Responses from rx8man

R.I.P: Rest In Peace Roy Johnson, Green Mountain Audio's Genius
Really sorry to hear about this.I've heard Continuum 3's many times at a friend's house, great talent, great human.R.I.P. 
Is there anyone out there who knows anything about Essence Speakers by Dale Pitcher?
Very well said above, Dale’s a genius in a vacuum and Duane is an extremely knowledgeable person about what sounds good or correct.I’ve had a pair of Summits for bout 15+ years, no hurry to change or "find something better?" 
Who makes this Pre-amp?
hoopster OP179 posts04-04-2019 1:45pmrx8man"Very little information on the vuja de website. Also their price points are a bit beyond me. I am looking at $3K or so max. The Don Sachs or DeHavilland look to be my alternatives."Sorry I couldn’t help... 
Who makes this Pre-amp?
They build exactly what you describe, sound is off the charts, ask for Peter.https://www.vujadeaudio.com/6sn7-preamplifier.html  
High Fidelity Cables MC 1-PRO
Two pairs CT-2 interconnects and two MC-0.5 for starters a couple months ago.Installed additional MC-0.5 and MC-1 Pro Series Helix+ today.I’ll wait a couple hundred hours and listen in. 
Mini-Rant: Human Fingers
I like these on my amps and speakers for the very reasons described.https://www.dedicatedaudio.com/products/cardas-patented-binding-post-cpbp-crl-long 
New speakers? No thanks.
Link: https://systems.audiogon.com/systems/5121 
Speaker Cable Advice
Just installed a pair of Eclipse 8’s, can’t say enough great things about them.Whole room is filled with beautiful, wide-open, powerful, dynamic, live sound. 
High Fidelity Cables CT-1designed by Rick Schultz
Just installed, I’m refraining from being a fan-boy or kicking an anthill, some of these forums become a battlefield. 
High Fidelity Cables CT-1designed by Rick Schultz
Pete, I caved in a little, CT-1 UR will be here for demo in place of WE. 
High Fidelity Cables CT-1designed by Rick Schultz
Thanks Pete, things are good with Mad Scientist digital rca, HF CT-2 inters and Western Electric 14ga solid core speaker.The CT-2's and MC 0.5's been here 3 days, I might try a Pro much later. 
High Fidelity Cables CT-1designed by Rick Schultz
7 years later to the cable game, two pair CT-2 rca's and a pair of MC 0.5s added, imaging excellent and very liquid sound, nice.I noticed some folks changing from High Fidelity to Teo and now to Cerious, combining interconnects and speaker cables?   
New $24,000 inter-connect
I bought Tara Labs Space & Time TFA Return speaker cables from Audio Advisor back in the day for a paltry couple hundred bucks...………... 
Which Class D Amplifier? PS Audio, Ghent, Nord, Merrill or other???
I installed new 500w p/s modules in my NuForce, then sent them to Bob Smith @TDSS for the rest of the goods, amp searching is over.Tube Dac and Preamp in front of these, mandatory in my book and ears.Other amps I’d ever consider would be NuPrime E... 
A Visit to Vu Jade' Audio in New Jersey
The Vandy 5's are bone stock, but what a sound coming through.You guys really owe yourself an audition of this stuff, it's off the charts.I made Pete aware of website update photos, coming soon.