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Hana SH/SL of Ortofon Blac 2M for Ittok LVII tonearm?
viridian - thanks a lot for detailed response. Regarding the pool of 2 cartridges - my first reaction was - don't even start it. But talking seriously - within my planned budget of $750 I just followed the Stereophile and TAS product of the year c... 
Looking for SS power amp for...
Thanx ejr1953! Looks like I'll go for MC 152. I wonder what TT and phono cart do you use in your system? I have Linn LP 12 and I'm choosing btw Hana HS & Ortofon Black 2M. I definitely appreciate your opinion.  
Looking for SS power amp for...
Thanx! 
Looking for SS power amp for...
Thanx! I was thinking about this combination. but never had a chance to listen to Bryston 
Sony TA N77ES sells for 1K and more. Is it worth it?
Got it. Pass is quite an expansive amp with great reputation, so it looks like it makes sense to give 77 a try if it's in good (restored) condition. Thanx.  
Sony TA N77ES sells for 1K and more. Is it worth it?
Thanx! What preamp and speakers do you have? 
Moving on from Parasound A21 (maybe?)
to professorvsuI wish my vocabulary were little bit more sophisticated! hope I didn't offend you much with the "dull" word. When I mentioned Macs as the easiest next step I meant that it is easy to buy used one for a good price and resell it if yo... 
Moving on from Parasound A21 (maybe?)
Let me share my experience with Focal 1028BEs and amp search. I auditioned these speakers with may be a dozen of different amps and I cross out A21 almost immediately. The sound was dull to my ears. Not good highs. No spark. Not much details. I'm ... 
McIntosh MC152 vs MC162
Thanx joekapahulu, I know about Audio Classics. Several years ago I've bought from them Mac MC275 and it was in like new condition. I used it for quite some time but due to my listening habits came to conclusion that I prefer SS power amp. I made ... 
McIntosh MC152 vs MC162
I can't than you enough for sharing your knowledge and experience with me.  
McIntosh MC152 vs MC162
Thanx, Theo, for the detailed answer. I wonder if you can suggest a better power amp then MC152 for my 3.5K budget? I use Mac C22 pre. 
Onkyo M-5000R power amp Does it sound as good as it look?
Great suggestion, because I have Mac C22 preamp! 
Mac C 22 down, need advice
Outlet is fine, but thanx anyway. 
Sonus Faber vs Focal and maybe even Dynaudio or PSB
It's easy to compare one brand to another, but when you take in consideration several more brands it makes IMO the task impossible. Choosing btw B&W and Focals I'd go for Focals for greater bass which is really important for the listener of ro... 
I need a good Preamp
If you like the sound of your Mac, very probably that ARC will sound dull to you. I had SP 20 and I had VSi75, they both started to work according to your expectations only at big volumes. I have Mac C22 now and it is so much more musical - to my ...