on your system today?
Rush - what else?  Signals right now, next probably Moving Pictures 
Neil Peart of Rush passed away
Great drummer is an understatement.  Ground breaker, the first of his kind.  Countless have learned from him and copied him, an awe inspiring legacy.  We used to have air drum contests to Hemispheres!  My first concert at the Chicago Amphitheatre.... 
Wadia being sold for a third of it's retail
LOL, thanks Bill!  Missed that somehow.  I looked at the dealers listed on their website but no dice there. 
Upgrade to Oppo?
Thanks soix, it does help.  I can always upgrade to a better transport in the future.  I am considering streaming also.  Perhaps buying a budget DAC/streamer combo just to get started.  Honestly, the DAC purchase has been difficult.  I'm going to ... 
Upgrade to Oppo?
Thanks all.  Yes, I do like to buy local used whenever possible.  Budget about $4 - $500 but a new CD player not a necessity.  If the Oppo 95 is not really an upgrade from the Planet then I may just buy it for the living room as mentioned.  I am a... 
Wadia being sold for a third of it's retail
So where is this sale going on? Looking to buy a dac very soon and would happily check it out.  
Tannoy Prestige Stirling
Lots of lucky Tannoy owners out there.  It was the GR that I heard.  Two things that impressed me most:  First, the micro details in the upper end were amazing.  Cymbals were immediate and crisp (attack and decay?).  I felt like I heard every litt... 
Whats playing on your system today?
Styx - The MissionPleasantly surprisingly good.   
Suggestions for higher efficiency speakers
jsautter, I did pay close attention, read it a few times - very informative!  I've enjoyed his posts for years.  Not sold on SET amps, but would like to experiment.  But I see that getting the proper speakers may prove difficult in my price range.... 
Whats playing on your system today?
Just found the Genesis 2007 remixes.  Have to say I love what they did to SEBTP!  Better imaging and separation.  Sounds great loud!  Battle of Epping Forest right now 
Suggestions for higher efficiency speakers
Thanks all for the suggestions.  Obviously I have a lot of homework to do.  Unfortunately, seems like the only brand I can readily audition will be the Klipsch.  Even in a big burg like Chicago.  Somewhere to start I guess.  If anyone local knows ... 
Suggestions for higher efficiency speakers
Lol.  Thanks Larry, but way out of my league!  This happens quite often with posts I read.  I know, best intentions....  Admittedly, I need to beef up on my Klipsch auditioning with low power tubes.  I will look into the Tekton Perfect SET.  Thank... 
Suggestions for higher efficiency speakers
Thanks for the great replies.  I've heard a few Klipsch models over the years, never interested me enough to even get the names. One was the big Cornwalls though. Impressive but wasn't my cup of tea. Granted, I have not heard any of their newer ce... 
Suggestions for higher efficiency speakers
Yes I would like to hear the Tektons one of these days.  Still out of my budget unfortunately.  BTW, happy thanksgiving to those who celebrate! 
Subwoofer advice
Thanks again Tim for your detailed responses.  Would love to check out the Swarm someday.  If anyone in the Chicago area has it I'd be happy for an invite.  ;-)Phusis, I am exploring DIY speakers and will probably be doing a standmount design of s...