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Gabriel Gold IC's are they really this good?
So Steve has offered trade-up towards Halo provided I pay full pop for a 1m Halo IC @ $4,000. Seriously? How am I going to feel (like I am now with the original Reflections that I paid $2k for) when Halo 'V2' is launched a year or so from now, and... 
Gabriel Gold IC's are they really this good?
Steve- as you do not use a dealer network, and as I have paid you ~ $2,000 for an apparently now 'improved' product that is selling at a faction of that price, I would have thought the least you could do is offer a trade towards a Halo interconnec... 
Gabriel Gold IC's are they really this good?
What I do NOT like are the new much lower prices on auction for supposedly better versions. I have paid Steve like $2,000 for original Reflection IC's- look at the asking prices now... 
Magnum Dynalamb MD 809 t
Yes- excellent unit- they are in the process of updating the internal dac to accept 24/192. Also- you can request special teflon cap upgrade- good luck. 
Most musical stereo tube amp under 5K..
Wow- I can't believe my thread from 13 years ago has been revived!! Amazing when I think about all the amps I have been through since originally posting this... 
Bob Carver 180 Mono-blocks perform superbly
I wold be curious what opinion the OP has on the Ayon Triton (which I also owned and enjoyed) vs the Carver amps- it would appear he has kept the Triton as well... 
Aleph 3 - Its 2013, are they still awesome ?
I tried the Aleph 30- agree with everything Ejlif says- nice, magical on some types of music, but forget about big dynamics... I was using on higher efficiency Coincident speakers as well. I will agree with some of the other posts here on the adva... 
Speaker Cables With SET Amps
+1 for Ocellia Ref 
Tube Mono-Block Recommendation
+1 for CAT JL2 
Melody Pure Black 101 Line Preamp
I would also like to know the differences between the Mystere CA-21 and Pure Black 101 preamps- seem to have many similarities- would be great to hear from someone who has heard both... I used to own a Melody 1688 Pre- it had a wonderful 'fullness... 
45 Type Push/Pull
Apprently they are rare- I have a friend that made a custom PP2a3 that could be converted to PP45 (I already have an SET 45 from him which is great- it is an awesome tube), so I am curious how it would sound as well. I can only guess that if the r... 
Review: Tube Research Labs Dude Tube preamp
I run three systems, and am searching out a third preamp to go along with my orig 'old-school' Dude and a custom-Audio Note pre. Am thinking a second Dude, or ramping it up and trying this apparently incredible SMC VRE-1c. Believe it or not, a dea... 
Top Speaker Cables for SET System- under $5k used
Thanks everyone- agreed that silver (very good silver) might be the way to go here. Charles1dad, what a coincidence- I was thinking of Ocellia actually! I have a 1m pair of their silver reference interconnect coming soon. I also hear the Ocellia p... 
Review: Tube Research Labs Dude Tube preamp
Hi- quick question- did you try the Tube Distinctions (Tom Evans) 'Soulmate' preamp and compared it to the Dude with the same amplification? I currently use a TRL Dude (original version) in one system now but am considering a Soulmate along with T... 
Gabriel Gold IC's are they really this good?
Steve- I noticed the Halo IC's are still not listed on the website- when is that coming? Also- let me know if you are interested in a beta tester- I own Reflection IC's and SC's, and would like to see how the Halo compares...