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Why is there no love for Prima Luna?
I used to own a Dialogue Premium HP and thought it was awesome.  It replaced a Cary SLI-80 tube integrated.  The Primaluna blew away the Cary amp, which is made in the U.S.A.  The whole made in China xenophobia thing is a joke IMO.  Buy what you w... 
Dedicated Harbeth P3 Thread
Thanks for sharing your experiences.I owned a pair of P3ESR’s a few years ago and used them in my second system, which is situated in our family room. I never put much into the set-up and used them with an amp that probably wasn’t a good fit for t... 
B & W Formation Duo Powered Speakers - Any Good?
@arafiq B&W Formation Duo 
B & W Formation Duo Powered Speakers - Any Good?
I went to a local shop to hear them.  Didn't like them.  I thought they lacked detail and did not image well.  What do I know?  I've moved on. 
Holo Audio May DAC
@debjit  I haven't tried mine with DSD512, but I'm sure it sounds great.  I feed it with a Innuous Zenith Mk3 server.  I also use a Jay's Audio CDT-2 transport with it and they both sound great.  The best I've heard so far in digital.   
KISUNE HoloAudio KTE LCR-1 MK4 MC/MM/MI – LCR RIAA Phono Stage
I am also interested in this.  At $1200 there is little risk involved.  I have their May DAC and am blown away by how good it sounds.  They seem to know what they are doing.  Would be worth checking it out. 
subwoofer for Harbeth P3ESR
A sub is a great idea, dare I say, essential with smaller Harbeth speakers, unless you do not want or need a fuller sounding experience.  I used a REL sub with my Monitor 30's several years ago and it really allowed the Harbeths to shine.  You'll ... 
I've been dragged to recommendations, kicking and screaming
On ROON I often search up someone I want to check out and while listening to them I check out the recommended albums as I scroll down.  I've found some really good stuff that way.   
Looking for a vinylesk sounding DAC
I find it amusing how so many "audiophiles" dig in on one or the other medium of music delivery as being superior and the other being useless.  I believe that both digital and analog are amazing once the right formula is found.  The right combinat... 
Blue Note Tone Poet Series
I just ordered up some of the TP series titles.  Looking forward to getting them.  Although I've been a rock music guy for the most part, I recently cannot get enough of really good jazz.  John Coltrane is the bomb! 
Holo Audio May DAC
@cal3713 Actually, the first I heard of this DAC was in Stereophile.  Herb Reichert mentioned it in his column, and Jim Austin reviewed it separately.   
Holo Audio May DAC
@jjss49 Yeah, probably!  LOLIn seriousness, I don't know if these awards mean anything other than when a component I love gets the recognition it deserves it's exciting to hear.   
Holo Audio May DAC
The Holo Audio May DAC 3 won the Product Of The Year in Stereophile this month.  I couldn't find a web link to the article.  It will probably be up in a week or two.  I read this in the print edition. 
A move from Harbeth to... Wilson?
@yogiboy Thanks for explaining.  I think I understand what you mean.  IME, Harbeths are easy to drive but need a certain synergy with the amplifier to sound their best.  I have had a few amps that sounded "small" with my Harbeths in comparison to ... 
A move from Harbeth to... Wilson?
@yogiboy stated that Harbeths sounded "boxy".Can you define what boxy means? My imagination tells me that it would sound like the music was coming from inside of a box, but this does nothing to describe the sound. If the box were a closed box the ...