Responses from wenterprisesnw

CD new or used ? in the $700 range best value?
The Rega Planet is a fine choice. If you decide you want to buy it, look inside the transport...what do you see? Does it say, "Sony"? If Rega thinks its the best, why not just go with the best (at this price) - Sony CDP-XA20ES. I've also heard goo... 
Tubes? Transistors? Which are better?
Why can't you have your cake and eat it too? KR Enterprise gives you the best sound from both worlds with their state-of-the-art "Vacuum Transducer" amplifier design. Sound Stage and Stereophile have noticed recently what these amps are capable of... 
Best CD player now made.
I have not heard a better sounding CD player than the Sony ES CDP-XA7ES. Absolutely fabulous sound (my reference) and built to last for many years. I've heard considerably more expensive players (transports, etc.), but why spend more if it doesn't... 
Willl you spend over $5000.00 for speakers?
If the speaker system is the WISDOM AUDIO Adrenaline Dipole 75, the answer is a emphatic "YES". There are others that I would consider, but the WA is the most expensive consideration. Absolutely the best sound I've ever heard - and I've heard much... 
Vote for best US made solid state amp
CLAYTON Audio M70 Monoblocks Pure Class A Design 70 watts RMS into 8 Ohms 140 watts RMS into 4 Ohms 280 watts RMS into 2 Ohms 560 watts RMS into 1 Ohm Power rating is per side. 
Wanting recommendations for subwoofers
<>  1) Velodyne HGS-10 ($1,599 list) 2) M&K VX-7II ($495 list)