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Looking for a reasonably priced good quality interconnect
I have an Oppo bdp105d and use Morrow MA6 with Eichmans. I found them used on Agon for about $500. They replaced my MA3s and showed a great improvement. Fantastic cables for the price new and a steal used if you can find them. The MA3s are still g... 
Reference disc player...UDP 205 or Marantz?
I have a bdp105d with EVS mods on the 2 channel board and the sound is outstanding. The original unmodded unit sounds quite good for the price, but I eventually wanted better articulate bass and clarity throughout. The mod did just that. I also ha... 
Need a preamp with tone controls!
Triode Corp of Japan makes a couple of preamps with four tone knobs; 150, 400, 2k, 10k; +/- 6db. The eq circuit can be fully bypassed if you wish.   
Vaughn Speakers
I too have no affiliation with Vaughn speakers and concur with others who have stated Jim is a really nice guy who loves to share his knowledge and experience with others. I have owned Vaughn Zinfandel speakers for 5 years now and just can't part ... 
845 tubes. New not old stock
Thanks for the responses. My amp is autobias with bias pots so I may stuck with a typical 845 parameter tube. The transformers are really beefy on this amp, so I will check out the differences and see if I can try the KR's. Are the KR's  more like... 
General Initial Impressions--Genalex Gold Lion KT88 Reissue
I am with Jond on this. The Gold Lion kt77 is an awesome tube. I tried many el34 variants and the GL kt77 tube sounded the best by far in several different el34 based amps. The kt77's, I felt, sounded better than more powerful tubes from that bran... 
How old is too old for a Dac?
If it sounds good to you, than it is a good dac. I made the mistake of hearing an Audio Note DAC 3 Balanced and then nothing sounded good enough. 
Buy Smart Japan
I have a Triode Corp TRV845se integrated and it is a wonderful amp. It is a very linear and punchy amp that has a terrific tube warmth. I have had it open and the build quality is nice and neat. Alps volume and some good caps and other components ... 
Modern Tannoy, are they good?
I heard some of the new Tannoys with Cary 211fe amps. Astoundingly good. I would much rather keep some blue collar Scots at work than line the pockets of some communist, money laundering billionaires so they can buy more rhino horn and donkey fur.... 
Recommended Speaker for Triode Amp
For anyone who may be looking for efficient speakers now, I would suggest the following.Check out Vaughn Loudspeakers.http://www.vaughnloudspeakers.com/I have had a pair for almost 5 years. They have reeceived a lot of best of show votes at RMAF C... 
Triode Corporation on Japan
I have a Triode TRV845se integrated amp and just love it. It has 5 inputs with one of them switchable from se to balanced. They have massive transformers and, though rated at 20wpc, this amp effortless drives 88db speakers to very loud but clean l... 
"Stairway To Heaven" Plagarism court case
Dread Zeppelin  
Audio Forums, On-line Store Fronts, and the Art-of-Deception
Watts,Start a forum of suspect forums. See if those get shut down or not. 
Recommendations please for good, affordable pre-amp for system?
I use I used a McCormack MAP1 that has 2 sets of 6 in/6 out and 3 stereo sets of inputs. Totally passive and very clean for the price. I used a Bryston 9 bst and a powered sub with very good results. Obviously I had to settle for 5.1 sound on movi... 
EVS modded Oppo 95
I am another very satisfied EVS customer. I had my Oppo BDP 105D for over a year, and, although it sounded very good out of the box when fully broken in, I was looking for improvements, as we in this hobby just do. The stock unit can be a little b...