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Tubes for Eastern Electric CD Player
Bill,Yes, you are correct it is not ECC83 - I meant to say E88CC. These have a diamond plate on the bottom. Not good to type about tubes when you've got a very bad case to the flu. Thank you for pointing that out.I picked them upalong with the Min... 
Tubes for Eastern Electric CD Player
Hi Eagleman,I'm using NOS Telefunken ECC83Cs. They have transformed the Minimax and they should have for the $$ (350 /pair). I don't think it's necessary to spend that much at all and would recommend either Amperex, JAN, or Mullards (re-issue) - a... 
With $20,000 in your hand, what speaker would you
Hi Andrew,The few that come to mind right away are the Focus Audio Master 2.5, Magico V3, Tidal Piano, or Zu Definition Mk II. Any of these would keep me more than happy with for a long, long time.Good luck with your search.Cheers,Garry 
Audia amplifiers- comments?
Shellie,I own the Flight Two Integrated and concur 100% with Classijazz's comments. You are correct, they are solid well built with not too much fuss . . . in fact, they have a very elegant look about them.Right now, it is paired in my living room... 
Aurum Cantus Volla Loudspeaker with McIntosh
Hi Luke,My apologies as I veered towards the V2M and away from your original question re: the Vollas. I've not heard the Volla; however know those who have and based on their comments, believe it should be a slight step up in refinement from the V... 
Aurum Cantus Volla Loudspeaker with McIntosh
Hi Luke,I own the V3M, which sits between the V2M and the Volla. After auditioning both the V2M and the V3M extensively, I initially chose the V2M due its nicely balanced sound and the quite lifelike, but not too bright, sound its ribbon tweeter e... 
Focus Audio FS688 vs FS68se
Hi Bill,I have the FS-688s and its biggest brother in the signature range, the FS-888 (in my LR rig that is yet to be posted). Having heard the 68SE, IMO, the Soundstage write up really says it all. If the SEs had been out at the time of purchasin... 
Bookshelf Speakers That Bolt or Screw Into Stands
AAD PMM1s - I have these . . . the speakers and stands are a work of art. They come in any colour you want . . . as long as it's black!Merry Christmas,Garry 
What should I change
I've got the Audia little brothers, Flight Two Int Amp & CD Two, in my Living Room setup (not yet posted) paired with Focus Audio FS-888s and twin Velodyne subs. With 3 other systems that are all tube or have tubes in the mix and not ready to ... 
Autos with stock awsome sound systems; Recomend?
Jsd,Quite please with the Levinson system in my '06 Lexus GS300. Its 14 speakers w/ 330 watts are very clear even at 18 year old levels :) with not a hint of breakup! Most impressive to me though, is how nicely it images.Good luck on your search.C... 
If money is not a problem
08-05-08: HenryhkMagico Model 6^ X2Cheers,Garry 
Your Second System
KThomas,Good question. Thus far, I¬íve put together 4 systems, 3 posted here with 1 to go.My approach to this hobby, and system building in particular, has been somewhat flipped from the normal "one system does all" pursuit / approach. For sure, th... 
Image Jazz Boy speakers
Henshouse,I've heard these a few times - each time over tubes. Not a bad sounding speaker at all mind you, but sound-wise not quite up to par with the Response.Yes, they are deliberately fashioned after the Response. Folks here in Hong Kong refer ... 
Help needed: speakers for desktop
Hi Henry,For the system you envision, my first impulse would be to go with a high efficiency speaker along the lines of a small Omega or, perhaps, the Zu Credenza.However, with the Darts at your disposal, the choice is really wide open. The ProAcs... 
300B SET Tube Amp recommendations anyone??
Dogpile,They are driving Micropure Kotaros (4 Ohms - 84 dB/1M in a small room)** Slight correction - the Kotaros mentioned above are 86 dB @ 1M.Cheers,Garry