Originally Posted by CEE TEE
This is great. A LOT of stuff sounds good that is under $10,000. I know it is hard to chime in when everyone has been talking about the Orpheus or other BIG set-ups.
Would be nice to keep hearing about impressions of other REALLY NICE KIT that wasn't in the "Stratosphere Room".
I mentioned it before, but I went to the meet with the hope of finding an amp for my HD650 that wouldn't break the bank. I came away really liking the Schiit Valhalla (moreso than the Lyr or Asgard)... and now I'm wondering about the Bottlehead Crack and the Little Dot stuff.
Basically, I'm thinking I like the sound of tubes, but I'm a little bit hung up on... you know... tubes. Tube rolling feels like another rabbit hole to go down, and I'm not crazy of the idea of the tubes themselves. Still, if that's the price you pay...
But yeah, I'm more interested in "the best bang for the buck" rather than "the best", which I felt there was more of at the meet... not that I'm complaining about the chance to listen to "the best". :)