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Tube Recommendations Please
dawgfish, what you described is the Amperex from the late 50s and early 60s, either Holland or US.  
Seeking suggestions for 6922 tubes
Tungsrams are nice.  NOS Teslas are also nice, but seem to have gotten expensive.  I think white label Amperex, either Herleen Holland or USA, are the best option.  I have at least 60 of them.  :~)  
What went bang, smelled of "I'm fried", yet left it in working order...???
Just follow your nose...  
old ears
I am 62 with virtually nothing over 13 kHz. I have tried many speakers over the years and the best results, for my ears, come from soft dome tweeters.  Probably because they tend to have a litter extra shimmer up-top. Best of luck in your search.  
HELP! - Need a Repair Recommendation for my Raysonic Amp
Amp has been sold.  Thanks for your support. 
HELP! - Need a Repair Recommendation for my Raysonic Amp
Stephen Monte at Quest for Sound informed me last night that the center power transformer is toast.  He is not aware of any source for replacement parts, and getting a custom job done would take lots of time and money.  :~(I don't want to stick it... 
HELP! - Need a Repair Recommendation for my Raysonic Amp
And the answer is Stephen Monte at Quest for Sound!Quest for sound has a CD168 posted for sale, so I sent them a message asking if they could possibly help.  Stephen quickly responded that they would be glad to take a look and trouble-shoot for a ... 
Best small, desktop speakers, $500 or under (new or used)
Either of these are a steal: https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisa2bfa-era-design-sat-3-monitors https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisa1h8i-era-design-sat-4-monitors I have a pair of the 4s on my desktop powered by a mini EL84 tube amp.I als... 
HELP! - Need a Repair Recommendation for my Raysonic Amp
So, I reached out to Parts Connexion, and Chris Johnson responded that he is confident that they can help me out. :~)Not crazy about shipping back and forth to Canada, but he is going to let me use their shipping discount.He has a very positive ou... 
HELP! - Need a Repair Recommendation for my Raysonic Amp
quite a few manufacturers that use a 'sacrificial' resistor as opposed to a fuse. Well, that sucks.  Should I be able to see obvious signs of failure?  The are quite a few resistors in there.Thanks. 
HELP! - Need a Repair Recommendation for my Raysonic Amp
Was it plugged in properly (did it light up)? If it lit up but nothing happened, in my estimation the power transformer is off the hook. Did what light up?  The lights on the face of the amp did not come on.  The fuse is in the fuse holder ins... 
HELP! - Need a Repair Recommendation for my Raysonic Amp
Thanks for all of your input so far.I agree that simply leaving the amp on shouldn't cause damage.As I said, I know just enough to be dangerous.  I live in Lafayette, LA and the closest thing we have to an audio shop these days is Magnolia inside ... 
Super tweeter for FullRange Driver
You might want to check your hearing first.  I bought a nice pair of VIFA super-tweeters and didn't notice any difference.Ran the test cd that came with them and found that I no longer hear anything over 12 kHz.  :~(Fortunately I was able to re-se... 
In-ceiling: Am I wasting my money?
Have you even listened to the Monoprices?While certainly not state-of-the-art, they may be perfectly adequate for background listening.I have heard some pretty nice custom installs using higher-end Sonance speakers and another with some older Kefs... 
Sax, piano, guitar recommendations
For sax, all I can say is Gato Barbieri!