Responses from rlb61

Try to train them...again, or simply shoot them?
When I was about 6 years old, I had lent my then twenty-something cousin a 45 rpm of "Just Like Me" by Paul Revere and the Raiders. He returned it to me with a frickin’ scratch well-deep into the grooves which caused a skip. As my folks didn’t hav... 
Just bought a Hegel H390 Integrated
Forget the Hegel ... Congratulations on the divorce. It'll get even better once your gonads drop down from your stomach and return to their rightful place. Been there, done that. Let the good times roll! 
Is this an Upgrade or a Lateral Move?
@mcmvmx ... yes, the circuits appear to be similar. The only major difference that I can discern is that the VK-33 is dual mono and the VK-3i is not. 
Is this an Upgrade or a Lateral Move?
Thanks to everyone for your condolences. They are very much appreciated. In this difficult time, music has been my solace, both from a listening and playing perspective.  
Is this an Upgrade or a Lateral Move?
@gdnrbob ... my system consists of the following: BAT VK-3i preamp, BAT VK-225se power amp, Joseph Audio Pulsar speakers (v1), Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista 3D CD disc player, Magna Dynalab MD-102 FM Tuner, and Nakamichi DR-8 Cassette Deck. 
Wharfedale Elysian 4 Incredible build quality and sound, but made in China.
We may not be able to avoid all Chinese made components, but we can certainly TRY to buy products that say "Made in the USA," rather than those which proclaim blatantly that they're made in China. Disengagement from Beijing is necessary in all are... 
Is easy to know when a non english speaker is writting?
@oldhvymec ... it's "Base - A - Ball." 
New PrimaLuna Evo's
I agree with @kevweldon. Look, we all know that we can’t buy 100% American because most, if not all PCBs and other internal parts are produced in China. However, to the extent that we can avoid products which are blatantly made there, we CAN do so... 
Crackling Noise From Brand New Audio System
I agree that it’s likely a faulty cable. 
Is easy to know when a non english speaker is writting?
This just may be THE dumbest topic ever on A'Gon. Who cares if the poster is foreign ... si? 
Alternative speaker suggestion to B&W 805d3
+1 for the JA Pulsars. Simply a great listening experience. 
Whats playing on your system today?
Joe Henderson ... "Mode for Joe." 
BEL 1001 MK5 driving Joseph Audio Pulsars
I have a pair of Pulsars (v1). Jeff Joseph told me directly that an amp of at least 60 wpc should be used with them. 
I blew up my receiver. Now what?
It's junk, man. Use this as an opportunity to go with separates, and never look back. 
What isolation feet under your amp with great result?
@ericsch I don’t remove the feet. I place the component directly on top of the EVA pad, feet and all.