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VAC Preamplifiers
The Ren MK V is a very good preamp. At Axpona the MkV and the upper VAC pre amps along with the integrated amp are used in their many rooms. I believe the difference is the low end and the upper end, just more as you go up the line, the mids are v... 
Why don’t tube amps sound like tubes anymore?
I could not disagree more, I walk from one room at Axpona to another and can usually tell if they are using tube or solid state before looking at the gear. I can also usually hear the difference between phono, silver disks and streaming. What I li... 
Esoteric new SACD players
New models K01XD and K03 XD  
Bobbie Gentry or Dusty Springfield?
Saw Bobbie in Vegas, 1970, wow, she was hot. Oh and she can sing. 
MORE Esoteric problems
The title is inflammatory with a caps "more," you then question whether they repaired it and in another you question whether they did any more than inserting a cleaning disk. In another you state, "Does Esoteric feel obligated to maintain their pl... 
MORE Esoteric problems
So let summarize this thread. An old, 10+, used player was purchased and had a problem so it was sent into the repair center in CA. They returned it in a timely manor, with a reasonable fee to the second hand owner and all is good now. I talked wi... 
Cary CAD-120S MkII vs VAC Signature 200 iQ
Firstwhatnot,No where in the original posters question does $ appear. I applaud you on purchasing a nice stereo, but there are better systems. This is AudioGon, the place were we purchase systems we can not afford by purchasing used instraments. C... 
Cary CAD-120S MkII vs VAC Signature 200 iQ
Are you kidding, Cary sounds very nice and I could live with it, but put a VAC up to it on the same system and A/B them. 
What was your favorite speaker at Axpona 2019
Acora room 1605, second was Gershman. Both very good 
2019 Axpona Review
The Avantgarde  rooms were great. Most do not go to their smaller room which is also a best sounding room. Their larger room just speaks for its self. People, you need to attend next year if you have never been. It just does not get any better tha... 
Axpona 2019
The Acora speakers with great sounding tube amps was a stand out performer, so spacious sounding. The two large VAC/Von Schweikert Audio rooms were a pleasure to see, I just sat a while, I don't remember how long, it sounded so real.The Gershman r... 
When to replace preamp tubes?
This is why people fear tube equipment, little boys with little toys. My mother used tube amps and preamps, my grandmother used tube equipment and all was good. In my little picture next to my tag is the high end turntable from my grandmother, and... 
When to replace preamp tubes?
Think of tubes as light bulbs, I never know when they go but I always have an extra bulb around. People make tubes sound so difficult. 
Sell your components boys and girls, the console is back!
Glenn dick, In all of my comments on this thread I have never judged the dollar value of the cabinets discussed in the video or at the stereo store where I observed many console cabinets. You have constantly used $ as judgment tool, I get that fro... 
Sell your components boys and girls, the console is back!
I was in a very large local store and saw 10 console cabinets in their show area and thought a new trend, or a returning trend is here. Yes I understand sound compromises will be made but this might move many men out of their man caves and into th...