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Question on Chinese Tubes Shuguang KT-88-T (Nature series)
Just a NOTE: Whatever you do, do not do any tube business with "CHINA-HI-FI" I ordered a matched quad of KT88Z's a few months ago. When tested, I found that all four were defective. It has taken months to get this resolved. Now YOUN LEE claims to... 
GOOD TUBES, BAD TUBES
Sounds like the first three gentlemen that responded were smarter than I, or at least "should have been". I recommend that if anyone asks for a source recommendation for vacuum tubes, that you steer them away from CHINA-HI-FI Thanks gentlemen for... 
Selling off Tubes for Solid State, A Cooler Love Story?
Ever hear of air conditioning. ?  I have no idea of what speakers you are driving, much less your taste in music, but getting rid of PRIMA LUNA, well, I think you will discover is a big mistake, just for the sake of an environmental condition.  C... 
Do I need a subwoofer?
Citing the type of application and music preferences you have indicated, if you are truly looking for that extra lower octave O -O - M - P - H as you have stated, do yourself a favor and look seriously at the entire lineup of REL subs. For dynamic... 
Merry Christmas to Me.....New tonearm on the way
Good tonearm, however, if you feel that you have optimized all other aspects of your vinyl playback system, you may be slightly disappointed with the results of simply adding a new tonearm.. I'd be willing to bet that I could make some less expens... 
Recommend an Entry Level Turntable (And maybe an integrated Amp)
I was going to make a recommendation but I don't think you'd listen to me anyhow. Where you're at and some of the recommendations that other's have made would be in a somewhat different direction from mine. No sense confusing you more. Besides, I ... 
Do speaker wires have to be the same length for each speaker?
The person who asked if he could splice 12 to 14 ga. wire.; - - -  well to that I'd say "with the equipment "laundry list" you stated, the last thing I'd be worrying about is wiring." Coat hangers might even be O.K. This person must really be on a... 
DISCUSSION: "It only comes out at night". Does anyone else have this experience!?
That is the first time I have heard anyone expound on this subject. I truly believe that late night listening is partially psycho/acoustic in nature. For most, in addition to the factors that you mention, the human body tends to go into a more rel... 
A decent integrated amp under 2K ...
A bit more follow up; - - - - Getting back to my recommendation of BLACK ICE AUDIO,  in as much as you have such enormously efficient speakers, You could save a little more money and go with the F11 integrated amp. Same marvelous sonics as the F22... 
A decent integrated amp under 2K ...
BLACK ICE AUDIO - Integrated amplifier F22 with EL34's  Check with WALLY @ UNDERWOOD HI-FI . You should be able to negotiate a deal for around $1500.00 shipped and delivered. This is one of Jim Fozgate's new creations. Reports are pretty much sp... 
How do you know when a stereo sounds good?
If you have to ask that question then you had best give up audio altogether.  It's basically a matter of how close an electronic reproduction come to "live performance" Perhaps you've never been to a live concert ?  
Strangest Phono Sound I Ever Heard
You might try this. BASIS is a top tier company founded and run but one of the best engineers in the business. Why don't you try contacting them and lay your issue out to them in full.  If nothing else, they may have a suggestion that will help s... 
Bought the wrong subwoofer!
I guess the old adage applies here; - - -  "you get what you pay for". There is simply so much information and tech available on the REL website, I'll admit that I'm somewhat shocked that you didn't research before buying. That virtually applies ... 
Listening to music I don’t particularly like
OH YES ! There are many,many recordings from the past that were not only poorly recorder, but also poorly transcribed and poorly produced.  I have been able to clean up some of the poorly "produced" albums but it's only part of the picture.  I ac... 
Finally Learned: Subs serve much larger role than adding more low bass
SURPRISE,  SURPRISE !!  If anyone takes the time to read the product information offered by REL on line, they will understand that REL'S approach to sub design goes way beyond just adding lower octave bass.