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    Coda preamp

    That is a mean-looking preamp. I have to read up on it. Is it tube?
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    Summit X - Solid State Amp Opinions

    Well, if I may give you my two cents, my XA 30.8's needle barely moves when I crank up to uncomfortable levels. The sound remains pristine. Nelson Pass has mentioned that XA 30.8's firepower is very similar to that of a 300-watt amp! The sucker weights 88 lbs and has 240,000 micro farads of...
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    Summit X - Solid State Amp Opinions

    I have to agree with Gordon. Pass Labs and ML are a match made in Heaven. Especially, if you get their class A amps - model numbers starting with XA....
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    What Are You Listening To Right Now?

    Thank you for correcting me and my apologies to Mr. Fagen. I have been looking online for a high-quality concert preferably on Blu Ray of the band. But unfortunately I have not found any. I will check out your recommendation.
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    What Are You Listening To Right Now?

    I have re-discovered Steely Dan. I am not sure it is the age factor or the fact that my audio playback quality has really improved allowing me to enjoy this under-appreciated band. I ended up buying their entire CD collection separately all re-mastered. The level of artistry is astonishing...
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    Need Help Deciding (ESL9 / 11A / 13A)

    Currently running Theos backed up by Pass Labs amp/preamp with one Balanced Force 210. I am happy as a clam! If I wanted to upgrade, I would most likely go with the ESL 9 and add another 210. Each sub weighs roughly 100 lbs. and has two 10 inch woofers powered by a 1,700 watt ICE amp. I...
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    SACD Player Recomendations

    Amen brother, you hit the nail on the head....why keep us exposed to the volatility of our internet access and the third party providers who do not give a ... about the fact that you are using it to stream music and movies. Let's not forget more than 95% of people are happy with mediocre...
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    SACD Player Recomendations

    Thanks Gordon for coming to my defense!!! I really appreciate it. I do not want to add fuel to the fire. But I completely forgot to mention about the fact that we have the ability to get glorious multi-channel (mostly 5.1) music. I know for some purists, that is a sin. And how many...
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    SACD Player Recomendations

    I admire your passion and detailed comments to my post. But at the end of the day, the beauty of the sound is in the ear of the beholder - to each their own. Not everyone wants to invest in a costly server and or streamer. Not everybody is lazy to put their disks in the jewel box once...
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    SACD Player Recomendations

    Well, sample rate is not everything. To me, compression rate and jitter are more important which translate in palpable sound quality.
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    SACD Player Recomendations

    Well, you know what I mean! Sony went after Toshiba and killed HD DVD which arguably had better specs than Blu Ray. By the same token, they killed off DVD Audio too. I wanted to continue to buy DVD Audios rather than the CD. I am not a fan of streaming or downloading. And you know deep...
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    SACD Player Recomendations

    I have a Cambridge CXU universal player. The sound quality is very good especially SACD and DVD Audio (remember those). Damn you Sony for killing that format. IMHO, DVD Audio sounds better than SACD. Anyway, the upgrade path is to add a Denafrip Terminator DAC soon. I have read a lot...
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    Monoblock amps with ML speakers ? Advantage or not?

    I am not sure how much your budget is. But if you are going to buy the 13A, you will not require a lot of power since the speakers are powered. So, unless you have a very generous budget, I would go with a humble XA30.8 or XA60.8 mono blocks. You will have that sweet class A on tap to...
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    Monoblock amps with ML speakers ? Advantage or not?

    I have had the XP-22 for roughly two months now and have to admit it is a good step-up from XP-12. We are talking more refined texture, space, separation of instruments/vocalists, etc. You are going to benefit more if you go with the XP-22. I have the XA30.8 amp and it is a joy to listen to...
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    Move from Ascent I's to 13A's.

    I am going to be brave and say, YES! I hope you have a chance to audition a pair in a local dealer. But MLs have come a long way. Good luck.
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    New Member, First time ML Owner

    Does your receiver have preouts at least for the main front channels? If so, you only need to buy a nice two-channel power amp and simply let it power the front speakers. You do not want to bi-amp it by using the Denon as one of the amps. You will most likely have a gain issue not to...
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    Home Theater vs 2-Channel Music

    Those are great components, I am sure you will be a happy camper for a long time.
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    Home Theater vs 2-Channel Music

    If you really want to get the best of the two worlds, my suggestion would be to go with a pre/pro as opposed to a receiver. You will get more refined sound from surround decoding. Speaking of Marantz, they just released their new 8K-ready model for a reasonable $2,400. You couple that...
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    Pass Labs XP-22 Preamp In The House

    Before I bought my XA30.8 amp (30-watt Class A), I had a couple of emails back and forth with the man himself Nelson Pass. Initially, I wanted to buy a First Watt amp, but Nelson indicated that would not be a good match. So he assured me that the Theos would mate very well with the XA30.8...
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    Pass Labs XP-22 Preamp In The House

    Kent English is amazing to deal with. He will go back and forth until you extend the olive branch! Dave here may not agree with me, but I am sold on class A. Bear in mind XA amps can get into class AB and provide tremendous power. The fire power under the hood is just jaw-dropping. Even...
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