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Starting Over and I need your help
you have two major issues underperforming amp and loudspeakers   the omegas are not going to have any real clarity a whizzer cone doesn't have the resolution of clarity of a modern tweeter  
Luxman 509x or Simaudio 600iV2 with mágico A3.
the krell or coda gear are both ideal the Magicos benefit from a warm amplifier,   the coda csib sounded better then the Luxman and Hegel we had all three some years back the csib had the widest soundstage of the three.   Dave and Troy Audio... 
Aurender A200 vs N200
We can recommend a 432evo aeon it beat an aurender n20 yet costs thousands less And unlike Aurender it is a full Roon core and rips cds as well And it is fully modular and upgradeable so it can be upgraded to the flagship Master later. Dave and... 
Primaluna EVO 400 Amps/Preamp lacking bass impact
all tube amplifiers will have a low damping factorel34s don't have the current delivery of a kt88 or 6550   adding a sub is not the answer a good sub adds pressure to the leading and trailing notes of the mains  you have a few options tube roll... 
Aurender AP 20
it may be a great piece however it is a lot of money and has no upgrade ablity technology evolves then what do you?   i would look at an integrated amplifier streamer instead or an integrated amp with or without a dac  
USB DAC cable over 15ft - Solutions?
need to know more info,   you cant reliably  run a USB cable longer then 15feet    if you are running roon you can add an endpoint at the audio system, this can be wireless   Dave and Troy audio Intellect NJ streaming specialists  
Push-pull Tube Amps and autoformers
no loudness is dependent on power of the amplifier and sensitivity of the loudspeaker a tube amplifier load matches via an output transformer so any additional device is un necessary   only otl amplifiers would need this assistance  
Push-pull Tube Amps and autoformers
the auto former wont help, most push pull conventional tube amplifiers will play fine at most impedances it is the lack of power that is an issue you need 100-200watt tube amplifier or a tube preamp with a solid state amplifier   Dave and Troy ... 
Why do Wav and Flac Files Sound Different?
this is ludacris wav and flac sound identical. flac is completely lossless it uses an on the fly decompression  wav does not contain metadata while flac does there are absolutely 0 advantages with wav. we have been dealing with computer audio se... 
Not sure what to think
I worked for the county's largest Krell dealer the combination of a tube preamp with a solid state amplifier was always amazing    the Mac preamplifiers and amplifiers are not very transparent so I am not surprised you didn't hear a huge improve... 
Seeking help with the Innuos Sense app
wont be a satisfying solution    the sense app wont do it however there is a chat gpt plug in for roon,   forget the Innous a 432evo standard $3500 sounds better and is designed as a roon core and can be upgraded to a higher model.   run roo... 
Solid Tech Radius Solo 3 Audio Stand
the solid tech radius wont make an audibile diiference but footers will   when used under the components   isoacoustics good performance reasonable price  critical mass centerstage mind blowing improvement in your sound more expensive Dave a... 
What is the Current Guidance on Stereo and AV Configurations
I would never go with an older processor you may have issues with hdmi compatibility, and bugfixes and software updates for older products can be problematic,   you must match a center channel with the mains if the op has kef blades  a kef refer... 
What is the Current Guidance on Stereo and AV Configurations
we are a high end custom installer and high end two channel dealer yes you need a center channel    yes you can have one system that does both we sell primare, audio control and trinov and naim and kef  if music is really important you have a... 
Streamer / CD Player?
your best bet is an am Esoteric X05 and an external streamer   the reasons are: superior cd mechanism incredible build quality long term reliability, long term parts availability. current esoteric cd players have an incredible dac trickled ...