markwatkiss

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SLP-05 and MC-275
And maybe you should consider upgrading your source whatever that may be. 
Stereophile's 2021 products of the year
Also reviewers comments and opinions maybe somewhat colored by the benefit received from manufacturers who simply gift the product being evaluated to the reviewer.When is the last time you have read a negative review of any component. 
Schiit Saga+...What’s the point of the tube?
I've been enjoying audio for 50 plus years and I've auditioned ,bought and sold a lot of product.The Saga is astoundingly accomplished at its price point,particularly when engaging the tube option which is preferable in my system. 
Anyone have any experience with CD transports? Particularly Jay’s Audio?
Can't comment on Jays transport though I am curious.Current reference is a CEC 3.3 and it is the most accomplished transport I have owned.Used in many reference systems. 
1975 New Reflektor 6n23p SWGP or Siemens/Amperex/Telefunken Cca?
I've bought,auditioned and sold a boatload of premium 6922 tubes,Siemens CCa grey plates and those with the falcon etching are by far the best in my system. 
Tube Preamp to go with Bryston SST2 amp and Magnepan 1.7i speakers
Have owned several iterations of Bryston amps over the years and I can tell you in no uncertain terms that pairing with a tube pre amp is essential.A tube pre will add that touch of romance and naturalness and still retain the articulate bass slam... 
is the amp too powerful..and would it hurt or damage my speakers?
Too much power is like sex,you can never get enough. 
Any US manufacturer of a 845 SET amplifier
The 845 Turbo made by Coincident Technology was discontinued several years ago. 
KR Audio Kronzilla monoblocks
Better have deep pockets when its tube replacement time. 
Integrated amp comparison/recommendation
And if you're looking at a Tori you may want to consider a Coincident Technology Dynamo 34SE MKIII.In a direct comparison I found the Dynamo to have more gravitas and meaningful bass.Quietest tube amp I have ever owned.Drop dead gorgeous and well ... 
best preamp under 500 for cheap, poor student
You do realize that you are responding to a post that's 19 years old. 
My Mark Levinson preamp dying - looking for new preamp, sound as good, wont break bank
What's a little warm up time out of your day and you can definitely improve your musical sound stage with a tube pre amp.You will also have the added bonus of fleshing out the sound of your Bryston which tends to be too linear.Just sayin. 
CEC TL3 3.0 (Japan) vs TL2N (US)
Sent you a pm 
CEC TL3 3.0 (Japan) vs TL2N (US)
I don't know if these are identical units but what I can tell you is that the CEC 3.3 is easily converted to US 120V.10 minute job by any qualified tech.I know because I had my 3.3 converted.You can simply pm me if you need additional information. 
Old Legendary tubes vs New Kids on the block Amperex/Siemens/Tele vs Psvane/TAD/Shugaung
Supratek Cortese,with a pre amp of that caliber only the very best vintage will do.I mean tubes not wine.