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JJ preamp tubes - repeated problems
I have used JJ tubes for the past 7 years, in my case re-branded tubes with the McIntosh logo on them.  The 12ax7 tubes are quieter than the 2 Gold Lion 12ax7 tubes I am using in the line stage.  This weekend I will swap out the Gold Lions for 2 M... 
Turntable Cartridge upgrade question.
@ssg308 , I can’t figure out how to post the link with this iPad. It is in the “ new today” listings in bold print.  It was near the top of the page earlier but may be further down now.  You can’t miss it.   
A persistent hummmm...
That is the danger of running tubes with high efficiency speakers, Hum is usually inevitable.  Have you checked with the manufacturer to see if the amount of hum you are getting is normal?  
Technics SL-1200GAE or VPI HW-40 or …?
I had an original VPI Prime and traded it in for a Technics SL1200G. If you want to constantly fuss with the turntable, get a VPI. If you want to enjoy your music with a fantastic turntable that is not fussy but pretty much a set and forget table,... 
Change Revel BE driver color to black?
If it bothers you that much, perhaps a different speaker could be in your future.  If you modify them, they will be worthless if you try to sell or trade in.  In other words, do not do it!  
Conrad Johnson DV2b tube CD Repair
Does CJ still service the player, if so it would be your best and safest bet.   
Turntable Cartridge upgrade question.
There is a Hana ML for sale here which is a $1200.00 moving coil cartridge for $400.00.  The seller is well known in the forums and it is an excellent buy at 66% off.  It’s a great way to see if you like the moving coil sound without going into de... 
20 Years?
It's 16+ years for me.  
Wayne Kramer of the MC5 Passed Away
@bander ,  I am very interested, could you kindly post the link?  
Sonus Faber Sonetto V’s Thoughts Requested
@dbeckwith, Thanks for the Brit Floyd tip.  I have seen Australian Floyd and The Machine.  I wasn’t that impressed with either.  David Gilmour said that Brit Floyd were the best of the bunch and you confirmed it.  I will definitely check it out n... 
Upgrade My Turntable - How Much Do I Need to Spend?
I was in the same position as you.  I had a good turntable but constantly had to fiddle with it.  It took all the enjoyment of listening to vinyl away.  I traded my turntable in on a new Technics SL1200G DD turntable @4K.  This is the least fiddly... 
Cornwall IV's with Accuphase E-650? good match?
McIntosh and Klipsch go great together.  
Transport Recommendations
I see new CEC transports offered here for decent money.  Sorry I am not sure of the seller.   
Looking for recommendations for integrated with a more “organic” sound.
I would look at the more expensive Lebem tube integrated.  One of the best sounding integrateds I have ever heard.  Almost makes me want to trade my McIntosh SS integrated for one.  Note I said almost.  
Furman Upgrade to Niagra
@navyachts, I have 2 dedicated 20-amp circuits for my audio system and both circuits are connected to  Shunyata Hydra 4 power conditioner.  Shunyata conditioners do NOT limit current, and it is advisable to plug your amp into them.  My system is e...