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The omitted link, how important is it in the total R.O.I?
Most of the systems appear to be victim of awful room setup.Maybe because some are in a functional living space/ S.O. considerations? Whatever they are, I'be seen some questionable configurations.I can't imagine DRC replacing actual room enhanceme... 
Phono preamp
I have used the Schiit Mani. Great for the price, and subjectivelyl(as EVERYTHING audio) equal to units twice or more the cost.As mentioned earlier, try one and sell it if you don't like it. For $129, no wallet damage either way. 
Anyone going to the 2019 "The Show?"
"Scott Walker Audio had two identical rooms side by side with the duplicate systems. Neither room had any acoustical treatments. The only difference was that one room was filled with Synergistic Research’s tweaks such as HFT’s, ECT’s, Grounding Bl... 
PRIMA LUNA DIALOGUE PREMIUM - 20 minutes and then loud pop and buzzing in 1 channel
vespacraig65-Since you've switched EVERY tube, then you may have eliminated the possibliltyCall Upscale to get a referral for a shop to repair itThe suggestion of the switch on the right side will have nothing to do the problem. The amp will work ... 
PRIMA LUNA DIALOGUE PREMIUM - 20 minutes and then loud pop and buzzing in 1 channel
"Sell it now. Seems everyone else is. You see how many are for sale?" Listings on Agon,AA,USAudio-ZEROPerhaps this poster is being facetious? I've used PL products for years without problems,along with many othersHopefully, it is something simple... 
Older Electronics - When to cut bait? Your thoughts?
If you decide to go new with the PL,  you will have a different level of wow.As a PL user nearing 10years, I'm not the least bit concerned about it aging. When it does need a tune up  20-30 years from now, it will be good as new.My 53 year old Mac... 
Looking for a vintage tuner these days
Listing at your pricehttps://www.audiogon.com/listings/lis9egg4-mcintosh-mr-71-tunersAttach a real antenna, and hear what the fuss is all about.Looks a little rough, but that's just the chrome finish. which just about all will have (pitting,rust) ... 
Anyone going to the 2019 "The Show?"
My sympathies to both of you.The DREADED 405 crawl. I hope the drive is uneventful.OP- are you still rocking the ART9?  I moved on, but still think it's an amazing cart.I'm hoping to hear some top of the food chain gear. SS-Strain gauge, ART1000 e... 
PrimaLuna Dialogue Premium
bluesy41-Your insights are similar to many. I’m nearing a 10 year run with PL stuff. The last 4 are with the HP. After the addition of the second HP, get your dream speakers and call it a day.You can now obsess in other areas. That’s the nice thin... 
phono preamp for Primaluna
Get the most phonostage you can afford. The Bottlhead would have been a setup.You have a nice amp. Don't compromise your tables performance. A decent tube unit can be found here.My PLHP has been in service for 4 years. 
Regenerator on a fancy power strip budget?
"Premier Power on the used market frequently, although it's about 10 years old now."roblevick-I picked a PPP here, for $700 4 years ago. Works fine, and does what it's designed to do. I do the opposite of what many do with them- plug EVERYTHING in... 
I'm putting to rest worrying about sibilance
audioguy85-You need to play the exact record on a top notch  system to come to your conclusion. I've done it many times. There have been instances sibilance indeed, is on the pressing. The outcome can go both ways.Your gear is fine. It just isn't ... 
AT OC9/II Re-release
I see my post has a goof-I didn't spend another "grand"I went with a different brand.  
Looking for great jazz guitar recordings - any recommendations?
The suggestions for "Jazz guitarists" are all over the place. Some of them aren't "Jazz" players.Traditional Jazz recordings IMO are pre 70's. Your collection wanders in that "smooth jazz" territory which is argued to death, if it's even Jazz.I'm ... 
I'm putting to rest worrying about sibilance
Pressings will vary in quality. Before blaming the record, take that exact album an play it on a nicer table and you may not hear sibilance.I've done this, an was sadly reminded my mid fi setup simply isn't up to the task with some albums.VPI Clas...