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Recommnedation for the BEST SOUNDING integrated amp up to $3500
@sunnyjim...Are you looking for tube or SS?                      How many inputs? The Digital Amplifier Company (DAC) Stereo Maraschino (STM) is a great performer! The wattage output can be increased or decreased with the voltage of the power supp... 
Most “disappeared” speakers.
Charney Audio Companion Horns disappear with SS and tube gear. Soundstage is wide, high, and deep with superior tonal balance. 
Speakers under $50k that rival $200k+ speakers?
@ smodtactical Your room size is about the same as mine (11x15.5x8). I have had towers(Snell CV),  OB (Caintuck Betsy w/ Hawthorne OB bass augmenters), 3 different Omega speakers (Compact Hemp, 6 Alnico monitors,and XRS 8 Alnico all with Omega Dee... 
Power Amp advice
Maggies require a lot of grunt! The Digital Amplifier Company (DAC) has very powerful amps that sound fantastic! Very close to the best SET tube amps with power! Contact Tommy att DAC and see what he has to offer. He might have a demo or trade in ... 
A DAC that can make digital sound analog?
The Sparkler Audio S503 CD Player is a very good sounding NOS player. Designed by the former engineer of 47 labs. Very natural in presentation with sweet detailed information. No need for a separate transport just a great one box solution. I have... 
Does it make sense to use 6k$ Nos tube with 5K$ tube amplifier?
@shkong78 After running Acme 300B for 100 hours in LM 508, I will compare Acme 300B and NOS WE 300B in Silbatone 300B SET amplifier. which is a premium 20K amplifier with silver foil output transformer.Then I can tell how good Acme 300B is. Hav... 
What are the top 3 dream speakers you wanna buy next regardless of price?
Charney Audio Concerto with AER drivers finished in a black walnut veneer. Hands down! 
300B Warmup versus other tube or SS amps?
I let my ANK interstage monos warm up for about 30-45 mins usually while preparing and enjoying dinner. There is some slight improvement after that but not much. 
Who makes great active preamps ? Tube or solid state or hybrid.
Audio Note and Radu Tarta! 
What is the best USED Speaker Under $10,000
For less than 9k you can have a new pair of Charney Audio Companion with Voxativ AF 2.6 drivers. Your choice of cosmetic design with the wood used and paint colors. Very engaging sound with deep bass that envelops the listener and draws you deep i... 
Speaker help
Hop a flight to Newark Liberty in NJ via Chicago O'Hare (NY Shuttle with multiple flights during the day) and arrange with Brian of Charney Audio to pick you up and demo his speakers. Wonderful engaging sound that envelops the listener and draws y... 
Recommendations on stuff to look at for upgrading a 300B SET amp
+1 on the ANK Interstage Monos!  Also agree with looking for a higher efficient speaker to match a lower watt 300b. Check these horns out:http://charneyaudio.com/ 
Can we start a thread for folks who run a SET amp with a subwoofer or two?
Years ago I had a pair of Omega Alnico 8 XRS with a pair of Omega Deep hemp subs. My amp was a highly modified 8w 300b Antique Sound Labs AQ1005 and ANK M3 preamp. I wired the subs using a second pair of speaker cables for the amp to the speaker i... 
If you want to get the best of your transport, try this.
Used a Svelt shelf with great results under my 47 Labs Flatfish now using one under my Sparkler S503 player with the same positive improvements.chris 
Higher Efficiency Speakers
I got the sensitivity number from the Charney website...I think it has something to with the horn design. There is very little resistance from back waves in the chamber and the tractrix design of the horn. Just a guess, Charney could better explai...