Responses from vivahifi

What speakers work with low wattage class A amps
I met this guy in a hotel room....
I always grin and shake my head at all the reviews giving high praise to the latest 2-way stand mount or bookshelf speakers. I’ve listened to many at audio shows and here - many are much more expensive than Fritz’s. None have impressed me as much ... 
Russian tube supply issues
I find myself in agreement with all of Skyscraper’s posts in this thread. For my part, Viva Hifi does not and will not sell products made in China. This includes products made for companies owned in America or Europe. There are too many other opti... 
Paying with a cashiers check? Need advice!
PayPal has started providing 1099 forms to the IRS. Mine overstated my 2020 sales income significantly. Now I’m rethinking if it makes sense to exchange the convenience of PayPal with their misrepresentation of my sales income to IRS.  This may ha... 
1099-K from PayPal (tax form)
In addition to the OP problem, PayPal reported all my proceeds even transactions that were immediately canceled and refunded before any merchandise changed hands. This has the effect of overstating my taxable income by $7,000. I have been trying t... 
purchasing US made speakers
Daedalus, Fritz, Salk, and Odyssey are all American made speakers with superior models in the original poster’s price range. They are all exceptionally well-made and backed up by great customer service. 
Best bookshelf loudspeakers under 10,000 for the pair
Fritz Carrera 7 BE. Under $4000 and made in the USA.  
Soundsmith - Thank you to everyone.
Peter, I have read and enjoyed this chain of posts more than anything in Audiogon, ever. I am a longtime owner and lover of Soundsmith cartridges and feel fortunate to get to know you a bit from afar. Stay well. 
Daedalus Audio Apollo Speakers
Great reviews Dodgealum! I too am thrilled with my Apollo 11s, but I couldn't describe so precisely them like you do.  
Unforgiving DAC or add Tube Preamp??
The Border Patrol DAC is the answer for listeners put off by digital harshness. To my ears it comes closer to analog than any others I have heard. You may have the ongoing debate in recent issues of Stereophile magazine. Opinions about Border Patr... 
Which Class D Amplifier? PS Audio, Ghent, Nord, Merrill or other???
Bel Canto REF600M monoblocks. I never heard a class D amp I liked until I heard these and they are superior to just about everything on the market, and an absolute bargain at less than $5K. No harshness, no digital edge, no noise, no whitish color... 
Best Loudspeakers for Rich Timbre?
Daedalus speakers, especially the new Apollo series. 
high-efficiency loudspeakers
Daedalus Audio speakers are very efficient and beautiful to behold too. 
Full-sounding SS amps (besides Pass)
Modwright and Odyssey. 
Ugly vs Gogeous speakers
Daedalus speakers have heirloom quality woodwork. All pieces fitted and joined to perfection. No screws or nails. No mdf either. All solid North American hardwoods with gorgeous details. Plus the sonics are world class.