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Which integrated amp?
I am a lover of Music Fidelity integrated amps and am using the MF 3i, and am aware that the MF M6si is far better and more suitable for your power requirements.   I have been very impressed with the Hegel integrated amps I have heard, being among... 
Why does my system now have shrill top end.
I see where you are coming from, but take these posts with a grain of salt.  Kosst responded emphatically to some nonsensical suggestions, but his RX as usual was cogent.  Your narrow sense of what constitutes decency and civility suggests that yo... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
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Why does my system now have shrill top end.
I tell ya, there are some folks on these threads with awfully thin skin.  If this was a  sudden phenomenon, then Kosst mostly likely has it right.  Swap the amp and the preamp and see if the problem goes away.  
Why is the snake oil topic closed?
Frankly, I thought the OP was a troll trying to pull our chain.  Clearly that was not the case.  I have weighed the evidence presented by both sides of the argument, and come down on the sides of Kosst, Georgehi, and Teo_Audio.  No bricks rest on ... 
Amp selection for someone on a modest budget...
Outlaw gets rave reviews as recently as the most current edition of Stereophile.    
Opening a can of worms
Kosst is my audio muse and tells it like it is.  GK espouses nothing but nonsense as usual. I certainly get the notion of run-in of gear -- speakers for darn sure, and tubes and electronics to a lesser degree, as well as wire.  At the end of the d... 
Opening a can of worms
Greg,You miss my point, but  do live vintage gear so thanks for the suggestions.  I have heard lots of SQ differences with speakers, components and tubes, and to a lesser extent, with IC's, power cords, and speaker wire.  That is why I recently up... 
Opening a can of worms
Jafant, I can't be convinced that any conductor could take 300-500 hours to burn-in.  Other than confirmation bias, there is no reason based on physics that supports the conclusion that the wire "improves" from a SQ perspective after this period o... 
Please suggest bookshelf with best bass response under $4000 pr.
+1 on the Totem Mani 2 if it is bass you desire.  With your outstanding amplification, a pair of used Dynaudio C-1's or Joseph Audio Pulsar's will rock your world and you can forget about needing a subwoofer.   
Please help me chose a tube preamp
+ 1 on Hiphile's recommendation.  I was the third proud owner of the excellent preamp.  His newest version is three generations improved from mine.  Google Don Sachs preamp for many excellent reviews of the preamp.  It is truly outstanding preamp ... 
Opening a can of worms
I do believe that cables make a difference to some degree, but the law of diminish returns is an immutable law. I think I perceived some improvement in the low frequency response of my main system cabling it with Supra Ply 3.4 speaker cable and a ... 
Spatial Audio Hologram M4 Turbo S Speakers - A Review
I have a 13'X26'X9' room with the speakers on the long wall and Clayton advised me that the M4's would be more suitable than the M3's, which I was prepared to buy.   I have the speakers no more than 3' from the rear wall and the are, in my experie... 
$3000 Speaker Search
I have owned or heard a number of speakers on your list and I vote for the Spatial Audio Speakers.  They are by far the more enjoyable speakers I have ever owned and are very easy to drive.  They fit very well in your budget.   
Denafrips Ares DAC has arrived... need help with Oppo connectivity
A further thought:  I just switched my DSPeaker Anti-Mode processor back into the signal path and it makes a remarkable difference.  It clearly attenuates the mid-bass hump and makes the sound more coherent and balanced.  It has been a very worthy...