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Anyone have Warfedale Linton 85th anniversary?
I have heard them many times at a local brick and mortar store(Quest For Sound in Bensalem, PA). I Always thought that they sounded terrific. I would describe them as fun and exciting. Normally they are paired with either a Rogue Sphinx or Parasou... 
Just got a new Bluesound Node. Very disappointed!
I have a five of the node 2i units in different systems around the house. While each of these systems also have cd players, turntables and in most cases an outboard DAC I use node through its analog RCA output. Streaming service is Tidal and I do ... 
Looking for an integrated amp to replace my Cayin A-50T
How about a hybrid like the Rogue Sphinx integrated amplifier. The current amplifier is the V3, but all three generations are fairly recent and sound outstanding! There is one in the listening room at my local Hi-fi store. It has sounded great wit... 
Sonic frontiers
I have also owned my share of Sonic Frontiers equipment over the years: SFM 75  Mono Amps SFM 160 Mono Amps Power 1 Stereo Amplifier Line 1 Preamplifier Line 1 SE Preamp (factory upgrades) Line 2  SE (Upgraded by Parts Connexion) I think th... 
Competitive class D amp suggestions
I have heard the Rogue Sphinx many times at a local dealer. Every pair of speakers has sounded good with it. I have a Peachtree amp 500 Driving a pair of Focal 1028BE speakers. I am very happy with the combination. I understand that the GAN 400 is... 
How many systems do you have?
I think that I need an intervention. I have 12 systems. Three of them are in our upstairs bedrooms. They are 5.1 systems with modest surround receivers. All have decent bookshelf speakers as well. There is another home theater system with  Sonus F... 
McIntosh -- good for show, not for sound, says dealer
Of the multiple systems in my home, two are currently comprised predominantly or exclusively of McIntosh components. I love the Mac stuff for what it is and what it does! In my office I have a C 2300 preamplifier driving a 275 Mark six amplifier. ... 
Replacement for current speakers suggestions
I also own the original KEF LS 50s. I have heard the Metas as well and believe that they are slightly more resolving and dynamic. I love my pair, but if you have the room the Wharfedales are certainly more of a full range speaker.  
Replacement for current speakers suggestions
I have enjoyed reading this thread. Best wishes with your health problems! I too am 64 years old and have diabetes and numerous cardiac issues. Not sure if my hearing has changed. I still enjoy things that I liked years ago. While I have not owned... 
Best Integrated that you've heard under $5k
The best that I have owned and/ or heard at home is the Pass Labs Int 150. 
The smoothest amp you've heard?
Muse model 160. They made great solid state amplifiers!!! 
Integrated amp recommendation for Focal 1038
I have a pair of 1028 BE II in one of my systems. When I purchased them, I also listened to the 1038’s in the dealer’s show room. The dealer demoed both pair of speakers with Mcintosh integrated amplifiers and I thought they sounded great! Cannot ... 
Best Integrated Amp (for me)
As the owner of two pair of LS 50s, I can tell you that they definitely benefit from serious amplification. The Rogue Sphinx suggestion seems like a good one to me. 
Benchmark / Anthem / Rogue
My story is very similar to stereo5. I have not heard the other two choices, but the Rogue RP5 was my main preamplifier for a couple of years. I have gone from all Rogue to all Mcintosh in that system. I am not sure that it is any better, but it i...