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Magnavox or RCA tube amp
Al,Yep, I’m going with the RCA. After looking at what has been done to both amps the RCA M1 12157 looks to be the better of the two. All resistors and caps have been replaced and the amp has been configured to be used as a 2 channel amp. The Vox w... 
Magnavox or RCA tube amp
I am aware of all that. I’m not asking what other amp I should buy, as I own several amps, including tube amps now, I’m looking at having some fun and want to choose between Manavox and RCA. So, given that, which one should I play with? 
Amplifier for a Focal Electra 1008 BE
I'm running my Micro Grand Utopia's nicely with a pair of Rogue M120's set to triode.  
Best vinyl purchases based on pressing, studio production, sound quality and enjoyment.
No, I haven't tried the MoFi version of Wake of the Flood. I do have a lot of MoFi pressings and enjoy them. However, this pressing would be hard to beat ana it is $21.00. I would be more than happy to dropbox a 24/96 sample to interested parties.... 
Best vinyl purchases based on pressing, studio production, sound quality and enjoyment.
For years I've searched for a pristine copy of "Wake of the Flood" but always fell short. I've bought NOS and used first pressings, imports, and later pressings, none of which provided what I knew this album had in its grooves. I even bought a NOS... 
Which band IS really America's Greatest (rock & roll band)?
The Grateful Dead. Anyone else is a distant second. 
Does this image give you claustrophobia?
At least the owner isn’t worried about trying and swapping out cables.  
Nakamichi Cassette Decks
I’ve own lots of decks and recorded a number of live bands to two track cassette. I’ve owned Tandberg, Nak (4 different ones), Denon, Sony, Kyocera, Fisher, and others. Naks are good but if you want as good or better sound the sleeper is a Sony TC... 
Difference in sound using different carts when digitizing vinyl record?
To answer your question, "yes"! 
Is a jelco sa750e low mass or high mass ?
At 13.25 grams it would be considered medium mass. It should therefore work with a wide variety of cartridges. I’ve used it with a Denon 103 and it sang nicely. 
SAT Comparison
I posted my thoughts a few days ago but somehow it was weeded out. I’ll summarize it here.1 through 3 have very small difference. I prefer 1 but frankly I could change the loading of the cartridge and that could change. I would have preferred a tr... 
Help me make a decision! Turntable overload
In my opinion the difference between 1 through 3 were minor at best but 4 stuck out like it hurt. That being said, I would have liked to hear what the various arms sound like on a popular piece that we all are familiar with. Although, 1 through 3 ... 
Another Speaker Recommendation Request
Now that you have the room for them get yourself some Maggies 3.7s.  
SAT 30K+$$ TONEARM: W O R T H T O H A V E I T ?
It is a better value than $47,000 Dreamplay CD player that is on the cover of this month’s Stereophile for a number of reason! However, I still would not purchase one even if I had Bezos’ money. 
Diana Krall - New Vinyl - Good sound - Poor Vinyl
It was her new album in 2007.