donvito

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Helping a friend build a new system
The Spendor 4/5 is worth looking into. I have owned the Spendor 3/5 R2 and it was an outstanding shoe box size speaker! Here is a review!https://www.avforums.com/reviews/spendor-classic-s4-5-standmount-speaker-review.18041 
Balls.....
That gentleman in N.J. has the same address as VPI! It must be VPI that does the bearing upgrade! 
Speakers for triode tube amps
"Stay away from a 2 way. You are wasting your time and money."What subway wall did you read that from? 
Speakers for triode tube amps
If you love the Harbeth P3 why bother with something other than that? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqFIaiPT_kY 
Time to upgrade my turntable?
This Technics SL-1200GR or SL-1500C would be a nice upgrade. It might be more than your budget but you set 'em and forget 'em!https://www.technics.com/us/products/grand-class/sl1200g-series/sl-1200gr.html https://www.technics.com/us/products/premi... 
Speaker Recommendation
40 watts is fine for the 90db JBLs. If you want higher sensitivity you should take a look at a Klipsch! Klipsch Floor-standing Speakers at Crutchfield 
El34 = KT88 = KT120
@paulyHere ya go! PrimaLuna’s Adaptive AutoBias is a true, smart technology employing an array of sensors to monitor tubes and make adjustments seamlessly in real time. More important, it is the ONLY circuit of its kind that is truly "adaptive" by... 
Poor grammar is disappointing and decidedly distracting in formal audio reviews.
@ibmjunkman Add these to your list: brought vs bought! steel vs steal! your vs you’re! 
Complete Proprietary Systems
Technics! 
Raven Blackhawk LE... am I going to be disappointed?
Call Raven and find out if the sub out is fixed or variable! 
What is the best amplifier pairing for Monitor Audio Bronze 500 speakers?
This place has the Yamaha in stock!   https://www.musicdirect.com/integrated-amp/yamaha-a-s701-integrated-amp 
Raven Blackhawk LE... am I going to be disappointed?
"I was really curious what 95+db speakers were like so I borrowed a pair of whatever klipsch’s... RF3’s? He picked them up for $200... they mopped the floor with the salks and they are not even close to the same level as the Salks, so it was the s... 
Request for a recommendation on a small footprint floor standing speaker
New? Used? Maximum budget? 
Phono Stage That's not Schiit
This Quicksilver is what I use. It is listed here. The listing says it is for mm/mc. It is for mm only. You should make an offer!https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisaa53h-quicksilver-audio-phono-preamplifier-mm-mc-tube-silver-32...This is from th... 
Can Any Bookshelf Speaker Be Used Nearfield?
The Vandersteen VLR is made for desktop application!https://www.vandersteen.com/categories/compact-speakers