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Old 06-19-2016, 12:41 AM
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With permission to take the liberty to specify six top tube and solid state amps:

Tube
1. Audio Note Kondo
2. VAC
3. Audio Research

Solid State
1. Soulution
2. Dartzeel
3. Constellation
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Old 06-19-2016, 01:13 AM
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1) Burmester
2) Soulution
3) Accuphase
4) Esoteric
5) Constellation
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Old 06-19-2016, 03:07 AM
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1) Accuphase
2) Mark Levinson (vintage)
3) Soulution
4) Spectral
5) Pass Labs
6) Devialet
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Old 06-19-2016, 06:19 AM
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In no order:

1. Boulder
2. D'Agostino
3. Audio Research.
4. Constellation
5. Bryston

Have never heard them but always wondered about how the Vitus Audio amps sound.
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Old 06-19-2016, 07:04 AM
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1. Audio Research
2. Pass Labs
3. Soulution
4. McIntosh
5. Ayre Acoustics


Sidebar......I miss the days when Krell would be on this list!

- Buck
Has the quality of Krell gone downhill?
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Old 06-19-2016, 09:18 AM
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Has the quality of Krell gone downhill?
Krell was prominent when Dan D'Agostino was their lead engineer. Their glory days were in the 90s. As we know, he has his own company which bears his name. I heard his latest gear a few months ago. Nice stuff.
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Old 06-19-2016, 09:38 AM
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In no specific order:

Solid State:
Burmester
Gryphon
Mcintosh
Bryston
Pass

Tube:
Audio Research
Shindo
Mcintosh
Unison
VAC
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Old 06-19-2016, 10:17 AM
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In no order:

D'Agostino
Soulution
Boulder
Constellation
TAD
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1. Pass Labs
2. Audio Research
3. EAR
4. Constellation
5. Boulder
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Old 06-19-2016, 11:53 AM
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Burmester!
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