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Recommendations for modern integrated with tone & balance controls other than Mcintosh
@builder3  Thank you very much.  I should mention that two of the things I find so appealing about the Luxman, in addition to SQ,  are the excellent build quality and retro aesthetics.  The on-unit controls as well as the remote control are pure ... 
Recommendations for modern integrated with tone & balance controls other than Mcintosh
@wheelndeal1099 Thank you for your comments. I purchased a LUX 550 AXii and am completely happy. It’s one heckuva component and works beautifully when paired with either my Guarneri Homage or highly-modified Magneplanar MMG’s. I’ve never heard ... 
The new dynamic in speaker pricing
I don't know if there's a "new dynamic" in speaker pricing or not.  What I do know is that there are some consumers who are able and willing to pay "whatever."      
Integrated amp for Sonus Faber olympica nova 1
+1 for Pathos.  +1 for dekay, but I'd suggest even darker glasses.  Good luck, OP.        
Any Conrad Johnson CAV-45 S1 or S2 owners?
Obviously I am very late to this thread, but since I recently have acquired a CAV 45-S2, I’d like to say that paired with Guarneri Homage speakers the CJ is simply wonderful.   
Recommendations for modern integrated with tone & balance controls other than Mcintosh
@ joekapahulu Thank you sir.  I wish you success in navigating the world of finance. The more I use the Lux 550AXii the fonder I grow.  I'm a visual and tactile person as well as as a "keen listener,"  and the Luxman delivers for me at every lev... 
Bookshelf vs diffuser panel. Who wins?
The appropriate terminology is what rather than who wins.    
McIntosh C12000
Oh the ignominy.  
Original Sonus faber cremona auditor again?
I’m with @ghdprentice, except my SF’s are a pair of original Guarneri Homage, circa 2004.  Endgame.  
A rookie with 10K, seeking advise
@llid2 I have not read every post in this thread, but have you identified the areas of your present system that you feel need improvement? Kindly allow me to share a recent, and very fortuitous learning experience. After many years of "going it... 
conrad johnson CAV45, CA200,...
@oddiofyl Yes, indeed. +1000 The CAV 45 S2 makes my Sonus Faber monitors sound very close to electrostatics with pinpoint imaging. I find the presentation to be quite uncanny and special This CJ control amp does indeed "just sound right."  I fi... 
Recommendations for modern integrated with tone & balance controls other than Mcintosh
About 120 hours now and I’m starting to get a much better sense of how good this integrated amplifier really is. No, of course it’s not tubes, but it certainly has its own special charms. The phono stage is excellent, and my former passion for vin... 
Recommendations for modern integrated with tone & balance controls other than Mcintosh
@daodao  The 550AXii arrived this morning.  First impression is how beautifully and carefully Luxman packed this component.  Second impression is how beautifully made it is. Third impression is how good it sounds right out of the box. Although, ... 
Naim 5si integrated?? The reviews are good but is it still current in performance
One never knows until one has heard a given component in one's  listening room paired with intended ancillary components.   Period.  
The new dynamic in speaker pricing
"What would you pay for a good night’s sleep? If you were Canadian rap star Drake, you’d be willing to fork over $400,000." The approximate cost of his mattress.