Responses from rushfan71

Not Thrilled with Vandersteen 2CE Sigs - where is the first place to work on?
I would eliminate the laptop and the dragonfly first. Steely Dan, Dire Straits, ect recordings will always sound better than a lot of other recordings. 
Substantial Upgrade
I would consider a Kuzma arm with the Feickert. That would be a good place to start. 
Perfect Speaker Placement - Put next to the back wall as much as possible.
My wife wants to know who Mike Levigne is and why my stereo system is in the driveway by the trash barrels. 
Speaker suggestions under 4k
A few sheets of no res instead of the insulation and some dynamat on the cabinets supports behind the woofers of the double impacts and you get less cabinet sound and tighter punchier bass.But you already gave up on them so... 
Opinions on differing power cable for amp and preamp
@kingbr I see you get my point. I had to mention this because it was the most obvious change using a cable that I have ever heard and unfortunately it was negative. Maybe you can do like I plan to when it's time for me to do power cables(Im saving... 
Not in love with my system yet. Help!
According to Kevin Deal from Upscale you are supposed to hook Rel subs to the speaker output terminals of your amplifier.This only uses the signal not the power from your amp. Check out Upscale Audio's YouTube page and search Rel Subs.The video ex... 
Opinions on differing power cable for amp and preamp
I don't see how someones experience with a power cord on THEIR component can advise someone of how it will sound on someone else's.Case in point. I bought a power cord from Verastarr. I got it directly from Mike so I know It is genuine.I installed... 
Budget tower speakers that rock!
Tekton Double Impacts if you want to hear what drums are supposed to sound like 
Why do some think "music" (not gear, trading, etc.) is the ultimate end?
@musicfan2349 It seems in your experience, you found something that was most important of all. I would really have loved to been in that room with you for that 2112 spin I'll tell ya. 
Why do some think "music" (not gear, trading, etc.) is the ultimate end?
Here is my take on this issue.Ofcourse it's about the music.However, the gear that I buy is just a vessel to deliver that music in a way that elicits an emotional response.As a Harley Davidson Technician of 27 years I can draw some parellelsbetwee... 
DAC Choices - $5,000 to $7,000
@mitch2 That's interesting. I ran both of those DAC's through a Primaluna Dialogue Premium preamp.That's how I was able to A/B them in real time. They sound very similar other than the differences I listed.But thin sounding? Far from it. 
DAC Choices - $5,000 to $7,000
MitchYou say you like the natural sound of R2R DACs and you are looking for one in the $5K - $7K range?You have exactly that in the Adagio.I have the Pavane, same as the Adagio w/out the volume control.I had the Sonnet Morpheus for a while and A/B... 
Why is there no love for Prima Luna?
"This is actually a thread in disguise to plug Prima Luna. Get the happy owners to come out and respond. Brilliant! I knew it was gonna go sideways reading the thread title."I can only share my experience as I own them and it so happens I'm happy ... 
Why is there no love for Prima Luna?
No fan of the CCP and I'm sure all of you out there with your iPhones aren't either.That being said, I use Primaluna Dialogue Premium separates.I've haven't had one hiccup since I've owned them. Yes they're built like a tank. Have a look on Google... 
What s the best Class A integrated tube amp over 80W
Primaluna Dialogue Premium HP 75w using EL34’s or higher wattage with KT88, KT120, or KT150. This amp can use all these tubes and their variants. The Primaluna EVO 400. Same as above. Plus these amps have and auto bias circuit for ease of use.Ultr...