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WILL AN AYRE 5KXE MP PREAMP GO WELL WITH A KRELL EVO 302e?
I have used an Ayre KX-R with a krell 403E for the past couple of months and it sounds really good.  In general, Krell evolution amp works well with Lots of preamps.  I have used Pass labs, Audio Research ref5se, and ref6 as well.   
Krell Fpb 300 engage capacitor for tube preamp
If I remember correctly, there is a small circuit board that is attached to the input connectors and the capacitor to block DC is on this board.  There is also a small jumper on this board.  The bypass jumper on this connector need to be removed t... 
Audio Research Ref 6 SE
So has anyone heard the SE upgrade?  What is your impression? 
Ksa 300s
Are you using rca or balanced cables?  If rca, you need to connect a jumper pin between pins 1 and 3 of input balanced connector on amp.  The negative input must be shorted otherwise you will have noise issue. 
Problem with Ref 5SE
Were the tubes removed and packed separately in a box during shipping as it’s supposed to be.  How many hours on the tubes?  
Audio Research Ref 6 SE
interesting.  I am also curious of the changes and cost.   
AudioQuest Storm series PC's are now 12awg
Only the safety ground (internal green wire) is 12 AWG.  The neutral and hot are still 11 AWG, the current carrying wires.   
... WHAT POWER CORD(S) ARE PLAYING IN YOU SYSTEM TODAY?
AQ Hurricane and Firebird cords.  Also some Shunyata alpha cords. 
AudioQuest SKY revisit
I have using Sky for many years have recently started upgrading to the Wild and WEL. The Wild sounds more natural with fuller sound and better imaging compared to Sky. The Sky is a very good cable but once you hear Wild, it 's a bit hard to go bac... 
Pictures for an ad
Onhway,Good list :). I would also request finger prints of the kids to verify that they have not touched the equipment. Might as well as request hair samples from the pets. 
Audio Research Corp Ref 5 SE
Bifwynne,Glad to hear that you are enjoying the REF5SE. I am sure the long wait for the upgrade was well worth it. I just hit 750 hours on my unit after 18 months. 
Krell Evo 402e vs Evo 400 mono and Evo 202/Phantom
Great setup! I also have the Ref5SE and almost bought the EVO 400 as well but got the 403E for music and HT. The Ref5SE mates really well with Krell EVO amps.I also run the Ref5se with Ref 250 for music. 
What amplifiers should I have for Dyn Temptation.
Skyserve,I don't know much about the 400cx but I had the 350mcx for a few years then upgraded to 450mcx. I can tell you from experience that the 450 MCX is a much better amp than the 350 MCX. The power is difference is suppose to be only a 100 wat... 
Stable 12V DC power supply
Connect a power resistor load to meet the minimum load required by the power supply. 
Can you smell your speakers when youre rockin out?
You are probably smelling the varnish from the voice coil heating up. If you can smell it, you are driving your speakers way too hard. The voice coil will eventually open if you keep it up.