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Next Phonostage
The Dynamic Sounds Associates new Phono II has inputs for 3 tonearms and front panel switches to easily change loading. I have the original Phono I and is one of the best phono stages I have heard. 
Fuses that matter.
I received some Audio Magic Nano-liquid fuses yesterday. I must say the improvement in sound was immediate and they sound far superior to the hifi tuning gold fuses that I had been using. I have used furutech and hifi tuning fuses in the past and ... 
Where does your user name come from?
In my real life I sell direct Mail for a living. Thus the username dmailer. 
Small tear in PHY-HP driver, please help
I made the same mistake that you did with a screwdriver size slit in the driver. I picked up a tube of Fabric adhesive from Michaels craft store. The Fabric adhesive once cured as some give to it. It has held now for several years with no issues o... 
Does anyone like vintage speakers?
I am using the Great Plains Altec 604 drivers in a large 11.5 cubic foot MLTL enclosure made by Serious Stereo. I agree with Onhwy61 that many of these speakers need a larger enclosure to sound their best. I am getting deep tight bass, very high r... 
Best tweak - System Improvement
I agree with your original comments regarding the Audio Magic ground disrupter and speaker clarifiers. They made a huge positive impact on my system. 
Kondo, Zanden, CJ, Ref 5? Pre w/ Pure Tonal Color?
I traded a Massetto in on a Vosne Romanee and the upgrade is substantial as it should be for the price difference. The Massetto was comparable to other top preamps I have had in my system. The Vosne Romanee is in another league. I can only imagine... 
Can any preamps for $2-3k touch Auregies-L?
I have heard all Shindo from the Auregies to the Vosne Romanee. I currently own the Vosne Romanee. You get more of what the Auregies does as you go up the line. I of course have not heard all preamps and that includes the Valvet mentioned above. I... 
Is the most efficient speaker the best speaker?
Through the years I have found that going down in amplifier power and up in speaker efficiency has given me the best sound. I am currently running an Altec 604 based speaker which is 101db. I have this matched up with 1 watt Serious Stereo 2A3 mon... 
Neutral to Lean Power Cord for tube preamp
One thing not yet mentioned that would make a huge difference is how well your components are isolated. Ceraballs, stillpoints etc can likely make more of a difference than the power cord. Improvements in this area will tighten the bass and give y... 
Neutral to Lean Power Cord for tube preamp
I do agree with the posts above although a used Nordost Vishnu or Brahma would likely move you that direction. 
Is Pure Music 1.8 better?
I agree that PM 1.8 sounds much better. I tried the integer playback with my Wavelength Cosecant and much prefer it using the less is more interface. With the Cosecant the integer playback tipped up the tonal balance and seemed to take some of the... 
Shindo Cortese - First Impressions
Not sure I understand your tone kharl1955. As I said the Cortese is a very musical amp and I enjoyed my time with it and I am sure that Alberto will as well. Yes I have moved on from the Cortese but as Knghifi said most on this forum are trying to... 
Shindo Cortese - First Impressions
I had a Cortese matched up with my Vosne Romanee and it is a very musical amp and seems to be a good value for the money. There are better amps out there including some others in the Shindo line. I ended up with Serious Stereo 2a3 monoblocks which... 
Ortofon/Dynavector ? cartridge characteristics
Dr_John I have a Shindo Vosne Romanee and use this with my Ortofon A90 and it is a great match. I am using the internal Shindo step-up. As mentioned above it is a very neutral cartridge. I am getting deep and tight bass with my 2A3 amps.