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Odyssey Audio Mono Blocks
i have a pair that are about 1 yr old. Love them! I previosly had the new Mcintosh MA-6500 integrated amp. I also auditioned: Plinius, Classe (ca-201 and their monoblocks), Sim Audio, Bryston, and Mcintosh before making my decision on the Stratos ... 
Subwoofer thoughts from a newbie...
IMO, there are not that many good subwoofers out there for music. Some people think getting the biggest driver you can will give you better sound. FALSE! Also, a good sub will have an advanced crossover network to blend in with your mains. For mus... 
What can I plug into a PS Audio Ultimate Outlet?
i have a couple of odyssey monoblock amps plugged into a PS Audio Ultimate Outlet high current model (20 amp version). I also use a PS Audio Ultimate Outlet non-high current (15 amp version) for my cd player and preamp. I replaced a Monster Cable ... 
NHT Sub Two Owners
i have 2 NHT sub 2's in my home theater room. I really like them, especially for HT. I have not experienced any problems with them for almost 3 years now. I like the external crossover unit with the DIN cables going to each sub. It was very easy t... 
Any small monitors that dont sound thin and bright
check out the Totem Model 1's and the Totem Arro's. Highly rated, great sounding small speakers. 
Which amp to drive Totem Signiture ones?
I have the Totem model 1's and I use a pair of Odyssey Stratos monoblock amps. Ample power, smooth sounding. I also demoed a Classe CA-201 and I like this setup also. The Odyssey amps matched or bettered the sound of the Classe and Mcintosh amps I... 
Anyone heard the Odyssey monos vs Plinius amps?
I had the Plinius sa-100 in my system as a demo for a week and it sounded very good. I also have owned new mcintosh equipment (MA-6500 integrated, and the mc202 amp), and also demo'd a Classe 201 amp. I ended up purchasing a pair of Stratos monobl... 
Oregon Audiophiles...
count me in. 
Going SACD or analog?
In my opinion, a good TT setup will sound better than a very good SACD player. I have a nice SACD player that I used to use in my listening room and after a while, I moved it to my home theater room. I purchase a couple of LP's each week for aroun... 
Amp upgrade recommendations
I agree with Tok2000. Nobody should ever rate their equipment or especially equipment that they have read about as being perfect. This is not the first time that this person has indicated that their equipment is perfect or the best (smiley faces o... 
Attention to detail
Check out the Totem speaker line. The Arros are $1100 new, the Rokk, and the Mite are close to that price also. I have the Arros and the Model 1's in 2 different systems and enjoy them both. 
Amp upgrade recommendations
Consider the Classe line, the CA-201, CA-301, or their CAM monoblocks. These amps receive some of their big brother's Class 'A' technology. There is no need to have them modified, they are some of the finest sounding amps right out of the box (exc... 
2nd amp or one bigger amp?
look into 2 odyssey stratos monoblocks with the upgrades. or if you have the funds, get 2 classe cam amps. The odyssey is very similiar in sound for 1/3rd the price. As for electrical, 1 single 20 amp circuit would be plenty with 1 good line condi... 
Opinions on why this system is uninvolving
Since you changed your speakers, have you experimented on speaker position? Also, how are your room acoustics? Cables are probably your weak points. Before making drastic changes, (like changing amps) trying the above tweaks will probably get you ... 
Review: Odyssey Audio Stratos mono Amplifier
I also have a pair of odyssey monoblocks and are quite pleased with them. I auditioned and owned many different amps ranging from $3000 to $7000. These monoblocks compared equally or better than all of the other amps I tried. The other amps I like...