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The new Linn LP12 50th Anniversary edition
LOL  
Tube Testers? Are There Any New Ones To Consider?
Ampltrex AT1000 Tube Tester. Best Currently Manufactured Tube Tester  
The new Linn LP12 50th Anniversary edition
Continuing to polish a turd.  
POWER AMPLIFIER FOR LOW TO MODERATE LISTENING
+2  
SET Lovers, what's the one solid state amp you love(d)?
+1 Coda.  
Lounge Audio
When I purchased from him many years ago, his wife was assisting him. Sounds like she's no longer with him. I'm glad to hear that at least you've gotten a status report. This is no way to run a business.  
Amplifier considerations, PrmaLuna EVO 400 versus ARC Reference 160 S. Is ARC worth it?
@walkertm┬áI agree. I didn't realize you had the Eros 300s.  
New Stereo Times review on CODA CSiB Integrated Amplifier
Most folks that have made the Coda vs Pass comparison have come to the same conclusion.  
Amplifier considerations, PrmaLuna EVO 400 versus ARC Reference 160 S. Is ARC worth it?
Consider a Zesto Audio Bia 200 Select on the used market for considerably less.  
Lounge Audio
A common problem with small, "mom and pop" manufacturing operations. They are constantly coming and going, especially going when a recession hits. Always use a CC or regular PayPal so you have total buyer protection.  
HELP ... What NEW tubes would you select for a Manley Stingray?
Gold Lion N709/El84 new production are the best I've found for my Manley Mahis.  
OK, who is buying one?
At that price, I'd buy a SME Model 60.  
Whats the weirdest concert you ever attended?
Another vote for The Tubes; 1974, Roxy Theatre in Northampton, PA. My all time favorite venue (the Mesa Amphitheater, Mesa, AZ second). Still operating today.  
Active ATC vs Spendor / Pass Labs
You will only know in your room. I would first purchase an active ATC speaker. Run it in for several hundred hours. Then audition what would proceed them. Your best best for synergy would be the ATC CDA2mkII (includes DAC and CD transport) or ATC ... 
Active ATC vs Spendor / Pass Labs
Same. My ATC SCM50ASLTs are 9' away and completely coherent. @celtic66┬áis correct. The very low levels of distortion of these active speakers can at first be confusing to the uninitiated.