gthirteen

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Setting up RB 300?
If the cartridge was aligned by the dealer (I got an almost identical setup from Gene Rubin about a month ago) all you have to adjust is VTA, which can be done by ear/sight.I am by no means a vinyl expert, but if you bought from a dealer, and they... 
Audible Illusions L-2 vs. Cary SLP-98
I just remembered last night that bigdaddyaudiowill had some Spendors after reading a review in an old Listener.I can probably scare up an attorney... or 248.I hope it wasn't the CAL- I liked that thing...Did Dale let him shoehorn some Soundlabs i... 
Audible Illusions L-2 vs. Cary SLP-98
Phil!!Hey man, I didn't remember until just now who was behind the Bigtee moniker.I hope all is well in the lowcountry. 
Tonearm rewire- Options?
I REALLY wish I could just afford to spend the extra loot on this arm. It reminds me of an OL arm, the armtube modification, teh lack of paint, the rewire...One thing that noone has addressed (I couldn't find an answer anyway) is the new Michell T... 
Audible Illusions L-2 vs. Cary SLP-98
I, too have seen 7308, 6dj8, 6922 tubes getting costly.The really primo ones are expensive, and tough (but not impossible) to get from reputable sources. I remember back when I was doing the Cary SLI-80/ Rogue Tempest shootout, I was having a toug... 
Feeling musically adventurous? Boards of Canada
I ,too am a big fan of the BOC's Music album.I have a vinyl copy on the way right now.Although very different (within the same realm of "feeling" however) is Air. I can't get enough of those dudes.I saw them in ATL a few months ago, and it was awe... 
Best MM phono pre under $500 new or used
Holy Poop!I just got word that my new Graham Slee Amp 2 SE (new metal housing, pretty slick looking) is shipping today- However Yesterday I was the 5th person to see a Slee Era Gold MK5 for $425- here on the 'goN, and I got it.Assuming the Era Gol... 
Experience with Electro Harmonix 12au7 gold pins?
just 4, but I'd like the internal sections matched as well as matched between tubes 
RIP Robert Palmer
You guys should pick up "Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley" from 1974.Its nothing like his 80's hits (which I enjoy as a guilty pleasure tremendously).Anyway, another tragic loss.RIP 
Reynaud Magic Stand, spikes on carpet?
I Have Trente's on 22" sand filled, four-post non-welded Target Clones. They are quite inert. I am curious about using the Magic stands, but right now my ear is about even with the top of the woofer bracket, I just can't see the speakers needing t... 
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Pink Floyd fans, Limited Ed CD Hybrid disc
Dude, calm your ass down, and please expound upon what you're talking about.As in, what format (hybrid what)etc... 
Sony DVP9000es Audio Settings
Ha!Just a huge inefficient corporation. I am happy that you received the Warranty attention you deserve.I will be curious to see how you like your sony, now.Happy for you! 
Jolida and B&W Nautilus 805
I have had great luck with The Electro-Harmonix tubes.I own a set of their el-34s that I stick in my Rogue from time to time. It is Auto Bias, and set up for the bigger bottles, and I know that the little 34s are being run hard, but it's a nice ch... 
Jolida and B&W Nautilus 805
Hey Joe!I have to disagree with Trelja, but with a Caveat:I owned the 805 for quite a while, and drove them well with 30 push-pull triode watts from a Rogue Tempest, and a Cary SLI-80 sig, I had great results, but with 6550 or kt-88 tubes.The el-3...