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Tube vs Solid state for Preamp
Definitely stay with tubes if a Krell 350 watt amp can't do low end it's on the amp not your preamp. Are there better tube preamps than the AI? Sure do you have a budget in mind?  
REAL MUSIC VS. SHOW MUSIC PERFORMANCE AT AUDIO SHOWS. PRESENTATION V. PERFORMANCE? WHY?
I agree with this let roomgoers put their own music on not only does this show them that your gear can play their music I have consistently found that I like rooms better that play good music.  
Great network streamers with only USB outputs
Auralic and most streamers really can use LMS it's UPNP and most streamers are compatible with that. That said you never know you may find a streamers app better I personally love the Auralic LDS app. I did use LMS back in the day with my old Sque... 
What if a high end speaker measures really badly?
I turned my laptop speakers up all the way and I still can't hear that graph. So no comment.  
Ethernet Cables - what are you using and why?
I am using Blue Jeans ethernet cables just wanted to give something better than basic computer cables a try. At $17 each they were cheap and gave a nice improvement in the area of system clarity.  
40+ watts SET, cost is not a problem
@charles1dad Very much agreed and glad you enjoyed it!  
40+ watts SET, cost is not a problem
@charles1dad If you or anyone else is interested here is some writing on the Ankoru but Andy Grove the designer, interesting stuff.    
Dickie Betts died earlier today at 80 years of age
RIP Mr Betts.  
40+ watts SET, cost is not a problem
I am personally a big fan of a well designed Class A triode wired pushpull amp using a variety of tubes, EL34, KT77, KT66, 6L6, 5881. And I agree those aren't good speakers for an SET amp.  
blast from the past
I'm blown away you have CC receipts from 1973!  
Oracle Alexandria turntable question
For $80 if you have the know how to fix it why not? It's worth more than that in parts I'm sure.  
Your thoughts on best audiophile speakers in $10,000 neighborhood?
As there are approximately a billion speakers in that $10K  or close range you’re going to get a ton of different recommendations. Why? Because we all like what we like and we hear stuff differently from one another. On top of that we all have dif... 
Feeling Lucky???
I think that maybe an extreme reaction Jeff's been on here for 6 years now. Yes of course they want your email address but one can always unsubscribe.  
Verity Audio speaker manufacturer silent...
That is unfortunate I've admired their speakers from afar but never heard one.  
Sonny Clark Dilemma
Get the Mosaic box and if they don't sound as good as the releases you have wait a year or two and sell it for a profit.