Responses from skoczylas

klipshorn speakers
I’d personally not want to hear those very loud unless the source room and equipment were all totally dialed in. Horns can get ear piercing fast. More wiggle room to go loud and enjoy the sound with mellower speakers. Just my opinion. Keep us post... 
Great Recordings, Sonically Speaking - and Why.
Two things for me: - can hear the tamber of the instruments- can hear the room or hall in the recording. So you get the ambience of where it was played. There are scratchy and imperfect recordings that I turn to time and time again bc they have th... 
Lack of popularity of Chord???
They are strange looking products  
Rega DAC ?
It’s pretty average. Mines in the closet bc it’s not better than the cheap blue sound node internal dac. Wasn’t better than the audio engine d1 either. Pretty disappointing. Ran it with a red wine amp then a Hegel h200. Tekton speakers then tannoy... 
British Integrated Amps
Depending on your power needs I find Croft very hard to beat anywhere near the price. Supposed to be a good phono stage too but I don’t play records. Listened to it many times but never owned one. Small form factor.  
Are there any speakers for nearfield listening that sound GREAT at low volumes?
Help with Classical Music Record Labels.
Naxos is v good and often overlooked. I’ll buy almost anything on the label and haven’t been disappointed. Fwiw I think DG is overrated. Great musicians but sound to me is disappointing.  
Hegel h590 or Accuphase e460 with Harbeth 40.3
I’d probably go for accuphase between the two. The best match Ive heard with harbeth is Vinnie Rossi.  
BlueSound Stinks(!), anyone?
My experience is that bluesound only works reliably if you have very good wifi or if it’s hardwired to the internet. The wifi reception is terrible. I would try that just to see if that fixes it. Of course many of us don’t have the option of using... 
looking for ideas on must have classical music
Another approach is by label. Almost anything on Naxos is excellent.  
Speaker advice for listening to Blues music
zu or tektons will sound a lot like hearing it direct from amps and pa speakers like when you play. Jbls too. It will have a very forward, raw sound with blues. I like a bit of honey and would vote for the Harbeth or Tannoys. Btw if you are a guit... 
Any experience with Tannoy loudspeakers?
Tannoy has a loyal following and I consider myself a big fan. Like Dan I have vintage hpd drivers but mine are in a newly made cheviot cabinet made of birch. The sound is fantastic in several different large rooms I have had them in. They sound re... 
Xfinity cable box directly to amp produces notably superior SQ than cable box > DAC > amp
Sell the two dacs sit back and enjoy the sound. Strange I agree but if it works then go with it.  
Tannoy gold 12" cabinets
I have 12 inch hpds in new very heavy birch cheviot cabinets. They are not very large.  The sound is amazing. I may get a second set of speakers for another system in the future but I’ll never part with these. The vintage tannoy sound is special. ... 
Sloppy, muted bass response on Hegel h190
If you have done this with two amps already it’s very likely that it’s the speakers. To give it a third test perhaps purchase a high watt mid fi amp from a big box store try it and return it? That should assure you it’s the speakers not the amp if...