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Rogue Audio Dark Upgrade.
Gakerty can you give me more specifics on the CBS 12AX7 please?  Are they triple mica 5751WA or another type? I have experience with the 12au7 CBS in a Primaluna integrated amp I used to have and really liked the CBS sound.   
Rogue Audio Dark Upgrade.
@mulveling thank you 1st and foremost with your experience and recommendations.  I have a ST-100 and wondered exactly what you brought up. Would I even like the upgraded caps. Caps probably make a big difference but which one would be preferred. H... 
Rogue Audio Dark Upgrade.
Dark Extended Features: - Ultra Premium coupling capacitors - Increased power supply storage - Hex Fred high speed diodes in power supply - Polypropylene bypass capacitors in power supply - Nude Vishay resistors in critical locations - Rhodium bin... 
Recommendations to upgrade my amp to pair with my Sonus Faber Sonetto IIIs
I would also consider a Rogue ST-100.  It is pairing very well with my Olympica iii.  Audio Research as mentioned above is another great choice.   
Sonus Faber speakers
You're room is quite large so not sure the XA25 can handle that much space. Also depends on your listening levels.    
Sonus Faber speakers
What size is your room?  Given those choices I would pick the XA25.    
McIntosh MC-252
@bugsnest I get it 🤣  
McIntosh MC-252
Why would it be a bad idea bugsnest?  
Mcintosh MC462 versus Luxman M10X
Mcintosh isn't really known for their source components.  If you like the sound through the Luxman DAC then be satisfied.  You can chase your tail in this hobby so tread lightly.   
Mcintosh MC462 versus Luxman M10X
Just because you have heard the Luxman CD Player in your system doesn't mean the McIntosh components are an issue. They are fantastic.  Is there something missing in the way your system sounds now?    
McIntosh -- good for show, not for sound, says dealer
@schw06  best response so far. You're exactly right.    
McIntosh -- good for show, not for sound, says dealer
His physical appearance pretty much tells me what I need to know. He looks very unkept and non-professional. I know you can’t always judge a book by its cover but in this case I think it’s obvious. His character is crap and being a dealer he never... 
Mark Levinson No. 27 Amplifier, buy or not?
If its been serviced then yes they still sound very nice and worth having.  The 27 is warmer sounding than the 27.5.  If it hasn'tbeen serviced or caps replaced then yes you're rolling the dice.   
McIntosh -- good for show, not for sound, says dealer
Another McIntosh thread 🤣. Pretty much similar to a cable thread. Gets old but bottom line you like Mac or you don’t. Most haven’t either heard Mac or properly matched. However, if you don’t like the sound move on. Pretty simple, but I can think t... 
Primaluna Evo 400 Preamp pairing with McIntosh MC1502
Mike at Audioarchon is a great guy to deal with and will give good advice.  I purchase my U1 Mini from him but since sold it as mentioned above.  You have a nice budget and I'm sure Mike will give you several options. Keep us posted please  :)