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Spendor D9, Proac D48R or Devore 0/93?
I agree with Charles 1 dad. Very flexible speaker, allowing many amp choices.Another option is the Harbeth Super HL5 Plus. Even though they are not as sensitive (86db) the impedance does not drop below 6 Ohms and usually is much higher throughout ... 
If NOS pre or power tubes became unavailable altogether, what new tubes would you buy?
Sophia Electronics are now carrying the 12AU7, 12AX7, EL34 and KT88.I have not been able to find info on where they are manufactured or where they are sourced. Sophia does not answer my E-mails regarding theses questions. I can’t say whether they ... 
Positive Shout-Out for Music Reference/Ram Labs - Excellent Product/Superb Cust Service
Thank You,  ml8764ag. I will retain the info. Down the road I may go with the Music Reference amp., but its really hard to say for sure. Every time I come up with a set of components I may consider for my next system, I come up with another set of... 
Positive Shout-Out for Music Reference/Ram Labs - Excellent Product/Superb Cust Service
@ml8764agWhat preamp have you chosen to mate with your RM-9 MK2?Thanks Brad 
Don't buy from HigherFI.com
PayPal handled my past claims quite differently then your experience.  They did not transfer me to e-bay, they processed the claim and I was refunded my purchase amount within a couple / few days. They just asked me to return ship the item.  It ma... 
Don't buy from HigherFI.com
I have had items that I had purchased through paypal, that were not delivered as advertised and paypal instructed me to ship it back to the seller and gave me a refund within an a very short time. They have a special dialogue box for complaints/re... 
Speakers to pair with the Ars Sonum Filarmonia tube amp?
Except for the Ref 3A De Capo and the Merlin TSM Black Magic speakers,these are not personal experience recommendations. Like others who made suggestions of other speakers within this tread, I am suggesting you research/ listen to them. This is ba... 
Speakers to pair with the Ars Sonum Filarmonia tube amp?
Here's another you may want to check intohttp://salksound.com/model.php?model=Song3 
Lyra Dorian Set Up Issues
https://www.gcaudio.com/tips-tricks/tonearm-cartridge-compatability/https://www.gcaudio.com/resources/howtos/ttsetup.html 
Lyra Dorian Set Up Issues
Specs for Dorianhttp://www.lyraconnoisseur.com/Products/Products_Analog/Dorian/dorian2.htmlSpecs for Deloshttp://www.lyraconnoisseur.com/Products/Products_Analog/Delos/delos3.html 
Speakers to pair with the Ars Sonum Filarmonia tube amp?
That’s a lot of $$ for the upgrade. If I were in your shoes I think I would be looking for a different speaker also. I think the Reference 3A Mm DeCapo or Reflector would be a great choice., but thats my opinion. Also pretty versatile speakers. Wi... 
Speakers to pair with the Ars Sonum Filarmonia tube amp?
https://totemacoustic.com/en/forest/specificationshttps://www.audiogon.com/listings/full-range-totem-acoustics-forest-like-new-2017-03-05-speakers-068...https://www.audiogon.com/listings/full-range-totem-acoustics-forest-the-best-deal-on-the-site-... 
Speakers to pair with the Ars Sonum Filarmonia tube amp?
Here's another couple to look at.http://www.fritzspeakers.com/sound.asphttp://tyleracoustics.com/pro_dynamics.html (Model PD10 or PD15)Need to look at impedance curves to insure no dips in impedance below what the manual states / warns (4.3 Ohms ?)  
TUBES: Telefunken EL84 & ECC801
Brent Jessie has a number of EL84 and variants in stock. Also a lot of good info about different manufactures NOS EL84 tubeshttp://www.audiotubes.com/6bq5.htm 
Best value record cleaner/cleaning system
I agree with Rhoneman.I have a VPI 16.5, but I think that cleaning up to 12 records with the Pro or even up to 24 records at a time with the max is probably the only way I am ever goin to get all the records I have cleaned and keep up with the new...