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chenry

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Denarips and Vinshine split
Vinshine has been so much the front end of Denefrips that I really can't say I have a sense of the company without Vinshine. I have two Denefrips DACs and found Vinshine to be reliable and reasonable. If Denefrips is getting another distributor or... 
Is it possible for a high end manufacturer to overprice their goods?
I guess it depends on whether it sells. At that price there is only so large a market. If it provides something not easily found otherwise, or requires a highly-refined level of skill only uncommonly found, someone will appreciate it . . . maybe. ... 
Small footprint subwoofer
A small REL, and not a pair, will be enough. If you need to locate it away from your other components, get the Arrow wireless connection. T5x or Tzero Mk III should be enough. Alterntively, the KEF Kube 8 MIE or KC62 might work. The KC62 would be ... 
Try to avoid duplicate DA Conversion with USB drive to Amplifier direct
Unless your DAC is not high quality, i suggest using your digital-out from your CD player to either a separate high-quality DAC or to the DAC module in your Integrated amp, if you prefer that. The decision to rip all or part of your CD collection ... 
Klipsch Heresy - Recommendations for stands
There are stand options for larger box speakers like Heresys. I saw some at Northern Audio in Pittsburgh. Lots of larger and much heavier speakers have table frame-like stands that are proportionate to the speaker cabinet. Just about every ATC tra... 
Amp suggestion for large 2-way Speakers
I wanted to clarify above that you were interested in separate amps for your high and low transducers instead of using bi-wiring, where you would have a single amplifier per speaker pair but an active crossover separate from the one in the speaker... 
Amp suggestion for large 2-way Speakers
What are you using for crossovers?  
Amp showing its age?
The speaker caps are probably OK if the new amp is working fine with them.Speaker crossover caps will go bad, but not as quickly as amplifier caps, 30-40 years. If you were using  vintage speakers made from 1950s to 1970s, then replacing the cross... 
Amp suggestion for large 2-way Speakers
Are you looking for a bi-amped or just bi-wired solution?  
Putting together a used/new combo system. (Long)
Does he live at home? Does he live away at university? Does he expect to move frequently? In general, you should keep things small and easy to move. $700 means maybe a pair of used monitors and a Wiim Pro streamer and a used integrated amp. A set ... 
Amp showing its age?
If you kept it as long as you did, it can’t have been bad. It might be worthwhile having the unit serviced and bad caps replaced along with anything else needing replacing, As a second system amplifier it might be a familiar and welcome value, it ... 
Marantz 3300 - Fanboy issues, buyer beware.....
Consider portability and compatibility along with sound quality. Old gear is best left to tinkerers and collectors to source for themselves. You didn't say how old your son is, but if he is in the peripatetic years in his 20s, compact, easily-move... 
Amp showing its age?
Aging electrolytic capacitors. Have you had any replaced in the time of your ownership?    
Voltage conversion of Accuphase DP-450
This subject comes up periodically with shoppers of Accuphase gear designed for the 100VAC Japanese market that are grey market in the USA. There are apparently aftermarket modifiers in Japan who do a 100-->120 volt conversion, but I am not sur... 
How cheap can you go and still be happy with the sound?
If your experience by choice is exclusive to high-priced and difficult-to-source gear, it is easy to forget how much progress has taken place in audio quality at lower price points in the market. Progress to a level of satisfaction for many may ha...