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Joule LA-100 Owner's Manual
I still may have it. Be patient while I look for it. 
Solid State Amps for Quad ESL 57?
That is an interesting set up for the ESL-57s. The Dynaudio subs sound interesting as well. I may look into them a bit more. The spider legs I have do use a three leg approach like the original. The back leg is affixed in the exact position as the... 
Solid State Amps for Quad ESL 57?
Chris,Sounds like a nice set-up. What subs are you using? My room is 12' w x 18' d and there is a lot of stuff taking up space. So I am pretty limited in placement. I have them about 4' out from the front wall and they are on wood spider legs so t... 
Solid State Amps for Quad ESL 57?
George,Interesting you should point out that Pass design. About 20 or so years ago N.E.W. loosely based their DCA-33 amp off the A-40. It was about 25 watts Class A and used a separate battery (lead acid) power supply. I owned this amp along with ... 
Solid State Amps for Quad ESL 57?
Chris (ct0517), I believe the RM-9 is no longer available, even as a special order. I could be mistaken however. Roger has relocated to the Bay Area, and appears to be more involved in his Audio Engineering school than in running Music Referenc... 
Amps that Mate well with the Lightspeed Attenuator (LSA)
I have used it with a Music Reference RM-10, VAC Auricle, Atma-Sphere S-30, and have heard it used with Coincident Frankenstein. As George said make sure the impedance requirements are met and use low capacitance cables. Personally the Music Refer... 
Where do you guys buy tubes?
If you want some of the best matched and quietest tubes available try Roger Modjeski at The Tube Audio Store/RAM Tubes. I also like Andy at VTS as well. 
What is the best OTL out there?
I run a set of Atma-Sphere M-60s with my 57s. I ran them alone for a while then added a set of Zero autoformers in between them. Use the 2x or 3x settings. Nice improvment. 
Otari or Technics Reel-to-Reel ?
Orpheus10, I use IEC on the EQ and the medium setting on the Ref Flux. 
Otari or Technics Reel-to-Reel ?
RMGI SM911. 
Otari or Technics Reel-to-Reel ?
There are lots of sources for blank tape. I use RMGI, bought a couple cases of it when I got my deck and have purchased more since. The better question is where to find a good deal on blank tape. It is not cheap.As for pre-recorded, again sources ... 
Otari or Technics Reel-to-Reel ?
My 5050 BII has the switch. Inna, 15ips gets you 33 1/3 minutes on a reel with 2500 ft. of tape. I always found that interesting given most LPs play at 33 1/3. Where do you live? I know a few Otari folks around the country. 
Otari or Technics Reel-to-Reel ?
Get the MX5050 BII-2. The Mark III is mounted on a cart with separate transport and preamp. The MX5050 is a pro-sumer model that is all-in-one and has a smaller footprint. 
Otari or Technics Reel-to-Reel ?
I have two Otari decks. The MX5050 BII-2 and a Mark III. The former I use to record and playback and the latter I turned into a transport for playback only. Signal is taken from the heads and sent to a tube tape head amp. I highly recommend these ... 
Old Sota Turntable Questions
To check for bearing damage push down on the platter gently and watch it as it springs up and down. If the platter wiggles during this process then the bearing is bad.