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845 tubes
I have similar issue with 300b not 845. I have WE 300b made in 50’s which had lasted more than 10 k hours but saved for future.Also I have Sophia Electric and Black Treasure 300bs which sound pleasant but no match with WE nos 300b in details and d... 
Help finding a simple but high quality buffer or preamp for remotely controlling volume
I had been using Scitt Freya + for my headphone chain to connect 20 ft balanced cable from Dave.It sounds really musical with Nos tubes.I am using Kenrad vt231 at gain stage and Sylvania vt231 at buffer stage.Thomas 
Warm romantic & detailed
https://www.vaughnloudspeakers.com/copy-of-productsI have Vaughn Carbernet III idled.My main speaker is Lanshe 4.1Driven by Rogue Cronus Magnum II, Vaughn Carbernet III sounds warm, romantic but detailed.if you are interested in Vaughn Carbernet I... 
Tube or SS
+1  to  Rogue audio cronus magnum ii (used) or new III.I fitted Telefuken ax7 and amperex au7 in  Magnum ii.It sounds excellent.Thomas 
Connecting a DAC directly to an amp?
I connect Dave and HMS to Line Magnetic 508 pre input.Thus I control the volume through Dave remote.It is working well.But I have Schitt Freya pre between Dave and my headhone  amps to connect 20 ft balanced cables. 
Good CDs to Test Your System
https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Demonstration-Disc-Critical-Listening/dp/B00002MXUH/ref=pd_sbs_15_2/...+2 to Cheskty 
Best 40 to 50k used speakers
https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisa5g62-alsyvox-tintoretto-full-rangeYou may want to audition it at MD. 
Need more slam! Help!
https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lis413a-jadis-ja-500-dual-mono-w-custom-stands-tubeI drove B&W Nautilus 801 with Jadis 500 about 20 years ago.It gave the most powerful slam in my  listening room. 
Who are your three favorite female singers?
1.Karen Carpenter2.Eva Cassidy3. Maria CareyToo bad that 1 and 2 had passed away in their 30's age.I had enjoyed MC voice since 1990.Thomas 
~$15K floorstanders: opinions sought
https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisa1jaj-lansche-audio-lansche-plasma-4-1-full-rangeYou can consider used Lansche 4.1I had lived with the speaker since 2007, but I have nothing to do with linked listing.It gives the pristine treble out of plasma... 
Best 300B tube
Top grade 300B will sound more bright due to expanded details.I am using Dave and HMS which could sound analytical.But I managed to tame the bright sound, but it was  not easy.I believe you had better replace  Chord 2Qute with other r2r Dac, then... 
Rogue Audio Cronus ...what speakers do you love ?
I am using it with Raal Sr1a headphone which requires more than 100 watts.Mine is fitted with Telefuken 12ax7 and Amperex 12 au7 tubes. 
Shootout of Nos 6sn7 tubes
6N8S from Ukraine are also good tubes at excellent value under 100$ per pair.But I enjoy full bass out of Melz 1578.Some Melz 1578 has a problem with noise. 
Shootout of Nos 6sn7 tubes
@ phcollie Thanks for your kind word.I am happy with Kenrad vt231 at gain stage and Sylvania vt 231 at buffer stage on Schitt Freya.Thomas 
Shootout of Nos 6sn7 tubes
After having gone through more than 16 6sn7 Nos tubes last 6 months.My recommendation isIf you like full bass and wide and deep soundstage , then you shall try Melz 1578.https://www.ebay.com/itm/Matched-pair-Extremely-rare-1578-6N8S-audiophile-6H8...