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Class D is affordable and sounds as good or better the SS/Valve why buy anything else ?
Yes...balanced only but supplied with RCA to balanced adapters and that is what I'm using from my Belles 22a tube/hybrid preamp which is RCA out only...but you bring up an interesting point....I think I'll post a question on his audio circle forum... 
Class D is affordable and sounds as good or better the SS/Valve why buy anything else ?
My experience is that you don't have to spend $6000 or $15,000 or more to get a great sounding class d amplifier.  My current amp is a Halo 23 which produces beautiful sound, great pitch, big soundstage...in other words, I've really enjoyed it.Som... 
Just purchased a Belles 150A Reference amp. Watch should my preamp be..
My suggestion:  one of the  tube/ mosfet hybrids....There are great sounding preamps in the price range from Belles, VanAlstine and Rogue Audio.  
Wyred SX-1000 Mono’s or PS Audio S700 Mono’s?
When it comes to class d....there are those that love it and those that hate it but I suspect all would agree that it is making significant strides forward.Here is a really interesting article that is worth reading no matter what you decide.  http... 
High definition vs. tonal balance
My observation, no big shock here, is that there is not a single answer that applies to everyone.In my own case, the tone, especially for piano, saxophone, trumpet, and snare drums has to be right...or I find my mind wondering away from the music ... 
All I need to know about D-Sonic amplifiers
Presumably the Cherry input impedance can be tweaked at time of order. I see emotiva has numerous options.... not sure how the sound compares.  
Total cost of ownership - how to reduce it
Many of us don't keep gear forever...therefore, looking to the automotive world, Kelly Blue Book, Edmunds and others...it doesn't take long to see that the highest cost of ownership is depreciation.....which is a subject often discussed in various... 
All I need to know about D-Sonic amplifiers
grannyring....thankslink to the cherry amp  https://www.cherryamp.com/5-channel-amplink to the amp development    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/378044010/cherry-mini-megaschino-tm-high-performance-stereo 
All I need to know about D-Sonic amplifiers
Can't comment on the D-Sonic....but here is an alternative amp to consider.And here is a link that describes how this amp was developed.   As you say, there aren't too many reviews of the D-Sonic but the few there are seem to be good....there are ... 
Can one ever be "done" in this hobby?
For me, the hobby has three aspects; the music, the gear and the technology.  As a result, at any given point in time, any of the three may beckon.  I usually ask myself, how much am I willing to lose when its time to move on and try something dif... 
spatial audio m3 or tekton perfect set
A preowned pair of Spatials will cost about the same as a new pair of Tektons....The Tektons will likely cost $2-400 to return if you don't love them...probably the same as you might discount the Spatials if you decide to resell them.Have you hear... 
Two Thumbs Up For SALK and the Veracity ST
As you can see, I wrote that review about two months ago and I've been thinking about adding a few updates that may prove helpful to some.The usual question that is often posed is RAAL vs Be...and all I can say is having heard both, they are both ... 
Salk Sound Owners
Lots of good restaurants and good hotels in the northern suburbs near the Salk location.. 
Salk Song 3A or Song 3 BeAT?
I had the opportunity to listen to a friends BeATs in a large room....easily 4000+ cubic feet....and they had plenty of low end, 5' out from the rear wall and 10' back to the listening position....check out the latest BeATs finish.Also, if you go ... 
What are considered to be the best Subwoofers for 2 channel music only ?
I’d add a few more questions... what are your main speakers and do you intend to run them full range and blend the sub in?  What kind of music do you listen to and how loud in dB?what are you looking for... a lot of punchy bass or just a sub to of...