Responses from pesky_wabbit

Electric cars will ruin late night listening?
It will be a long time until electric cars are less expensive than their gasoline/diesel counterparts.  there won‘t even be any gas/diesel counterparts in 15 - 20 years. Have a look at EU/British legislation and the stated policy of leading aut... 
Will DAC always sound better going straight into a Power Amplifier?
Make sure you have it professionally reconditioned. Components like capacitors will need to be replaced, pots cleaned… of it isn’t likely to sound very good. generally, a wholesale change of capacitors is not required. Film capacitors age very ... 
Mono Recommendations
  Otis Reeding - “Sitting by the Dock of Bay” sounds good even when using a stereo cartridge on the mono LP. I have an original stereo  pressing of “Otis Blue“ which sounds pretty.fine to me. There is a certain ‘directness‘ to the sound whic... 
Are Harbeth the only warm and euphonic speakers in town ?
+1 Sonus Faber, very competitiive with Harbeth  
Sad to say I need a new amp…
pray it was the mains transformer and not the outputs - far easier to replace.. lovely amp  
Bill Withers has passed
thanks for the memories, RIP..  
Audio Note Power Amps
As far as I am aware the Cabarnet‘s output transformers run the standard 600 ohms output which would mate perfectly with 600 ohm transformer input of the Ankoru and its ilk.  
Tekton Design - New IRL Technology - Lifelike, Real, Immersive
to an acoustical physicist  care to name names ?  
shiit Freya+ muffles the base? Recommendation for preamp please
ARC, Supratek, EAR, Atmasphere…  
Looking for warm tube preamp (should pair well with Pass power amp), budget $6000
For the Cary SLP-05, it uses 6 6SN7’s. mea culpa - should have read more carefully I assumed ARC  
Looking for warm tube preamp (should pair well with Pass power amp), budget $6000
If you want to get a warmer sound from your SLP-05 try some NOS tubes. I love the old Sylvania tubes in it. Fuller and smoother then the stock tubes and just all around better sound. If you want a much warmer sound try NOS RCA tubes. I prefer the... 
Why is most everything remastered?
yes, but what about the MUSIC ?  
to maximise tube life always check your filament voltages and get them to run just under spec. Amazing how many amps have filaments running hot, especially the 110/220V Chinese jobs. Use padding resistors to lower voltages and extend your listenin... 
Russian tube supply issues
@malibu457 libu why can’t the U.S. start making audio tubes? have you any idea what tooling up from scratch would cost ?  
Audio Note Power Amps
+100 your friend is not that well informed. A DHT Supratek would not be disgraced by anything in the AN range and uses the 5881 in shunt (as opposed to AN series) regulation.