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Tannoy cheviot vs Arden what should I expect from each?
I've owned the Legacy Arden for a couple of years now. Don't let the frequency response specs fool you.I've always had a hard time obtaining realistic bass in my room and have had 6 pairs of speakers in there. The Ardens are the fist pair to bring... 
Soft, smooth organic SS integrated amps?
Early Jeff Rowland Amps:Model 1Model 2 
What frustrates you the most about seller’s for sale ads?
Speaker ads with one or more driver dust caps or tweeters poked in by a toddler..."does not effect sound"."Rare". Rarity does not equal quality, and it means the piece will be difficult to find parts or repair for.Sales pitches presented as an opp... 
Mcintosh MX-120 any opinions or advice?
I owned the mx-120 for several years when I was transitioning from a 5.1 system, down to 2.2. As a 2 channel preamp, it offers a ton of value for the money since 2 channel purists skip over it for stereo use and it lacks the 12 or 15 channels requ... 
Klipsch Cornwall Equivalent?
From a dimension and aesthetic equivalent, take a look at the Tannoy Legacy Arden. Unfortunately, they retail higher than the Cornwall IV in their new guise. Perhaps look for one of the earlier models. 
Desktop DAC with remote volume control?
Thanks to all for the suggestions. 
Better Amp for Cornwall IV's...
Quality solid state watts at reasonable prices?McCormack DNA-0.5 (upgraded versions too if you can find one)Jeff Rowland Model 2 or Model 1 if your budget is lowerConrad Johnson MF-2250If your budget is higher, First Watt offerings or one of Pass ... 
SVS vs REL and experiences with both: your comments and preferences...
I’ve owned a pair of SVS SB-12+ in the past and if I had a smaller room, I’d still own them. Great build quality, excellent, sealed box performance, and fantastic value.I now have a single REL 212SE and it too offers great performance... at a much... 
JBL L65 vs Forte III vs Cornwall IV
@lg1, my listening space sounds very similar to yours. (Square footage, long wall placement, open concept at one end).I have space for large, wide, but not very deep speakers. Of those you list, the Cornwall IV would be my choice, but would urge y... 
Seeking Rupert Neve Fidelice DAC experience
Thanks for your thoughts guys. After reading reviews on other forums it appears this unit is really built for the desktop/headphone user (within arms reach of the volume knob and rear mounted power switch) who need an all in one DAC/AMP/HEADPHONE ... 
Stupid Mistake
6300 posts all with some form of broad swipe at the rest of the community who can't begin to comprehend his level of enlightenment. Blather on... 
Mini Toslink adapters... degrade sound?
Wireworld has your back. This cable was the one that actually made realize cables make a difference. I use it to connect my imac to desktop DAC.https://store.wireworldcable.com/products/supernova-toslink-optical-audio-cables?variant=950544883 
McIntosh C2700 Right Channel Issue
Agreed. I've had good luck with amperex orange globes in my 2300. 
Rel vs the world
Great, another incoming copy/paste diatribe. 
turn on dac preamp and amp with one button
Is it safe to assume none of your main components have a 12v trigger output?If so, the ebay unit may work if it is being powered by the iec plug that is plugged into it.  Another option would be a wireless remote switched power strip from Tripp Li...