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    Recommendation for Speaker + Amplifier - Up to $50k total for both

    Regarding the Aesthetix recommendation, the Atlas has an uncommon mix of attributes with the tube input stage and no negative feedback solid state output stage. I also like how they're in California for ease of servicing. So, a cool-running, partially tubed, no negative feedback...
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    Recommendation for Speaker + Amplifier - Up to $50k total for both

    I appreciate the suggestion. However, I'm renting my home and your suggestion to spend 20k on the room actually translates into spending millions on a home where I live. :eek:
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    Recommendation for Speaker + Amplifier - Up to $50k total for both

    Was there a specific Rockport speaker you were recommending? For the Absolare, I'm assuming you are recommending their integrated.
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    Recommendation for Speaker + Amplifier - Up to $50k total for both

    Your recommendation to consider Soulution was just fine and appreciated. I'm not married to any particular technology or design and specifically mentioned even before I listed my current system that I would like the low maintenance of solid state if I could be satisfied by it's sound. Your...
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    Recommendation for Speaker + Amplifier - Up to $50k total for both

    No worries - if you're thinking about the question, others are probably too. I'm willing to spend up to $50k, new or used, or a combination of the two. If buying new, I'd have to be very confident that I will be satisfied with it for a long time which means multiple auditions at a local dealer...
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    Recommendation for Speaker + Amplifier - Up to $50k total for both

    Three feet wide could be okay if the speakers can be placed closer to the side walls and further away from the rear wall so as not to obstruct line of sight to the projection screen.
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    Recommendation for Speaker + Amplifier - Up to $50k total for both

    Thanks for the suggestions everyone! Based on the questions, I've updated my post to include my current system, reference systems I've heard and liked, and gone into more detail on my listening preferences. I'm still open to any suggestions, but hopefully the additional information will help...
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    Recommendation for Speaker + Amplifier - Up to $50k total for both

    Good question! The room doubles as a home theater so depending on how the speakers have to be placed, they can't be so wide as to obscure the screen. Perhaps a maximum of 3 feet wide at viewing height. Alternative is so broad so I broke it up into alternative (Radiohead, Wilco, Travis, Sufjan...
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    Recommendation for Speaker + Amplifier - Up to $50k total for both

    It's been 10 years since I last changed my amplifier and speakers - a long time in audiophile land! Recently, I found myself wanting to see how much better sound I could get out of my audio system. Over the years, I've found myself subconsciously listening to simpler music and I recently came to...
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    Lamm ML2.X owners in Bay Area?

    Thanks for the offer and the welcome Steve! It's very tempting and will keep it in mind if I don't find anyone locally.
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    Lamm ML2.X owners in Bay Area?

    I've used a Single Ended Pentode (SEP) amplifier the last few years and have never tried a SET in my home system. I'd rather NOT have a space heater for an amplifier in my California home, but if that's what it takes to get better sound, then so be it. :) After looking around, I've narrowed...

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