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Buzzing through speaker's tweeters - PrimaLuna Dialogue Two Integrated
The fact that you can change the volume of the buzz suggests to me that your problem is not the Primaluna. The volume control attenuates the incoming signal so the problem is upstream from the Primaluna. Since both phono stages that you are using ... 
A question for fans of Threshold amplifiers
There are many vintage Threshold amps. IMHO, the models really worth having today because of the high(est) level of performance, then and now, would be the SA series 1, 2, and 3. Unfortunately they don't come up often and are expensive when they do.  
Confused Musical Presentation
Elizabeth, FYI higher end ear aids usually can have multiple programs to match your hearing. So they say. You can have a program for speach and for, say, live music.  But IMHO under the best of circumstances they are not going to give you audio ne... 
Confused Musical Presentation
FWIW your problem might be solved with an equalizer. Not to increase the highs so much as to reduce the lower ranges to bring your sound back into balance.  
Audio Research VT100 MK1 and LS15 HELP!!!
Well I did a little on line reading regarding your speakers which causes me to suspect the combination of your ARC stuff and the KEF may be your problem. Your speakers seem to be considered ’neutral speakers’ (at best). You seemed to like them whe... 
Audio Research VT100 MK1 and LS15 HELP!!!
Firstly, I overlooked your comments about the LS15 going into protection frequently. This could well be the result of the V3 6922 flashing/sparking. If the LS 15 doesn't require re-biasing you can easily change this tube yourself with like kind an... 
Audio Research VT100 MK1 and LS15 HELP!!!
FWIW, Some European sourced small tubes do flash on turn-on. Not at all unusual and it is not significant. I suspect, as others, that your problem may be speaker location (set up in your room) combined with the basic difference in the sound of you... 
Swapped long wall to short wall and now I am having some big issues
Re room acoustic's - my room is 13.5x19.5x9. I have Silverline Boleros. I'm not familiar with your speakers but I've certainly encountered your issues in setting up my speakers.  I did something based on what many professionals do when setting up ... 
Does anyone know the bias on a VTL 225 with KT90 tubes in them?
Try Google and review VTL's biasing instructions. I don't believe the values would vary between KT88's or KT90's, and they tell you how to do it if this is your first time out. Good luck. 
Classical Music for Aficionados
For adventurous Bach enthusiasts - '13 ways of looking at the Goldberg' by Lara Downes on Tritone Records (CD). A very interesting journey into the possible. Enjoy if you can. BTW, this lady, who I really enjoy,  has an interesting discography. Fo... 
Acoustics
You might consider changing your listening position - too close to a wall for example can really boost the bass. Inches can make a difference. If you haven't already done so, you might check out the Cardas set up - it is at worst a good starting p... 
Acoustics
As dweller suggests move your speakers about - the spikes you are experiencing suggest to me that they are the result of room nodes which can be changed by speaker relocation. Another possibility is to use a sub woofer crossed over at 120hz +/- an... 
Classical Music for Aficionados
Schubert, Nice headphones - I have a pair and use them often with my Marantz CDP which has a built in headphone outlet. I can see why you like them. I found they had a warmer mid range than my Senn's and were very easy to listen to and much more c... 
Classical Music for Aficionados
jim204, Re 'smaller forces', i.e. big works with a chamber orchestra. I totally agree that there is little more refreshing especially with the old warhorse works by Beethoven, Brahms, & Schubert. I first discovered this with Harrnoncourt's Bee... 
Classical Music for Aficionados
Re Liszt, I'm not so fond of his original works for solo piano but I really do enjoy a lot of his transcriptions (depending of course on the performer) and his Annes which I listen to more (usually in its parts) than the famous to B minor sonata. ...