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Roger Alan Modjeski (RAM) 1951 - 2019
@ndevamp, Roger kept getting requests for a more powerful amp. Although he tried hard to educate people on the concept of power and specifically RMS ratings most of what he said fell on deaf ears. Roger always preferred to use tone bursts to gauge... 
Roger Alan Modjeski (RAM) 1951 - 2019
That would be the RM9 SE. It does use 6 x 6BQ7 for the driver tubes. Like the MkII the amp had the fuses mounted on the top plate with LED indicators that lit up and indicated which output tube triggered the fuse to blow. There were also a number ... 
Roger Alan Modjeski (RAM) 1951 - 2019
It was late 2018 when Roger suffered symptoms and was diagnosed so in early 2018 he had no idea he was ill. Roger's first foray into direct drive amps was to modify the Acoustat model by designing a tube input stage for it. Following that he desig... 
Roger Alan Modjeski (RAM) 1951 - 2019
The notion that the RM-10 is an amp that can't play rock music is just plain silly. 
Roger Alan Modjeski (RAM) 1951 - 2019
@augwest Roger stopped reading emails a couple months ago. I actually monitor the same email inbox and saw your message and read it to him. He was quite pleased and asked me to share it with all his visitors that day. Thanks for such kind words ab... 
Roger Alan Modjeski (RAM) 1951 - 2019
The San Francisco Audio Society that awarded Roger with their lifetime achievement award recently received a note from Michael Fremer when he heard the news of Roger’s passing:"I knew Roger for many years, at first only through phone calls and ema... 
Roger Alan Modjeski (RAM) 1951 - 2019
@tomic601 Roger didn't really specify any charitable foundations for donations, but I know he was very fond of KQED, the music department at Santa Barbara City College, and Jelly's Place Animal Rescue and Adoption in San Pablo. For a little more h... 
Roger Alan Modjeski (RAM) 1951 - 2019
@bdp24 and @ndevamp, I think Roger would be a bit miffed with both of you right now. He designed the "new" RM-10 circuit to be cathode bias, the correct term from his perspective versus self-bias.As far a his equipment, schematics, and other compa... 
Roger Alan Modjeski (RAM) 1951 - 2019
@tomic601 for his service Roger specifically requested Lyle Lovett and Linda Ronstadt songs be performed. He was also a big fan of Billie Holliday, Willie Neslon, Emmy Lou Harris, and Keith Jarrett. He also listened to classical programming on KQE... 
Roger Alan Modjeski (RAM) 1951 - 2019
Thank you @bdp24 for providing that information. While we mourn the loss of our founder and friend I will only add at this time Roger did make plans for the future of Music Reference/RAM Tubes. For now, tube sales will continue as normal and can b... 
Need 20 - 25 foot spk cables.
I would stick with the coaxial. Go on eBay and search for OCOS cable. I have used it in the past for long runs. Not expensive either. 
Tube amp forethought
@bdp24 that was a good score on the amp. It looked really clean. FWIW Roger uses the 8 ohm taps with his RM-10 but as he would tell you, try it both ways and use the tap you like best. 
Hornshoppe "the Truth" preamp - any opinions?
I purchased this preamp back in 2010 or 2011. I liked it quite a bit using it with a Transcendent OTL. Alas haven't used it in years. Probably need to pass it on to someone that can use it more than me.  
Which Stands for Magnepan LRS (and other models): Mye, Magnariser, Sound Anchor, etc
@meiatflask, "gunned" refers to the Maggies that are reworked by John from Magnestand:http://www.indiespinzone.com/magnestand.html 
Things that make you go, "Hmmmmm...."
Cary 308T, Revox B226-S, and Studer A727 still fetch pretty good money on the used market.