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Differences between Harbeth, Spendor, Graham, etc. ?
I have the Graham Audio LS 5/9 and adore them, beautiful reproduction of the human voice, strings sound sublime and jazz is just very special to listen too. I have never heard the Joseph Audio speakers so can’t comment on them, but I hear good thi... 
Solid State Power Amps
Stringamp UAD220 2×220W rms 8 Ohm, 2x 400W i 4 Ohm, all power is continuous rms  measured at 0.01% thd+N. Are made to last a long time.  
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
@imhififan - at idle the Belles is pulling close to 400 watts. Nice in our cold winter months.  
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
@johnah5 That was not much, my Supratek Cabernet uses 152 watts and my belles SA30 uses 354 watts!!! Makes me wonder if the S5 has sliding bias into ab early ?  
Watts! How many do we need?
Anyone that listen at 113-115db are either def or stupid, or if doing it routinely maybe both? If you are not def, is it then something you aspirer to be ? Why would a music lover try to intentionally destroy one’s hearing? As older we get our ... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
How much electricity does this amp drain from the wall hourly?    
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
@sim_audio_nerd How is the gain between pre and amp, does the pre and power amp make any noise when turning on or off ? Does the sound ever get bright ? And does male voices have gravitas, off course more depending on speakers.     
New expensive power cord for amp and no change in sound?
Your amp is not mid fi, it is high end, and I think if the amp is technically well constructed and you use a well constructed cable, could be $50-$100 in price depending on enclosure, your amp should sound at its 100%! If the amp is changing sound... 
Quicksilver silver 60 amplifiers
Do you guys think the mid monos would manage to drive a pair of bbc 5/9 87db, never going below 6 ohm? Do they produce a lot of heat ? Thanks!  
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
@sim_audio_nerd Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the Grange and the Coda synergy, I myself have the Supratek Cabernet driving a Belles SA30 class A power amp, it sounds great on my Graham Audio LS 5/9 also very nice on low volume, my am... 
This is purely subjective opinion. Aqua LaScala/ Atma-Sphere Class D
How World the PS Audio DirectStream MK2 Dac sound in comparison with the La Scala ? Is it totally different sound signature?  
A quick question on what streamers to consider.......
One possibility is the Rivo, works great with Roon, also the little streamer from Primare is well liked here in Europe, they are both on the cheaper side but are well made and sound great, you can always upgrade to more expensive later if you want... 
Lab12 Integre 4 MKII - user review
Thanks for the write up, but I have a little problem taken it seriously when you write “ more expensive cables made the difference “? I could understand if you said different cables, price doesn’t mean better in hifi, a better product can be bette... 
Help With New Preamp Decision
I chose a Supratek Cabernet a few years ago, had some problems with it initially and had to ship it back for new power supply, was thinking about the Moderlode from Aric Audio, Aric was great to correspond with also, I choose to give Mick a chance... 
Looking for 200 watt Amp to drive Dynaudio Heritage speakers
UAD 220  stringamp