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My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
@whitecamaross Having heard the ARC 160Ms a number of times, I would agree with your assessment and that's why I thought you'd like the two SS options you have better. I think even with the much more powerful ARC Ref750SEs you'd still like Block, ... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
@whitecamaross Well, I've heard the Ref160Ms many times. Never heard the other two, but with ML I'd assume both to be much better. Now if you were using the Ref750SEs, then maybe it'd be a different story. I've heard the 750SEs (many times) and th... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
@viber6 With all due respect, and others have said it better than I have or can, your input is dominating and disrupting to this thread. It is disrespectful to the OP, who has spent inordinate time and $$ to provide the community with amazing and ... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Couldn't find Johnny A on [email protected] Eric Johnson is certainly one of the finest. Chet Atkins called him the best guitar player in the world (back in the 90s). Ah Via Musicom is a real treat for those who love a player who can do BOTH notes ... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
@whitecamaross Excellent, concise review. So much appreciated. I really like the big Luxman myself. I get to hear it with the matching preamp at least once a month. Very good sound quality, build, and appearance. It is just a beautiful combo to li... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
@whitecamaross @henrycai Agreed. Thank you. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
@whitecamaross You are sitting in the sweet spot [email protected] at cha! 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
@mrdecibel Is that Flim & the BBs?If so, that was my first CD! Tunnel is another great record by them. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
@whitecamaross Meant to mention that Carey Bell - "It's so easy to love you" is a spectacular recording. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Wow, just typed a list and lost it! [email protected] Not a big SRV fan, but wow, that Tin Pan Alley track is very well recorded. Thanks for the [email protected] I've notice that you enjoy a lot of genre's, so I hope you enjoy some of my recs.U... 
Well maybe it IS my hearing
@erik_squires"Buy what your ears tell you have value, and don't be swayed by crowds." You summed it up nicely. I hope you enjoy using the tone controls on your new Luxman 507, as your ears direct you of course.Cheers 
Difference Between DAC Types
@jaybe It's not so much about the chip. But it is all about the implementation. @elizabeth Agree with much you say. In the end, by the DAC you like the sound of BEST, regardless of chip. 
What is proper ratio of money spent on amp/preamp/integrated vs speakers? 1:1?
There is no ratio of $$ per component. It is all about component/speaker synergy. My amp/pre amp cost nearly twice as much as my speakers, but it works tremendously well. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
@guidocorona X2 to your observations with emphasis on the last paragraph. 
Stage III Concepts Cables - Any Advice/Feedback/Thoughts is deeply appreciated.
@fsmithjack So, how is the Stage III/Soulution combo working now?BTW, thanks for the digital recommendations above. I'm just using a Heimdall 2 AES connection with my N10, but will look into further upgrades at some point. If I read your comments ...