Responses from tls49

Most annoying song, period.
Just Google "worst song ever" and it appears there are many choices. Something I wasn't familiar with is Chinese Food by Alison Gold. It's extremely bad, but for something I know, it would have to be Paul Anka - Having My Baby. Play that one nowad... 
Favorite cover?
Big Log - Alison Krauss & Viktor Krausshttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iFg1vS7OXdUAnd hard to pick a favorite from Holly Cole's album - Temptation 
Speaker wants 100 watt RMS. Is 40 watt tube OK?
The difference between 150w and 70w is ~3db. This is a very slight difference in volume. The a21 amp is 250w, so dropping to 40w is a difference of ~8db, and if the OP's Gold 300 are the newer 4 ohm model, the a21 is 400w, then making it a 10db di... 
How much discount typically for a new MC275 to expect from a dealer?
"Find a walk in store that sells in quantity, then offer them 20% below retail. Walk if they balk."If this will be you plan, you might want to wear comfortable shoes.Agree with others that discounts on McIntosh are not normal. If you do find a di... 
Speaker wants 100 watt RMS. Is 40 watt tube OK?
Absolutely agree with testpilot's comment and actually more information is needed to even make an educated guess as to whether you might have problems, room size, music, listening volume, and more speaker info. While searching for MA Gold 300, two... 
The low frequency response is Bass, not Base.
Does an accurate powerful base actually help create good tremble in the room? 
Can You Fell the Love Tonight?
Guess that's why I am divorced.My love fell. 
Power on popping sound
The Forte Audio 1A is a great amp, however it does have some age and should be serviced. The absolute best person for the job is Jon Soderberg at http://www.vintageamprepair.net  After his service, it will likely perform and sound better than it d... 
Tube rolling Question
An excellent inexpensive 6SN7 tube is the GE short bottle, side getter. Read what Brent Jessee says about them. He makes a comparison to an extremely pricey tube. A friend has a Blue Circle preamp and uses that GE as it was his favorite from all h... 
Switched outlet for power amp
m-db"Clap on...clap off!"So, what happens when you play live music with applause? 
Song (or music) you want played at your funeral.
End of the Line - Traveling Wilburys 
subwoofer connect question
Definitely, DO NOT put a jumper between the left and right of the main in.Remove the left and right jumpers, then get 2 (one for left and one for right) RCA Y adapters like this (2 male to one female)https://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?numbe... 
How many audiophiles do you need to change a lightbulb?
No doubt that an audiophile will volunteer his or her opinion about a change and many will offer a different change as an alternative, but I must ask, does the light bulb actually need changing or is there some other issue upstream causing the pro... 
Vintage Marantz in Geico Commercial
noble100In addition to the air hockey table, what about the miniature milk crates behind the gecko? Is that albums in the yellow one? 
Best RG6/RCA Compression Connectors for Subwoofer Cable
Agree with sleepwalker65, Belden 1696a is a twisted pair with drain, CM rated. Another similiar choice would be Belden 1800F, which is CL2 rated. Retired now, but worked over 25 years in the A/V industry with ~15 years of designing and supervising...