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Are tubes really “warm”?
Does organic and natural=warmth. SET tubes are my long time preference. I have difficulty describing the sound of my rig. I just know I like the “warm sound” of my SET amp and preamp and my lovely TT. Speaking of “warm”, After many years of listen... 
How to properly set up a turntable
Just set the HTA. Of concern is that I had to put the arm all the way down. Eyeball, it looks very close to parallel but if I could put it dow more I would. But the piano is now exactly in the center and the speakers completely disappeared. And th... 
How to properly set up a turntable
Thanks for all the help.Will check YouTube, but I am going to first try to set the HTA. Think that is getting the arm (Ortophon 309) parallel. That is way off. Can I eyeball that for a start. Don’t understand the methods for exactly adjusting it. ... 
Thinking about a Zesto Andros 1.2 to replace the John Curl PS in my Audible Illusions M3B
Thanks too blue!The Zesto is certainly a “bright shinny object”. And it also must be the most beautiful looking component ever. I do already hear the beauty of the AI and Curl. Think there may also be a unity of sound that I could lose with the Ze... 
Thinking about a Zesto Andros 1.2 to replace the John Curl PS in my Audible Illusions M3B
Is there anyone who has owned a Zesto Andros phono stage?Too blue,Enjoy indeed!Now listening to about my 10th album. The Curl phono stage and cartridge are just starting to open up and the sound is lovely. Not overly SS sounding. I think the Mayaj... 
Is room treatment a science?
Many sophisticated descriptions of acoustician principles.My main system is in my family room and my wife would never agree to have panels and other acoustic treatments on the walls!I have experienced room treatment as extreme as a half million pl... 
Tonearm mount to the plinth vs arm board vs rotating arm board vs isolated tower
Hi Kenchi,Wow, your question as to which arm and plinth is best for your 301 opened up an incredibly technical discourse on the physics of arm board construction!I am somewhat new to high level TT set up and Garland 301 rebuild.And I certainly do ... 
Best bookshelf loudspeakers under 10,000 for the pair
Best monitor I have heard is the Dynaudio C1. I would buy one used. Should be about $4-5k with stand. Then everyone seems to love the Harbeth 30 (.2?). The right amp is super important. The two hands clapping so to say. I am a tube guy. But the Pa... 
Why dont perfect Speakers exist?
Insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result. In this case, no result other than a negative comment about Keith Richard's hearing.Full disclosure: I am a semi retired audio dealer/consultant and music producer. My l... 
My Demo results: I feel like I'm at a frustrating block in my speaker journey
Hi mjt8,I have a simple and clear suggestion. After almost 50 years getting my first system when I was 18. Constantly upgrading, especially speakers. TetraSpeakers.com.I didn’t need to hear them after I looked at this website. An amazing group of ... 
Why dont perfect Speakers exist?
The only absolute is that there are no absolutes.Speaker are surely the vehicles to reach our hearts and souls with the sound of music. Surely there is nothing more subjective.In this specific matter of taste, I have never experienced a speaker th... 
Most Musical 6NS7 tube for a Preamp?
I only know of one company who only make a line stage and line stage with phono and have been perfecting it for decades: Audible Illusions. A preamp company. And the only preamp that has consistency received TAS Editor’s Choice award saying “one o... 
Why no interest in reel to reel if you're looking for the ultimate sound?
Check out YouTube “Garrard 301 vs Studer”. Best audio quality of any YouTube I have heard. As good as the 301 sounds when the Studer comes on you don’t want it to leave! But, for sure, tape is a rich man’s game. But it sure is amazing! 
Need help replacing my beloved Magnepan....
Hi Analoguefan,Take a look at Tetraspeakers.com. First photo you see is Keith Richards saying “These are not just ANY pair of speakers!”. And then an amazing group of some of the world’s greatest musicians saying even more superlatives. Herbie Han... 
High Output Preamp for First Watt SIT-3?
Look at the Tetraspeakers.com site and any other Audio Industry.I have known some top level Grammy winning artists. They normally do not involve themselves with any commercial enterprises unless they art financially invested (with the occasional e...