Responses from russe41

Want to get into Analog
How about getting into  the ultimate in analog andget a reel to reel,you won't be disappointed. 
MC300 MC252 MC501 recommendations based on my setup
I replaced my MC352 with the 501's and never looked back.They first powered Von Schweikert VR4HSE's and now powerInnersound Eros with Sanders new electrostat panels, and I love the amps.The first diff I noticed was the low end impact, it was almos... 
Otari MTR-10 MKII 
Otari MTR-10 MKII
Sound quality is very good, some being better than others like any other tape producer.Tapes are not as mainstream usually but that is what makes it interesting.Go to this link and go to the sticky "The Best of the Best" for the best sounding tapes.  
Otari MTR-10 MKII
I owned a Otari 5050blll which I loved after owning revoxb77 teac4010 and a few others throughout the yearsand can say the Otari will sound better but the real difference would be in tape handling compared to consumer decks, it is very gentle and ... 
Revox B970 malfunction
My revox b760 tuner went kaput after powerup, soI rebuilt the power supply with kit from revox parts seller and everything came back working. Can't tell what your problem is but it can't hurt to try. 
Reel to Reel Tape
Almandog, I use a Sony APR5003 and it blows away my VPI scoutmaster w grado sonata.  Tables are good until youhear a reel to reel with good tapes 
Fuses on Magnepan .7 speackers
What the saying about there is one born every second!!!Boy that's the truth. Spend your cash on music 
What used speakers raraely come up for sale
Sanders Sound System or Innersound Eros(the older model).Love them and you won't see them for sale from me butyou might see my Von Schweikert VR4 Genlll's soon. 
Reel to Reel and General Tapes Questions
Otari is up the ladder so to speak of the Otari.I had the 5050lll-2 that handles tape in a different league than a home unit that lasted a few years and sold it and went with aSony APR-5003 which is a dream to work with.As far as vcr heads, why...... 
Why don't amplifier Companies use high end fuses?
Because they are smart enough to know.If I could get that last 1" of wire to make a diff after a few miles of wireand trump my competition I would. 
Why don't amplifier Companies use high end fuses?
I just installed high end fuses in my scoutmaster motor,and i must say it runs way better, or maybe not, wait,theres no difference. 
Best fuses for under $50?
I just assembled some fuzes with genuine horse crap impregnated which allows current to flow faster and cleaner and will sell them for 75$ each. It's a steal at this price as nothing else conducts like crap!Or you could save your money for a Reel ... 
Mcintosh mc-601 or 1201 ?
No double gets you only 3db more.  No more No less 
MRI grade vs Hospital grade electric outlets
ITS ELECTRICITY THAT COMES FROM AN OUTLET,NOT SOUND.Contact pressure is the primary difference between good and bad outlets.You can believe the hype,I'll put my money on more music buying, that's why I buy my equipment.