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Prescription Speaker Placement
millercarbon, I find you speaker setup very interesting. I never thought of the string trick. I always measured from the back wall. I would love to hear the rest of your speaker setup  guide. 
Wanting to try a tube amp.
 If you have a bad tube failure it can take out a resistor. The resistor is for protection of the amp. It is very simple to replace. When I had a resistor blow, my ARC dealer fixed it for me at no charge. If need be I could have done it myself. I ... 
Wanting to try a tube amp.
 The Ref 110 is a superb tube amp and a bargain for what they go for used. I saw o Hifishark that one just sold for $3200.  I have had no trouble with mine since I purchased it. And I have no real desire to upgrade at this point. IMHO 100 watts is... 
For ARC lovers, Problems?
I have owned ARC gear for over 30 years and have not had any reliability issues. Some years ago I had a 6550 go that took out a resistor, but that is about it. I have had absolutely no problems with my Ref 5se going through tubes. My Ref 2se eithe... 
Power cord upgrade for Outlaw 7700 amp (rectangular plug shape)
 That is a C19 connection. You need a 20 amp power cord.  I would suggest buying used. Something like an old Shunyata Black Mamba would be a great power cord. 
Request experience with local audio dealer upgrade programs
Yes! I have bought almost everything used or demo from a dealer. The biggest thing was my turntable. I paid less than half retail for the complete setup. Table / arm / cart. And he setup everything up for me.A good dealer will stand behind the th... 
Russian Tube Preamp, No Return, Here I go again
It looks interesting, let us know how it sounds. Will you have any problem with the voltage being 220v 50hz? 
suffering over choice of VTL 6550 signature II or the ARC REF6se
 A couple things I have learned after owning ARC gear for over 30 years. Original models are worth more than upgraded pieces. Upgraded pieces are also harder to sell. Always get the SE version. They are far more desirable than the original version.  
Anything SS sounds better than D'Agostino ?
 I have actually heard D'Agostino gear in person a couple years ago, it is quite good. It also has that cool Captain Nemo look that I really like. That said, I own ARC Ref gear. It did not make me want to change. But I doubt I would be happy with ... 
Having trouble reducing the vibrations on my turntable setup
What is the  Delos butcher block sitting on? How stable is the stand it sits on?I have a ClearAudio Innovation Compact with Universal arm. It sits on a VPI turntable stand filled with sand. On top of that is a butcher block that sits on cones. My... 
Tubes Asylum
Are you using a VPN? Some websites block IP addresses. If you are using a VPN, try using a different server. 
Audio research d-110 owners
 I would do a search of peoples systems for Thiel. See what other people are using to drive them. There is also a Thiel tread, you can ask for suggestions. jafant is a nice guy and I am sure he can help. You want to find an amp that is a good matc... 
Audio research d-110 owners
The Audio research D-110 is a solidstate unit. These early solistate units tend to sound bright. They would definitely not be my choice for an Audio Research amp. Audio Research is known for their tube gear. Just about any of the tube amps are goi... 
sonus faber strad power amp suggestions
I have the Sonus Faber Elipsa SE Red speakers, baby strads:) I use an Audio Research Ref 110 to power them. When I upgrade, it will probably be to the Audio Research Ref 150 SE. I definitely would want more power than the Ref 75. The Ref 110 is... 
Help - Opinions - Amp for Sonas Faber Olympica III Speakers
 The Olympica III are very nice speakers. At 90db they don't really need a ton of power.  I know you have a very large room. For solid state my choice would be an amp from Pass Labs. Maybe something like the X150.8 I have the Elipsa SE and drive t...