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Rega P10 v Complete rebuild Garrard 401!
Thanks scar972.  Think we are all on lock-down right now.  Plus I’m pretty sure I’m going to go with the 401 and work with Chris.  I looked at your pictures...wow what a system.  Looks like you have everything set up in your media room.  I’ve been... 
Different Tubes and general purpose?
Wsrrsw I’ve perhaps underestimated my hours, but not by much.  On average i may get 6-8 hours a month, but with the current quarantine its maybe 4-5 hours a week.  Room is large with 14ft ceiling.  Speakers are Harbeth HL5 plus.  Power seems fine ... 
Different Tubes and general purpose?
Thanks plga. I will take your advice.  Much appreciated.  Also thanks imhififan.  Is there a decoder ring for rectifier?   I think i get the others, but still not sure what role each plays in sound production.   
Different Tubes and general purpose?
Thanks Dekay for the follow up.  That has yet to be answered and i honestly tries to research this, but struggled to find anything authoritative.  It would be helpful to know.  
Different Tubes and general purpose?
Facten thanks for the constructive help.  I have had a nice power conditioner for a few years now and have noticed a small improvement...really just eliminating any very faint background noise that might otherwise degrade or mute certain frequenci... 
Different Tubes and general purpose?
Thanks all for the practical advice.   I’ve had my amp for 2 years now and it probably has 50-60 hours of use, so I would have thought it is been broken in.  I will call my distributor and ask what he thinks in terms of where to start on rolling a... 
Different Tubes and general purpose?
Thanks millercarbon.  I ask as I’ve read plenty of articles about how there was notable, not step change, improvement in overall sound quality.   I get that that a lot audiophile purchases can either be snake oil or nearly inaudible changes.  I ha... 
Different Tubes and general purpose?
*best enhance.   
Seriously considering tube preamp…opinions?
Line Magnetic offer very good value for $ tube amps.  You need to pair with right speakers but I've had two, been very happy with both.   
Line Magnetic 501-a gold? any experience?
I have a 501ia with aftermarket (but certified service) sub output.  I’ve had for roughly 2 years and love it.  I will likely upgrade the tubes, but it really has a warm sound to it.  I have the Harbeth HL5 plus speaker and while i love them, you ... 
Rega P10 v Complete rebuild Garrard 401!
Thanks.  It’s very tempting.  But by the time i add a tone arm and cart I’m w/in a stones throw if a “new” Woodsong. I really appreciate everyone’s help and insights.  Seriously great community.   
Rega P10 v Complete rebuild Garrard 401!
I just went through listings on audio mart and do not see a Garrard 301 or 401.  Lots of Linn LP12 and some good Thorens.   
Rega P10 v Complete rebuild Garrard 401!
thanks again noromance.   Right now I'm a strong lean to the 401.   I'm trying to closely match the wood veneer of my Harbeth HL5 Plus speakers in "tiger ebony".  As ebony is not cheap, a woodsong ebony plinth is $3800.  gulp.  thinking ortofon AS... 
Rega P10 v Complete rebuild Garrard 401!
Hi Noromancenew tube on the way to roll PHO.  And thanks for counsel.  Chris mentioned ModWright phono stage. Assume it was 9.0.  I’m strongly leaning to Garrard.  Best  
Rega P10 v Complete rebuild Garrard 401!
I talked with chris at Woodsong today.  I can see why everyone is so happy with him.  Knowledgeable, customer-centered and a passionate audiophile.  He clearly knew a great deal more than me, but never came across as condescending.  I’m leaning th...