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My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
The Burmester stuff is really good. The 911 amp is fantastic, but the 909 is quite a bit better, but it is this big tower-like structure that won't fit in an audio rack, same kind of profile as the Gryphon Coliseum. Heard the 909 any number of tim... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Dave,My comments are based on plenty of experience with both preamps whereas musicmans are based on comments from one of ARCs employees. Chalk it up to different rooms and other supporting gear.When I say the Ref 10 is much smoother, I mean it has... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
The ARC Ref 10 preamp, for me, is a stunning preamp. Heard it many times and I have also heard the Ref6 SE plenty. I easily prefer the Ref 10. The Ref 10 lacks a little dynamics to the Ref6 SE, but is much smoother and has a huge sound stage and t... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Jay, agree with you on your post above. It is most certainly not just about amps, its about all the gear and how it works together. Case in point, my neighborhood lost fiber service for a day early this week and when the internet was working again... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
'Giant killer' crowd is gone. crickets 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
@ricevs You can politely provide your thoughts on how Jay may do things, but Jay will run this thread the way HE wants. It's really that simple. You can always change the channel if you don't like how things are being done on Jay's thread. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Jay had the ARC 160M monos and didn't care much for them (I've heard them a few times and had the same impression.) Jay also had the ARC 160S stereo amp and I think he liked it better. My dealer has that too but I've not heard it. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
I too enjoyed the interview. Great insight into speaker designing/building. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
@thezaksDave, agreed. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
This thread always seems to devolve to this and that’s too bad. When a person does not have experience with the gear being discussed, it leaves them no room to validly comment nor credibility with others. That’s why I don’t chime in on gear I’ve n... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
You can write about this and about that. But it is all drivel until they are played against Jays competition. Time for the bloviating to stop. 
What do "audiophiles" use to judge equipment?
Ummm, my ears. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Jay, agreed; this is solid good advice. It IS better to continue to save to get into the top end stuff. You will then have gear that you won't want to change after a relatively short time, you'll just want to spend as much time as possible in fron... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
@logydoghan,Last I heard, nearly all WAMM systems were setup with Thors Hammer. I've heard those subs on both Alexx and XVX. They add a lot, but more air/ambience than pounding bass - Wilson uses a stereo crossover and the Wilson rep uses an app o... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Mbl, setup by the North American rep sounds amazing - heard it a number of times. The Extreme system will totally blow your mind, you just need a big room to set up in.