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Has anyone found Audio Nirvana?
Audiophiles never reach audio nirvana, its the nature of the "beast". However, music lovers do. Once in a while the audiophile in me crosses over to the music lover in me and I briefly reach audio nirvana. Good luck finding it. My advice is enjoy ... 
Tube Preamp With Bryston 4B-ST
I have a Brystion 4B NRB amp paired with a Audible Illusions M3A tube preamp and it sounds fantastic. I like having the tubes in the preamp section as opposed to the power amp because I enjoy the benifits of the Brysyon, such as plenty of power to... 
Your first stereo system
Hey David99, sounds like you are as much of an analog lover as I am. My first system consisted of a Kenwood KT-7300 intagrated amp, a Kenwood KT-7500 tuner, a Kenwood direct drive turntable that had a granite base [that thing weighed a ton], and A... 
The Best Audio Dealer
Hands down, it has to be Progressive Audio in Columbus, Ohio. These guys always greet everyone when they walk in the door. Nobody gets the cold shoulder because they are dressed in jeans. NO preconcieved ntions at progressive. The thing i like bes... 
Shipping via UPS.
Do the smart thing and ship via Fed Ex. Lower shipping costs are not always a bargain. Always be sure to insure the item you are shipping, because it is not insured for its value unless you specify the amount. 
How Cool Is My Wife!
I agree with Rsuminsby, if you have a wife who enjoys your hobbies and interests you are a lucky man indeed. My wife and I enjoy relaxing and listening to music together. The only thing we sometimes disagree on is the type of music, but she is ver... 
Tube Dampers - what's the story?
John and Tubegroover are right about the Audio Research tube dampers. I put them on my Audible Illusions preamp and I was blown away by the improvements in focus and dynamics. At 5.00 per tube this is a tweek you cant afford to pass up. Best 20.00... 
Cleaning Vinyl
I use the VPI 16.5 cleaning machine with VPI fluid and have always had good results. I also use Last 2 Preservative on all records that I purchase, both new and used. The VPI fluid use to come in a gallon jug, but now it comes in a concentrate res... 
Best US magazine for equipment review?
Sensible sound advertising address E-mail TSS Adv@aol.com or call 1-800-695-8439. This magazine is published bi-monthly. I have tried almost all of these magazines at one time or another and I am loyal to Sereophile.