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Phish / LawnboyLittle Feat / Waiting on Columbus 
What’s really hurting the audio hobby?
Consumers are not being replaced as they move on.....for me I am doing so many other things since I retired that I do not spend near as much time with the system.  And I won't spend the same amount on upgrades or changes like I did while working. ... 
Are DAC's overpriced?
Amen viridian! 
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Thanks Raul, that is what I believe as well.  I was hoping a less expensive alternative to the high priced MC's might be an option. 
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Thanks for all the feedback, just what I [email protected] retipping is certainly an option.  In addition to SS, Ortofon offers a rebuild service on the Jubilee for a minimum of around $1200.  Not cheap.  Also considering searching someone to possible... 
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Eric Clapton / Reptile 
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Thanks guys for the reponses, I will probably give both At VM540 and Najaoka a try.  @noromance and @chakster I am intrigued by vintage MM and will start investigating.   
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Radiohead / In Rainbows 
Television technology - where are we?
Man I dread when my pioneer elite kuro plasma bites it! 
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Allman Brothers / Win, Lose, or DrawThat duel drum section is unbeatable for drive! 
MIT 350 EVO reference i/c
@ptss you should check out the heritage series, the EVO series and 2C3D series.  I am using all EVO 2’s.  I have always had MIT in and out of my system all the way back to 350 reference and 350 EVO series.  The newer heritage series I am using off... 
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Wishbone Ash / Argus 
Careful if buying Purist Audio Neptune fluid cables.
I haven’t heard your particular cable but I did own a Corvus IC for a while and did not like it compared to say proteus and venustas.  It was more resolution than musical.i would be surprised if Jim doesn’t make it right.   
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Gomez / Split the Difference  
Any experience with Tube rolling 6922 for Conrad Johnson preamp?
CJ uses a EH 6922 or Philips PCC88.  The Philips is a little more reliable, I’ve had a 2 new EH’s from CJ that were noisey from the get-go.The EH  does sound nice, the Philips does as well with a little less sparkle.  I am using a Siemens ECC88 6D...