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Original Cary 300B Monos Reliability?
Thanks all, for offering your feedback. I understand schematics, but I'm not good at all with the math for circuit design. The discussion centered around too much capacitance after the rectifier, and they also thought the 300B was run quite hard. ... 
ProAc Response 2: CJ CAV45, Cary SEI 300B, or Cary Rocket 88?
Perkri - thanks for sharing. That's something I really appreciate about most tube amps - regardless of age, you can bring them back to like-new or better with new caps/resistors. If someone is handy, they can do the maintenance themselves. Looks l... 
ProAc Response 2: CJ CAV45, Cary SEI 300B, or Cary Rocket 88?
Thanks Ralph - I really appreciate that bit of history. I was unaware that the M-60 was so popular with the R2.   
ProAc Response 2: CJ CAV45, Cary SEI 300B, or Cary Rocket 88?
Agreed, I can't wait to start getting everything in the house!    
ProAc Response 2: CJ CAV45, Cary SEI 300B, or Cary Rocket 88?
Hi Charles - I don't have the AI yet, but I just accepted a counteroffer to purchase an M3B. My plan is to find a pair of 300B Cary monos with the AI and compare with the CJ45. I'd really prefer a one-box setup, if the sound is close enough. I als... 
ProAc Response 2: CJ CAV45, Cary SEI 300B, or Cary Rocket 88?
Charles - now that I'm close to a deal with the AI-M3B, I really want to source a pair of the CAD monos. It will be a lot of fun to audition a few integrateds against some quality separates.  For anyone who cares, I'll post observations as I acqu... 
ProAc Response 2: CJ CAV45, Cary SEI 300B, or Cary Rocket 88?
Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and experience. I had an RM9 Mk I some years ago, but I did not have a quality preamp paired with it. I'm sure the RM9 II with AI3 would be a great system. Along with the CAV45 on the way, which sh... 
ProAc Response 2: CJ CAV45, Cary SEI 300B, or Cary Rocket 88?
Thanks Spencer - I have a CAV45 on the way, but I'll keep an eye out for the Berning too.  
ProAc Response 2: CJ CAV45, Cary SEI 300B, or Cary Rocket 88?
Thanks for all of the latest thoughts. Decooney - to be more clear, "authority" is not what I need when it comes to bass. I’m looking for acoustic bass that will ebb, flow, and bounce, like it does in person. Basically, an amp that makes anyone in... 
ProAc Response 2: CJ CAV45, Cary SEI 300B, or Cary Rocket 88?
Thanks 49 - room is 8X14, and I'm trying to find the best system for lower volume listening.  
ProAc Response 2: CJ CAV45, Cary SEI 300B, or Cary Rocket 88?
Thanks for the replies so far. I currently have a schiit Freya+ and Red Wine Audio Sig 30.2. While this combination really sounds good, I'm comparing it to a setup I heard when the ProAcs were new - Cary monos 300B and Audible Illusions 3. Every t... 
Can't Source Target R2 Stands - Best Substitute?
rooze - where are you at?    
Can't Source Target R2 Stands - Best Substitute?
La Crosse, WI  
Looking for preamp which is good at BOTH single-ended AND balanced output
+1 for the Schiit Freya +. This is an amazing preamp that I have used in both balanced and SE. The reasonable price is the icing on the cake. I haven't even tried tube rolling yet - stock tubes are getting it done for me. 
Soft, smooth organic SS integrated amps?
Exposure 2010S, not 2010 or 2010S2. Ranges from $600-750 depending on options and condition. Read the Art Dudley Stereophile review. It's accurate to what I have found. It has sounded great with classic JBL L112 and also with Klipsch Heresy IV and...