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Elrog 300B vs Takatsuki 300B tubes
How many hours so far Charles1dad? 
Elrog 300B vs Takatsuki 300B tubes
team212,As you can see from my above post, the reliability issue for the Elrogs is still troublling.  
Elrog 300B vs Takatsuki 300B tubes
charles1dad,I haven't discussed the cathode resistor change with George but it does sound like a feasable fix. Problem for me would be that in my neck of the woods there aren't any tech's that would understand, unfortunately. I honestly thought th... 
Elrog 300B vs Takatsuki 300B tubes
Hello fellow Elrog friends,I was anxious to try the new Elrog 300B's  in my Frankenstien amps but after reading on this forum about  the failures, I decided to wait awhile until all the bugs were worked out. After the new tubes were reissued, I de... 
Herron VTPH 2--what cables are you using?
I have always used Synergistic Research phono cables on my Herron Phono Stage with excellent results. I've never used any other cable in that spot so I don't have any comparisons.  
TUBE AMP LOVERS - What SS amp makes you smile???
Sorry meant to say MA9s2's 
TUBE AMP LOVERS - What SS amp makes you smile???
I am  a tube amp guy but a few months back I found a pair of Marantz MA932 monoblocks and sent them to Jena Labs for mods. Wow, these amps really sound great. Very close to tube sound 
Dan D'Agostino Is Making 'Big Iron' Again - 800 wpc Monoblocks
You could probably weld with those things 
Remind me again why...
I also had this come and go quality with my systems sound until I realized that the power coming out of my wall socket was  varying from 116V to 124V quite frequently. In came the PS audio power regenerator which keeps the power at a constant 120V... 
Are marantz power amps any good?
The MA9s-2's are solid state. That's what I was saying, They are SS amps that are every bit as good as my high end tube amps. Surprized the heck out of me! 
Are marantz power amps any good?
I found a pair of Marantz MA9s-2 amps and sent them to Jena Labs for there known ability to modify these amps. I am a tube guy but OMG are these things ever great.  
Why I prefer gear that is made domestically
I've had really great luck dealing with domestic audio. Firms like Cary Audio, Soundscience, PS Audio, VPI, Many US cable manufacturers. Even Canadian  Coincident Audio. It is absolutely great to  call  and talk to the designer of the equipment yo... 
Which phono preamplifier do you recommend?
Herron VTPH is kick ass 
Elrog 300B vs Takatsuki 300B tubes
I've had my Franks about three years and used Shuguang Black Treasures, Takatsuki's and now the second generation Elrog' 300b's without even a hickup. They are spectacular.  
Elrog 300B vs Takatsuki 300B tubes
I have addressed the over voltages and under voltages of my incoming power by using a PS Audio P-10 regenerator. I think it's a great thing. In my area, the power was measuring anywhere from 116v to 124v. I'm not associated with PS Audio in any wa...