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Personal speaker evolution
My parents RCA mono console.IF memory serves in chronological order.1967...Dynaco A-25[still own]1969...AR-3a1972...Quad 57's1975...Dayton Wright X-10's1976...Dalquist dq-10's1978...Acoustat X[servo amps still in use]1982...Acoustat 2+2[still use ... 
Preamp Deal of the Century
Hello Georgia. Each and every NEW tube needs to be run in for a period of time to settle in. Some more than others. 
Cremona Auditor, Decappo Or Proac 1sc?
Hello Waip7. Your 845 based amp will drive all of the speakers you are considering without a problem whatsoever.The proacs are very set friendly as well as the decapos. Although I have never heard the CA's with 845 based amplification.I have tried... 
Three electrostat choices and my room-- need help
Hello Aceto. Gotta like your dilema.Your wife obviously has a pair of very good ears! You didn't mention any thing about your amplification.Most of the bigger planars and e-stats require some very healthy amplification which would obviously impact... 
What did you replace your DQ-10's with?
From dq-10's to the servo driven the acoustat x.Still use the OTL tube amps from the x's to drive a pair of acoustat 2+2's in a second system. 
Subwoofers?
Theo. You have yet to even hear your system if you are running your mains through the x-30 crossover. To be blunt and honest...the x-30 crossover is simply a piece of junk.Borrow or demo a decent crossover and you would be amazed at how great the ... 
TT drive belt comparison
Hello Chris. What is this decorative mylar stuff? and where can it be found. Thanks 
TT drive belt comparison
Hello Gang. An interesting thread that caught my eye.I should qualify that I have no experience with either the teres or redpoint tables.I have the original Melco table with a 70 pound brass plater and outboard motor.Quite a few years ago... I did... 
I would like advice for a beginner.
Hello Baileyje.... Danvetz's....Bravo! very astute advice, Baileyje... pursue it if at all possible!The paradigm studio 20's and nad are a very musical combo for very little money [new or used] and a combo I have highly recommended and put togethe... 
Preamp Deal of the Century
Hello Bwhite. Could be a weak rectifier and/or weak ecc-32's. Gentlemen... please do yourselves a very big favour , you "must" get yourselves a good calibrated tube tester!!! Absolutely indispensible,especially when considering the tube rolling ev... 
Preamp Deal of the Century
Hey BWhite. Hearing the differences between regulation and rectification tubes is certainly not odd or strange,its a "good thing" ... as they do infact impart on the sound of the supratek. Your description of the 6L6 metal seems to parrallel mine.... 
Preamp Deal of the Century
Hey Bwhite. To reiterate: Under no uncertain terms would the WE 350b's be justified for regulators in the supratek given their current market value.As mentioned earlier in the tube thread; The only reason I use them in mine is... I had a pair left... 
Preamp Deal of the Century
Hello Gang. What happened to the tube thread on the supratek preamp? Did it get yanked? 
Great Vintage Amps-which one for you?
The D-79 series amplifiers from Audio Research were perhaps the pinnacle of "any" amp that company has ever made! The D-150.. in their day was at the edge of the art as far as high powered tube amps go,however...that said...they are the equivalent... 
Moving to Horn speakers
The proacs are very set friendly speakers.My system was very similiar to yours..... proac response 3's driven by mfa 120b's[in triode]and the luminescence preamp.You can certainly audition most set amps with your proacs before the speaker change t...