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Please recommend speakers for 45 watt SET amps
    How about Vaughn Cabernett speaker driven by 48 Watt SET Line Magnetic 508.?   https://www.vaughnloudspeakers.com/discontinued   It is very efficient at 93db/w with two 10 inch active subwoofer and nice midrange out of ceramic d... 
Line Magnetic 219ai plus + LM512 or LM 523PA + LM512
I had been happy with LM 508 for last 4 years.   Please note that I am using LM 508 to drive Main towers of Scaena 3.2 from 290 hz up using active crossover in above video.   I used to use LM 508 to drive Lanscne 4.1 or Altec A7.   I als... 
Rank the top reference DACs you've heard
Wadax Reference 105 MSB Select II 100 Ideon Absolute 98 Lampi Horizon 97 Lampi Pacific 90 Ideon Ion 89 Wells Audio Cipher Dac II 88 Dave and Mscaler (fed by linear supply) 87   Thomas   https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/subjectiv... 
Best SET power amp below $5,000
    How about Line Magnetic 508(805 is current version) to drive main tower of Scaena 3.2 (93db).   But please note that I am using active crossover to do bi amping. Thus Scaena main tower covers 290 hz up   Thomas  
Subjective grading of DAC that I had heard during last one year period.
It may be time to upgrade.   I had auditioned Wadax Dac at dealer’s room and Pacific Audiofest.   It sounds so musical and organic with no faults at all.   I will gradei it 105 above 100 of MSB Select II.   Other noteworthy Dacs that I had... 
Upgrading my Rouge Cronus 11 to what?
I agree with other gentlemen that tube rolling made a huge difference in Rogue.   Amperex ECC82 and Telefuken ECC83 is my favorite tubes in it.   After tube rolling with cost of around 400$, it is a very good value.   Thomas  
Upgrading my Rouge Cronus 11 to what?
Line Magnetic 805 sounds more nuanced and detailed than Cronus II.   I have both Cronus II and Line Magnetic 508(old version)   Thomas   https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/new-line-magnetic-508ia-integrated-amp.542333/page-28  ... 
Pacific Audio Fest
  I enjoyed Pacific audiofest very much. It had been 10 years since I attended any audio show. CES audio show 2011 at Las Vegas was the last time that I did. This audio show let me spend 30k$. 6k $ on Margules pre amp which I bought just... 
Pacific Audio Fest
  One of the component that I am eager to listen to is Lamphi Horizon Dac. Von Schickert speaker driven by Vac amps with source of Lamphi Horizon Dac sounds clear and musical.     Then I asked the gentleman to play vinyl for compariso... 
Pacific Audio Fest
  During Pacific audiofest, I enjoy sound from vinyl than digital source. This modest priced Modwright component with vinyl give very musical sound. But I had quit vinyl 25 years ago, no turntable, phonoamp and vinyl. Alas it may be too la... 
Pacific Audio Fest
  The Songer speaker is modern field speaker but in Vintage style. I enjoyed its intimate and fast sound in Pacific Audiofest.   home | Songer Audio page description songeraudio.com 5a3 push pull amplifier was also interesting.   http... 
Pacific Audio Fest
    This room also gave very musical sound. Well Audio is making excellent amps and dac. I almost pulled the trigger for its new tube Dac called Cipher.     http://www.wellsaudio.com/cipher-dac  
Pacific Audio Fest
  This system sound very musical. The most notable thing is the cost of amplifiers is modest compared with that of speaker. Raidaho speaker cost 70k$ while Margules power amp and pre amp cost 10k$ and 7k$ only. I got the feeling that Margu... 
Pacific Audio Fest
  This speaker called Linkwitz looks funny but it sounds clear and holographic.  
Pacific Audio Fest
    Estelon showed lot of promise in small room. It sounds clear and dynamic. It was driven by Kreall pre and power amp. it would be worthwhile to try warmer sounding pre amp on it to give mor body on the sound.