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The N200 was on my short list.  Ended up with the Innuos Pulse due to the preferred user app.  I purchased used for $2500 and added the Innuos Phoenix USB for $2000 which essentially upgrade my DAC (PS Audio Direct Stream mk 1) and and the Streame... 
Magnepan 3.7i amp pairing
@jazz99 I have a bit of a different solution for you.  I have an old pair of Acoustat 1+1 that had real problems with modern class D, and variations of it, due to the low 0.5 Ohm dip in the upper treble.  Even though I could not hear where the iss... 
Eversolo or Aurender: Options and Opinions
I would suggest the DMP-A6 (not the A6 ME, nor the A8) as a server.  Used should be fine.  All three are essentially the same server, although the A8 does have an upgraded power supply, but I doubt most of us could pick out the better one in an A/... 
Coda #8, Pass XA25, or Schiit Tyr to replace PS Audio M700
@pryso I agree with you regarding my hearing (old) and amount of music over 17000Hz.  The data shows a draw of 0.5 Ohm dip at 17000Hz for my speakers and two different amps have had issues when the playback included sections above 17000 Hz.  The M... 
Coda #8, Pass XA25, or Schiit Tyr to replace PS Audio M700
Wow, am I amazed at what a difference the Pass Labs XA-25 makes compared to the Schiit Tyr, PS Audio M700, and others.  The soundstage is more of a wrap around rather than left to right or top to bottom.  The featured instruments (or voices) are d... 
Coda #8, Pass XA25, or Schiit Tyr to replace PS Audio M700
Received the XA25 this afternoon and connected it right away.  It is a used unit and I am the second owner.  OMG, so far this is amazing.  The bass control is so far beyond anything I have ever experienced with the Luxman 1040, NAD 7600, PS Audio ... 
Coda #8, Pass XA25, or Schiit Tyr to replace PS Audio M700
@sid-hoff-frenchman I think the fuse was due to the 0.5 Ohm issue at 17000 Hz playing at over 80db measured from three meters away.  The Schiit AI said the Tyr were not at match and the Aegir2 or Vidar could be better matches.  Without a response ... 
Coda #8, Pass XA25, or Schiit Tyr to replace PS Audio M700
@deep_333 @sid-hoff-frenchman @erik_squires The Shrill went, but so did the Tyr.  Blew a fuse at 82 db from three meters away on day two.  The Tyr were very easy to listen to with decent instrument separation and a better stage than the M700.   R... 
Coda #8, Pass XA25, or Schiit Tyr to replace PS Audio M700
@deep_333 Thanks for the words regarding power conditioners. I have a great one, but may need to add a second. Still need to confirm draw at peak volume. Regarding low ohm speakers. I have owned these speakers for 30 plus years (3rd owner). If ... 
Coda #8, Pass XA25, or Schiit Tyr to replace PS Audio M700
@sid-hoff-frenchman THE SHRILL IS GONE Well the Tyrs are in place and so far so great.  Out of the box the sound stage expanded slightly (hoping for more), the instrument placing and detail improved nicely.  The high end shrill disappeared even a... 
Coda #8, Pass XA25, or Schiit Tyr to replace PS Audio M700
@deep_333 I take it you like Schiit! They sounded great, but the Schiit team has some concern regarding how the Tyr would match with system.  They actually believe the Vidar, used as mono blocks, would be a better option.  I was concerned the Vid... 
Coda #8, Pass XA25, or Schiit Tyr to replace PS Audio M700
@eugene78 thanks.  The room is large with 20' foot ceiling, 16' wide, and 30' long with another 15' behind the speakers with a half wall dividing the space.  The XA25 be too little of a good thing.  I would probably need the XA60.8 to do what I wa... 
Coda #8, Pass XA25, or Schiit Tyr to replace PS Audio M700
@sid-hoff-frenchman you make some great points.  The XA30.8 is a close comparison to the XA25.  It sells for a bit more, but some seem to like the First Watt DNA for the XA25.  That the Tyr little brother won out says a lot.  I look forward to see... 
Coda #8, Pass XA25, or Schiit Tyr to replace PS Audio M700
@yyzsantabarbara I have been warned off Krell amps by a couple of respected friends who say there are issues with fan failure in the newer units.  There is one in Orange County offered for $4700, plus The Music Room is taking offers on new sealed ... 
Coda #8, Pass XA25, or Schiit Tyr to replace PS Audio M700
  audiotroy thanks for the offer.  I am visiting a Coda dealer tomorrow in LA, as well as the Schiit dealer.