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Can anyone please recommend warm sounding transport/DAC to replace tubed cdp ?
Aesthetix 
Another Vandersteen model 2 question
i recently heard the latest model 2 in San Diego driven by 80 WPC tube VTL amp - sublime and IMO very high endJohnny R will do rightand while colored the CJ gear can be magic also 
What is your speaker ownership history since 1995?
ESLKEF 101 cloneDCM Timeframes ( they were free )Vandersteen 3a-SigVandersteen 5aVandersteen 7 mk2no itch to leave the foldin my " vintage system"Sonus Faber ConcertinoLinn Sarah ( wow do they rock for a small box)Apogee Stage up in the air on cus... 
Best indoor FM antenna, your experience.
My MX-110Z with Moderferi mods handily outperforms my much new MR-85sadly neither perform well here in Seattle with the small whip transformer loaded Magnum nor the figure 8 ribbon....the 1' Terk is better.... ughanybody want a MR-85 ???? 
$10K-15K short list?
This is maybe gonna come across wrong but keep the Salks and buy the house soonerif the economy keeps doing well houses will go up faster than Audio....no judgement... 
How many People own Working Reel to Reel Decks?
Revox 77 mk2 1/2 track hi speedtwo mics straight in relavatorya few european master tapes in collection and stuff I do myself..got the bug for Tape project and Acoustic Sounds tape subscription... but.....wow $$$$$$also i have a nice Wadia A to D ... 
If bi-amping is so great, why do some high end speakers not support it?
my comments are limited to biwiring of which there is science ar work the case can be made that a bass cable in close proximity to midrange cable WILL modulate the HF signal by changing magnetic field.hence Vandersteen staking out a strong scienti... 
Vandersteen 2Ci - Bi-wire cable question
read the really excellent manual inluding the words for step #3one stereo amp is for left and one for right 
$10K-15K short list?
Another vote for Vandersteen Quattro CTbut I am biased...go listen to some stuff but for more than a bit... 
Basis 1400 TT...
thanks JimBasis has been wonderful to work with !!! 
Just Ordered New Speakers
good on yaseveral dealers i know and trust with golden ear wax, er...listening skills carry GE and feel they represent unique value in the high end.congrats on your retirement !!!!! yes the no alarm deadline is very freeing for late nite listening... 
Basis 1400 TT...
i know this thread is a bit old.i have a 1400 with RB300 arm and some AJ wiring modifications on the way with a Benz Glider.my plan is listen first but long term I know I will chamge the arm..what did the Op end up doing ?I am leaning to the appro... 
Your Nominations: Top Phono Stages under $1,000
another vote for Croft - I have the RIAA-R in a vintage system with Apogee stage and i have to say it works incredibly well with my Grado.I much preferred it to a Phenomena II+ ( yes I know it is 2x the money) 
What have I missed in the last 12 years?
i had a 202 and C15 running Vandersteen 3A-Signature for years..you will be pleasantly suprised what they are still worth outright or in trade. The C15 the rarer of the two, hyper quiet and has a great MM section.but i understand the allure of tub... 
Is there any advantage to lower efficiency speakers? 87 or below?
how much live unamplified music is in your listening diet ?and then with a good mic or two before the tape heads or after ?try that a bitbut yes we all have our opinions