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Are Music Reference amps still available new?
Roger left the business to a few folks including myself. He left us a wealth of intellectual property and projects. We have plans to carry on his legacy. Given the times we are in right now things are moving slower than we would like. Tubes are st... 
The Mhdt lab Balanced Pagoda DAC
In this comparison, if you run in/out balanced with the BP DAC it offers better overall dynamics, deeper more controlled bass extension, and is quieter with more air around players in its sound-stage. I would be very interested why you feel this... 
Subwoofer Question
Virtually anyone with fairly extensive experience utilizing more than 1 sub in their room and system, will agree that 2 subs perform twice as well as a single sub and 4 subs perform about twice as well as a pair of subs.  LOL. This one's a clas... 
Good Streamer with WiFi Connectivity
If you want to go with Auralic but save some cash this is a good option:https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisa2d2j-auralic-aries-le-media-bridge-music-servers-docks 
Good Streamer with WiFi Connectivity
Never had an issue with wireless. No drop out, no noise. I still use an Auralic Aries LE for this very reason. 
Blue Hawaii tube amp
Read the review by David Robinson in Positive Feedback. He substituted the stick tubes with Siemens EL34.  
Feedback
@bdp24, the Futterman H3 which Roger referenced for his last OTL project used an incredible amount of feedback, but even more interesting were the large number of 1" ferrite beads inside the amp that Julius omitted from the schematic.I wish Roger ... 
Feedback
@tomic601 the idea of the feedback switch on the RM-9 was not about adjustable feedback, it was about adjustable gain (Nelson Pass talks about the feedback/gain relationship in the article as well), which is why it is referenced as a gain switch. ... 
Feedback
Now some designers have taken a different approach, sculpting the distortion signature to include the 2nd and 3rd harmonics. Its been shown that if these lower orders are present (both treated by the ear as 'richness', 'bloom', etc.) in great e... 
Swarming!
One more question. With the idea of swarming subs, what about long runs of single ended(RCA)cable? Is that going to be a problem with a 30' plus [email protected] I use a 6' RCA cable in my Swarm. Duke at Audio Kinesis suggested not going any long... 
Soundsmith - Thank you to everyone.
Thanks for the explanation Peter. In going through my things many years ago I stumbled across a NOS B&O MMC2. I purchased the Soundsmith acrylic adapter for it and to this day still use it on a Denon DA-401 tonearm which is mounted on a comple... 
Soundsmith - Thank you to everyone.
What is MY personal philosophy (not for everyone) is when I find something I enjoy, whether it’s an audio design, dinner dessert or woman? Don’t look around too much. It runs the risk of taking the joy out of what you hold in your hand. Well sa... 
Can we talk streamers based on UI rather then SQ?
If all I want is an attractive interface with photos of the albums (like my Jriver app) I need to pay $120 a year for that?No you don't. That is my nit with Roon as well. I've tried it twice and I don't like the way it organizes my music and I don... 
built-in phono stages -- good idea?
B&O made a couple table with a built in phono section. I owned one and it wasn't noisy, sounded pretty good all things considered. 
Why no interest in reel to reel if you're looking for the ultimate sound?
The late Roger Modjeski was very fond of Revox tape decks and has several A77s, most not working that were intended for parts or possible refurbishment. However, he does have a working unit which has 15ips speed (original, not modified).Here is an...