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Linear Tube Audio- Any feedback on their amps/ Preamp?
Folks may want to check this out if they haven't seen it already:https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/review-linear-tube-audio-lta-ultralinear-amplifierAs good as it gets....... 
Review: Linear Tube Audio (LTA) "Ultralinear" Amplifier
Hi Bob:I haven't but it will be soon. I'll touch base with Mark and see what information he can provide. 
Review: Linear Tube Audio (LTA) "Ultralinear" Amplifier
@weebeesdad, I did not get a chance to try the Ultralinear with the MZ2 and used it exclusively with my Herron VTSP-3ARO3. My understanding from the forums is that pairing ZOLT technology in the pre-amp and amplification stages provides unmatched ... 
What should be the first Sinatra SACD I buy?
"Only the Lonely" 
exceptional voices of female singers (non-classical)
I lot of great ones mentioned here. Not a fan of her music but Karen Carpenter is at the top of my list. 
Who has heard the new Pass XA25?
For folks thinking about either the Pass or LTA amps, you may want to consider the new LTA "Ultralinear" which is poised for release in the next few weeks. I had the pleasure of listening to a pre-production version for several weeks in my system ... 
Pick A Tube Phono Preamp, but not just any Tube Phono Preamp
+1 on the Herron. I, too, am not Keith Herron--just one of his many loyal adherents. 
Review: Linear Tube Audio (LTA) "Ultralinear" Amplifier
Thanks everyone--it is very affirming having others that have experience with this amp reporting the same results. Mourip, very cool that you were able to see how the design evolved into its final iteration. The pre-production unit I auditioned wa... 
Still looking for speakers in the 10-20,000 range
Fast: Not sure where you are located but you may want to add Daedalus to your short list. I recently visited Ferndale (north of Seattle) and had a chance to hear Lou's new Apollo series speakers (the Apollo 11). Lou has been refining his designs f... 
3 Cartridges Reviewed
OK, last update now that the MIMC Star is fully broken in--I've got at least 50 hours on it now. In addition to all the positive characteristics I pointed out in the initial review and subsequent update, one thing I have noticed as the cartridge h... 
Modwright Preamp Owners.
I started with a LS 36.5 (single box) which replaced an ARC LS26. The Modwright performed better than the ARC in my system, but the sound quality was close--both sounded pretty neutral, with the Modwright being a little more dynamically adept and ... 
high-efficiency loudspeakers
I've been a huge fan of Deadalus Audio speakers for over a decade. During that time Lou has steadily pushed his designs forward in terms of performance without losing an iota of what makes his designs some of the most musically compelling loudspea... 
aluminum platter vs Acrylic not what I thought
I did not like the sound of the aluminum platter (Classic) sans mat. I am using a Herbie's Audio Lab Way Excellent II which to my ears sounds way better than with no mat. I've gone back and forth a few times and this has confirmed my preference. 
Lowering the noise floor
I agree that lowering the noise floor can pay huge dividends. For those interested in super quiet amplification but do not want to go Class D, try one of Linear Tube Audio's (David Berning designed) ZOTL amps. I got a chance to try one in my syste... 
3 Cartridges Reviewed
Thought I'd stop back and provide a quick update. I tweaked the set up a tiny bit on the MIMC Star and the cartridge now has broken in a bit more--I only had 10 hours or so on it when I wrote the review. I don't have any major changes to report ho...