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Should I repair my Creek 4330 or replace it?
Thanks for the follow-up. I'm glad the Creek is working well again. Not sure how long capacitors last, but when the time comes for your Creek, please check out "Kendeil" from Italy. I ordered from Greece the ones my Arcam Alpha 10 int. amp needed.... 
Audioquest question
I understand your concerns. From the images I've seen on line, I would say no you can't. You need to buy separate cables. Plenty of choices...the last interconnect I bought (being 50% off) was closeout Wireworld Equinox 7's. Absolutely fantastic. ... 
I Recapped my Conrad Johnson PFR. Wow! Some of the best $$$ I've spent
Replaced the caps in my Arcam Alpha 10 int. amp w/Kendeil's myself. A world of difference! $40. A lot of other little mods which cost very little and greatly improve the sound. Everything has an effect. If you have never done these things, you hav... 
Should I repair my Creek 4330 or replace it?
I have quite a few systems put together, all very moderate/inexpensive to AudiogoN standards. Using Prism Labs 22/33 ( Australian 8n solid cu) as well as some older Wireworld Oasis 3/3+ (which I bought used for $10 per cable pair.) In my modest re... 
Should I repair my Creek 4330 or replace it?
Absolutely.  One needs to plan/dream and look towards the future. I did end up buying an amp yesterday. (Wasn't planning on it but this thread brought back memories as I once owned Creek separates many, many yrs. ago. A nice little Creek A42. 50w ... 
Should I repair my Creek 4330 or replace it?
I'm not so sure how many opinions you're going to get here on AudiogoN. I really suggest you do some research and read as much as possible. I really think you should wait for your Creek to come from service and see how things sound. I don't know w... 
Should I repair my Creek 4330 or replace it?
We are considering two used vs. new int. amps. The Arcam and Creek had list prices at least twice what you can buy for used. The MF lists for $999 and can be bought for $600 new. IMO, the Musical Hall is not in the same class as the rest. BUT, I h... 
Foam surrounds on 30 year old NOS speakers
I concur w/ mijostyn. I'd pass unless the price was very reasonable and you knew someone very capable of doing the work. I remember hearing that Snell didn't recommend reforming their drivers, just replacing w/new units.    
Help, is 15 watts p/c enough for a small room
Having owned this receiver I'd say it is under-powered when I used Energy Xl-16 spks. I'd personally would pass at that price. I once sold this receiver at a stereo shop I worked at a long time ago. Compared to a Harmon Kardon 330i, the difference... 
Should I repair my Creek 4330 or replace it?
Why couldn't HiFi Heavan  find and correct the problem? Twice? I hope they didn't charge you much for their work. I once owned Creek seperates and a 4330 SE. So many pieces have come and gone...I'd say find a shop that could fix for a reasonable a... 
A little Patience sometimes pays off! (Kef LS50 content)
Some speakers take a long time to settle in as while as room placement. Some sellers list speakers for sale before really hearing their full potential. Also, pairing equipment can make a world of difference. I can't presume to tell you what spk. c... 
The awakening...
Just for fun bought a Zero-Zone tube pre-amp ($40), swaped out the tubes and bought a regulated power supply. Paired w/a Parasound Zamp. Fantastic!. The magic is there but you could most certainly hear it's limitations. Very pleasurable to listen ... 
can anyone help me........
Your player from what I've seen online uses 2 TDA 1305T's and CDM-9 transport. Rotel RCD- 970BX uses same transport but w/1 TDA 1305T. I'd do some looking to see what other players uses this combination. Maybe you could savage a CDM-9 from other u... 
B&W DM 640 Tower Speakers- Decent?
If you can get a pr. for $250, don't hesitate and buy them. They retailed for around $1500 I believe in their day. I owned this spk. and I liked them very much. (Driven by NAD seperates and Vintage Kenwood KA-7100.) I wish I never sold them. They ... 
Do speaker cables need a burn in period?
Absolutely! My QED Signature Spk. wire sounded pretty good from the start but it wasn't till about 150+ hrs. when "it" happened. Glorious sounding cable especially for it's very modest price.