Responses from superhonestben

New McIntosh system problem... need advice
Try a Mac C41,C42 or C46 and see what happens, i think you will be surprised 
Reccomend an integrated tube Amp-under 2k
The VTL IT85 is a fine performer 
High end Audio for ladies? Check this out
"high end audio systems designed by women...just for women"Isn't this discrimination ?sounds like it to me. 
Most Important?
I have 4 systems, and in all of my mixing and matching etc, I have found that source and electronics are more important.One of my 1st heavily front ended systems was a Linn Lp12/Ittok/black koetsu/Mitch Cotter step up into a NAD 3020 into a pair o... 
Classe vs mcintosh
What about the preamps ?,all this talk on amplifiers ...hooked up to what preamp ? makes a difference, I have 4 systems and a Mac C46/252 into a pair of B&W CM4 floor standing,nothing special, but a good quality speaker, and that combo sounds ... 
Designer Hall of Fame
I would ad Peter Snell to the list, the Type A was,is and will always be a great speaker 
Pre Amp or Amp Best Money Spent
Clearly you need an amp to properly drive your speakers, BUT what come before the amp, the preamp and what comes before that, the is all a balancing act and results in a "system" given fixed funds, assuming your source is up to snuff, ... 
Do true audiophiles own Mcintosh gear
Dave_b ,and you have owned how many Mac amps or preamps? 
Do true audiophiles own Mcintosh gear
I cant say I agree with Mcintosh being a "status symbol" the way a car can be one, most non audio people have no idea what it is and what it costs, at best if they see it in your home they might confuse it with Macintosh and think it is a computer... 
First song to "Blow You Away"...
the opening guitair riff on "satisfaction",summer of 65, heard it for the 1st time on the radio,man did my head turn. 
VTL TL2.5 Preamp
I agree with the above comments, I have one and have used it with both a VTL st85 and my Mac 252, sounds very nice with both, very nice phone stage too, just a fine value, I heard VTL prices are going up,so you may want to snag one now. 
Why do no audio enthusiasts use McIntosh?
Hello, no offense taken, but I have sold over 3,000 cars and drove and serviced them all, the reason my ferrari analogy was, well Ferrari is a very misunderstood car by most people, they think they are "tempermental',"expensive to repair and mucho... 
Why do no audio enthusiasts use McIntosh?
Hey everyone has an here is mine...being in the car business for the last 15 yrs and having sold and driven everything from A to Z..I mean just about every brand,from Kia,Daewoo to Ferrari,Lotus and Porsche etc....I personally wouldn'... 
musical drummers...who are they ???
I didn't see any mention of Corky laing (Mountain) man can he belt it out....also no disrespect to anybody who likes Neil Peart..I know we are talking rock music BUT....I feel to be a good or really good drummer, you have to be able to play more t... 
Anyone going to see the Police?
I like the Police, but doubt I will go, too bad they are playing the ultra big arenas and stadiums, I mean there are only 3 of them, very few bands can come alive at the big arenas, Mccartney can do it, Aerosmith can do it,Queen did do it, etc. I ...