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Low priced giant killers
If you're patient, you could stumble across a used pair of Merlin TSMs in that price range(in fact, there is a pair in the classifieds rignt now. Not mine!.) Don't know how many giants would feel threatened by them, but they are some very fine sma... 
Proton amp info....
Open it up and look? 
Product to fill up speaker/audio stands and racks
I prefer not to use sand. Unless you get a well dried silica sand, the moisture in it can aid in rotting your metal stands from the inside out.Go to a reloading shop and get some lead shot. Cheap enough, extremely dead and doesn't make a mess. Jus... 
tube amp will drive von schweikert VR4-jr?
I'm running my JRs with a BAT VK60 for the moment and it is working out extremely well. No signs of compression or strain, even at moderately high volumes.Being only moderately efficient, I think the speakers can benefit from being fed more power,... 
HDCD question.....
In order to use the HDCD capability of your Rotel, you'll have to bypass the Samsung processing and connect to the Rotel through a coaxial or optical digital cable. It's a 'one or the other' thing. 
Battubes....the begining
Actually, you can cross the 6DJ8 off your list. According to Victor: "We do not recommend the 6DJ8's because they overstress the filament supply - our circuits are designed for 6922's, that have better electrical specs." That should help narrow yo... 
assistance - need to power VSA-VR4jr
Don't tell anyone I said so, but word is that the DK integrated has an impressive synergy with the 4JRs. Do a search and you'll find a number of people who were shocked at how well these two worked together. The price for a brand new DK dovetails ... 
How do you 'listen' to new music?
The Slapster strikes again.Boy, you're missing out on the bi-aural experience! Although you've pretty much got it wired for any monophonic recordings... 
DIY Perforated metal grills?
Go to McMaster-Carr and search for 'perforated.' You'll get lots of choices at reasonable prices. 
AQ Anaconda to Nordost Red Dawn
You have my blessing. 
Please help for performance with low cash......
I thought you had already taken option 1?IMO, your best option is not on your list. Be patient. Save some extra dough as you can and keep your eyes peeled for a great deal on a better quality redbook player.I know what it's like trying to keep the... 
Need advice on speaker cables
Rather than reinvent the wheel, I'll point you to your answer: "A friend told me that this cable can cause amplifier instability; is this true?".The Zobel AlphaCore supplies is a simple heat-shrunk RC network just a bit longer than the span betwee... 
Need advice on speaker cables
I should have mentioned, in case you aren't already aware, that the Goertz cables are likely to require a Zobel network(if not, install them anyway; they won't hurt anything.) They are included with the cables, but be sure to ask for them specific... 
Need advice on speaker cables
Take some Nordost flat cable, fold it in half, cut the price by 80% and there you have...Goertz MI2. Best kept secret in audio. 
Need long ICs that sound like KCAG
The long lengths of twisted-unshielded can work, but it will depend upon your electrical environment. What are the possible 'contaminants' in close proximity to your runs? If there are many and you have to use that kind of length, then I would cer...