Responses from pesky_wabbit

How long do you or should you keep your gear.
as long as it pleases you playing music  
AN Niobium versus Tantalum resistors?
glad the Z-foils worked out for you at the input, they really are transparent. Yes, filling an entire system with them can be a bit overwhelming, and too much of a good thing.  
What is an audiophile? Are you an audiophile?
Not sure your assumption is really correct it wasn‘t an assumption, it was something he actually stated himself, he was very pleased that his system had that characteristic  
Audio Fuse Metal fatigue
I would say he makes sh** fuses and buy another brand  
New In 2022
thanks @jafant !  
Why is most everything remastered?
I‘ll never forget the experience aeons ago when a friend brought his spanking new MoFi copy of Sticky Fingers over for a spin. We waited with baited breath for the needle to hit the vinyl and then……whoa…….we both looked at each other - was the sty... 
Sound Better w/Amp Directly Into Wall Then Thru Zero Surge
the Hydra contains metal oxide varistors, which were promoted by Russ Andrews in a couple of his products in the early 80‘s. At the time quite a few enthusiasts obtained these components individually and inserted them in mains plugs to ascertain w... 
Any song recommendations for testing purposes?
whenever a reviewr regurgitates "I could hear the ***** in Diana Krall's voice" I reach for the sick bag and stop reading...  
Don Sach's pre amp
for the record the circuit used in the SP-14 is a direct copy of John Broskie‘s Aikido as published in the Tubecad Journal. This circuit has since been used by Don Allen. No credit has been given to Mr Broskie for using his design by either constr... 
Best upgrade: amp or pre-amp?
agree, get rid of both and buy a decent integrated. There‘s lots to choose from, some good ones have already been mentioned. If you aren‘t after big power the Leben CS600 is pretty special.  
Still happily using vintage gear?
Dual 701 table It‘s a classic, hold onto it  
Russian tube supply issues
not many people are aware that Australia‘s national security is greatly bolstered by the fact that we have the world‘s most populous muslim nation located directly between us and China  
Tekton Design - New IRL Technology - Lifelike, Real, Immersive
it might come down to an old fashioned duel between David and Eric…………microphones at ten paces…….  
New In 2022
any idea of content?  
Eric Clapton reveals this week of his declining health
A quick listen to Jack Bruce's first two solo albums illustrates a range and sophistication that far exceeds what one typically encounters in Blues/Rock forgotten treasures…..