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Need help with preamp choice...
I'm not married to the idea of a tube preamp. Can anybody tell me about the qualities of the new PS Audio P-200 with gain cell technolgy? 
Need help with preamp choice...
Thanks for the input, Photon. OK. Let's say the TAD-60 tube amp. What preamp would you be inclined to mate with it? I don't HAVE to have a remote; it's just that I've gotten used to one -- not having to jump up, for instance, when I'm on the phone... 
Need help with preamp choice...
PPS. I listen primary to acoustic music. Flabby bass is particularly intolerable. 
Need help with preamp choice...
PS. My budget is up to 1K. Compact/small footprint is a plus for me too. AES/Cary? 
Need help with preamp choice...
True, Photon-46, but I have so many components as potential mates, it's difficult to pinpoint the context. However, for the sake of argument, let's say the preamp could mate with a TAD-60 tube amp or a Portal Panache SS integrated. I'm looking for... 
Monitor with Portal Panache & Rega Planet?
OK, I think I've found the monitors to go with my Panache setup -- Silverline SR17s. Now I need to find compatible speaker cables. My Goertz Alpha Cores MI1s were dead, the Stealth silver cables I tried were too hard and bright. I need something m... 
Monitor with Portal Panache & Rega Planet?
I mean, though I have HEARD high praise for their sound. 
Monitor with Portal Panache & Rega Planet?
The fact that Reynaud uses natural rubber in the surrounds worries me about their durability, though I have high praise for their sound. 
Monitor with Portal Panache & Rega Planet?
Hsu sub -- not the greatest... but good enough for my purposes. 
Monitor with Portal Panache & Rega Planet?
Now i'm thinking of moving in another direction: getting floorstanders and doing away with my sub! Suggestions?Again, 2K or under, used or new... 
Monitor with Portal Panache & Rega Planet?
Thanks for the tips, guys; will check 'em out. What about Splendor? Dynaudio? Others? 
Is it me? Comments on the Rega Mira integrated.
Thanks for your comments, Viridian. Brash is a good word to decribe the sound of my Mira. Besides constrictive. And tubby. Not satisfactory. Any suggestions for an amp to go with my other gear? Balanced, accurate, airy, detailed, MUSICAL. 
Is it me? Comments on the Rega Mira integrated.
Dear Entrope: my speakers are Mordaunt-Short Pearl 20i monitors, bi-wired. I tried single-wiring the speakers last night and that tamed the bass quite a bit, but the soundstage still seems very constricted compared to my Marantz SS Special Edition... 
best midrange richness and detail?
PS. Oh, I forgot Harmonic Technology Prosilway... 
spkr cable: copper, silver or combo/hybrid?
Some misunderstanding here: my interconnect is not pure silver but a copper/silver hybrid. Silver ICs I found to be too bright in my system. That being the case, can I expect that silver speaker cable will also be too bright or will it simply be m...