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VAC 200 iq vs Mcintosh MC2301 vs ARC Ref 160 M
I have the MC 2301's, and at one point had the C 1100 pre. I have the SF Stradivaris for speakers. I was able to demo a VAC Master preamp, and well, it never left my home. I love my 2301s, but I'm always on the lookout for a pair of 200IQs.  Best ... 
How much discount typically for a new MC275 to expect from a dealer?
Best Buy carries McIntosh in some of their Magnolia stores. They offered me 10% off one will no struggle at all.  
Who makes budget speaker cables which are truly “good” or “exceptional” in quality?
One more for Clear Day double shotguns. Paul is a great guy to deal with, and his cables are amazing for the money.  
whats the very best sounding cables for realistic money
One more for Clear Day cables. Have tried WireWorld, Audioquest, Nordost, and Tellurium Q in the $1,500-$2,000 range, and none bested the Clear Day Double Shotgun at $450.  Using his XLR interconnects as well. 30 day money back guarantee, so you h... 
What speaker cables can complete with Audience 24e or 24e SE for less $$
I second Clear Day.  
Sonus Faber Stradavaris in the New England area.
Well, after the demo, I bought a pair, and I am anxiously awaiting their arrival!  
Sonus Faber Stradavaris in the New England area.
Thank you for the responses. A very nice gentleman nearby PM'd me, and is going to demo his set up for me on Saturday. There truly are some very generous people in our audio community. Thank you. 
Buying from overseas.
It was on Audio Mart, and came up as an American listing. That was the only reason I responded in the first place.  Then when I started asking the right questions, He stopped replying.  
Buying from overseas.
Thank you for all your responses, and advice. The first thing this guy did was direct me off site by private e-mail. After reading your posts, I contacted him again, and said all communication would remain onsite, and that I was leary. I asked him... 
Sub options with purely music in mind.
ejr1953, Thank you. I was kinda leaning toward the dual sub option, but my dealer insists I would be happier with the one 18. Of course he doesn't make anything if I pick up a second hand partner to my F112. I have the V1 model, have you had any c... 
Sub options with purely music in mind.
I am currently using a single JL F112. I have until June to get full purchase price (3,150) on a trade up to a Velodyne DD+18. Listed at $5,800. So I'm looking at around $2,700 to upgrade, or can pick up another used JL F112 for around $1,500-1,70... 
Thoughts on the Rogers EHF-100?
Just home demo'd one last week. I heard for the first time what my speakers are capable of sounding like! I am saving to buy one!