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Modwright PS 9.0 and 9.9 Power Supply Rectifiier Tubes
With 200 + hours on the Sophia aqua 274B the slight brightness is gone, soundstage depth has improved, and the soundstage is both wider and taller than with the GEC U52.  The U52 has a slight edge in tone and timbre and is a little more refined.  ... 
Modwright PS 9.0 and 9.9 Power Supply Rectifiier Tubes
It took a while but I found an NOS GEC/MWT U52 5U4G.  After extended listening I find the Sophia Aqua 274B to be a little bright in my Modwright PS 9.0 power supply, and soundstage depth to be a little lacking. The U52 is more midrange centered, h... 
best interconnect at decent price
Soundstring or Dueland DCA-20GA (from Parts Connexion) 
Opinions Please - New Prodduction Sophia EL34ST Coke Bottle
After more extensive listening I have found the blue Sophia EL-34 tubes to be a little too much of a good thing. In my Unison S6 they are bright on a significant number of recordings. For example, listening to the Ray Brown Trio's "Summer Wi... 
Sophia EL34-ST Tubes
While the Sophia EL-34's were a huge improvement over the Tung Sol EL-34B's in my Unison S6, long term listening has revealed them to be too bright on some recordings.  I also tried the Gold Lion KT-77's and found them to be similarly bright while... 
Maybe looking at the following to replace my Magico S-5 MK 1
I suggest that you audition the Bache Audio 002AB as a replacement for your Magicos:http://bacheaudio.com/portfolios/bache-audio-002ab/ 
Which material sounds better for speakers construction? Wood, Ply or MDF?
Laminated bamboo is the best sounding loudspeaker cabinet material I've heard.My Bache Audio speakers have 3/4" bamboo cabinets.  Devore Fidelity also uses bamboo.   
Why Aren't More Speaker Designers Building Augmented Widebanders?
My Bache Audio Metro 001’s are now substantially broken in, and my enthusiasm for them continues to grow. The imaging and sound staging now surpasses what I enjoyed with the Merlin VSM’s, and the midrange, which has opened up since I took delivery... 
Contemplating DEVORE SPEAKERS (and others)....LONG audition report of many speakers
Auditioned the O/93 and O/96 at In Living Stereo in NYC.  After more than a decade of owning Merlin VSM's I am used to speakers that disappear, something that neither of these Devore speakers do.  They do many things well but I knew I couldn't liv... 
Why Aren't More Speaker Designers Building Augmented Widebanders?
Thoughtful, well written post from Teo_Audio.  However at least one company - Zu Audio has made augmented wideband speakers enough of a "pull" product to be successful.    
Why Aren't More Speaker Designers Building Augmented Widebanders?
Here is a paragraph excerpted from Laurence Borden's July 2014 review of the earlier Bache 001 for Dagago. I think it gets to the heart of the augmented widebander advantage:"In a typical 3-way speaker, the crossover point between the midrang... 
Speaker recomendation
Bache Audio's extraordinary augmented widebanders are my favorite high end speakers.  There are five models ranging from $3K to $15K, and designer/owner Greg Belman will let you try them in your listening room.  I recently replaced my Merlin VSM's... 
Why Aren't More Speaker Designers Building Augmented Widebanders?
https://hometheaterreview.com/bache-audio-metro-001-floorstanding-speaker-reviewed/The review is of the standard pair.  Mine have upgraded cabinets (3/4" bamboo instead of mdf, and premium crossover parts including Audyn True Copper Max capacitors... 
Thrilled with My New Bache Audio Speakers
I did not ask for a trial period.  I took a chance based on the reviews and show reports and have not been disappointed.  I was willing to do this in part because the review of the Metro 001 at hometheaterreview.com compared the 001 with two speak... 
Notable very small loudspeaker companies (other than Tekton!)
Bache Audio has to be on this list.  I am a long term (10+ years) Merlin owner who just replaced my VSM's (VSM-mme with custom Master Bam and Master RC's) with a pair of Bache Audio Metro 001's.  I can say without hesitation that the Bache Metro 0...