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What amp to match with Spatial Audio M3 Sapphire open back speakers
The M3 turbo S was/is a fantastic open baffle speaker but required dual sealed subs and sub eq in my room. I was looking to simplify my system and set out in search of a speaker with more bass and tonal weight. I'm still a spatial fan, and was pla... 
What amp to match with Spatial Audio M3 Sapphire open back speakers
I owned the M3 turbo s for about a year. My best pairing with that speaker was the Bob Latino ST-70 (tubes4hifi.com). It is a glorious sounding tube amp with more than enough grunt to power the Spatials.Available with a volume pot, a built unit wi... 
Im sick of seeing stupid prices on We, Tannoy Silver and Black. Whats so Great about them?
Nostalgia, hobbyists who feel " they don't make 'em like they used to", and as mentioned earlier...the Asian market. Like it or not rarity plays a role in any market. I sold a 30 year old camping tent (to a Japanese ebay'er) for far more than I pa... 
Tannoy Stirlings on the way!
As an owner of the Tannoy Legacy Arden I’m confident you will love the Stirlings. So classy. Congrats!Heed Tannoy's suggestion on toe in. Mine sound most coherent when crossed a couple of feet in front of my head. Your mileage may vary. Let us kno... 
New Simon Audio M1 speakers 6moons review!
Looks like an interpretation of the Gemme Audio Katana.  
McIntosh MC7106 v Luxman L100
As a McIntosh fan and a current owner of a their C2300 pre amp , I'd suggest keeping the Luxman or looking elsewhere. I had the MC7106 in my system a few months and couldn't wait to get rid of it. It did LOUD okay when running bridged (300 watts i... 
Best CD player under $2000
A slightly used Yamaha CD S2100 would fit into your budget, retain the current formats of your existing player (except video), and adds SACD capability and DAC inputs for increased flexibility. Check the reviews on this unit. 
Need advice on new speakers
@wimpydaschund,I own the new Tannoy Legacy Arden powered by a Pass Labs XA30.5 and a McIntosh C2300 preamp. Let me know if I can help with any specific questions on them. I've copied a review I wrote over on AK below with my thoughts.Speakers I’ve... 
Should people who can't solder, build or test their speakers be considered audiophiles?
@sfar , are you kidding? It's the first rule of audiogon. 
A warm DAC?
@larseand ,Head over to Audiocircle and check the threads in the Discless Circle for the Musical Paradise MP-D2 DAC thread for owner reviews.I was in the same search as you a couple years ago and took a chance on the MP-D2 MkII.You can spec the DA... 
Loudness - Why has the industry stopped producing amplifiers with this feature any longer?
You could try one of these. It also has a defeat switch for when your audiophile friends visit:http://www.deliciousdecibels.com/the-delicious-one.html 
Affordable US Made Tube Pre/Power or Integrated Options
Lots of good options on your list. I own the Tubes4hifi st-70, and its a fantastic amp. Bob Latino is quick to answer any questions you may have, and is a great guy to deal with. I could not be happier with it.Best of luck with your decision. 
Tempted to buy a Macintosh
Jamitloud, you're likely to find  c2700 owners and opinions on the audioaficionado forums.I've not heard the 2700 but own the c2300. The 2700 looks like a great solution if your long term plan is an all in one solution, meaning, pre amp, DAC, and ... 
Spatial Audio open baffle speakers, who has them? Worthwhile change from Maggies?
dbt, between Spatial and PAP I would lean towards Spatial. When I owned the Spatial M3 I had considered the PAP Trio 15 as well. The main drawback (as I saw it) with PAP, was the build it yourself format (except for the Classic...which are gorgeou... 
O.K., downloads, streaming and more....but I still like many of my CD and SACD disks
If used is a consideration, the Yamaha CD-S2100 would fit the bill for the functionality and qualities you list. Check out the reviews online.