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Marantz 5001 cd player
First the bad news:I purchased a 5001 last year for nearfield listening in my office system(Hafler P 1600 Amp;Cary SPL 88 preamp&Polk RTA 1A speakers).I found it to be unlistenable in the nearfield.It was bright,thin & harsh.Of course swap... 
Best sound ? Von Schweikert Vr 4jr or Aerial 10 t
There are plenty of affordable high output Tube amps out there.Consonance Cyber 800's,Mesa Baron,Rogue 120/150/88 & 90 to name a few.I've also owned several "Tubey" solid state amps which are capable of driving the 10t's and just about anythin... 
Best sound ? Von Schweikert Vr 4jr or Aerial 10 t
I owned the 4jr speakers.They were nice,but not in the clsss of the 10=T which I never owned ,but longed for and often visited Soundex to listen to. 
The Most Musical Class A/B Power Amplifier??
THE BALANCED VERSION OF THE ARAGON 8008 IS QUITE GOOD.IT SOUNDS GREAT AND WILL DRIVE ANYTHING!!! i HAVE ALSO ENJOYED OFFERINGS FROM MUSE,HAFLER,CLASSE,AND PLINIUS.A WELL CARED FOR AND PROPERLY USED AMP OF RECENT VINTAGE(LESS THAN 10 YEARS OLD)SHOU... 
next CD Player
I have not heard the Marantz,but if John says it's good--believe him!!!Audition the JAS audio Musik 1.2 if you can.It is a great sounding player for the $$$!Larry 
Favorite Female vocals that give you goose bumps
Linda Ronstadt with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra--"What's New" 
Cd Player Suggestions
JAS MUSIK 1.2--Simply sounds beautiful!!! 
Your three favorite audio dealerships?
I second Quest For Sound in Bensalem,PAEverything from great gear,tubes,cables,mods and repairs.I also like the Stereo Trading Outlet in Jenkintown,PA.I uderstand that the late great Soundex in Willow Grove,PA is back in a smaller store,but I have... 
Highly Recommended CHILL OUT CDs???
Dave Samuels-- Ten Degrees NorthSpyro Gyra--Three WishesDavid Benoit--Waiting For SpringMany Pink Floyd and David Gilmour albums 
New Adcom GFA-555 se - Special Edition
I owned several 555s and for the money,they could not be beat.Nothing else at anywhere near the price would drive my Infinity Kappa 9 speakers like the big Adcoms.BTW,I preferred the original 555 to the mk.II version;and,also liked it better than ... 
Recommended CD player below 1.5K
I also love my JAS Audio Musik 1.2 CD player.I purchased it after comparing it to every high end player at a local Hi Fi dealer.These included offerings from Raysonic,Cary,Consonance,Esoteric and others(some costing 3&4 times as much as the JA... 
Hyperion HPS-938 speakers
I've heard them many times at Quest For Sound(in Bensalem,PA)At first I did not like them.They were paired with a DK Design Group VS-1 mkII.I've gown to like them quite a lot over the past 2 years.They sound best with tube amps.The Granite Audio m... 
selling vinyl and feeling?
I sold almost all my vinyl in one fell swoop about 10 yrs. ago.I've spent the last 5 yrs. buying it back.This is not a fidelity issue.I have great sounding CD playback systems and the little silver discs are so much more convenient.It's just comfo... 
The Best Turntable for $1300 or less
VPI Scout used for less than $1300.Consonance also makes a very nice table that comes with an RB-250 arm and is very affordable.I'm not sure of the model or price,but I heard it at Quest For Sound. 
Speaker choice for 50w push-pull tube integrated
Silverline(Sonatinas-original,mk.II,or mk.III)or Soliloquy 5.3,5.3i,or 6.3i.