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Wharfedale Linton Heritage 85th Anniversary
I owned a pair of Denton 80th Anniversary speakers for two years as an alternative speaker.  They did sound musical and engaging  I did not find the highs shrill or edgy, but I could tell they were not all there and somewhat rolled off.  If what E... 
"Dazed and Confused" about upgrading current speakers
Thanks to all who have respondedTo Mr. decibel1The CJ  PV-14L SE  is a line stage.  Therefore, can you explain what a passive pre-amp brings to the table and possibly improves the sound?? (especially an inexpensive one) Remember, I also have a CD ... 
Recommnedation for the BEST SOUNDING integrated amp up to $3500
Thank you  to all who have responded so far. I will carefully look over each recommendation.  To initforthemusic.  The speakers are Golden Ear Technology  model 7 but they may be replaced in the near future. I listen mainly to classic rock and som... 
Odyssey "Khartago" Stereo Extreme" amp compared to Schitt's "Vidar" amp
To mtbrider:  Thanks for the heads up; I did see the listing on TMR. I just need to check out the authenticity of the model from the serial number and possibly talk to Klaus about the difference between standard Khartago and the Extreme version.yo... 
Odyssey "Khartago" Stereo Extreme" amp compared to Schitt's "Vidar" amp
Thank you to all who have responded.  One of the reason I was considering the Khartago or Schmit  Vidar  is size.  I posted another thread a month ago about replacing my current BAT VK-200 with a smaller and lighter amp. The BAT at 70lbs  is heavy... 
Need to replace a BAT VK200 amp with a smaller and lighter but with equal sound quality.
   To rib61  I did not know that BAT offered a 225se  basic amp I never saw any listings on AG , or reviews. I am not worried about the power rating, but as noted above,only the size and weight of the amp.   I will check it out.  Thanks, S.J. 
Need to replace a BAT VK200 amp with a smaller and lighter but with equal sound quality.
Thank you to those who responded so far.  To dep 14. You are right about this being a "tough one"  I saw a Bel Canto... e.ONE  REFERENCE 500S for sale, but it is older class D technology. However, I am still not sold that Class D amps have evolved... 
Need to replace a BAT VK200 amp with a smaller and lighter but with equal sound quality.
To  Meschi, Good suggestion about the amp stand siting side by side to the rack, but it would be a tight  fit in  proximity to the back of the speakers, either left or right. The problem again would be access to the back of the amp, and also the t... 
Need to replace a BAT VK200 amp with a smaller and lighter but with equal sound quality.
Thanks to  those that responded. Surely the, Schitt amp is an unbelievable  bargain at $699. Though the Benchmark seems like the one to buy.  However BM claims they are currently sold out of this fabulous amp because of demand .However, I was not ... 
Can you get good quality sound on the short wall axis of a room??
Thank you to all who have responded.  I want to add that  there is no side  wall   for the left speaker because the room opens into the dining/kitchen area with a least 14 feet to boundary wall of the apartment.   I can place any box or tower spe... 
Eggleston Works speakers: Expensive, but are they worth the money??
Thanks you to all members who responded so far. The information has been helpful.  However, like a few members above I am going to have find a great deal on a pair of their speakers under $10,000 to afford them. That is why I mentioned the new Emm... 
Usher's 718 BE monitor: Is it competitive with other monitors of the same vintage ?
 To Invictus  Scanspeak drivers are used by several manufacturers  They are sold by the company, so Usher did not have to steal any. You should not make claims you can't support with factual evidence.  In addition several manufacturers have design... 
Revel Performa 206, PSB T-2, Focal Aria 936: Which offers the best overall sound?
Thanks to everyone who has responded so far. Your advice is solid and helpful.  To Steve59. I don't think I will be dragging my BAT VK-200 (100RMS) amp around because it weighs 70 lbs, and seems to get heavier every day I get older. (LOL)    Howev... 
It is hard enough buying new speakers, let alone older speakers to use as an upgrade
To audioman58 and cd318;   Both have you have provided good advice, especially  the longevity of crossovers and  drivers surrounds Thank you 
It is hard enough buying new speakers, let alone older speakers to use as an upgrade
Thank you to members who have responded so far.To rpeluso:  I read several times over a number of years about the placement problems created by first order crossover networks in terms a precise distance between listener and speakers.To stringreen ...