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Audio Research versus McIntosh tube amps: anyone experience or compare both?
Switched from McIntosh to Audio Research. Amps and preamp.   
If you love your Martin Logans look for something that plays well with your electrostatic speakers.  I had McIntosh and it did not work out very well sent direction I had to go in a differ  Good Luck and let us know how you make out!  
Phono pre amp recommendations? - upgrading from ICON AUDIO PS1 MK II
You definitely need to check out Audio Research. As a current owner you will be equally amazed.   
where/who builds the Borresen / Aviik Denmark gear?
Went to a demo @nextlevelhifi for X1 Borresen speakers. That was their launch of the speaker and I ended up purchasing a pair for my office.  Received them in April and am very happy with them. It seems to me that everything they make is top notch... 
REL S510 or S812
I own 3 REL subs. Use them all primarily for music. S812 is fabulous and I have them paired with my Wilson Alexia V’s. I use the T9x for music in my office.   
My new Borresen X3's
@tlittlefield I just received my new X1’s about 2 months ago and I love them in my office!!   Happy to hear that the X3’s are even more amazing!!    
Seeking Bookshelf Recommendations
I have a pair of Sonus Faber Sonetto II's paired with a McIntosh in my family room.  This is a second system paired with B&W surrounds in the walls.  First of all, if you are looking for wide soundstage these will fit that requirement.  They a... 
What to change in my system
Invest in a previously owned streamer/dac.  Check out the T2 or T3 by Lumin.  That will improve your sound.  
15k for streamer and dac....how much on each?
Lots of great options in the price range.  My best advice, based on my experience, would be to go with separate dac and streamer.   If you are going with Roon I recommend and Dac that has Roon incorporated.  For my first two iterations I went wit... 
Borresen Loudspeakers
Great News!!  @nextlevelhifi delivered my new Borresen X1's this week.  I told everyone that I would a provide an update after I received them and got them set up.  Speakers arrived individually boxed and are flawless. You can definitely tell ther... 
Seek advice on forums but always listen to your own ears!
good post @calvinj what wares will you be offering in your room at Axpona.  Hope to connect with you.  
Going Tubing
I had an all SS system with McIntosh 1.2 kWh mono's and went out and demoed several different amp and preamp combo's with new Wilson speakers I was going to acquire.  After 1 1/2 years of looking and listening I found that the best sounding combin... 
What the Best Dac have you heard or owned. How could you tell it was that good.
@calvinj  I own the Grimm MU1as my streamer and who is also a Nagra dealer.  You may actually want to demo the new MU2 which is a dac/streamer/roon endpoint all in one.  I run Roon through my whole house via the MU! and it is flawless.  Having wo... 
What the Best Dac have you heard or owned. How could you tell it was that good.
When I went to upgrade my dac I listened and demoed in my system as much as I could. After narrowing it down to the MSB Reference with separate power supply and the Nagra Tube Dac with separate power supply I ended up purchasing the Nagra. If your... 
Borresen Loudspeakers
Good point @rsf507 !!