Responses from lukaske

Vintage turntable with a modern phono stage, is it worth it?
Off course : look at Thorens td  124 , Garrard. , Denon 101., (old ones off Technics)… still one of the best in the world !!  
What is the VERY BEST CD album you've ever heard?
Ane Brun : “How beauty holds the hand of sorrow” , Yello :  “Touch” , Mari Boine: ”The best of” ,…  
Choosing new cables
Very good cables :  digital 75 ohm :Chord Epic ; interlink: I prefer Audioquest, Wireworld, powercables: Furutech , speakercables : Kimber. But first off all: try different cables , before you take a decision. Good luck !!  
Metronome “ le player” , CEC tl5  …  
What is the current retail cost of your reference system?
The best system , I ever had: - Thorens 124 /2 : 4500€ -phono-amp .:2500€ -CEC sdt: 3200€ -Moon Mind 2: 2500€ -Metronome Technologie C6 (dac): 8000€ -Daniël Hertz M6L: 12000€ - Mal Valve 2: 18000€ -Ilumnia Magister: 27000€ - Ilumnia Magis... 
Tube or solid state
Tube/solid préamp. to Tube poweramp ( dac= tube)) Metronome Technologie - Daniël Hertz M6L - Mal Valve 2  
World's Best Stereo System ?...
@rick2000  Lyngdorf isn’t “the best” : Maybe for the lovers , and not hearing other things.; For me , (and a lot off friends) : cd-driver : CEC / Ear acute 3/ Audio Note/ Metronome Technologie Kalista ,AQWO /… ; Turntable : Thorens 124 td II, Deno... 
New Pink Floyd release
I’ve bought the PF , “Animals” : LP,blue ray , Cd,DVD , in one box :” original recording” : LP : lot of crashes, bad recording : flat, no dimension , not 3D : wasn’t nice to listening to. Cd : the same as the LP..The original of 1977 is much bette... 
New Cartridge or New Preamp
 Sammysharps  :It’s a Japanese company :they work together with Texas Instruments. They make only phono préamps.  Worldclass!!! Best i ever heard !  
New Cartridge or New Preamp
I would go for the Aurora  Vista prima mk1 (about 2200€) or the -mk2 ( about 4200€ ) 1€=1$ at the moment) :sounds great ! Open , very musical , detailfull: I love that préamp ! I use him ,with the Thorens 124 MKII: just beautiful !!  
(Hegel vs Luxman) vs PS Audio
For sure : Luxman !!  
Four Hour Tube Amp Warm-Up
My Mal Valve 2 and VAC 300.1 have a good sound after 45 minutes. After 4 hours , they sounds amazing !  
Dan D'Agostino S350 vs Luxman M-10X
Luxman off course ! D’Agostino is 90% Krell.  À lot of money, and not my cup of tea. I prefer tubes !  
Best Amps for Magneplanar 1.7i Speakers
I sell mine VAC phi 300.1 poweramp. (150 w.) i think , it will be a very good match ! Tube amp will be better than a transistor amp.  
Digital is far better than vinyl
To Arthur and heretobuy. : I have to say that anno 2022 a lot of digital  recordings are bad , specially the British. I cann’t understand it. When you take Nina Simone Muddy Waters , Charles  Lloyd , Pat Metheny,… ( original recording ): No digita...