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What is the best solid state amplifier you have ever heard?
They replaced a Levinson 333, and in my system they are about as good as it gets for me.My speakers are Shahinian Hawks, I believe 89db and they drive them with ease (4 ohms as I recall but don't quote me), ARC pre, PS DAC/Transport, Magnum Dynala... 
What is the best solid state amplifier you have ever heard?
The three that are all in systems that are used regularly with widly various components/cables/interconnects/ pre(but all tube pre)/sources/speaker combos are:Bedini 100/100 in system at my officeLevinson 23.5, aecond systemPass 260.8 mono's, main... 
Regenerator on a fancy power strip budget?
I can offer a little advice as I recently added a P12 (souped up P5) to my system, an ARC pre, PS DSD, PS Memory Transport, MagnumDynalab internet tuner and a pair of Pass 260.8 amps. It is able to handle the entire system is I turn on the amps fi... 
Worst Rock Band Ever !!!!
Having a vested interest in the music of my generation ('70 Rock) I was more than a little dismayed seeing so many bands that I had either seen in concert or had at least one album./cd of. I am a little curious how everyone is gauging 'worst band'... 
What are important features in a listening chair
+1 Stressless 
What equipment have you bought this year so far ?
Thus far replaced amp with 260.8 mono'sAdded PS P12 (absolutely astounded by the difference that made)Now it is power cables...just installed a SW Black Thunder for P12 and should have Monday a pair of paragon ac9 se mkii for amps. I suspect I wil... 
Song (or music) you want played at your funeral.
Surprised it has not been mentioned as yet. Had a friend that went into the biz, he wanted to have Stairway to Heaven playing in his place...why not?... 
Kent English
As a recent new Pass owner I also can't say enough about either Kent or Mark. Dealt with them both and got answers (sometimes not the ones I had hoped for..) in short order. With guys like this still working in the business I wish both continued s... 
What are the weak points of Pass amps and pre-amps ?
As a new owner of a pair of 260.8's and still in the 'new car' stage I can appreciate a number of the responces you have gotten. I moved from a ML333 which I liked very much to the Pass. As far as weak points, I have yet to hear anything that I wo... 
What do you drive and why?
My daily driver is a 2017 Durango, my third (or fourth), why? Company car, if it's free it is for me...My good weather/summer car is a 1971 Chevelle convertible ....Why? had one backin the day (not a drop top however) and why not? 
New Amps Arrived...
Well, is is currently raining and cold here so I will be heading back up into the cave to start running through some of the suggestions. I thank everyone who sent me a suggestion of something to listen to. Some I have never heard of, so hopefully ... 
New Amps Arrived...
Not Totem Hawks,  Shahinians Hawks 
New Amps Arrived...
Thanx, yes designed for classical but equally good with jazz  
New Amps Arrived...
But an upgrade is notout of the question.. Diapason Ensemble perhaps 
New Amps Arrived...
Shahinian Hawks.... 3250..I wish