Responses from stringreen

Looking for a low gain solid state preamp with balanced in/out
I love my Ayre K1xe.... 
How far have ss amps really come in the last twenty years?
Thanks  for your caution....  In fact, the amp only gets warm - never hot to the touch.  ...and too, the tape was put on by the factory.  It covers only about 15% or so of the fins, and only in the horizontal plane...the fins are vertical.  Thanks... 
How far have ss amps really come in the last twenty years?
Frustrating is right Dave..... Tried left/right cable swap and remained in the left...I even tried entirely different brand of luck. Moved the chairs/sofa to another room....same. 
Audible Illusions 3A phonostage with Ayre KX-5 Twenty
I have Ayre as well....when I use the balanced operation, there is a definite improvement in the sound.  If you don't use the differentially balanced circuit, you're effectively not using 1/2 of the amp.  You can call Gary at Ayre who is a very ni... 
How far have ss amps really come in the last twenty years?
Hi Davey.... I've been searching for this noise for over a year.  It sounds like a I banged on everything in the room - nothing loose/vibrating.  The sound is there on CD and Vinyl, so I thought it might be the speaker - Vanderstee... 
Preventive maintenance or wait till it breaks?
I'm with black boxes, my car, my plane, etc. 
Home Demo Faceoff: Nordost / Audioquest / Transparent
Cables have to be auditioned in your own system for validity.  They all sound different in different systems.  I tried many cables and found ones that worked for ME in MY system.  Put the same cables in another system and the result might be very ... 
How far have ss amps really come in the last twenty years?
A couple of weeks ago, I had my Ayre amp looked at for a "noise" - "resonance" that I heard in my left speaker.  Ayre told me that the amp was performing well with no noise that they could detect.....I asked them to look further and do anything th... 
How far have ss amps really come in the last twenty years?
..don't know much about electronics, but I think that parts (caps, resistors, etc) have gotten better through the years rather than amp design. 
Wywires Silver to Platinum interconnects. How big an upgrade would that be ?
Please post your opinion when you get the platinums.... 
Rega RB300 Anti-skating problem
If the cartridge is new...give it time.  If you can adjust rear of the arm higher to give more snap.  I wouldn't worry about a/s. Don't adjust a/s with a blank record....never right.  If you're happy with the sound just play records 
Thiel CS 2.2 Speakers... What you all think?
I had 3.6's....a fan of Thiel.  Too bad it went away.   Thiel is a transparant speaker...  If you have good components, it will reward, but will also reveal warts. 
Stream quality: Spotify Connect = Airplay Mcintosh MX122
..just listen to the music. 
Doug Schroeder Method, Double ic
I replaced a high end silver set ....many times the price of Doug's discovery..(Audio Sensibility).   The silvers are in the garage. 
Speaker Clarifiers?
I'll pass