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Help me decide on phono preamp
Hello, SJTM!  I'm wondering how your comparison worked out?  I did the same comparison last year, and it was a hands-down no-brainer - Chinook won by a mile!  Did you have the same experience?To your question about tubes, I rolled in some Tungsram... 
Phonostage preamp HELP
You moved from a high output cartridge to a low output one. Change the gain from 45 dB to 60 dB and you’ll be fine. I use the ART9, at 0.5 mv and it works great!  If you still feel that isn’t enough (I doubt you will, given the 0.6 mv of your cart... 
Really...My favorite power tube is reissue that's not widely popular
@jbhillerHaving both KT150 and 7581A, how would you compare the two sets?  I have a Primaluna HP integrated, and you have peaked my interest. Would you give up the KT150s for the 7581As? 
Kids during audition - aaaaagh!!
In my house, it's more of a social event than a "listening session".  I think it's hard to get people into critical listening as a first step.  In my room, there's a listening area with a selection of albums, and nearby is a pool table, fireplace ... 
Looking for speaker recommendations
itzhak1969373 posts03-10-2019 10:59amThe PMC Twenty5.26’s are very good speakers but their low sensitivity (86db)required much more power than your April Music Aura can give.I suspect there is nothing wrong with your speakers they just deserve bet... 
Class D is affordable and sounds as good or better the SS/Valve why buy anything else ?
@selecthifi and all you others that talk like experts should know that "Class D" does not mean "Digital".  To simplify, this is from Wiki.A class-D amplifier or switching amplifier is an electronic amplifier in which the amplifying devices (transi... 
How much difference will a phono stage upgrade make?
chakster2,484 posts03-04-2019 9:56am You'll see that Kevin Deal highly recommends the Chinook with the Primaluna as a good match. Kevin Deal is a tube dealer, what else he can recommend? He also a dealer of Manley Lab. gearyes he does. He also sel... 
How much difference will a phono stage upgrade make?
I would disagree with Leotis on this one.  Sure, there is some small amount of distortion that tubes MAY add, but it's negligible.  You'll see that Kevin Deal highly recommends the Chinook with the Primaluna as a good match.  My experience is the ... 
How much difference will a phono stage upgrade make?
By the way, I don't think Chinook is over the top for your setup.  The Primaluna and the Chinook are a fantastic match, and will support what you have as well as many future upgrades.  IMO, with these two components, you have a long term system.  ... 
How much difference will a phono stage upgrade make?
I have a Primaluna HP Integrated and Revel F208s.  I did a big evaluation of phono stages a year ago (over a period of a year), and ended up with the Chinook.  I had the PhonoBox DS in the house for evaluation, and this is my first-hand experience... 
What responsibility does a seller have to tell a customer an item has been serviced?
@larry sometimes we just trade for something different. Just because I sell a car does not mean that there’s something wrong with it. Same with stereo stuff. I’ve traded, bought and sold plenty of stuff, and never once sold something that was in n... 
What responsibility does a seller have to tell a customer an item has been serviced?
The obvious question to me is this.  Did the OP disclose that the unit he traded was not working properly?  Does anyone else see the irony that after the dealer repaired it, OP wants it back?  Is this a case of what goes around comes around?  Mayb... 
Cartridge Upgrade ...AT ART-9?
@j_damon why?  If you can get an ART9 for $500, buy it now!  I definitely would! 
Cartridge Upgrade ...AT ART-9?
Back to the original question... my upgrade path was Blue Point #2, then Ortofon 10x5, then AT ART9.  I have been very happy with the ART9 for about a year.  So much so, that when time comes to replace it, I will be getting another ART9.  It now h... 
Wanting to sell speakers but don’t know how to price them......
You can use the blue book, and you can see prices on completed ebay listings.  I owned 803s, and kept track of the prices often.  I think you'll find the 803s (or 803S) are worth between 2500 and 3000, and the 804s are worth 1700 to 2200.  That's ...