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Tung-Sol EL-34B vs Genalex Gold Lion KT77 for Cayin A100T Integrated Tube Amplifier
@mamifero "I am not very familiar with Variable or Autobias -I'll google it- but I am sure it's not autobias. It has manual adjustment and built-in meter instead, each tube has a knob and -according to the manual- the needle on the meter should... 
Tung-Sol EL-34B vs Genalex Gold Lion KT77 for Cayin A100T Integrated Tube Amplifier
@mamifero "I guess these Cayins could be any Chinese re-rebranded tubes."99% of Chinese EL34s came from the Shuguang factory, with the almost all of those you'll encounter over the past dozen or so years being the second generation aka EL34B.  You... 
Contemplating DEVORE SPEAKERS (and others)....LONG audition report of many speakers
@prof "my Thiel 3.7s are up for sale."Congratulations and kudos on the path you've taken and shared here with us, Rich!  Have you given any thought to delaying the sale of the Thiels?  Most likely you already know this, but I can tell you firsthan... 
Small Bedroom Tube Amp
@freediver "Jolida,something like the Glass FX Tube Integrated or the small Hybrid,forget the model..."Excellent advice. I’d recommend the baby 102 EL84 integrated, or taking up step up their product line, the 202 EL34 integrated. Both operate rel... 
Liquid Amps
Throughout their history, Von Gaylord (formerly Legend) tube amplifiers have produced some of the best sound I’ve encountered. One could certainly use the word liquid in describing them. Beyond that, I normally dislike the sound of 6550 amplifiers... 
Whizzer cone removal
My Hornings circumcised the Lowther drivers they used, removing the whizzer cone, and implementing a cone tweeter.  You may want to contact Tommy Horning for advice on doing so 
Tube Basics 101: What is a rectifier tube for?
I used to completely overlook tube rectifiers in terms of their sonic effect.  Yes, voltage and current might show some variation, and mostly related to tube type, but how could such a tube make any difference in sound?  In reality, I have found r... 
Need spindle motor replacement for Sony SCD 777ES.
This is excellent news!One other thing to consider with many CD and SACD mechanisms is the small rubber belt that can stretch, dry out, or break. It’s a 50 cent part that while isn’t especially easy, also isn’t very difficult to replace, but can k... 
Talk but not walk?
@geoffkait "You can not (rpt not) tell anything about the sound from a picture."The statement is false.Forget about taking it literally and the use of the word "any" which opens up a hole big enough to send an aircraft carrier through, a picture i... 
New Audiogon equipment search format.
Inline with making a move this spring, over the winter, I listed a bunch of components on several sites, including Audiogon and USA Audio Mart.Interestingly enough, I’ve received 4 inquiries in the past several days to my USA Audio Mart ads that h... 
Like the new look to audiogon ?
Inline with making a move this spring, over the winter, I listed a bunch of components on several sites, including Audiogon and USA Audio Mart.Interestingly enough, I’ve received 4 inquiries in the past several days to my USA Audio Mart ads that h... 
Like the new look to audiogon ?
I have to think they will soon realize the number of new ads getting purchased has collapsed.  No one who has experienced this mess will use Audiogon unless and until they revert to the format that worked.  That’s likely the most effective way of ... 
Is a GREAT turntable under $2000 possible???
@knollbrent in my opinion, your system looks really good.It's a good thing to love the loudspeakers as much as you do.  I've also felt quite impressed by Piega.  They need some power, and of the solid state variety, which you have covered.  And as... 
Like the new look to audiogon ?
I can’t believe how disastrous this release turned out. As someone who was an IT developer, then moved up into management, this sort of event would cause heads to roll.I’m not in the market for any equipment, but based on this thread, I did a few ... 
Liquid Amps
darTZeel amps rank among the more liquid and beautiful sounding amplifiers I've heard, tube or solid state