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High powered single end 300b recommendations
Allnic A6000 monoblocks are rated 60w using EML XLS tubes, 4 per side. They also have a toggle for negative feedback and no negative feedback, which helps with more difficult speakers. They sound fantastic if you can find a pair.   
DAC recommendations
The Denafrips Terminator is a great choice. I had the original with updated DSP board and it sounded wonderful. I should never have sold it and still haven’t replaced it. In the future if you have some spare cash and feel like moving up the ladder... 
Klipsch La Scala replacement?
If you like your La Scala I can’t imagine you being satisfied with B&W speakers. I think you need to be looking for smaller horns, Klipsch Forte, would be my recommendation. Or take a look at the Volti Razz. Great speakers, possibly as good a... 
Thoughts on Moving Up From Denafrips Terminator / GAIA DDC
I like the look of the Weiss dacs but haven’t seen a used one show up in weeks, other than a unit that’s located in Europe.  I really like the look of the Berkeley Reference dacs, though they seem to attract mixed reviews. Not that looks are impo... 
Thoughts on Moving Up From Denafrips Terminator / GAIA DDC
I don’t stream from sites like Tidal. My SMG i5 is a file server and I’ve around 7tb of music stored on a usb drive. I’ve a mix of 44.1 through DSD512, etc. I use an old OPPO 95 as a CD transport for occasional use of physical media, but mostly I ... 
Lyngdorf TDAI-3400
I have the 2170 and ran a Denafrips Terminator into the high-end analog module and it was only a slight improvement over the internal DAC. I used a SMG i5 as a Roon core, Sonore UltraRendu, Denafrips GAIA DDC. So when I removed the Terminator I ju... 
Capital AudioFest : Fyssion Speakers
I spent time in the Fyssion room at CAF. I own full-range driver speakers so I've a reasonable point of reference in terms of what to expect. Without getting into too much detail, the guys in the room had 3 pairs of speakers each connected to a s... 
Has anybody heard the Whammerdyne Circuit Salad recently?
I haven't heard the Circuit Salad but the DGA Ultra was as at CAF last weekend driving a pair of Songer Audio Field Coils. It sounded excellent. There's a report here, with photos and a short vid:    
What are the big attractions at Capital Audiofest coming up this Friday?
I’m about 80% through the show and the standouts have been: 1: Odyssey/Symphonic Line: Klaus is showing a top flight system this year featuring electronics from Symphonic Line with Odyssey Liquid speakers. There’s a video of Klaus showing off the... 
Tube preamp options
Allnic Audio make great preamps.   
Shipping 80lb amps.
Be careful to insure each box for the full value of the pair if you ship them that way, unless Klaus would be willing to make you a single matched amp to replace one that is trashed.    
Premium SuperTweeter Cables?
Aperion Audio manufacture a good sounding cable for use with their range of super tweeters and it’s very good value. I’ve also used it as the speaker cable on a 100dB efficient speaker and it’s quite competent, though obviously that isn’t its prim... 
Does the Eminent Technology 2.5 arm work well with the Transcriptors Reference turntable?
As I look at my Basis Audio Debut and gently test the compliance of the suspension system with a well meaning finger, I can’t for the life of me imagine how the carbon fiber armwand would deflect the suspension as it moves slowly across the record... 
A Tale of Two Cambridge Audio Edge Amps
Personally I think you'd improve the sound of your system by moving away from the PC and investing in something like a Lumin U1 Mini with the Sbooster power supply. The Lumin has a proprietary volume control that people are using to replace expens... 
Does the Eminent Technology 2.5 arm work well with the Transcriptors Reference turntable?
@mijostyn ok, thanks for the info. I was hoping but I wasn’t optimistic about making it work.