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KRK ERGO
I am a very satisfied owner of the Ergo.It only addresses/corrects up to 500Hz, so if brightness is your issue than you need to look elsewhere most likely although I suppose corrections in the lower frequencies could give the listener the impressi... 
Conrad Johnson MF2100 and Harman Kardon AVR 8000
Nice- solid state CJ is about as good as it gets in my opinion. Buying more expensive gear really adheres to the law of diminishing returns. Have fun-Rob 
sonus faber concertino differences
There were two versions of the originals too. The true original, and then the "home". Different but equal in my opinion. Haven't heard the Domus yet. 
Conrad Johnson MF2100 and Harman Kardon AVR 8000
Sounds like you might have a level problem. Recalibrate your processor to output the proper level for the cj. Sounds like the level might be too low. The cj is a killer amp. 
which el 84 amp or integrated
The baby is killer- I would a/b it against whatever else you get and make sure the price increase is justifiied. IMO- the baby is just one of those amps that does everything right. It is better than their el34 and I have preffered it to many menti... 
Any "lifestyle" speakers actually good for music?
Quad L'ite 
Upgrade from Quad 11L?
My assessment was that you could not throw enough amplifier at the passive 11/12s to get them anywhere near the actives. The actives @ I also thought that the L2s were better than the Ls but a lot of people, maybe even the majority- prefer the ori... 
Trying Magnepans, need advice
I ran MMGs for a while in a room that size with excellent results. It sounds like you have a dedicated room which is key and actually gives you better options than a larger shared space.I would (did) run them in the nearfield with a sub well away ... 
Nht2.5I and B&K amp a good match?
That sounds nice to me. NHT (especially the older stuff) has a reputation for being full bodied and maybe a tad hot in the treble. B&K is known to be a touch warm so I bet they mate well. The 2.5 is closely related to 3.3 which is one of the b... 
CDP breaks and I move to computer-based...
Core Audio is part of the MAC OS. Kmixer is windows- two different animals. In a MAC environment typically you would set core audio to 24 bit- set and forget and let itunes upsample everything which it does well. The other option is changing core ... 
Why CD players so expensive when the fomat is dead
Realremo- the example you provide is exactly what one would expect to see when bridging from one technology to the next. Of course you are going to rip your CDs- but in the future iTunes and the like which get their samples from the master tapes d... 
Why CD players so expensive when the fomat is dead
I just cannot imagine buying a high priced CD player especially one that does not have a digital input. Audiohpiles just love to torture themselves! I used to be the guy sitting there loading up a single CD into a 45 lb player waiting for my SET a... 
CDP breaks and I move to computer-based...
The other thing you want to be sure of is that you have coreaudio set to output 24 bit. Then let iTunes worry about getting the files to core audio in the right format. TRy a 24bit download while you are at it and prepared to be blown away. 
Used Rega Planet or Apollo vs. affordable PC audio
A fire would also wipe everything out too.MP3 is a different story- although 256k mp3 is getting pretty transparent but aac is substantially better and almost completely transparent @ 256k imo. 
Used Rega Planet or Apollo vs. affordable PC audio
My litmus test is exactly the same. Ill be honest- I cant hear any meaningful difference between 256k AAC and lossless but I do rip to ALAC because who knows what playback technology might offer better resolution in the future. However, my reserva...