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LUXMAN L509X VS M700/C700U
The C-1000 all tube preamp is coming. It will be priced around 16K. Also recently heard the new Luxman SQN-150 integrated tube amp. Only about 11" wide. Has a built in SS MM/MC phono. Heard it w/a pair of Forte III's and a Clearaudio Concept TT.... 
The best speaker for a small room...at any price point.
https://parttimeaudiophile.com/2019/09/19/sonore-bricasti-design-vivid-audio-cardas-audio-rmaf-2019/ Good report on the Vivid Kaya 45. Which I will shoehorn into my small 12x11x9 room. 
$40,000: What 2-channel system would you build?
@fthngrg In today's dollars, your system is equivalent to $11,200. With that much cash you could get a fantastic sounding system. The new SS gear sounds so much better to me than the SS stuff I owned 20 years ago.With a $11,200 price tag I would c... 
$40,000: What 2-channel system would you build?
I was looking at speakers first but then pivoted to focusing on electronics after I heard the Luxman m900u amp. Every speaker I heard with it and the Luxman c900u preamp sounded great to me. Speakers from $5K to $20K were all extremely enjoyable w... 
Integrated amps with room correction...
@cosmicjazz The Linn system can be used with any speakers, It is a rather elaborate system so I recommend you read a good review or speak to a Linn dealer. I heard the Linn DSM Selekt with Linn speakers but if you do some internet searches you wil... 
Advice on components for a second system
New Krell k-300i integrated has HDMI to connect to a TV. http://www.krellonline.com/integrated-amps.html New SimAudio 390 has HDMI  https://simaudio.com/en/product-category/digital-products/?v=445d337b5cd5 Latest Bryston DAC has HDMI 
Integrated amp
Hi Everyone,The novaSKY Wi-Fi option development is progressing nicely. We are past several design hurdles and are currently in the design validation phase which means the basic engineering is complete and we are validating the hardware and softwa... 
Integrated amps with room correction...
DEXQ - https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/is-deqx-a-game-changer? Linn -  https://www.linn.co.uk/sources/network-music-players/selektIf you do not have the need for any analogue sources the Linn is very good. It does not support MQA.I have... 
Peachtree Nova 150 or Hegel H-100
i have the Peachtree Nova 150. I listen to it about 8 hours a day M-F. It is rather good but not a very high end product. The DAC in it is average sounding. The amp is non-fatiguing and a little soft on the top end. I am running it in a small room... 
LUXMAN L509X VS M700/C700U
@rizwanalimohd There was a British review of the 509x integrated and it stated that the preamp and amp sections of the 509x were derived from the 700 series. If I can find that review I will post on this thread (later tonight if I find it)I have d... 
Favorite cover?
Just played Hot Buttered Soul by Isaac Hayes and I thinkWALK ON BY just kills. I used that song on a speaker demo once. Not sure if that was a good idea because I think I would love any speakers playing that song. 
The best music in 2019
Lux Prima - Karen O / Danger MouseWill become an all-time great one for me. 
RMAF 2019!
@b_limo Thanks for the time to write your feedback. I have narrowed my speaker choice between the Persona 3F and a Vivid Kaya 45/90 (?). You are the second person who liked the Persona a lot but preferred the Kaya a little more. I have heard both ... 
RMAF 2019!
@b_limo What did you think of the Vivid speakers? I have heard them demoed with Bryston cubed gear but not Rowland. I know they were demoed in Munich with Rowland. Any comparison of the Vivid to your favorite speakers at the show. 
Possible new integrated amp for my new Focal Kanta's
I would give these guys a call and see what they say, They love both brands you have. https://www.upscaleaudio.com/