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Christmas Ideas - DIY something!
Very true! 
Please help! Tube amp issue
Your problem may be the same as what I encountered a few years ago with a DIY KT-77 amp.  You may have reversed the output tube connections to your output transformer.  Try rewiring the output transformer primary leads so that the leads previously... 
Whats the FATTEST sounding Tube amp to warm up Lean speakers?
Cary SLM-100 amps are very warm and fat sounding.  Conrad Johnson MV-45 and MV-50 have a similar sound but half the power. 
Bypass capacitor position?
I can’t see the wiring details on my phone.  However, it appears the two channels are mirror images of each other so the bypass capacitor positions would logically be reversed as well.i notice each amp has what appears to be a Jupiter copper foil ... 
Capital Audio Fest 2018--show report
I can’t believe no one has mentioned what were to me easily the best sounding speakers at the show—-the DejaVu Audio Western Electric Horn/open baffle speakers and the EMIA room with Double Double Quad 57s (literally 8 Quad electristats in the roo... 
Furutech FP-3TS762 or FP-TCS31
Several cable manufacturers and Furutech retailers say that once you get to a certain level of cable quality the connectors make a bigger difference than the cable itself.  Since I have been very pleased with all of the Furutech power connectors I... 
BE VERY CAREFUL OF YOUR DEALINGS ON AUDIO-ASYLUM
I have had a number of transactions using Audio Asylum Trader, both buying and selling, and they have all gone smoothly.  Ironically all of my dealings have been with private individuals, and you would think that was more risky than dealing with a... 
DIY ?uestion
Thank you Trelja and Duke for sharing the TL info and the stories about Bud.  i agree completely with Trelja’s description of the sound of TL bass compared to vented or sealed cabinets.  I also agree with Duke’s description of the dip in response ... 
Harbeth 40.2 OR Spendor Classic 100 OR ??
 Dodgealum, that is interesting indeed.  I will make a point to listen to the new Apollo at CAF in November.  I have heard the Ulysses a number of times and some of the other models less often, but only at shows, and frankly I was always disappoin... 
Harbeth 40.2 OR Spendor Classic 100 OR ??
It's important to use the Spendors on the Sound Anchor stands designed for them.  I also tried Skylan stands and several homemade stands, but none of them sounded as good to my ears as the Sound Anchors. 
Harbeth 40.2 OR Spendor Classic 100 OR ??
I am sure the room placement will vary depending on the particular room.  My room is 14.5' x 20 x 8, and I had the Spendors along the shorter wall roughly 5' from the rear wall and 2.5' from the side walls. 
Harbeth 40.2 OR Spendor Classic 100 OR ??
I owned SP-100 speakers for nearly 20 years and found them very satisfying on a wide range of music.  They are truly a "music lover's speaker."  I seriously considered some of the speakers on your list as possible replacements for the Spendors inc... 
KLE Innovations Silver HarmonyRCA's - not silver eh?
Regardless of KLEI’s advertising claims (which I consider to be lies), what ultimately matters is the sound quality, and that’s where I find the KLEI plugs to fall short.  I have both Copper Harmony and Absolute plugs.  The Absolute was a signific... 
First impression: Herron VTPH-2A phono preamp
Prof, you mentioned the Parasound and Sim Audio phono stages.  What were the other three you tried previously? 
When it sounds like a tube amp needs rejuvenating,
Short of catastrophic failures, tubes that are past their prime can sound “tired” or lackluster; you start noticing treble doesn’t have the life and sparkle you were used to. The best approach is to buy a new set of tubes before they are needed, t...