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Best 6SN7 TUBES out there
For new tubes the Shuguang Dawning Series WE6SN7 PLUS are excellent. I'm actually surprised how good they are. Give them around 100 plus hrs. to settle down. Otherwise, you'll spend much more for Tung-Sol round plates or Sylvania 6sn7w tubes. Thes... 
... WHAT POWER CORD(S) ARE PLAYING IN YOU SYSTEM TODAY?
TWL Odsession: Power conditioner, PreampTWL 7 plus: turntableTWL Digital American: Transport, DacCerious Technologies: Graphene Matrix: Amps, Phonostage 
Shootout of Nos 6sn7 tubes
Yes those are National Union tubes. The Gray glass NU tubes bass was a little soft. Those black glass have good bass and are liquid sounding. You should enjoy them.  
Best DAC for around $2,500 or less
Audio Mirror Tubadour III SE. I had a Denafrips Terminator before the AM, but like the Tubadour III SE better. It's more natural and musical sounding and still has plenty of detail and openess. 
Shootout of Nos 6sn7 tubes
shkong78, I have a pair of Melz 1578 tubes. Can you please tell me how to check for date of manufacturing? 
Most Musical 6NS7 tube for a Preamp?
Yeah, it’s all about synergy mca_nyc.I tried the LTA MZ2 which everybody was raving about about 2 years ago and in my setup it sounded broken, flat, boring, 2 dimensional, and lifeless compared to my preamp. I tried all my best tubes but still was... 
Has anyone compared a Denafrips Terminator to an Audio Mirror Tubadour III SE
Also, I forgot to ask if the Termi had proper warmup? 
Has anyone compared a Denafrips Terminator to an Audio Mirror Tubadour III SE
Thx Teajay,That's the kind of info I was looking for! Hopefully, we'll get some more opinions and the subject. 
Has anyone compared a Denafrips Terminator to an Audio Mirror Tubadour III SE
Thanks Terry, I did read your review. That's why I'm curious about the Tubadour III SE Dac. Facten brings out a good point. If you Guys didn't compare in the same system, then how can you come to that conclusion.Maybe your setup is more musical an... 
Best Tonearm Lifter?
The Little Fwend is excellent. Made very well and the lift is very smooth.It is expansive for what it is but, I bought it at an Audio show and got a discount. 
Best 6NS7 Preamp for a Pass Labs XA25 amp
You can't go wrong with a Supratek preamp. I have a Supratek Sauvignon (highly modded) mated with a FW SIT-3 amp and the pairing is wonderful!The Supratek is the only component that I have not changed over the years. It's a keeper! 
Pass Labs AMP’s- What is the best Pass Amp Sound for You from past 10 years
I had a First Watt J2, Pass Labs XA 30.8, and First Watt SIT-3.They were all excellent amps but, I like my SIT-3 with my Horning Eufrodite Ellipse speakers the best. They are a 4ohm and 98db efficient speaker. Which is in the SIT-3 sweet zone.  I ... 
Is K and K Audio still in business?
I just received their newsletter a few days ago. I guess they are still in business. 
Looking to get the best out of Redbook Cd listening with Dac a d Transport under 5K?
Get the Jay’s Audio CDT-2 Mk.2 transport and a Denafrips Venus or Pontus Dac. Use a good Hdmi cable for the the i2s input and you’ll be very happy with the results! 
DENAFRIPS DAC ---- Owner Impressions, Feedback, General Discussion, Questions and more....
I have a Terminator and wanted to know which of the six caps are the output caps?  I’m might want to try better caps to squeeze a little better performance out of the DAC.I use the I2S input.