Responses from henry53

Inexpensive streaming amplifier
Audiolab 6000A Play.  
Can you give me your speaker suggestions?
Having desperately tried to like Klipsch, to me, they sound simply awful, I'm sure my ears bleed. Monitor Audio and Harbeth are the other extreme. I use a 40 watt tube amp with EL24 tubes and drive either pair of my Audio Physics ( 89dB/ 4 ohms) l... 
Is there a ceiling limit on what you are willing to pay for an audio component?
Never spend more than 70% of recommended retail price.  
Thinking about selling my Vincent 737
Most amps quoted are no better than the Vincent, many are far inferior. I have the pre power version and it will last you a few upgrades yet. My experience is it does not match well with any high efficiency speakers I have tried (that's a lot) cer... 
Advice on how to liquidate system
Now 70 with very good hearing, however 30 years ago after working in munitions testing I have severe tinnitus, does it get better, does your hearing or, more likely, your brain, adapt?  I don't know but your hearing may well change, for the better... 
Audio Research filing for bankruptcy?
Several years ago my brother put his Honda 750 into a dealer for a minor repair.  They went broke he never saw it again.  
Prospectives on Chi-Fi
Having had 2 very expensive Naim products and a very expensive iFi dac  they have been terrible with useless backup. The Chinese made, Vincent, Cambridge Audio, Denafrips and now Cayin have been excellent.  
Speaker upgrade for Primaluna EVO 300 - Looking to find some audio nirvana bliss!
I have replaced my Rega RS5 speakers with Audio Physic Sitara 25's.  These are mostly driven by my Cayin CS55A, somewhat similar to the PL EVO 300, made in the same factory.  I use EL 34 tubes and the combination is very good with exceptional soun... 
Compact Floor-standing Speaker Recommendations under $4k
Pick out 10 or 12 pairs at $6K to $8K and wait for a sale. My current Audio Physic Sitara 25's were half price, my Yara 2's were 60% off. Never paid more than 60% of rrp.  
Is it possible for a high end manufacturer to overprice their goods?
I recently saw a McIntosh clock on sale for$1800? This will be made for probably a $100. Is there overpricing, yes. Is it overpriced, well not for the person buying it.   
My Oppo 105 finally bricked. Streamer suggestions?
I use a Denafrips Ares 2 and after trying literally dozens of streamers much prefer the Lindemann Limetree Bridge.  
Speakers sounding dull? MUST READ! The truth about speaker design!
Speakers sound like speakers.  The vast majority of people listening to music do so through speakers, mostly at home and sometimes at concerts, sometimes very large ones, some fit in their ears. Telling someone else that a speaker sounds awful is ... 
Question: Sound Treatment behind the Listener?
People often seek to apply a solution when they don't know what the problem is. Diffusion and absorption each help resolve different issues applying the wrong one makes them worse.   
What's your experience with snooty HiFi salesmen?
The market today is very different to when I started this obsession as a destitute, married undergraduate in the early 1970's. The larger retailers sold almost nothing like hifi, some factory warehouse outlets had started but basically sold cheap ... 
Law Of Diminishing Returns?
Certainly buy runout gear, examples Focal Clear phones AUD$2200, bought for AUD$800, Audio Physic Speakers AUD$5700 bought for AUD$2900, Cayin tube ampAUD $3600 bought for AUD$1900 there are plenty out there. I rarely pay more than 60% for anything.