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Your favorite Small Apartment Speakers
I won't say "world beater," but, for stand-mounts around $2500, I'd consider a range of options--Fritz Carbon, Salk BMRs, used Canton 9k.  If you really like Focal, the Electras are on blow-out, and you could probably hit around $2500 for a demo p... 
Your favorite Small Apartment Speakers
Tough to beat those Polk LSiMs at the street price for good all-around sound.  They won't get you much Audiophile or snob cred, though.As for "blowing away" anything under $2500, I'm not quite that enthusiastic about them.  There are many very goo... 
What’s your vote for the most ridiculous, overpriced, and useless tweak?
@devilboy that thing might be a lot of things, but I wouldn't consider a tonearm a "tweak."  Can't you get one custom made out of a human femur? 
My Cary amp - the story of a hum and a bug
200.2 is solid state. 
My Cary amp - the story of a hum and a bug
Perhaps this describes a different issue altogether.  I remembered fixable hum and thought it was the same.  This is text from an Audiogon ad on a 200.2 from about a year ago (no affiliation):"Other notes: There is a low level hum coming from the ... 
My Cary amp - the story of a hum and a bug
If it is a design flaw, I think they should send you one for free, especially if you are the original purchaser, not that they have to. Seems like the good customer servicer thing to do. I don’t know what this wire thingy costs them to make, but I... 
Looking for a good full range floor stander
@audiotroy.  Now, you are being deliberately obtuse.  There was no other way to interpret it.  I don't think you actually intended it any other way, either, especially with your choice of primary example.  You doubled-down immediately afterwards a... 
Looking for a good full range floor stander
Sfoth made a bunch of obnoxious comments because in the context of comparing a large manufactuer to a tiny one man operation, we mentioned a little thought of fact which is a one man company may have zero plans for contuinity in the case of the de... 
Looking for a good full range floor stander
It's like being stuck in the Urgent Care waiting room with a snot-nosed 11-year old kid who has a belly-ache from eating a 2lb bag of M&Ms.  He memorized the Crutchfield catalog, and his daddy has the biggest, bestest stereo in the whole wide ... 
Looking for a good full range floor stander
McDonald’s has proven that a clown can sell, in spite of [email protected] Agreed that dealers can (and should) participate as can those who might call out the excessive bloviation for what it is. With patience and a big enough filter, one might eve... 
Pass amp paired with audio research pre?
The .8 series lists 50/100k input impedance.  A big increase over the previous series.I felt comfortable running a Cary SLP05 into an xa30.8.  The Cary lists a low output impedance, but was measured at some point to hit 3400 at 20hz.  I like the c... 
Looking for a good full range floor stander
Remember Sammy Jankis. 
Looking for a good full range floor stander
I imagine Seas and Scanspeak could if they chose to---if they haven't....  You keep touting this KEF expense as guaranteeing a line of higher quality drivers than competition and necessarily leading to better products than those produced by brand ... 
SACD or not SACD?
I primarily use a Cary SACD 306 pro for SACD, am pro SACD/DSD, and agree with mahler123.  It depends on the recording.I don't think OP would go wrong with one of the recommended Marantzes and a targeted collection of classical SACDs. 
Looking for a good full range floor stander
@markalarsen are those Joseph's home-brewed from an inferior collection of parts?