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Low profile CC speaker that is good sounding
@soix, I found a great deal on a Paradigm Reference Studio V2 CC and had to make a platform at the top of my entertainment cabinet to put the bigger and much better speaker on.  It took the speaker out of the cabinet, but I had to angle the part ... 
How long is the break-in time for a Sophia Electric Blue 6SN7 tube?
Thanks all for the helpful information.  I must eat crow on a couple things I wrote:  1.) There was an incredible difference in sound quality when I finally replaced all 5 tubes in my TRL DUDE was NOS RCA tubes from Andy's Vintage Tubes in Michiga... 
Low profile CC speaker that is good sounding
15 months later I put NPS-1260 on the speaker end of the wires along with each power cord in the system.  The contact enhancer has been on for about 6 weeks now.  More lifelike and clear sound with more distinct bass lines.  Dynamics are also imp... 
How was the sound of your TDSS upgrade to your Nuforce Ref 9 amps?
Couple months ago, Bob Smith at TDSS did what he calls the CapCellBar upgrade to both of my Nuforce Ref 9 V3 SE mono amps. He replaced the large bank of 20+ capacitors with larger, but fewer caps that were as much as needed, added his Smith Cell V... 
NPS-1260 Connection fluid
I just completed painting all contacts in my system except for the fuses.  Afterwards I immediately played some music on my Modwright 5400 Signature Truth CD player.  I wasn't expecting a great improvement right away, but the SQ was way better tha... 
Looking for info on SP Revelation speakers
Depending on the version--from I to V in Roman numerals, They cost was between $15,000-$30,000. They are very dynamic and will scale volume as well as any speaker. Great soundstage info and beautiful vocals. Despite the detail, they don’t hurt the... 
New amps with SP Tech Revelations
In the 3rd to the last paragraph, that should read glue a felt strip to the top of the board. Last sentence in the post would be entirely accurate saying there is now much better clarity and details. The bass hasn’t been to the 10 day since the Re... 
New amps with SP Tech Revelations
Hey Ted,I now have a pair of Revelation MK-V's that I modded with the advice of Robert Maicks at Star Sound.  Made a very noticeable improvement in clarity and dynamics throughout the frequencies ranges.  I also have the Sistrum SP-101's under the... 
Snake oil??
I agree, the price is high, hence Rick dropped the price to $349--still high.  BUT...if it makes way bigger difference than most anything else at that price, which the TC did, it seems a better buy than many other things that we think are more imp... 
Snake oil??
@68pete,Like the TC, do you put the cables back in right away while still wet or should you let the 1260 dry first then reinstall? 
Snake oil??
Thanks 68pete and davkobza for the only posts that are worth something on this Forum for the NPS-1260.  Those that have not used the product should just keep their useless opinions to themselves.  The only points sane people want to read are from ... 
TRL DUDE preamp
Sorry Brian,I absolutely love the DUDE even its huge butt. Since the tube switch, it is just another notch or two above the performance I got to receive several years ago. The combo with the TDSS upgraded Nuforce Ref 9 monos is just perfect to my ... 
Sell Me Your Women, Your Children, Your Vintage Turntable...
@rooze,I bought a Lenco 78 about 6 years ago to do the Home Depot thread on Lenco Heaven.  After completing my first rebuild of all that Jean Nantais instructs you to do, My Lenco with the 10-layered 100 lb. plinth made of  3/4" birch plywood and ... 
Tube Pre-Amp for Class D amps
I agree Rx8man,I also have the DUDE and  Nuforce Ref 9 V3 SE monos w/ TDSS level 3 upgrades.  I am not searching for either component anymore unless something craps out.  When I put NOS tubes from Andy's Vintage Tubes, the level of SQ that I now h... 
Building my 'first' system - Advice on Phono preamp please
When you are trying to fill a price point, it is very difficult to find a good sounding phono section. The best comparison I did early in 1988 was to get a chance to hear several components from different companies. I did the same with speakers ba...