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Hidden Gems in Pre-Owned Solid State Power Amplifiers?
Great looking system. Always been curious about "pro"amps like crown. Seems like lots of bang for the buck! 
Tekton Double Impacts
Yes, they are very sensitive to all changes made upstream and positioning as I've mentioned before. More so than any other speaker I own. But they don't sound bad with the changes , just different, so you can really season to taste. In contrast my... 
Bybee Active Room Neutralizers
No. To leary of opening up my speakers (Tektons, Vandersteen and Maggies) for that. Although my friends that have Tektons have done it and it certainly works! I have been experimenting with placing them on back plates of cd players right next to w... 
Tekton Double Impacts
Running my D.I's with a PSE Studio IV amplifier and it's beautiful. Just got my Counterpoint Solid 1A serviced. Counterpoint is Mosfet and PSE is Bipolar (I was told). Looking forward to hearing the differences when I hook up the Counterpoint. In ... 
What phono pre am I looking for?
Micromega MyGroov is outstanding!! Got it for clearance price of $99 at Audio Advisor. Couldn't be happier. 
Bybee Active Room Neutralizers
The new Bybee Clarifier IQSE's are working for me. Also have Passive Room Neutralizers and noticing that where they are placed changes things up quite a bit. I'm using the Stein Harmonizers and Acoustic Revive 888, 77, in conjunction with Bybees t... 
Hidden Gems in Pre-Owned Solid State Power Amplifiers?
I have a 22 year old Bryston 3BST driving Vandersteen 3ASig!! Love it. An ARC 150.2 with Maggie 1.6. Love itPSE Studio IV with Tekton D.I.'s . Love it (Older than Bryston!)Just had my Counterpoint Solid 1A serviced. Will try with Tektons. Mosfet v... 
HiFi for musicians
Ken Micallef of Stereophile has a series about this very subject, with interviews of musicians discussing their systems:https://www.stereophile.com/search/node/musicians%20as%20audiophilesand https://jazztonesblog.wordpress.com/Some of the various... 
Best Cheap Amps for Magneplanar Speakers
I have 1.6's and have driven them with 4 different amplifiers and gotten excellent results. They are as follows: Bryston 3BST, Audio Research 150.2 (Tripath), Quicksilver V4 (Mono Bloc Tube) and Red Dragon M500 (Mono Bloc Class D). Presently switc... 
Vandersteen
Very good info from the replies to your post. I have 2CE's, 3ASigs and Maggie 1.6 in different systems in my home. They ALL sound great to my ears and other's who have visited. With Vandersteens and Maggie's, set up is VERY IMPORTANT!! All of the ... 
Vandersteen Treo vs 3A Sig as upgrade
Interesting thread.I have a 12 year old pair of 3A Sigs. I have done a lot to squeeze out the best possible performance out of them over the years within my means. Recently I thought about selling them and getting the new Maggie 1.7i. I love Maggi... 
Vandersteen Quatro CT
Definitely John Rutan and the Crew at Audio Connection in Verona New Jersey. I've heard all of the latest "CT" models extensively there. They are great speakers and John knows how to set them up properly and can help anyone interested in the brand... 
Audible Illusions Modulus 3 Audio Research SP-11
Great thread. Wondering if comparing the AIM3A with ARC SP-16 might be a better match price wise. I own both in different systems. Both very good for the money. Better certainly can be had but at a price. I've never heard an SP-11 but would love t... 
The best of the ECM label
John Taylor "Rosslyn", George Adams "Sound Suggestions" Bennie Maupin "The Jewel In The Lotus", Jack Dejohnette's Directions "New Rags", Paul Motian, "Le Voyage". That's it for now but there are many many more to suggest. 
Walking Into A Brick & Mortar High End Audio Store
A far as B&M stores are concerned I can vouch for the store that I have been going to for 18 years or so and that store is Audio Connection in Verona N.J. It's run by John Rutan and I must say that I feel extremley fortunate to have access to ...