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VAC and Kevin Hayes are totally unresponsive. What's up with that?
I've owned four VAC amps over the last 15 years, all of which were purchased used.  While I no longer own gear, I do recall them being responsive, professional and generous with their time when I had questions or needed service.  On the downside, ... 
Speaker Cable, matching to Harbeth 40.2
I've used 12 gage Duelund on my 40.1's and 40.2 Anni's and have no desire to change.  I've owned considerably more expensive cable (up to $3.5K) and prefer the Duelunds.  
Help Please:Upgrade Coax cable between Node 2i and Chord Qutest..?
I can attest to @williewonka comments regarding upgrading the power cord with Zavfino power cables, as I did just that this week, replacing the stock cable with a Zavfino Fina https://zavfinousa.com/collections/power-cables/products/fina-occ-power... 
Amplifiers in use with big Harbeths (Mon 40 series) that work very well
@yashu check out this beauty just listed...https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisadh92-jadis-electronics-da-50-signature-class-a-integrated-amplifier-c-w-remote-control-demo-tube  
Amplifiers in use with big Harbeths (Mon 40 series) that work very well
@yashu Harbeth's NA Distributor, Fidelis AV, offers in home demo's of their Lab12 Integre4.  It's 65 WPC with KT150's and you can tube roll with EL34's, KT88's, etcetera.   The price is reasonable @ $5K and they recommend it with Harbeth.   Other... 
Help Please:Upgrade Coax cable between Node 2i and Chord Qutest..?
I use and recommend Black Cat Silverstar as well. 
DAC - DCS Bartok or the new Berkeley Alpha DAC 3
@efoo that's not a bad problem to have.  I would love to be in position to be purchasing a Bartok. 
Amplifiers in use with big Harbeths (Mon 40 series) that work very well
I used an Aesthetix Calypso with NOS tubes.  While the Plinius was the best solid state amp Ive owned, I haven't owned a lot of SS amps as I prefer tube amps.   If I had to use SS, the SA 102 is an amp I could live with. 
Really...My favorite power tube is reissue that's not widely popular
Anyone try  TS 7581A’s in a Music Reference RM9?  RM9 accepts KT66, EL34 and KT88's... so not sure if the Tung Sol 7581 is compatible. 
Amplifiers in use with big Harbeths (Mon 40 series) that work very well
About a year ago, I replaced my 40.1's with 40.2 Anni's and continue to use a Music Reference RM9 MKII with Gold Lion KT88's.  It was refurbished by Roger Modjeski a few years before his passing.  Along with the VAC 70/70, it has been the best sou... 
Focal 1028+Mcintosh MC275
I wouldn't hesitate to own an MC 275 MKV again. 
Trelja and friends in New York, 2004
@palasr Sadly, I don't think they DO know who they are, as they suffer from a lack of self-awareness. 
Help with Shortlist of Speakers! (SF vs Devore vs Others?)
Look at the YouTube video’s for Fleetwood Audio Deville’s. Not very well known, but impressive sound quality, very efficient and unique with regards to craftsmanship and build quality. http://https//www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvJy2FGgneIhttp://https/... 
Tube Preamp - What to buy?
No phono stage... but I'd be looking at Don Sach's and Aesthetics.http://www.dsachsconsulting.com/custom%20line%20stage.htmlhttp://http//www.dsachsconsulting.com/custom%20line%20stage.html  
What are your opinions of Sim Audio amplifiers?
I owned W6 monoblocks paired with Dynaudio C4's more than a decade ago.   I found them very underwhelming and sold them within a few weeks.  Not impressed.