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Which has a greater influence on sound quality, the amp or the preamp?
I try not to use a component that’s obviously colored ahead of the power amps. Get a good transparent source and a good transparent preamp, then you can indulge yourself and shape the presentation a little with your choice of power amp, knowing th... 
Non-fatiguing speakers in $10K range?
ProAc D40R fit your spec. I have similar musical tastes to you (OP) and can play my D40R at any sane level without fatigue. They're rich, bold, full-bodied, and....full range. You won't need subs with the D40Rs. At 89db sensitivity they play uncon... 
My Caladan Impressons
I’m a fan of dipole designs, I’ve owned Apogee, Maggies, Carver Plats, Logans, and single driver open baffles. On hearing Spatial Audio speakers at CAF 2019 I took the plunge on a pair of X3s. I couldn’t get them to sound right in my room. Beamy ... 
300B or 2a3 SET Class A for Heretic Model A?
@pdreher Keep an eye open for an Art Audio Carissa. 845 SET and a great match with vintage Altec. PS- I ran Valencias with Model 19 crossovers for a while and those things benefited from some juice.   
300B or 2a3 SET Class A for Heretic Model A?
I don’t recall not liking a speaker because the amp had too much power but I’ve heard plenty of underpowered speakers sound bad. I’ve owned speakers that were 105dB efficient and sounded dull and lifeless with a variety of flea powered SET amps, a... 
From Rossini Apex to ????
I went from a May KTE to the Rossini Player/DAC with Master Clock. Yes, the midrange is warmer on the May but the Rossini is steps above the May. I run tubes so I get plenty of warmth and appreciate the transparency that the Rossini has, versus th... 
I need a recommendation on Class D amp
I used the Crown XLS 2502 to power a pair of Aerial Acoustics SW12 subs that I’ve converted for passive use, and the amp worked well. It has a high/low gain setting which helps get you in the right range then volume adjustment for each channel. It... 
Living With A Class A Tube Amp
@jrcotner  Class A tube amps have desirable sonic qualities, but other current tube or solid state amps can produce equally good sound quality without the drawbacks listed above. That came from @atmasphere and while I agree with the majorit... 
Solid state amp vs tube amps
Tube amps rule. End of story :)  
Leaving tube amps on.
I would leave them on, assuming that I’m in close proximity to the amps and able to react quickly if a tube event occurred.  I had an ARC amp that took 45 minutes to warm up and for the sound to bloom and I’ve had that experience with several of ... 
Effect of Internet Service Quality on Streaming?
I stream over a T-Mobile unlimited data plan and it works just fine. There’s some startup latency but once the track commences there’s very rarely any interruption. Sound quality versus file playback from a network HD is quite close. I use a dCS ... 
Any recommendation for a CD changer?
I have a functional Onkyo changer that I am willing to let go. But due to the sudden uptick in interest, it could be very expensive. Seriously, get them ripped to HD then make one of these  https://news.artnet.com/art-world/tara-donovan-2474637... 
Tube amps under $7500
Synthesis or Jadis. All the Synthesis amps I’ve heard have been integrateds, but they do make a stereo amp and I believe monoblocks too. They have a definite house sound and it’s in the warm and tubey category yet with good detail and resolution.... 
REAL MUSIC VS. SHOW MUSIC PERFORMANCE AT AUDIO SHOWS. PRESENTATION V. PERFORMANCE? WHY?
I used to have people over to listen to the system when I was more active socially. Many times a person would come along with a single CD and ask to play a specific track. You could see they were making a judgement of the whole system based on one... 
Using A.I. to clean up noise from voice recordings
Thanks for the link. I do a lot of work with different AI tools and hadn’t seen that one even though I have an Adobe subscription!