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Music lover or audiophile?
I have thought a lot about this over the years when, on a recurring basis, you read an article in a hi-fi magazine that says it is "all about the music." It's not. I agree with the poster above who said live music is his passion.  It is undoubtedl... 
Preamp Upgrade
+1 on Backert.  
Solid State Preamp Under $8000
Soix— you rock.  Thx 
Solid State Preamp Under $8000
There is going on simultaneous to this thread, I high end preamp thread.  One that is mentioned is an EMM Pre-2.  Have never heard it though.  There is a lot of support for the Ayre KXR preamp in that thread, but when I have heard it I found it to... 
Solid State Preamp Under $8000
Update:  Soix:  I called Krell and I can get a 16 foot CAST IC for 1950, which opens up that avenue.There is an EVO 202 preamp up for sale--any thoughts?Karl:  I am bringing home an XP-22 next week for audition. RSF507: I remain interested in the ... 
Solid State Preamp Under $8000
Thanks for the truly helpful and interesting responses:  Here are mine.Joecasey:  In my experience starting about ten years ago, I have preferred to have one solid state preamp or phono preamp and one tube preamp or phono preamp, but not two of on... 
Solid State Preamp Under $8000
Thanks Karl.  I can do a two box unit but an XP-30 or 32 when it arrives would not be possible.Auxinput:  TBH, I have never heard a Krell preamp. What you say makes sense, I just have no experience with them. Actually, I think the Pass preamps tha... 
Solid State Preamp Under $8000
KARL-- good call   In my price range and is the type of unit I am looking for.  Funny I considered buying  an XP-20 years ago but a dealer had the C=03 that was so luxurious, I bought it instead..   
Solid State Preamp Under $8000
Tdimier— do you own the Luxman? If so how did you choose it?68pete:  I would love a C-02x but my post is partially out of my failure to be able to find a C-02 (not even a C-02x) for under 10k.  One sold here recently that was reduced to 10k and so... 
Esoteric S-03
Thank you.  That is most helpful. 
Esoteric S-03
GregM-- did you compare the s-03 to other amps with your speakers? You do not sound particularly enthusiastic... so I am wondering if you went another direction.  Also, where did you audition the S-03 or from what dealer?  Thanks  scott 
Speaker Cable Advice
As promised, I am posting a short review.  I took delivery of Eclipse 8 speaker cables in a 4.5 meter length set up for biwiring. After a few weeks of burn in, I can say that I have been very pleased with the Eclipse 8 cables. I would agree with t... 
Esoteric S-03
My speakers are TAD Evoution Ones.  89db efficient.  I am sure the Esoteric would drive them well.  It is just trying to get an idea of sound since I cannot audition it.  I might like a dash of warmth with my system but not lose the transparency o... 
Esoteric S-03
I asked this question six months ago.  I got no answers-- so I am trying again.  Anyone have any experience with an Esoteric s-03?  I cannot find one in a dealer in the US. Still have not purchased another amp.  Monoblocs are now ruled out so I ma... 
What area or country do you live in ?
Chicago north suburbs and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.