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My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
I like the Mephisto -- I like the bolder sound. Maybe more forward but that is what I like. I thought the vocals were also better. 
rule of thumb: how long do you leave a tube preamp on versus turning it off then back on?
For me solid state never turn off.  For tubes turn off after usage.  I have 16 300B tubes in my mono amps alone plus another 8 rectifier tubes.  That can add up in my mind.   
Duelund conversion to DIY Helix Geometry Cabling
Just ordered 6 helix Power Cords after reading this thread including one for my Sony Video Projector.  I sure hope these are as good as advertised and my last PC purchase.   
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
For critical speaker listening I always play Annette Askvik - Liberty.  I think the sax solo at the end is super powerful  and really can define your amps or speakers.  Unfortunately, the sax solo was cutoff or not included in your video.   
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
JayThis is blind willgolf.  I can't go back and re-read your forum thread. I do remember at one point you had Block Audio Mono amps.  Do you remember them?   Thoughts?  How would they compare to Boulder or Gryphon or Luxman?  Thanks. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Great video.....no Dac's but that is okay.  May be they were all good.   
canary 300B mkII
I have the Canary Grand Reference 300B.  Plenty of power and very nice sounding.  I am sure Rogue pre-amp would work great.   
New speaker suggestion
I know it is hard to audition Viking Acoustic Berlin's but they are a fantastic sounding speakers.  You can get a small idea on them on You tube.   
Replacement for 802 D3s
I demo'd KEF and Paradigm Persona, Legacy Aeris and Wilson Daw before settling on Sonus Faber Amati Tradition Homage speakers.  The SF's easily filled my room which was 20 x 40.  For me the KEF and Persona's were to bright.  I am definitely not a ... 
Lumin T2 vs X1 - How big is the sound difference?
I had the D-2, A-1 and now X-1.  Major Major sound difference between them all.  I have just ordered the U-1 mini for a secondary DAC for my theater room.  I lovethe X-1 but am selling mine as I just ordered Lampi Pacific.  I just wanted a tube DA... 
New Audiophile going crazy
I have a Sony 695 4k projector  that is 4 month old if interested.   
Power Cord Order of importance
I have the lowest level Kimber PC's.  I have all tuve equipment as stated above.  Canary Grand Reference 300 B tube amp with 16 300B tubes and the POre-amp is also tube.   
DAC replacement?? Also looking for passionate tube tech
I just came across High End Repair in Phoenix Az.  James is the owner.  Good Guy and very knowledgeable.  His phone in four eight zero, three ninety eight, seventy three sixty two.  Good Luck. 
Power Cord Order of importance
djones...I don't drink coffee but thanks for your well thought out comment 
Power Cord Order of importance
I have just ordered the Lampizator Pacific DAC and will be ordering the Lucas Audio Server.  I forgot to mention that I have a Inakustic 3500P Power condtioner which has the same Power cord to go with it.  My amps are Canary Audio Grand Reference ...