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Synergistic Red Fuse ...
I am happy to weigh in on this lengthy thread. I swapped the Red for the fuse in my tube preamp and listened to it for a week. Then I swapped back the standard fuse, which turned out to be a Hifi Tuning fuse. Then I did an A/B comparison for a whi... 
ELAC Debut B6 speakers
To the questions above, I am using a Music Fidelity M3i int. amp and Neotech cables with the speakers. The music was streamed from Spotify via a Mass Fidelity Relay BT device. Yesterday., I listened to a lot of Angus Stone and Cowboy Junkies. lots... 
Alternatives to Mass Fidelity Relay?
Thanks for the information, very much appreciated. Mark 
Conrad-Johnson PV-14 vs Belles 21a with Auricaps
I had earlier versions for your preamp and liked them for the reasons you like yours. The CJ tube preamps present a big "liquid wall of sound", so to speak. However, with my Belles 22a, I felt like I had a lot more speed and accuracy in my system,... 
Belles Stock 12AU7 tubes
Hi there. I recently had a Belles 22a and rolled a bunch of tubes through it. At the top of the list of tubes I liked was the Radio Techniques sold by Upscale Audio. It is very extended both in the lower and high frequencies. Next was NOS Siemen's... 
Review: Green Mountain Audio EOS HD Monitor
I had a pair of EOS HD speaker and thought they were among the best stand-mounted speakers I ever heard at their price point. The WAF is not very high, just to be clear. Ergonomically, they didn't work in my new listening room as I need speakers t... 
Von Schweikert VR 22
I have had a lot of a speakers in and out of my system in the last several years, but opted for the VR-22's after the Newport Beach show in June. Unimpressive out the box, like many new speakers, they have over time broken in nicely and are absolu... 
KEF LS50
I have had the LS50's for about a month, powered by a Modwright KWA 100 SE and Klyne preamp and I am just blown away with them. The are articulate and detailed and image very well. Vocals are just pristine, without a hint of sibilance. I have a RE... 
Best integrated amp up to $6000?
The best I have heard was the Hegel 300 at RMAF last fall for about $5500. It included a fine DAC. I was blown away by the speed and liquidity of the unit. Simply fabulous, well worth considering.Mark 
Best integrated amp up to $6000?
The best I have heard was the Hegel 300 at RMAF last fall for about $5500. It included a fine DAC. I was blown away by the speed and liquidity of the unit. Simply fabulous, well worth considering.Mark