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Class D for a Tube Lover
Class D has improved dramatically.  Check out "D Sonics".  Great reviews online.  On a whim I purchased their top monoblocks 3Ma-1500.  Less than $3K new.  On my Sonus Faber Guarneri's they held their own vs my McIntosh MC601's at 1/5 of the cost,... 
Need preamp suggestion
I have tried many of the pre's listed above, as well as Aesthetics Calypso.  I settled on a used Modwright LS100 tube pre.  Two 6SN7's and tube rectifed as well.  Way under the radar and a top performer.  Blew away most everything else.  Under $2K... 
Perfect Pop Songs
Check out Chlara ,"You really shouldn't have".  Definitely Pop, well recorded.  Stays on my playlist. 
Class D
I have run D-Sonics Class D M3a-1500M monoblocks with Maggie 3.7i's for about a year now.  They are very good.  I have tried McIntosh, Bryston and these are far better.  Way better than I would expect for under $3000. monoblocks.  I even ran them ... 
Whats your favourite track to play to the non hi-fi visitor?
I like to play something I know they've most likely heard 1000 times but never on a great system.  One of my favs is Chris Issac, "Wicked Games"from the Heart Shaped World" CD.  A fine system unpacks this song and it is amazing.  Never fails to am... 
Tubed Preamp recommendations?
+ 1 for Modwright LS-100.  Great 6SN7 based preamp.   
Magnepan dealers
I purchased my 3.7i's less than a year ago from Natural Sound in the Boston area.   They were great to deal with. 
The Best Isolation/ Vibration Footers per component - what's your experience?
I've experimented with several...Symposium Roller Block Jr, Rollerblock 2 +, Ingress Engineering (Canada), Voo Doo Iso Blocks, Still Points and Synergistic Research MIG's.  All components on 2" or 3" solid maple racks or stands, all with Symposium... 
Newb Tube question
I am about your age and a relatively recent tube-a-holic!  I think I love them because some are older than I or at least the correct generation.  I found the following write up / review to be very helpful although I do not agree in any way with hi... 
Magico Mini 2
I had the SF Cremona Auditor M's for several years and comparing to the original Auditors, far more detailed and very highly resolving.  At $6K with stands, still a great "under the radar" performer IMO.  I too had the upgrade bug 2 or 3 years ago... 
Lumin or Aurender
+ 1 for Lumin....I own the A1 with upgraded power supply....bought a D2 for a second system.  The A1 has a reputation for being one of the most "analog" sounding streamers out there.  The app is extremely easy to run, very intuitive.  I also run t... 
Need speaker cable
The new Synergistic Research Foundation series get huge reviews...call David Weinhart.   
Class-D recommendation
Surprised no one has given D-Sonics any love.  They get very good reviews. I run the 1500 monoblocks in a second Maggie rig and they are very good. 
Power cable for REL sub -- modestly priced
I own a pair of REL Gibraltar 2's.  These have 450W AB power amplification and they do and have reacted to different power cords.  I have had Cullen cables (decent!) high end Synergistic Research (better), Audience (OK) and finally have found a ve... 
Most Musical 6NS7 tube for a Preamp?
Long time 6SN7 fan and tube roller.  I happen to run a Modwright LA-100 and like it very much.  I have run every 6SN7 and I mean every! mentioned above.  I stumbled a crossed a Don Sachs forum thread and for the first time heard of a tube that got...