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SET the best?
For close to three decades I ran Naim solid state gear. Loved it. I was satisfied.Then I had a chance to buy a pair of Quad ESL 63s and an Innersound Electrostatic amp. It sounded better than my Naim 135s on the Quads.Then I picked up a pair of JB... 
Supratek Owners Thread
Hey Supratek owners -Please advise what your experience has been with tube failure in the phono stage of your preamp, in the 6H23/6922/E88C position. I’m especially interested in hearing from fellow Cortese owners. I’ve had two "much-earlier-than-... 
Suggestions For Analog Upgrade - Tonearm or Phono Stage?
Seems to me your 'arm and phono stage are already at a pretty high pedigree and level of performance. I might humbly suggest you pursue a better cartridge.My equipment is not at the level yours is and I was blown away when I replaced my Dyna 17D3 ... 
LinLai WE 300B or the LinLai Global Elite Permaloy 300B tubes ?
Just a quick note about reliability - I've never had a problem with my lowly JJ 300Bs. I've been running them about 10 months. I know they're not considered a top-tier tube, sound-wise. I guess I should consider myself lucky that I can be satisfie... 
Cartridges with that musical coherence - having heard it, I need to learn more
Thanks, all, for sharing your thoughts. They've stimulated me to share a few more ideas about what I meant by the term "coherence". Probably you've all already got it, but here goes anywhere.I was listening to a first pressing of the Gary McFarl... 
Cartridges with that musical coherence - having heard it, I need to learn more
@chakster Thanks man. Appreciate the info. 
In house for review: AricAudio's Super 300B SET amplifier & Western Electric 300B tubes
I also am really looking forward to reading this. Both are topics I'm very curious about.In particular I'll be curious to see what you have to say about how the current production WE 300Bs compare to their historic production counterparts and the ... 
EMT and/or Koetsu with Shindo pre/phono and Kuzma Ref 313 arm....
Please can I piggy back on this thread with some related questions? I'm interested in the EMT cartridges and know nothing, really, about them. An acquaintance recently advised me to skip the whole SPU thing and get an EMT TSD 15. My 'table is a Ga... 
Supratek Owners Thread
@jslateiv Can you speak to the question of how a circa ~2004 Chenin model would compare to a current-spec Cortese? I have a friend who listened to my Cortese LCR, wanted to order one for himself, then found out about the 4-month wait time. The he ... 
Supratek Owners Thread
Anybody else occasionally use 6J5's in those adapters that allow substitution in the 6SN7 location? I had a pair of the adapters built by someone in Ukraine or someplace like that (can't even remember where or how I was put in touch with him). The... 
Supratek Owners Thread
Geez. What a genius idea. Wish I'd thought of it. 
Review: Supratek Cortese Tube preamp
Amazing how accurate this review still is, after 15 years. 
Supratek Tubes and Tube Swappin' for Everybody
This is really cool. Pray tell, what "baseline" Supratek model did you have him start with, upon which to apply this customization?Does it have a phono stage? LCR or "standard"?Markus 
Vintage tubes - facts, science, technology & empirical evidence VS. marketing, myth & hype
Thank you all for sharing your thoughts.Tube rolling is kind of addictive. I find that I practically obsess about tubes. Oh. And other hi-fi kinds of options.  
Vintage tubes - facts, science, technology & empirical evidence VS. marketing, myth & hype
Thanks all. Right now I'm getting ready to roll some 6922/E88C/6H23 for my phono stage. Looking forward to my conversation with Andy.