Supratek Owners Thread


Greetings All - 
It appears that the 26-million-plus view, multi-decade "Preamp Deal of the Century" Supratek thread has been removed. I'm not sure why, but suppose there must be a reasonable explanation.
In any case, on that thread I recently asked whether there might be interest in a "Supratek owners thread" and received some interest. 
The purpose of this thread is for Supratek owners to share the details of their system, ask questions, share information about any tube-rolling they have done, and so forth.
I'll kick us off here with a few details about my system -
ancient Linn LP12 with Ittok arm, Dynavector 17D3 cartridge into Cortese LCR phono stage
Power amp is a fully serviced Innersound Electrostatic amplifier
Quad ESL63 speakers (not USA monitors) or JBL 4430 studio monitors
Digital sources are immature and evolving - ancient Fostex CR300 cd player/burner
DacMagic 100 DAC
Nordost Blue Heaven 75ohm interconnect
Due to the fairly long lengths of speaker wire required in the new listening room, speaker wire is Belden 12 gauge wire designed for low-voltage outdoor lighting systems. 
Next steps - dedicated circuit, new power cords, new interconnects, new wires.
markusthenaimnut
Here’s Mick’s answer to the difference between Chardonnay and Cabernet, dual DHT/6SN7 option aside:

As you know the law of diminishing returns applies here, its a bit hard to describe difference, but I’d say the Cabernets are just more pleasing , they have a bit more magic, stuff you don’t exactly “hear” but very satisfying. I’m very proud of the Chardonnay, because it sounds so good, and snubs its nose at the rip off prices of some of the junk out there. Its a simple uncomplicated design that delivers. The Cabernet is a little more complex that delivers a bit more, but is still very competitive price. I guess it comes down to want you want to spend, but you will be happy with either of them.
My Chardonnay is on the way. In the meantime, I need to make a quick decision about isolation. Would someone with a Chardonnay mind messaging me the dimensions (LxDxH, including tubes) of each of the pieces? Thanks,

Gene
Gene

Per Mick

Both units measure 340x 340x 175 mm or 13.5x 13.5 x 7 inches
Thanks. One more question about that: where is the remote sensor located on the main unit?

Has anyone tried Grant Fidelity's Treasure Globe 6SN7-SE?