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speakers for Naim CD5i + 5i amp
I have had plenty of experience with the naim/neat combo. I n my opinion it was the worst sound that I have ever heard in my 30 plus years of owning equipment. Now let me explain, i owned a pair of neat mystiques and used it with the naim 5 and ev... 
McIntosh MCD 205
have you tried them in another player ?, I have the same cd player and occasionally it takes aliitle time to read some cds, but then is fine, I called Mac and they said the laser may need to be adjusted. I just haven't done it yet. 
Wilson Sophia 2
anybodys guess as what a 1 or 2 yr old pair of Sophias should go for, now that the new ones were announced ?? 
snell a II
I have owned 3 pairs of Snell Type As, I feel they are one of the great speakers of all time and are a bargain used. I used them with modest power and alot of power all with fine results, when space permits I will be seeking to find another pair,h... 
Klipschorn: Still relevant??
To me a great speaker is a great speaker, no matter when it was made, same with an amp, turntable etc.I have had my Khorns for 10 years and enjoy them very much, especially with tubes.What they do, no other speaker does, is it the be end all etc ?... 
Upgrade pre-amp to C2200 or speakers?
100 percent agree with above, I have found electronics make a huge difference, I use a c2200/2751v into a pair of B&W cm2 a whopping 900/pr bookshelf speakers, they just make them fly. 
Linn Components
Most "audiophiles" listen to the equipment instead of listening to the music, they tend to have a handful of "special cds" and "test" the equipment with them.They listen for more "air" more "space" etc, and they seem to change equipment weekly.Me ... 
Calling all MC275 MK IV owners..............
I use a C2200 into the MC275 1V and it is a killer, another way you may want to try is getting a VTL 2.5 tube preamp, if you don't need phono they are pretty inexpensive new and less here on the Gon. the 2.5 into the Mac is also a great combo. 
Mcintosh c46
I have a mcd205, c46 and a 252 like it alot, have not heard the c200 though, anybody heard these 2 in close quarters ? 
What's the best s.s. integrated for Khorns?
HelloI have had my Khorns for about 10 yrs and have tried a fair amount of gear with them....I currently use BOTH tube and SS.The better the amp, the better they sound REGARDLESS of watts....true they need very little to get going, right now for s... 
McIntosh C-2200 or C-46 with MC-402???
I have read these responses and wow do I ever get a different reaction. I own both the c2200 and the c46, I also have the 252 and the 2751v. I totally enjoy them all,veiled is not a word I would use to describe the c46,but we all hear what we hear... 
EL 34 vs. KT 88 ---- What's the difference?
hello, good question here sounds simple, but i don't think it is. I think it really depends on the speaker. I think most people would say the EL34 gives you more of the tube thing, while kt88 or 6550s give more control and better bass. Back to the... 
What is the best value you have encountered?
my pick NAD 3020 
NaimNait 5.1A vs, Music Fidelity A3.2
Hello I have actually has all three, of the lot I liked the Nait5i the best, the Nait5 is also quite good, the MF I found pretty uninvolving. The 5i has that Naim punch and is more open, also you can use any speaker wire you want,also has rca inpu... 
Who has the oldest speakers?
I have a pair of Khorns from 1994 not old I know but they were conceived in er um the 40s...also have a pair of 1979 Heresys...if price and space were no object I would have the entire heritage line...Khorns,Belles,Lascalas and heresys....a previo...