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Valve phono stage
i know you wanted balanced but If you don't mind going single ended Tom Tutay can Build you a Tube Phono Preamp for less than your budget.mds 
Help Picking a turntable
Hi,Interesting reading your saga, sound like everything turned out great.  I am not familiar with the turntable you bought but I have heard your Thiel 3.7 speakers and I think they sound great.  Have heard the ARC Ref 75 se and Arc LS-17 se, they ... 
Tube Preamp Recommendations?
Robert1234 - Another options would be a Tube Preamp built by Tom Tutay.  Tom builds the preamps to order so it would take a couple of months to build and he can build it to your needs, but would be well worth it.  I have had one of his preamps for... 
Aesthetix Calypso Factory Upgrade to Janus
I think you would be better off with a all tube phono preamp.  Tom Tutay hand builds these and it would be less money that upgrading your Calypso.mds 
Simaudio Titan Amp for Home Theater
Guiy,You should not have any problem running some of the better rated processors with you Simaudio Moon Titan Amp. I have not heard of any issues mixing and matching processors with amps.I would always keep the video separate from the audio. If yo... 
Theta Digital Carmen2 dvd/cd transport issues
I looked at my old receipt from Pioneer when I bought the assembly. It is Part # VXX2782 laser assembly that fits several pioneer units. You would need to verify that this matches the assembly you have. Look it up on line. A few places have photos... 
Theta Digital Carmen2 dvd/cd transport issues
I had a Carmen II for about 6 or 7 years. I had to replace the laser W/Theta right before they quit working on them. The Laser assembly is made by Pioneer and should be available thru them. You will have to open the unit up to get the model number... 
Thiel 1.5 vs. 1.6, any experience?
I have had the 1.5's for about 12 years now and like all Thiel speakers they tend to sound bright. I have gradually worked my way over to using an all tube system, which now sounds just right to me, with plenty of detail, bass and midrange. I have... 
Tube Selection Help
I have a set up similar to yours with a modified Fisher 400 receiver and Rogers LS3/5A speakers that I use to listen to Jazz, Country & light rock music. The system sounds great and has plenty of power provided you don't listen @ ear splitting... 
set top box or combination satellite receiver rgb
You can use a HDFury3 to convert HDMI to RGB. This can work with any receiver (direct tv or stand alone ota receiver) that outputs hdmi. 
Oppo 83 SE having trouble with cd mat on blu-ray
I have had both the Theta Carmen II and now the Oppo 83 SE. The Theta Transport is from Pioneer and not Oppo. 
Should I upgrade to the Theta casablanca III HD
I am not sure why you have been waiting to buy a BluRay player as the video is substantially better than DVD. Can you not run the hdmi cable directly to your display and bypass the Processor? There are multiple HDMI to Analog converters available ... 
Custom Builder For P/P Power Pentode Amplifier
I bought a completely rebuilt fisher 400 years ago from Sam @ Sams Audio Labs and have been extreemly impressed with his work. He can build pretty much anything you want. Just a thought. 
How to merge my 2 Channel and HT Systems?
Moto ManI have done this for years. I have the stereo outs from the processor go into a tube preamp. The tube preamp has two sets of outputs, one connected to the multichannel amp and one connected to tube mono blocks. The preamp is set to unity g... 
Best AV receiver if I also want very good music?
Aria,I do not understand what an older receiver has to do with internet apps on you blue ray player. Simply use the stereo analog outputs of the blue ray player into your receiver and connect the hdmi video connection directly into your TV. That i...