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Herron VTPH-2 12ax7 Recommendations?
One final update. I grew tired of the Telefunken 12AT7. Too analytical and I still wasn't able to match the balance very well with them and I found out why: it's the middle 12AT7, the one supplied as an Ei tube. It's the single output tube and tha... 
Herron VTPH-2 12ax7 Recommendations?
Another update for people searching the archives for tube advice on the VTSP2: Telefunken 12at7 are a HUGE upgrade from the stock EH. In the end I’ve found this unit to be very sensitive to matching. Trying to get a solid center balance with NOS r... 
What makes tape sound better than vinyl ?
nmps, i think you have to accept that we all hear differently. There are characteristics of analog reproduction are a more pleasing to people, just as there are characteristics of digital reproduction that are pleasing to others. I am also in a bu... 
Loricraft PRC3 Noisy
Thanks. I did this and tightened everything and now it's back to normal. New issue is that I want to take the arm off and clean it but because I live at the beach, the arm is corroded in place. Hopefully some 3 in 1 oil will seep down into the sha... 
Thoughts on best budget phono pre-amp under $400?
I think if this guy would take $400, it’s a no brainer. Even if you have to stretch your budget a bit, it's worth it.https://www.audiogon.com/listings/phono-mk3-2017-11-09-preamplifiersI’ve had a P75 that I use as a back up in a really expensive v... 
Recommend which SPU?
You would recommend the Spirit over the #1e if I'm just thinking about getting a taste before I commit to a large investment? 
Recommend which SPU?
Is there a difference between the Royal G and Royal GM? 
WTL Simplex II>A23 Interconnect>& Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II Hum
I had a Simplex with hum too and the solution was to buy shielded phono cables. I ordered a set from Grover Huffman and the hum went away. 
5 meter Speaker Cable Recommendation - flexibility important
I see now-- the answer to my question is yes.Is the Duelund flexible enough to bundle up to a 1' circle when I'm not listening? I have a small space and have to move the speakers and wire out of the way between listening sessions. 
5 meter Speaker Cable Recommendation - flexibility important
I have Herron electronics and am using the Duelund 12ga wireHi Goose- so with the Duelund you use 1 strand for + and another for -? 
Harbeth 30.1 upgrade from C7ES-3 Question
Additionally I must add that low level listening is way way better with the M30.1s. I still have the C7s and side by side it’s an obvious advantage.Just trying to help others who are considering this upgrade. 
Harbeth 30.1 upgrade from C7ES-3 Question
After further listening, I'm thinking it is an upgrade. I feel like the purity of voice and instrument has grown on me and swapping back the C7s is a bit unsatisfying. Definitely hear more of an edge to the vocals and in general everything is a bi... 
Harbeth 30.1 upgrade from C7ES-3 Question
I now have both the C7s and the M30.1s in house. Don't know that I'm hearing a $1200 difference. Giving up bass for a degree of purity of midrange is a tricky trade. 
Harbeth 30.1 upgrade from C7ES-3 Question
I'm using Foundation stands and I already have 30.1 Foundation stands that I got from a friend when he upgraded to 40s. It's a tricky loft kind of room, actually large but then split by a room divider. Speakers sit in the middle, clear of any wall... 
Ever Bought an Audio Product that was Stupid Good for the Money?
Beautifully cared for and set up Linn LP12 Ittok for $650.