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markalarsen

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Solid State Power Amps
I own the BHK 300.  Great amps. Check the return and trade-in policies.   
Do you belong more to souce first or to speakers first school of thought ?
Neither will sound good. Spend $30000 on speakers and $70000 on the rest.  Front end is more important.   
High end Class D amps?
Bel Canto Black EX amplifier.  I have and have owned a number of excellent A/B amps, some of which operate in class A for 10 to 25 watts. Love the Bel Canto.  Notice that none of them ever appear used for sale on this site.  
Tube preamp recommendation for a simaudio 760a amplifier
I have a pair of SiMAudio W7Rm monoblocks.  I love the Rogue RP-7.  Plan on some tube rolling.   
No discussion about the Synergistic Pink fuse?
Snide remarks from people who have not tried the product. Junk science.  
Going Tubing
Rogue RP-5 used  
Swiss Digital Fuse Box - "What headroom sounds like"
I Purchased a Swiss digital fuse box and installed it in my PS audio P5 power regenerator. My only issue now is whether I should buy two or four more. I do not need to be saved. You do not need to worry about my money and how I spend it. I do no... 
Yamaha NS 5000 w/ NAD M33
Bel Canto Black EX with the NS-5000. Wonderful   
New Synergistic Master Fuse
The Master fuse resolves the “are fuses directional” debate. They are directional, and it is not subtle.  
New streamer needed
PS Audio AirStreamer Bel Canto e.One streamer   
Excellent Solid State or Hybrid Monoblocks Recommendations
I own a pair of BHK mono blocks. They are hybrids because they have a tube input stage.  They drive PS Audio FR-20 speakers.  Great amps.   
Good Speakers for Rock and Roll Under 15K
Yamaha NS5000 PS Audio FR-20 They are also are Fabulous with every other genre  
Why do some amplifiers throw a bigger soundstage than others?
If soundstage cannot be measured, does it exist?    
Lumin X1 and Upgraded DC umbilical cord for power supply.
The Synergistic Master fuse is directional, and it is not subtle. 50/50 shot and I installed it in the wrong direction in DAC. Destroyed my midrange.  Switched direction and wow. Highly recommend.     No, I do not have a scientific explanation.  ... 
Amp — Leave on or turn off
For the last five years, Bel Canto Black EX is always on except for power outages. components with tubes always turned off after use, but require warm up after they are powered up.