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Full Range under $5k-ish
Take the time to put Martin Logan Requests on your audition list. You have a room they should work in nicely.I own Focals 946 Electra's, which I run with a 100W amp and love. I'm not about to change my amp and speakers, but you have plenty of powe... 
Recommendation on power amp
From what I know the Parasound jc-1’s are a pretty fancy pair of amps. Where do they fall short? What sort of sound are you after?What’s the size of your room?Tubes are nice, but I’d go that route in the pre-amp stage, longer tube life, heat, powe... 
Which area of components to spend the most $ on? Boy I was wrong all my life!
Skimrm, I hear ya ..... at least in theory. It's been a 40 year voyage into audio for me, and your right, when I stepped up to a high-end modified deck, and got some sot after NOS tubes for it, the differences in the entire system were profound.... 
Why so many used focals?
There's an old saying in engineering Steve, "If it looks right -  it usually is".The Kanta 3's look right. I don't know why, but rear ported speakers are a game breaker for me. The Kanta 3's are front ported, and look at these numbers. Sensiti... 
Why so many used focals?
Hey Steve, I’ve been an audio enthusiast for close to 45 years now, and for the time being have settled into a pair of 946 Focal Electra for a few years. Pertaining to your question, "are Focals a clear upgrade path OR are they short term speake... 
Which Amp to complete my system?
Coincident Speaker Technology. 211PP Dragon MK. II Arthur Salvatore- High End Audio " This is the finest high power amplifier I’ve ever heard. In short, my associates and I hear a combination of sonic strengths we’ve never heard before".I just lov... 
Electrostatic Speakers
"cerrot" - - - "sbank" ...woh mule!!! davidclarke, before you take the plunge for S/L’s, Maggies, or M/L’s, if planners are your thing you owe it to yourself to audition a pair of MURAUDIO, Domain Omni PX1’s. These speaker are to kill for (&... 
Boron Cantilever and Ruby Cantilever, Why Ruby?
Hey tobes, - - - are you out there?you’ve answered a lagitiment question pertaining to this post, "is going through the repairing process," benificial? Pointing out a cavet’  that has to be pending, and you say "my experience is that sapphire/ru... 
Curious what people think is the best "value" high end speaker (~5K to 15K)
B&W .... over rated, over priced, under perform, IMHO.A room that size - - - n i i i ce, & hopefully a 10+ft high ceiling.Depending on your amplification, (better have plenty), check out MartinLogan’s used gear. The Quest z, the ReQuest, a... 
Help me replace ancient speakers - or not
Small space, close to the wall, warm sound, broad frequency response, small foot print = ProAc D2. Check Hi-Fi Shark for ads, there’s several up for grabs for under 2 grand.As for thoughts that the NAD is a limiting factor in your system? - - - th... 
Help me pick a phono, pre and cart
Beware of the potential Grado HUM. 
Tonearm comparison, Rega vs Zeta, anyone?
I hear ya wspohn,I’ve heard a ton of systems, & aspecially from the price point, the RB300 is a good tonearm, and it’s mustard. It’s never given me a spec of grief. Are there better options - - - you bet, or I wouldn’t have typed this post.Pul... 
Tonearm comparison, Rega vs Zeta, anyone?
Bimasta, on some points we agree, others ..... well.I’ve had the RB300 on the Delphi for 4-5 years now, & there’s a number of things I like about it.The tonearm I had be for the Rega was a Syrinx LE1. I used it in conjuction with a MM Grace F9... 
Tonearm comparison, Rega vs Zeta, anyone?
No worries viridian,I purposely left out the name of the table in an attept to get an unbias, broad sample lot based on personal experience, as opposed to a possible infiltration of conjecture based on speculation.But since you asked, I’m using an... 
Getting into Tube Equipment
Ahoy Captain,& welcome to the world of vinyl. As some of the boys stated above, & a set-up I employ myself, a Tube pre-amp mated to a SS amp (an Audion Premier 2 box/MM pre-amp & Classe’ DR9), combines the sonic signature of 6922 tubes...