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    Primary system: Jean-Francois Lessard PP 2A3 Amp, Marantz 7T Preamp, 1993 Klipschorns with ALK xovers, HP Tablet running iTunes and LMS serving Squeezebox Touch, MSB link DACIII, MSB digital director, Audioquest Diamondback ICs, Synergistic Research Alpha Quad Active Shield Speaker Cable
    Secondary system: iPad feeding McIntosh MA6400: Klipsch RB5 speakers, Mapleshade Golden Helix speaker cables. Patio system: Marantz Esotec SM-6 driving Klipsch SA-2 speakers, audioquest type 4 speaker cables

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  1. sunnysal

    tube amp match for Klipsch Quartets

    If you are thinking vintage; Fisher, Scott and Dynaco, are all good brands to consider. Hard to suggest what you might do best with without having mentioned a budget or what kind of music and sound you enjoy. You also might consider some non tube stuff like the HK430, which I think sounds great with your speakers. Let us know more and the group can help more. Warm regards, Tony
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    Forte II vs RF83 surprise.

    I have reference series and heritage series speakers and love both. Just to nit pick. Forte aren’t really heritage line....regards, To y
  3. I had a Dynaco ST-120 which sounded awful with my Klipschorns, as did my Marantz Esotec SM-6. The Marantz amp sounded great on my Magnepan speakers though. the Dynaco ended up in an attic space somewhere....
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    Kinter 2020a opinions (tripath chip)

    I have a Tripath amp and it sounds fine. For the price you can try it and use it if you like it. Mine is currently driving some patio speakers for background music usage. Enjoy, Tony
  5. I still struggle with the concept of “better” components, I have begun to become more of a subjectivist, what sounds good to me is “better”. In my room, with my music, with my ancillary components my “better” speakers were my Klipschorns, that is why they remain in my system. Are there better speakers out there? In my years of amp, preamp and speaker shoot outs with friends and acquaintances, I found I like the way heritage horns sounded more than cone speakers or panel speakers, so I stayed with them. I have heard great music played on other systems, but my components were selected over the years to play my music the way I like it to sound. So... Are harbeth better than your Klipsch? If they sound better to you, than yes, if not, no. IMHO, YMMV, etc, etc. Enjoy the music! Tony
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    My new K-horns setup needs your help.

    Beautiful! Post a detailed report on your amp shootout, we will all be interested to see what you hear and decide. Warm regards, Tony
  7. As Dean so aptly said...yes. I have both tube and SS and enjoy both. The often religious-toned discussions about tubes versus SS, analog versus digital, interconnects and speaker wires, etc, etc. Frankly have left me bored and uninterested. I have enjoyed exploring playback technology both vintage and modern, it’s a fun hobby. I finally settled on a rather mundane system which lets me enjoy the music. Could I get back on the rollercoaster of searching for better reproduction? Perhaps. But as long as I stay focused on dancing around my living room and enjoying my music more than thinking about the equipment I probably won’t be making any more hardware moves. Enjoy the music any way you choose, playing with tech or listening to the music, whatever works for you is fine, enjoy! Warm regards, Tony
  8. sunnysal

    My new K-horns setup needs your help.

    He has a bunch of amplifiers and is asking which we recommend. Not sure we read the same original post...
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    My new K-horns setup needs your help.

    I know this sounds condescending but...try them all and decide for yourself. First if all, it is a great way the spend the weekend, to set up the rest of your system and swap out amps while listening to your favorite music. Secondly, in the end, recommendations serve very little; the decision as to what sounds good in your room, with your ancillary equipment with your music is very, very individual. Enjoy the process and decide what works for you, not for us crumb bums....please do let us know what you decide works best for you and why, we love to hear about those processes and decisions. Warm regards from sunny El Salvador, Tony
  10. sunnysal

    Cable talk

    thought you might like this Nelson Pass article on wires nelson pass on wires
  11. sunnysal

    SET or PP on full range

    I love my PP 2A3 amp...unfortunately Jeff doesnt make them anymore...so it would have to be a DIY project...
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    SET or PP on full range

    Depends so much on room size and listening preferences, but those speakers are fairly efficient (+/- 95) so a 300b SET might get you what you want. I feel a good PP implementation can sound great and with a 300b PP or an EL34 PP you could no doubt get those jumpin. Let us know how it goes! Warm regards, Tony
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    Marantz 8B Amp

    8b were probably one of the best amps designed by the great Sid smith, only the model 9 monoblocks were considered better. It wasn’t called the golden age of audio for nothing! Buy them and don’t look back, you might want to have them looked over by a competent tech first though...let us know how this turns out, warm regards, tony
  14. sunnysal

    McIntosh / Klipsch

    I never warmed up to the McIntosh speakers, though I do run a McIntosh MA6400 integrated in my secondary system, but the speakers...all those little mids and tweets firing at the same time...but as I always say this is a taste thing, not science. The 1200k or 2000k from the same line would be logical lefts and rights, but very expensive. You should probably carefully audition them somewhere before buying. Meanwhile maybe try to run a center channel more inlne with your Klipsch fronts, a heresy? A belle? Regards, tony
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