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Tube amplifier to power Sonus Faber speakers?
The Sonus Faber dealer here in SW FL uses fairly large Audio Research tube mono blocks (sorry, I can't remember the models) to power his Olympicas. The sound is top notch. 
What's your latest album purchase?
Daniel Avery, "Drone Logic"Nomad, "Bombino"Tame Impala, "Lonerism"Blood Orange, " Cupid Deluxe"Broken Bells, "After the Disco"Sinkane, "Mars" 
RIP Panny Plasmas
Yes, Drubin, those controls specifically found in the custom picture mode. They offer a lot of fine tuning capability, if you're into that kind of thing--I am. Otherwise, with the exception of some minor screen differences (I believe the VT reflec... 
RIP Panny Plasmas
@Drubin-- I bought a VT50 55 inch a few months back after comparing the picture quality between the GT, ST and VT series. The differences between the VT and ST are small and mostly concern picture settings in the menu. The largest viewable differe... 
Cartridge rec.'s for Denon DP-60l
I had a DP-60L. Try a Nagoaka MP-150. 
Song With Best Beginning
"Kick Out The Jams," MC5"And Your Bird Can Sing," The Beatles"Chest Fever," The Band"Green Onions," Booker T. And The M.G.s 
Replacement for loricraft power supply
Out of curiosity, what advantage would a tubed power supply offer over a solid state version? I was thinking this might be a viable option for my 401. It seems to cover all the bases, and it's relatively inexpensive. Has anyone an opinion? 
Why does most new music suck?
I'm 52 and I was finished with Led Zepplin et alii in 1979. I still have their records, sure, but life's too short to get stuck in nostalgia, which is what you've confused with "cool." Off the top of my head, The Strokes' "Machu Picchu" and Chuck ... 
Youtube, the new radio?
At 1.3b hits for Gangnam Style, I think Psy would agree. 
2012 Discoveries
Lymbyc Systym, Symbolyst 
Ebay LP Purchases
Look for sellers with plenty of positive feedback whose history is exclusively in selling records. Many of the better sellers have play-graded their records. If they haven't, you can ask them to play the record. If they won't or can't, move on. I'... 
How can I tell what version of an LP is best ? is a good place to search the printing history of a record. 
MM Phono Input impedance change 47k to 100k ohms
Lewm: that's a very impressive system. If anything, I think we share the same interest in modifications. Tinkering, my wife calls it--something I picked up from my dad who was an EE and fearless when it came to taking complex things apart and putt... 
MM Phono Input impedance change 47k to 100k ohms
My experiment took the better part of a weekend, playing a single track (Daddy, from Julie London's Julie, Liberty-LRP3096) while going up and down with the loading, raising the resistance by 10K units until I reached 100K, then backing down 10K i... 
MM Phono Input impedance change 47k to 100k ohms
I'm using a ridiculously modified Bottlehead Seduction as a MM phono stage. And yes, I read Raul's post and I was curious to find out if there was a difference. I used inexpensive variable resistors at the inputs--disconnecting the standard 47K oh...