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Phono Preamplifier Redux .. Damn This is Getting Expensive
i keep my tubed dac and tubed phono pre inside a credenza without issue. can't say i'd do this with my SET amp. the little tubes do not generate heat like an output tube. tubed sources are great!  
Phono Preamplifier Redux .. Damn This is Getting Expensive
in no way do you need to consider a different turntable/cart. both are very capable! a used herron phono pre would be my choice but a rogue ares magnum is wonderful sounding.  
Phono Preamplifier Redux .. Damn This is Getting Expensive
i've never had issues with vibration and tubes. they are certainly not sensitive like a cart.   
Phono Preamplifier Redux .. Damn This is Getting Expensive
nice stereo. definitely not a component you can achieve excellent result with mediocrity. i would look at tubed phono pre's.   
What is your take on high efficient speakers vs. low efficient speakers?
this is a great thread! i listen at low/moderate volumes and low powered set amps and high efficient speakers move me the most.   
Jupiter vs. Vcap Odam?
I have used both as coupling cap in SET 45. The Jupiter is more musical and bigger sounding by a large margin. I slightly prefer the aluminum to even the Jupiter copper.   
Best low power amps under 800$ (10-60 w)
used rogue sphinx   
Devore / Bay Area
I've heard Leben and Devore quite few times at Whetstone in Austin and it has wonderful synergy!  
Hattor Audio preamps?
I do not own the Hattor but own Arek's Khozmo passive. Excellent passive but definitely prefer the Dave Slagle autofomers!  
Zenwave SCR ribbon cables
I own the PCR-11 & 14 and they are really good. Dave makes great cables! You can audition them too!  
Just got started on Qobuz. Can anyone recommend an album or song?
listen to your fave albums/song from Tidal on Q   
Technics SL 1200G status and availability?
call galen carol audio in san antonio. he had a handful earlier this year   
I want to move from Rega Planar 6 help me to pick a new turntable
Earlier this year I picked up a Technics 1200gae with Hana Umami and I am smitten. Certainly an improvement over my VPI Traveler. Technics is hard to beat at its asking price.   
Best MC Cartridge Pairing for Technics SL-1210 GAE?
^ i missed that. none the less a great cart! Art9 too!  
Best MC Cartridge Pairing for Technics SL-1210 GAE?
i use a hana umami with my 1200gae - really awesome!