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Speaker recommendation
My brother-in-law just received the LSA package from Underwood HiFi and he tells me he is floored by the sound quality. John Tucker of Exemplar Audio has helped with QC and development so you know that says a lot. 
Which integrated tube amp to go with which speaker
Zenophonz,Call John Tucker at Exemplar Audio and ask about his Exception integrated. Simply an amazing sounding piece. Very MUSICAL. The pre-amp is tube and the amp section solid state. You get the best of both worlds. Recommended for 90db or abov... 
Describe ube sound vs solid state
My experience has been that tubes are just more musical and pleasing to listen to. I have owned a lot of both. My Exemplar Exception integrated contains the best of both. Pre-section with tubes and the amp section SS. Simply stunning. However, if ... 
Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Any experiences?
I have not heard the Modwright but I own the Exemplar Audio Exception and it is stunning good. I would recommend any one in the market to do some research on the Exception before buying something else. John has recently upgraded the preamp and the... 
Upgrade from Technics 1200 MK2? $1-$1.5k budget
I own the Technics Sl1200 MK2 - upgraded by KAB. Sounds wonderful. No need to spend $$$thousands on so-called high end tables. KAB upgrade highly recommended. 
Entry level Silent Source Signature speaker cables
I still love my Silent Source Signature speaker cables. In my system they are the best I have ever used. I have had much more expensive speaker cables but none were this good. I believe you would have to spend mega-dollars to better them. They are... 
Best Integrated, period.
I believe it retails for $5499. If you are interested please let me know and I will point you to a dealer who can work with you. I recommend 90db sensitivity speakers or above. I have the Exemplar Exception integrated and the Oppo 105 that John up... 
Audioresearch VSi75 VS. PrimaLuna
I own the Exemplar Audio Exception integrated and it is stunning good. Recommended for speakers 90 db or >. It is extremely MUSICAL and I continue to be blown away by the quality of sound. I feel confident it will compete or better with some of... 
Best integrated amp for Avalon Indra?
Not sure of the efficiency of the Avalon Indra's but I believe they above 90. If so consider the Exemplar Audio Exception integrated. Simply stunning good and extremely musical. I own this integrated and I have been blown away about the quality of... 
Best Integrated, period.
Okay, I have to say the Exemplar Audio Exception integrated is down right stunning good. John has made another change to the preamp section and it has gone to another level. It has a tube preamp and solid state amplification. It is simply the most... 
Exemplar vs Modwright Oppo 95 Mods?
I have owned both the stock Oppo 105 and John's latest T105. Anyone who cannot hear a difference must have really bad hearing. The stock unit is okay but sound receiver like. The T105 sounds like high end gear. 
EVS modified Oppo 105D
I agree that the Oppo 105 if upgraded properly is a world class piece of gear. I had John Tucker of Exemplar Audio upgrade mine and it is simply stunning. I would place it in "up to 15K" comparison. No edge, brightness, no sterile sound just gorge... 
How is EMM DAC 2X?
I just had John Tucker of Exemplar Audio upgrade my Oppo 105 to the T105 (tubed version) and after the 100 hours or so of break-in it sounds absolutely beautiful. I have owned or heard some of the best DACs out there and for the money the T105 wil... 
Entry level Silent Source Signature speaker cables
I listen to just about everything except rap. The SS sound great with everything I have played. 
$2,000 Used CD Player or Modified Oppo 105
I just had John Tucker of Exemplar Audio upgrade my Oppo 105 and to say it is stunning is an understatement. Now the cost to upgrade is more than @2K "but" I would compare it to a Meitner or much higher class DAC in a heart beat. You will have to ...