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New way for audiophiles to die!
Nonoise,Peggy Lee's version of that song is one of my all-time favorite jazz tunes and would be apt.   Great post! 
too bad Audiogon seems to have morphed to fussy, picky buyers
Kdude166:My friend, if you are only gonna stay on the "buy" side of transactions, you will have a houseful of gear over time.  Yeah, I say the same thing about drinking after having a couple too many the night before, then I come back to reality. ... 
Notable very small loudspeaker companies (other than Tekton!)
+1 for Fritz. 
If you like Revel F208, you would love ....
Tute....I thought the F208's were fabulous and as well as the JA Pearls, but the latter at $20K or so.  +1 on the Salk Song3A speakers... outstanding speakers for the price.  My pal who owns the M4 Triode Masters is keen to hear the PAP Trio15 spe... 
Stll listen to Dynaco Speakers? Sound comparison with AR?
Off topic here, but maybe relevant.  I forgot that I had a pair of KLH Model 5 speakers a few years back.  I had them recapped and rewired.  The beveled cabinets were beefy as hell and the five drivers in a three-way configuration were vastly bett... 
Preamp under $2,000 used
My favorite preamp is from Don Sachs.  It is by far the most musical preamp I have ever had.  I previously had CJ, HK, Berning, Modwright, Belles, and a few others I know forget, and the Don Sachs preamp is clearly the best.   
Just Got My Oppo 205!
I have an Oppo 103 with modest upgrades by Stereo Dave's in Seattle and it is fantastic.  My pal has a tube-upgraded Oppo 105 and just got a 205 and we compared them side by side and I  thought the they both sounded pretty much alike, both excelle... 
If you like Revel F208, you would love ....
Spatial Audio X2's for $9600!  I have the Spatial Audio M4 Triode Masters and they are the finest speakers I have ever owned in 45 years of having good gear.  Many folks, like myself, who have OB speakers could never bide with box speakers again.   
Stll listen to Dynaco Speakers? Sound comparison with AR?
I loved the A25 and A35 speakers, classic sound, but only after they have been recapped and rewired.  I never had a pair of AR's to compare them to.  Similar in sound are the KLH Model 6 speakers.  I never understood the price the vintage AR speak... 
Need help with covering for Dueland speaker wire
Nonoise,Thanks for contributing.  I thought the Supra wire I used under the house for my Spatial Audio speakers was a noticeable upgrade from the Mogami cable I had previously.  I replaced the same Mogami cable in my bedroom system with Western El... 
Need help with covering for Dueland speaker wire
Thanks for the responses ... you wisely waved me off the idea as I am too inept/lazy to run the PVC under my house.  I failed to mention that I currently use Supra Ply 3.4 wire under the house and am going to stick with it.  I prefer the Ply 3.4 t... 
Need help with covering for Dueland speaker wire
Thanks for the reply, my friends.  The PVC option occurred to me, but at the ends of it, the wire is still exposed.  I need a sheath of plastic to encompass the wire totally under its exposure in the crawl space.  I currently have Supra Ply 3.4 ca... 
Tube Preamps.....
I highly recommend Don Sach's 6SN7-based tube preamp.  It betters any preamp I have had in my system and I have a boatload of them.  Don sells the preamp directly so they are an extremely fine value.  There are lots of review of the preamp on this... 
Spatial Audio Hologram M4 Turbo S Speakers - A Review
For a single sub, the conventional wisdom is to locate the sub between the speakers, but honestly, subs are not all that much locationally sensitive so it is no really a big deal where you locate the sub.  I upgraded to the Triode Master variants ... 
Ayre QB-9 DAC - alternative connections?
Gents,The obvious solution, which I was reminded of by my pal, is simply to rip all my CD's to my external HD and then I can dispense with the need for the Oppo CDP and alleviate the need for another DAC!   I have downloaded Audirvana and Apple XL...