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Wyred 4 sound vs Red Dragon digital mono blocks??
Last week I compared the Red Dragon M-500 Monos to ARC 100.2 with ARC SP 16/Vandersteen 3A Sigs and I preferred the Dragons, although the ARC sounded good. The Dragons had more bass, better high end extension which is very sweet sounding with more... 
Magnepan 1.7's best sub match??
I've had great results with the Vandersteen 2W sub with my 1.6 Maggies in a fairly small room with a low drop ceiling sitting near field. What it does mainly is opens everything up so that the soundstage is huge in a wrap around way and the upper ... 
What about JJ KT88 tubes?
I've been using JJ KT-88's in my Quicksilver V4 Amps (4 per channel) with no problems. No biasing issues as well. Sounds great. 
Vandersteen Treo at RMAF
I would also be interested in hearing about the differences between the Treo and the 3a Sigs. I own the 3A Sigs and find them to be very fine speakers. In what ways do the Treos fit between the 3A Sigs and the Quatros? Are the drivers better? Does... 
Audible Illusions M3A preamp--best matching amp
I've had my AIM3A with the ARC 150.2 for several years now and I find it a terrific match. Maggie 1.6/Vandy 2W Sub are the speakers.Before that I had the Bryston 3BST and while it was good, the ARC is better in every way. Good luck. 
Killer Kitchen System under $800 or so?
Maybe not ideal or what you are looking for but my kitchen system sounds incredible and especially considering what it cost.The speakers are Insignia NS-B21111 Bookshelf Speakers from Best Buy. I paid $35 for them 2 years ago. The amp is a Lepai T... 
Vandersteen 2Ce Signature vs 3A
Are upgrades to the mid range driver of an older 3A Sig possible and if so what are the sonic benefits and cost? I love the sound of my Vandy's but if I can make them better I'd like to do it. Thanks John. 
Speakers for Bedroom - Vinyl/Vintage equipment
I'm using the DCM Timeframe TF 400 speakers in my bedroom and they are a steal at the prices I see them going for these days. Very forgiving speaker with great imaging and soundstaging. Easy to drive and would probably be great with the Pioneer. I... 
Modern day female jazz recommendations
Check out 2 vocalists on the Venus Label from Japan. Tessa Souter and Nicki Parott. Audiophile label that presses vinyl as well. Have been available from Eastwind Imports, Acoustic Sounds and Music Direct. 
Health Effects of Acoustic Revive RR-77?
Interesting thread. I have the RR-77 and noticed it's benefits of a smoother,more relaxed presentation when I first installed it more than 6 months ago. After reading the comments by others I have moved it to the right of my listening seat and rai... 
DCM TF-400 info wanted
Yes, the Maggie ref is accurate. I'm kind of drawn to that sort of sound as well. I have the Maggie 1.6 and the Vandersteen 3A Sigs in other systems (I'm really strung out on this hobby) and the non fatiguing musical presentation is what I respond... 
DCM TF-400 info wanted
Yes, when facing the speakers, both have the DCM Logo on the upper left side. The drivers are the same configuration on both speakers as well.. For what I paid 3 or 4 years ago ($100) they are really good sounding for an alternate system. I think ... 
DCM TF-400 info wanted
I have a pair and the DCM Logo is near the upper left corner of both speakers. Don't know if that's correct or not but they sound good and really are great at imaging. I use them in a bedroom system with a Tact 2150 driving them which is probably ... 
Tell me about "tubey" tubes.
Forgot to mention earlier that I also have the Maggie 1.6's in another system but the tubes are further upstream in an Audibile Illusions Mod 3A with the ARC 150.2 for a power amp. The Maggies are indeed special. I've never put the Quickies on the... 
Tell me about "tubey" tubes.
Thanks for the reply. I have the Kevin Voecks E-III Snell. I have never heard the Peter Snell designs but I've heard they are different and excellent. That's what the Audio Note design's are based on. I know there a has been quite a debate over th...