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Retubing dilemma
Thanks millercarbon. I will look through your posts. Were you suggesting the JJ EL34-II or plain EL34? Have you tried the GL KT77?Rodman thanks for the great post and clearing that up for me.  
Tube Fire What Next?
Atmosphere and millercarbon, thanks for walking me through this. Now I have a choice do I replace the 1 tubestore preferred series el 34 or try something new. Previously it was recommended to me that I try the Mesa boogie NOS el34 but at around $4... 
Tube Fire What Next?
Thanks everyone. Millercarbon my melody has the same set-up so thanks for pointing that out. Just to be crystal clear when I bias the amp the amp should be plugged in and turned on, correct?Noromance, thanks for that comment. in the future I will ... 
Zu + what DAC =Musical Happiness.
verdantaudio thanks for the information. When I am ready I might have to take you up on that offer! 
Zu + what DAC =Musical Happiness.
Qutest, would be easy but i don't think that's possible yet here in LA. I did mean to add that if 213Cobra loves the MHDT that's a pretty strong endorsement. Given his gear one could infer that its not necessarily good for the money but just strai... 
Zu + what DAC =Musical Happiness.
I will definitely reach out to 213Cobra he has helped me out immensely in the past. Without ever hearing FPGA or R2R  I am wondering if the only way to know for sure is to try both out.  
Melody EL34 amp sudden drop in Volume and loud buzz.
I agree it’s looking like the power transformer. Hope to take it in to get looked at soon.  
Melody EL34 amp sudden drop in Volume and loud buzz.
A power transformer sound like a very expensive fix,no? 
Melody EL34 amp sudden drop in Volume and loud buzz.
Tried replacing all the power tubes. Unfortunately, still low volume and really distorted.  
Melody EL34 amp sudden drop in Volume and loud buzz.
Thanks, but if it was just a power tube wouldn't it only affect one channel?  
Sudden problem with turntable
So I thought I would update this thread. As it turns out the magic eraser did help solve the issue. I didn't think it did at first but when i got the jewelers loupe and looked closely it turns out that I didn't get all of the eraser off the stylus... 
Sudden problem with turntable
unfortunately no. I have been swamped at work. Hoping to try over break to fix myself, re-oil bearing, set-up cartridge etc...if that doesn't work I will take it to audio element in pasadena and see what they have to say. I think it would be a goo... 
Sudden problem with turntable
Yup, input for DAC sounds fine.  
Sudden problem with turntable
It’s the same physical album I have listen to many times so unfortunately not the pressing.  
Sudden problem with turntable
Bpoletti I can take a look. I know the cartridge isn’t dragging but how would I tell if the suspension is sagging. I am ordering a digital stylus and jewelers loupe and have also downloaded a protractor