Sunnydaze, is there something wrong with Nagra, Luxman or Vinnie Rossie that i don’t know about? I can also get Shindo, Lehmann, Leben, EMT, Sugden and a few others. I had been researching these pieces for months and I’m not feeling much love from anyone for any of them so far here? Am i missing something?
I auditioned the Nagra amp w/ my Falcon LS3/5a’s and it sounded wonderful, i had opted instead Though for a more economical Sugden FPA-4 which has been a great match So far. I also mated an Exogal and Ion power DAC w/ some Heresy speakers and enjoy them very much. I have some Line Magnetic pieces, Glow audio, Decware, and Adcom, that i use with Polk, Klipsch, JBL and Omega speakers all of which in one combo or another bring some nice tunes forth.
This was going to be my first foray into the $10k Plus realm and i was hoping to go in with some more knowledge. So far i have managed to keep components within a similar price range and i have been pleased but some auditioning and tons of reading over the years have me itching to take the plunge up and passed the next level.
At this price range i would honestly prefer new and fully warrantied with Backing of an authorized dealer and the manufacturer. Also, i wanted to minimize tube rolling a bit. Luxman offers a 3 year warranty on their tubes if you don’t roll them. The class A Nagara and Luxman units are both powehouses in their respective price categories. The Vinnie Rossi Is supposedly one of the better integrated units available today.
Maybe i should have started the thread with all this info since i mostly lurk around here and folks don’t know me. I do respect the opinions of many of you guys though and have done my best to read your posts and research a whole bunch. I didn’t want to list every single piece i own because the list is long And i felt it seemed a bit rude. Also, i tend to swap pieces around, i am not looking for an endgame i just wanted to buy into the next class up. That extra 20% always seems to come at a cost and a severe point of diminishing returns.
I appreciate the folks that posted and your opinions, I will keep reading and researching and see if i develop a want for anything in particular beyond what i have been thinking about lately.