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Went from brilliant to distortion
Ya see. No longer have I posted than lewm provided me with more knowledge regarding my phono pre than I knew over the years I've owned it.You are correct in that the ECC802's are positioned toward the back of the chassis and yes, near to the outpu... 
Went from brilliant to distortion
I am forever a student of audio. At this "hobby" for 54 years, so I'm in second grade. I might actually be unlearning crap at this point. I read posts from many of you that speak of cartridge loading, VTA, on and on and I'm like "hope I got good t... 
Went from brilliant to distortion
Yes,  had everything back to original.I located a pair of JJ ECC802-S tubes and replaced the 12AX7LPS Sovteks out of the rearward position of the L/R channels of the Ares. No more noise! No electronics expert here but I know (or I think I know) th... 
Went from brilliant to distortion
Stylus is perfectly clean. First place I looked. It actually sounds like an extremely dirty stylus.  
Phonostage for Rega P10
The Luxman EQ-500 is an intriguing option. If I found one 50% off I would buy it too! 
Phonostage for Rega P10
Rega P10 with the Apheta 3 sounds first class to my ears. The Ares sounds great mated with the Rega and I could leave well enough alone. I can't help feeling that the Rega would benefit from the next level of phonostage. The NVO looks like a winne... 
Phonostage for Rega P10
I guess I’m looking to level up with a phonostage and was thinking about the Allnic. I’ve owned an Allnic Linestage dht5000 and was happy with it.And perhaps I should live with the Ares. Just looking at all points here and thanks for the responses... 
Phonostage for Rega P10
Thanks for the suggestion. Looks like an interesting, great sounding unit. I did locate an Allnic 1202 for $2200 with the NVO being double that or nearly. Seems like there's so many great phono stages out there it's difficult to discern a good com... 
Speakers that sound like Usher Be-20s/10s
The thing about Usher speakers is that they seem to be so music friendly. Every show I'd attended that had an "Usher" room had an exceptional sound. Not a show winner but really nice. Focal rooms seemed to be fussier and in fairness, hotel rooms b... 
Usher R1.5 should I buy?
Thanks George, I've got an electronic savvy buddy of mine who designs amps. He'll do it for me. Wish I had a roadmap to give him still. 
Usher R1.5 should I buy?
So glad I found this thread. I have 2 Usher 1.5's and run (ran) them in mono to a pair of Usher Tower XL's. One of my amps became noisy (right channel) and was shipped back to USHER for a replacement. Still waiting....What I had learned was that U... 
Joule Electra VZN100 Replace with what?
Who asked Jud to sell tube cages? 
Joule Electra VZN100 Replace with what?
As it turned out, it was simply a bad connection on my part, that I fixed, no big deal but worriesome at the time. I called Steven, a great guy from my phone conversation, and would have sent these amps across the country if needed. Thankfully, th... 
Joule Electra VZN100 Replace with what?
Hey folks, thanks for the responses!My wife and I are about done looking at options for newer, safer amplifier. My audio buddy was over last night comparing the latest highly regarded amps and it was no contest. The Joules simply possess to much m... 
Oppo BDP-95 as a pure two channel audio source?
I'll add to rower30's wisdom, I've turned to computer audio many times, Squeezebox, Transporter, PS Audio Perfectwave, and often I looked at my turntable as an easy means to play music. No fuss just drop the needle and listen. And it sounds great ...