Responses from dgarretson

Scotch? No thanks. Whats the best Vodka.?
By a long shot it’s french grape-based Ciroc. And only unflavored, please. For a poor-man’s version, dilute 50% with Stoli.  
What Does It Take To Surpass A SME V?
@rauliruegas Thanks for the welcome.  I've been distracted from audio by other projects for the past few years, and now have more time to participate.  The better of my two 3012R arms was worked over by    
What Does It Take To Surpass A SME V?
I have a similar impression comparing a SME 3012R to a Kuzma 4P. The 3012R sounds livelier in a pleasing way, the 4P over-damped. Comparisons made with a Lyra Etna and two ART 7s on a Luxman PD444 with three arms and two 3012Rs, one stock and the ... 
Uptone EtherRegen
I’ve used the ER with a 10mhz clock and a Hynes SR7 power supply. It is a nice product, but unfortunately has been unstable with drop outs and disconnects in my application. As mentioned in another thread, instability may occur in combination with... 
Master Clock for the SOtM SMS-200 Ultra Neo SE
Answer is yes.  I have SOtM SMS-200, USBultra, Estoteric K-01X, and EtherREGEN all clocked to a 10mHz Stanford Research PERF-10.  The synergy of the whole is greater than its parts.   
High quality equalizers
A few hours into the Manley piece has me convinced.  Rich & concise and dead quiet, as a fine tubed unit must be for the studio.  
High quality equalizers
I’m taking delivery tomorrow of a new Manley Massive Passive. This may be synergistic with the Purify 6.5" mid/woofers and matching Purify passive radiators in my modified Merlin VSMs. The Purify drivers deliver clean, albeit rolled off, LF into t... 
Owners of BAT phono preamps, need some info....
Another option is Bulgin pins. I’ve used both male and female to construct TX2575 plug-ins for Pass Labs and Atmasphere phono preamps. They use high-quality gold plating over solid copper. They come in 10-packs and three pin diameters. Here are so... 
Merlin VSM MME Master BAM Modification
Agree re frequency response.  However, the BAM can be meaningfully improved with a better external LPS than the stock button cell batteries, and better coupling caps than the stock Hovlands. 
Caps Jantzen Standard--z vs ClarityCap ESA
Within the ClarityCap range, CSA succeeds ESA-- improved with the addition of copper ends, as compared to ESA's tin/zinc end spray.  The performance is improved at a modest increase in cost.Charcroft/ClarityCap OEM Sales   
Less-Loss anyone?
That's your loss, ebm. 
Roon 1.8
First look today.  I like that file formats and bit/sampling rates are now displayed at the top level view.  It's faster to locate the preferred hi-res version of a title. 
Best sounding resistors
If you can justify the price and resistances are <100K, the Vishay/Texas Components TX2575/Charcroft CAR Z-foil equivalents are the most transparent, surpassing MK-132. If cost is a factor, consider Welwyn-- very sweet and clean. I recently use... 
Stereo systems are like Harleys
As someone well versed in them once said to me, Harley measures tolerances with a yardstick.  Maybe similar to some hi-end audio manufacturers. 
Ohm Walsh F Hope of Resurrection
Doug, as a check point to your repairs you might speak with Harry Weisfeld.  He has a pair of restored stacked Ohm F at the VPI house.  I haven't heard them, but perhaps he has some ideas to help bring out the best in the F.