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Best Phono You've Heard Under $2200
Jolida JD9A  rolled 12AX mullard NOS  
Why are there no tube televisions anymore?
Tube TV's were built to be repairable, manufacturers today don't want  anything to be repaired or be backwards compatible. Read 'The deals that made the World' Jaques Peretti. No conspiracy theory just fact on how we continually get shafted in eve... 
CD Player Recommendations…
Another vote for Marantz 6007 cant fault it for the price, read the reviews. https://www.whathifi.com/au/reviews/marantz-cd6007 
Possible Cartridge Suspension Collapse?
I had a Dynavector DV20x2L cantilever collapse, t was fairly elderly and I got a discount on a replacement. 
The Ying Tong Song - The Goons 1956 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nebe1zuEtbc 
Sell Me Your Women, Your Children, Your Vintage Turntable...
Agree with jasonbourne52, I have an 1980 Linn with a Wand plus 10.2inch tone arm running Dynavector DX20 low output. 
What is your favorite album cover?
Dr Feelgood, Down at the Doctorshttps://degzys1thousand.wordpress.com/2020/09/28/475-o/ 
Your tube preamp and ss amp thread
I run Meixing Ming da MD90's monoblocks with four KT90's a side, using a Yamaha as1100 as a pre amp, which also doubles as an integrated amp. This is essential to troubleshoot the system and tubes when needed. Thankfully my system has been stable ... 
Warning: China-Hifi-Audio.com
Mexing Ming Da, who I have successfully purchased amplifiers from twice in the past, declined my order for a pre amp and said that at the moment the cost of shipping is too high to my area (New Zealand) and that I should wait until normal flow is ... 
If you had access to a time machine, what concerts would you go back to see?
back to March 31st 1986 buy Microsoft shares at $.061 each! 
CD player reliability.... good and bad.
Shanling Tube output Player died after 2 years, Marantz 6005 has lasted and still going 4 years on. BUT has started to be fussy on which CDs it will play. I take care of my CD's as I do my LP's, but frequently played CD's often wont play on the Ma... 
Recommendations for modern integrated with tone & balance controls other than Mcintosh
I have kept my tube monoblocks and use a Yamaha AS1100 as a Pre Amp, which gives me balance, bass, and treble for low sound output. Also is useful with troubleshooting to have an additional power amp. Only thing with the Yamaha it only has one pre... 
Suggest one obsure album we all should hear
Matt Bianco https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU4H87kjl90 
Which speakers did you find bright, fatiguing or just disappointing in some way?
Martin Logan ESL-X on demo they hooted, squawked and buzzed at me getting very lost on complex pieces. 
How to go about collecting Classical Music
Years back I bought someones classical collection of about 1000 LP's. Slowly working through them but I must say it does not grab me like the other albums in my collection - Jazz, R&B, Rock. There is also a great variation in recording, with t...