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Affordable "Thiel type" speakers are?
Maggie 1.6 with a Vandy Sub?Used of course. I have that combo as well as Vandy 3A Sigs in another system. Both excellent. Just a suggestion. Good luck. 
Donald Byrd
Donald Byrd R.I.PHe died on Feb 4 2013. Great musician,trumpeter, educator,producer, composer, arranger and bandleader! 
Components that you regret parting with?
B&W CDM1 NT Monitors. Lost them in divorce. Powered by NAD C370 Integrated Amp. Wonderful Combo for TV/DVD System. Replaced them with inexpensive, used Tannoy Reveal Monitors which are not bad but not nearly as refined as the B&W's, nor do... 
Tube Monoblocks in the 5-7K Range
The Quicksilver V4's are flexible in tube choices to tailor the sound. Hand made in the U.S.A and built to last. I would not describe them as overly warm, but if you want a creamy mid range you could go in that direction with a tube that has that ... 
Tube Monoblocks in the 5-7K Range
Quicksilver V4. Glorious sound, powerful and trouble free. 
ARC SP16 vs SP8
I have the SP-16 with Vandersteen 3A Sigs, Red Dragon M-500 Mono Block Amps. Speakers are 8 1/2 feet apart and I sit about 10 feet away. Soundstage is wonderful. Imaging is first rate. The SP-16 is a very nice preamp and can be tuned with differen... 
Recommendations for Speakers that sound like Snell
Interesting site on Snell: www.snell.noHealthy discussion on Snell speakers. I own and love the Type EIII designed by Kevin Voecks. I've heard the C's, D's and the Audio Note Versions of the E's. All very great sounding speakers IMHO. The A's are ... 
Servicing Technics SP10 w/Audiocraft Arm in N.J.
Thanks for the responses. I'm less than an hour's drive from Plainfield so I may look into KAB Electro. I noticed he deals with the 1200 tables but did not see anything about SP10 tables. Mine is the the MKI version with wooden plinth, Audiocraft ... 
Shunyata hydra 2 or ps audio duet for class d amp?
I have had success with LessLoss PC's on my Class D amps. On my ARC 150.2 Tripath amp the LessLoss Signature PC was better than plugging into the Hydra 4. The LessLoss goes straight into the wall.On my Red Dragon Class D Mono's the standard LessLo... 
Vandersteen 2ce Sig II
Listen to John @ Audio Connection. The laser tilt back and side bubble level treatment that he did on my 3ASigs was 'Major". Thank you Captain. 
Good integrated match for B&W CDM 1 NT
I had those speakers at one time. Unfortunate situation as to why. Had them hooked up to a NAD C370 which I do still have. It was a great match. Replaced them with some inexpensive Tannoy Reveal Studio Monitors which are nice but cannot compare to... 
What stereo amp sounds better than digital monos?
I also own the Red Dragon M 500 amps and I agree that for the $'s they are quite remarkable sounding amps. I have also been using them with banana plugs with no problems. I have not found them to be tipped up in the detail dept although maybe with... 
Review: Red Dragon M500 Amplifier
Great review. There seems to be very little discussion on the web about these amps. Wondering what preamps some of you Red Dragon owners are using? I have the M-500's mated with an ARC SP 16 tube pre. I'm using a SCE Harmonic Recovery System Inter... 
Nad M3? Need amp for Vandersteen 3 $3,000 budget
I have those speakers and have used Bryston 3B-ST and Quicksilver V4 Tube Mono Blocks. I have recently settled on Red Dragon M-500 Class D Mono Block amps. The others were good in their own ways but overall I prefer the Red Dragons. Clean, powerfu... 
Is good customer service about dead?
I just this week had a problem with one of my Quicksilver V4 amps. After speaking with my dealer, John Rutan at Audio Connection, he offered to come and pick it up or have me drop it by for him to take a look at it. I brought it by and he went str...