Responses from vegasears

Jolida Reliability
I have a JD-1000a integrated amp and a JD-9 phono pre amp. Over many years of use, I've never had an issue either.  
My Experience With Tekton
I emailed Tekton and asked if it was possible to have an audition in their Utah facility.  I live rural, so much so, that we don't even have a zip code. Deliveries can be very difficult.  Tekton does not offer in house audition.  Very limiting bus... 
You can go home again
In an odd way I may be going home.  I recently moved to a small cabin in the mountains.  My power source is Battery/Solar so my old rig won't cut it.  Back in the 80's my first really good speakers were Klipsch Forte's, I could not afford the rela... 
thought on eBay?
For audio I will not shop eBay, to many scam artists.  I have used flea bay non audio related items and had very good luck. 
Is it ever enough?
For many the hunt is more rewarding than the kill. 
What DAC upgrade made you say “DAMN, that sounds SO MUCH better than my last DAC”?
Couple years ago I went from a Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista 21 DAC to an Esoteric D7 DAC.   I was stunned by what I was missing. 
Tube Amp recommendations to drive Klipsch Forte III
Back in the late 80's I had Klipsch Forte's.  Great speaker's but during those years I could not afford a proper amp. Years later, I'm retired and recently moved to Cabin in the mountains.  My current system will soon be sold and I'm looking for s... 
Does Expert Music Streamer Outrun CD Player?
I get lazy with digital playback.  Streaming is just too easy.  Threads like this get me spinning silver disc again which is a good thing. 
Klipsch Forte ii too bright, or is it my room ?
I owned Forte II's years ago.  The biggest issue I had with them was amp.  I used them with B&K and before that NAD. I was young and poor and didn't know any better. They were too bright.  Yet, I would love to have them back now.  I'm putting ... 
What Integrated Amp do You use
I recently relocated and downsized my gear.  I use a Jolida JD-1000a,  wonderful EL-34 tube based integrated amp. 
VTL 300 Deluxe monoblocks
I owned VTL 300 Deluxe MB amps for many years.  I had my 300's  completely upgraded by VTL.  They were used with Acoustat Spectra 33, electrostatic speakers, Thiel CS6 and B&W 801S3, all though loads and they never strained.  I would still hav... 
Room vs. Gear vs. time of life, ...and you?
I'm 68 and recently moved to the mountains.  Our small cabin is solar powered and my old stereo system (posted here) will never function up here. I have put together a small system: Spica TC-50, Pioneer VSX-522, Jolida JD-9, SL-10 and Mac Mini. I'... 
Purchasing from LP Gear
I had had a shipping issues with them many years ago. When Needle Dr. closed there doors, I started using them again.  I've had zero issues with them since.  The issue I had with them was shipping cost for 10 miles same city. I wanted to pickup th... 
Casters to replace spikes
My speaker's have casters, they were designed that way.   
California Audio Labs Master Series
CAL Alpha information I got years ago.