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How to evaluate amps that are not broken in?
However, IMO, our current state of mind i.e. a good (bad) day at work, an argument with the spouse, a good game of golf, a lousy meal, time of day, etc. etc. play a much larger role in our evaluation of any listening session than minor changes in... 
How to evaluate amps that are not broken in?
Break in is something that is highly debatable. Considering all of the variables that are at work EACH time you sit down and listen it is very difficult to attribute any gains directly to break in.However, people that do believe in the theory seem... 
Mullard EL34 as a choice for your amp.
Are you talking NOS or reissues? 
HELP
While I am thinking of it; Do the speakers have 100 hours on them yet? If they don't- this could be your problem. Also- speaker placement would be another thread I would start seperately. At the very least- put some bass intensive music on and wal... 
Studio/Performance Amps for High-End Systems?
I think it tends to be presentation. Every pro amp I have ever had in my systems has been forward and dynamic, but ultimately fatiguing.With this said, in the right system pro amps do offer a heck of a lot of value. 
HELP
Sorry to hear about you getting off on the wrong foot. I think that you will find that that vast majority of people involved in this hobby will do their best to try and help.I have a bunch of questions;Do you have the option of getting a refund fo... 
Rogue Metis pre amp
The CA-301 (only amp I could find a spec for) has a very high input impedance- making it easy to drive for the Metis- which is good because I have read that the Rogue has trouble driving some amps.If this was pure coincidence you got lucky. Howeve... 
Tube smell?
Me too.The Baby amp from Sophia has a really cool smell. I have had 3-4 different ones over the years and they all smell the same. Charm of tubes... 
Nearfield listening
Reubent,Listener57;Those Clements are awesome speakers. I remember a local hifi shop growing up carried them. What ever happened to Clements? 
Bi-amping B&W 703's
Yes, you would use a y-adapter on the amp end if your pre does not have two pairs of outputs. I should have mentioned that. Sorry.Single RCAs come off the pre- terminate into a single female y adapter that splits to dual male RCAs. Repeat on amp/s... 
Bi-amping B&W 703's
No- you would use both channels on each amp. So you have both channels of amp 1 plugged into speaker 1. One channel on the high frequency terminals, the other on the low. Same thing for speaker 2/ amp 2. This is called vertical biamping and is typ... 
Bi-amping B&W 703's
That is briding the amps. I would try unbridged stereo operation 1 amp per speaker. That should yield a nice improvement. 
Magnapan MMG and Scott 222
Try anticables or 12-20awg solid core copper magnet wire. (cheap at ratshack) It works great.I use 12awg which is the same as anticables but some other guys on the Magnepan useres group seem to like 16-18 guage.Good stuff.-Rob 
Give Up?
Joeylawn36111,I give you credit for getting it. I just read this and that was my thought initial thought as well. Tell tale sign of a short- you just went too far and guessed how it happened which is 1000 more impossible. My favorite response was ... 
B&W speakers running on Mac 4 ohm taps?
4 ohm taps use additional transformer windings and can often deliver more current.I have found this to typically be at the expense of upper frequency sparkle and ultimate drive but it is worth a shot.I am not speaking in regards to Macs, just in g...