Responses from runwell

Which ARC ref linestage to try: Ref3, Ref5, Ref5SE? HATE forward sounding systems
Don't go audio research equipment if you love CJ sound, the difference in between those two brand is that much. I am long audio research user,but I think CJ give us the right sound.  
Tube or solid state
@petg60 "One thing to have in mind is that many tubed preamps have a high output resistance requiring careful matching with some ss power amps. Otherwise any combination can be successful, depending on speaker, but i have to agree that generally... 
Totally Ridiculous....Auditions on YouTube!
Let's forget hifi            Let's go back to the old time when we can only hear music through the radio.  Tell me;can you make your comment of the sony you heard? It is good,It is not good,It is bad. I will,and most of people will make their ju... 
Best tube preamplifier for under $15k
@phantom_av  it's great experience to compare different kind of preamplifier. I have the similar interesting in the past few years and just got dehavilland UV iii a  month ago. I have very good impression of this preamplifier. Although it is not e... 
Why don't higher end amplifiers come with a separate power chassis?
There is no sense to separate power with power amplifier. The power is the core of power amplifier, what we need do is to put it as near as possible to make strong signal amplifier.  
VAC preamps - too expensive?
I just searched  VAC 200iQ amplifier,and see a  guy buy new with $14000 and sold $7600. I just can't put the linking into here,it might have some limitation with forums. It is the current model,so it won't be long time. Is that to say this prod... 
Supratek..Cabernet 6SN7 or Cabernet DHT
I searched audio research database and  can't find this name as a model name. @jeony   
Supratek..Cabernet 6SN7 or Cabernet DHT
@jeony  You said Audio Research Premier 75 se. I can't find this one. Do you mean Audio Research Ref 75se ? Please reply. Thanks!  
Tube Preamp for Pass XA25 under $3,000
Recently I bought used Dehavilland Ultraveve III preamplifier, and feel it extra well with my power amplifier Audio Research VT100 III.  The sound from this preamplifier is my taste, some old style,not very hifi.NOT transparent. By the way,I disl... 
That sound is right for me.
@clearthinker As I said before, some one might not agree, if we can do assessments the hifi system via headphones listen on YouTube, you are one of them. I respect that opinion and we do not argue about it. Let us keep the difference between us. I... 
That sound is right for me.
I have several time listening Altec speakers at site and felt extra  well each time. These are all old equipments and some one can handle it if there is small problem, and I am not sure I can handle it. In another topic, we are discussing when is... 
That sound is right for me.
You are absolutely right! When I listen through headphones, I enjoy it very much, this guy is truely making the  amazing sound. It will be a lot  better if listen in his room, I believe. Limited in hifi record is really becoming a issue for us no... 
That sound is right for me.
@uncledemp  you are definitely go into the core. He replaced the original crossover of the speakers and redesign a new tube crossover for the speakers and he said his crossover is much better. So now I have some clue, it is not just preamplifier a... 
That sound is right for me.
@baylinor  it's meaningless to say my English good or bad here. If you are not clear for whatever reason, you can just ask me. Does that work for you? Let's go into the topic.  
That sound is right for me.
@clearthinker ​​​​​​ He is not doing business, and  does not sell me anything. He said he made the preamplifier and amplifier by himself and I believe. That's it.