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How can I test tubes?
Give 'em a pop quiz on Monday morning when they least expect it! Sorry, couldn't resist that. Bob is right...unless you're planning to buy bulk or try to find N.O.S. at an out of the way old T.V. repair shop, buy from a reputable and knowledgeable... 
the who
Usually, a remastered vesion will have a statement to that effect (great selling point!) I'm not sure if you're specifically looking for "Tommy" but the original 2 disc version is nothing great (sonically) but I don't know about the single disc ve... 
Tube or SS DAC/Player with Tube Preamp?
I enjoy tubes in my pre-amp and mono-blocks (Atma-sphere). However, I am using an Accuphase DP-75 CD player and am struck with the musicality of this SS unit! I think that at times, we're all hung-up on what is trendy rather than HOW IT SOUND IN M... 
Any speaker cable's sound quality just blown you away?
I went "Ga-Ga" over the Nordost SPM's (4 meter bi-wire into Rogers LS 3/5a's with the AB-1 passive subs.) Power is by Atma-sphere M60-Mk 2.2 mono's. The SPM's just seem to have an incredible sense of timing and pace. Maybe there are other cables t... 
Upgrading electrical-things to do?
Hey, J k, you forgot to mention another advantage from you friend's rewiring project...providing a college fund for the electrician's children! Outstanding! That's some SERIOUS power distribution! Has anyone ever run a remote gas/diesel generator ... 
are we are own worst enemies?
Supply and demand! First, it has been my experience that many high end dealers will discount 10-15% off list on most products. Certain manufactures, even though they make great equipment, produce in large volumes, have very loose distribution, rea... 
Ultimate Outlet Chang or Power Wedge
Seriously consider a Top Gun Power Block from Custom Power Cords. This is a two time T.A.S Golden Ears award winner. I would agree and disagree with Gthrush 1---a dedicated circuit will improve the power supply loading problems (especially true fo... 
best power cable for bryston
I just posted a responce re: a Baron Mesa. I am a big fan of the Custom Power Cords by David Blair. According to his philosophy, the order of upgrading power cords should be in this order: 1) source 2) pre-amp 3) amp. This may seem to be going aga... 
Best AC cord for Mesa Baron?
I have always liked the Custom Power Cords by David Blair. His "Top Gun" power cord won a T.A.S. Golden Ears award. I'm not trying to be mercenary but I have upgraded to this cord and have his entry level cord available. Good luck which ever way y... 
Svetlana vs Electro-Harmonix EL-34 tubes
I found that the Svet's had a slightly more detailed high end when used in an EAR 834 integrated amp. 
Power cable suggestions for sony 9000es
I am a true believer of David Blair's Custom Power Cords. The Top Gun is simply amazing! And while you're at it, you should consider his Top Gun Power Block. Both have received a "Golden Ear" award from T.A.S. You can contact the good folks at Sou... 
The best CD Player for the money
If you don't mind used,the Accuphase DP-75 is the last CD player you will probably own. The thing is so musical you will probably forget about analog, DVD-A, or SACD. Plus, it can also be used as a processor! Some owners are trading this model in ... 
Hate to ask......
I don't hate HT I find it INCREADABLY expesive for premium equipment, requires more space than I have available and will require massive accoustic considerations (usually room reconstuction) and logistic considerations. Most new movies are crap an... 
which powercord? jps,esp,shunyata....?
I'm a true believer in Custom Power Cords by David Blair. The entry level Mod. 11 are a great buy for the money. From there, I would jump directly to the Top Gun an incredible power cord that you won't be disappointed with.