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Seriously considering tube preamp…opinions?
Yours is a pretty common story, myself included.  Took the plunge into tubes some years back with a Jolida 502brc integrated and was glad I did.  Love the tube sound.  I was apprehensive at first but nothing to worry about really - piece of cake. ... 
Vinyl woes / cartridge upgrade
Thanks all for the replies.  Mike, the AT-VM95SH looks good.  Or, maybe the 95ML for a bit less.  I have been researching the Microline and Shibata types and the shape seems to make sense.  The Gallos still sounding great BTW!The Mapleshade brush ... 
Vinyl woes / cartridge upgrade
Wow yogi, that is a positively gushing review.  Those always make me go hmmm....   Do you have the Grado black 2? 
Vinyl woes / cartridge upgrade
Lol chakster, easy now.  I don’t  have any plans to get one.  Although I would experiment if the price was right.  ;-)Cartridge, etc. first.Thanks yogi for the link, I’ll check it out.   Think I remember hearing that Grado cartridges are a little ... 
Vinyl woes / cartridge upgrade
I was reading about that piece.  Very cool, glad it works for you.  If someone wanted to loan me one...... 
Neil Peart of Rush passed away
Well said, prof!!! 
Whats playing on your system today?
Rush - what else?  Signals right now, next probably Moving Pictures 
Neil Peart of Rush passed away
Great drummer is an understatement.  Ground breaker, the first of his kind.  Countless have learned from him and copied him, an awe inspiring legacy.  We used to have air drum contests to Hemispheres!  My first concert at the Chicago Amphitheatre.... 
Wadia being sold for a third of it's retail
LOL, thanks Bill!  Missed that somehow.  I looked at the dealers listed on their website but no dice there. 
Upgrade to Oppo?
Thanks soix, it does help.  I can always upgrade to a better transport in the future.  I am considering streaming also.  Perhaps buying a budget DAC/streamer combo just to get started.  Honestly, the DAC purchase has been difficult.  I'm going to ... 
Upgrade to Oppo?
Thanks all.  Yes, I do like to buy local used whenever possible.  Budget about $4 - $500 but a new CD player not a necessity.  If the Oppo 95 is not really an upgrade from the Planet then I may just buy it for the living room as mentioned.  I am a... 
Wadia being sold for a third of it's retail
So where is this sale going on? Looking to buy a dac very soon and would happily check it out.  
Tannoy Prestige Stirling
Lots of lucky Tannoy owners out there.  It was the GR that I heard.  Two things that impressed me most:  First, the micro details in the upper end were amazing.  Cymbals were immediate and crisp (attack and decay?).  I felt like I heard every litt... 
Whats playing on your system today?
Styx - The MissionPleasantly surprisingly good.   
Suggestions for higher efficiency speakers
jsautter, I did pay close attention, read it a few times - very informative!  I've enjoyed his posts for years.  Not sold on SET amps, but would like to experiment.  But I see that getting the proper speakers may prove difficult in my price range....