aewarren

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Warm, yet detailed tube preamp
I think you need to define what "warm" means to you. If you are referring to a bottom-up presentation, you have been given some good choices and might even give MacIntosh a listen. From your description it looks like you are looking for the ideal ... 
Auditioning Used Equipment - Am I crazy ?
Maybe you could have started your conversation with the dealer with something like this, "I bought a pair of XYZ speakers from you a while back and am now looking for and amp that would pair well with them. I see you have a used ABC amp listed on ... 
Starting Over and I need your help
Audio Advice...Go...Listen.  
Beautiful Colored Tube Preamp ($10k budget) to Pair w/ Very Accurate Monitors (PSI A25M)
So you're looking for a beautiful warm colored tube amp to go with accurate detailed speakers? MacIntosh?  
Help with high end bookshelf speakers
@wsrrsw     Johnnie Taylor  
Help with high end bookshelf speakers
Cheaper to keep her.  
Do you past equipment appear in your dreams?
I once had a nightmare in which I owned Bose 901's.  
So, a reviewer just said something I need to talk about.
Most audio magazines include music reviews as well as equipment reviews. I always read the music reviews first and in those reviews they never talk about the equipment used, so why should the equipment reviewers mention musicianship?  
What is your front end ?
Sometimes I wonder if I even belong in this forum. I have an all analog front end, a Linn LP-12 and an Avid Acutus Reference. I have an Audio Research CD-9 in its box in the closet which I haven't used in years. (No shelf space or real interest)  ... 
Not sure what to think
There was a lot of good advice here from many different perspectives and I would like to offer one more. You heard a "Mac stack" at your dealer and were blown away. Different speakers, different room, etc, etc. Then you tried a Mac pre in your sys... 
Quandary
Just one question: How will you feel about losing the $300 if you don't like the sound of the Pass amps in your system?  
Help me understand the current amp market
Aren't you glad you asked?  
joule la150mkII- preamp
To clean the knobs while on the unit, try a mild soap and water solution such as dishwashing liquid on a cloth. If this does not remove the "dirt", it is probably because some of the thin plating has worn off the knob from the oil on your fingers.... 
When Was The Audio Golden Age?
 Tomorrow.  
Vinyl Only
Ode To Billie Joe on Patricia Barber's Cafe Blue LP. Musical monotony, and skip-worthy.