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Best cost no object tube phono
Thanks Ralph, you echo my sentiments. I absolutely detest audio arrogance and absolutism, so unbecoming but even more, irritating. The diversity of opinion and experience is what makes this hobby satisfying.  
Top Ten Tube PreAmp of all time?
20 years later and 5 + years into owning an upgraded PV9a I just gotta say this pre has a most amazing phono stage. I have personally not heard any I prefer over this one. I would cavaet that within reasonable price constraints but maybe not? It i... 
Reference 3A Dulcets in Larger Room, Free Space
When you say your room is on the "larger size"  what are your room dimensions?  3' feet from front wall IME with the DeCapos is better than 2'. 7' apart, no problem. I've heard the Dulcets on several occasions and my impression is that they have a... 
Amp-preamp mismatch?? result higher volume. What is rthe cause??
LOL MC, That is too funny! 
The "other" singers you enjoy.........?
There are too many to name but one to add to the list that only comes to mind because I listened last night is the late great wonderful singer/songwriter and South Philly’s own Jim Croce. He left us much too soon. 
The Grateful Dead tune that would still make for a great James Bond Theme Song
Good call Mapman. While we’re on the subject of James Bond theme songs I would beg all interested to listen to what could have been, instead of Nancy Sinatra’s version of the 67’ film theme "You Only Live Twice". Have a listen to what should have ... 
Member Almarg passed away last night
My condolences to Al’s family and close friends. RIP Al, your passing creates a deep void in those that both came into casual contact and to personally know you. You will be missed my friend. 
Update on Audiogon Member Almarg
I am praying for you and your Margaret Al. Your thoughtful and informed contributions to this forum are surpassed by no one over my 20 years a member of this site. Know you are a beloved human a true mench, the very best to you in your battle, we ... 
CJ PV10AR upgrade?
Also seriously consider Bill Thalmann of Music Technology in Virginia. Former Technical Director at Conrad Johnson. HIGHLY recommended! The problem I had with Conrad Johnson is that their upgrade package on my preamp 5 years back was limited to th... 
Conrad JOHNSON Phono Preamps
I am a huge fan of the Conrad-Johnson sound. Having owned a PV7, PV5 years back and currently a Bill Thalmann upgraded PV9a  I can't imagine where I might go from here with specific reference to the magnificant phono stage in this component. The p... 
Reference 3a Decapo Anniversary
I haven't heard the anniversity edition of this classic but am currently listening to the most recent iteration prior to the anniversity. I've been listening to the DeCapos, my second pair, since 2013. These are the real deal, a speaker for the mu... 
Quicksilver audio silver 88 mono amps
The electrolytics that are problematic are not the coupling caps. They are both 600v 50 uf rated. I would speak first with Mike Sanders if or when there is an issue. The + leads on both fried manifesting in a howling sound from the amp. I performe... 
Quicksilver audio silver 88 mono amps
Have owned the Silver 88’s for the past 5 years. I have a friend who had them previous to my purchase and still does. There is an issue with two of the electrolytics that I was fore warned by my friend, not if but when they would fail. Well finall... 
CJ Preamp Teflon Recap
I agree with Welcher. Call Bill Thalmann, he'll give you an honest assessment. I know first hand major improvements that can be realized through upgrading and totally disagree that you need to necessarily "upgrade"  to a more modern CJ unless you ... 
Jazz for someone who doesn't like jazz.
Jazz covers a genre over the entire 20th century. What you really need is a course in the appreciation of the evolution and the important artists through the years. Someone recommended the PBS series "Jazz" a 10 part anthology of jazz by Ken Burns...