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High powered single end 300b recommendations
A 300B SET is going to give you 8-10w.  You can step up to a 300B XLS and get about 13w.  the 520B which is in the same family will get you to 16w.  A parallel SET of 520Bs will get you to about 28w.   This is simply based on the specs of the tub... 
AGD Audion GaN Class D In The House
I was going to say the same about AGD.  I am also an AGD dealer.  They have to be heard.  They rival most MOSFET amps I have heard, including Class A amps.  It is not the case that one GAN amp is the same as all the rest.  Each company seems to h... 
Power Amp Recommendations for B&W 803 Nautilus
Odyssey amps are excellent. He is an excellent builder and those amps would be well matched with those speakers.   The NAD C298 is a Purifi based class D which is really excellent.  It retails for $2200 and will deliver.  it is one of the best am... 
Compact ~20WPC Tube Amp
Check out the Unison Research Triode 25. It is an EL34 based Push Pull that is 25w. It’s a nice amp and should address most of your issues. At $4500 retail it is on target in terms of pricing. It delivers the quality that you want. They have good ... 
Best DACs under $7,000.00
@yyzsantabarbara i trust you too.  That is what surprised me about this.  I am very interested to see how your unit burns in.    
Best DACs under $7,000.00
@yyzsantabarbara fascinating that you are having a different experience.  I am curious what will happen in a week as I found the GAN1 more pleasant out of the box than after a week. Maybe another week will soften it a little.  I only have maybe 18... 
Best DACs under $7,000.00
Oh god…yes Peachtree.  Not sure why I was thinking Cambridge.  I was tired last night when I wrote that.     i used a Clarus Crimson Coax cable for all tests out of the Chord 2Go/2Yu and was using Clarus Aqua speaker cables.  Both are well broken... 
Best DACs under $7,000.00
There have been some bold claims about the Cambridge unit topping some very expensive gear. My conclusion is maybe. I did not hear this type of performance, but I have limited options in terms of speaker pairing. Ultimately a huge factor is speake... 
Best DACs under $7,000.00
Okay, I fired it up last night and listened a little.  It generally sounded good. I did no AB comparisons and did not listen critically but tonally it is not bright and with a very easy to drive speaker (7.3ohm min impedance) there was no strain, ... 
Best DACs under $7,000.00
I will use two sources depending on system it is attached too.  I am kicking off with a 2Go/2Yu via a wired connection with a Clarus Crimson Coax cable.  I think the cable retails for more than the amp.  This is being served from my Antipodes Olad... 
Best DACs under $7,000.00
Mine arrived on Christmas Eve.  I haven’t had a chance to open it yet.  I will listen to it tonight for first time.    
Best DACs under $7,000.00
@ricevs i ordered a peachtree.  Looking forward to comparing it to some different gear.    
Best DACs under $7,000.00
@agisthos I hear good things about T+A.  Supposed to be a first rate unit.  The fact you have a dealer who has both will make it easier.  One thing I will say, you need to get a signal to the DAC.  T+A is supposed to be best with USB.  Weiss, the ... 
Best DACs under $7,000.00
@agisthos The Weiss is a bit more expensive than $7K.  You can find a used 501/502 comfortably in this range.  It is a great unit and the preamp stage is very good.  You have the secondary concern about system matching though.  The Weiss is super... 
Help recommend a good tube preamp
Haven't looked at all of the responses but you should check out Linear Tube Audio's preamp.  It is an ideal option.  i have a customer who is running one with a Hegel amp and there is good synergy.