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Classic Aragon 8008 BB Amplifiers
I still have my 8008bb. It was in the shop last year for a 'runaway bias issue'.  Other than that, has been a staple in my main system for over 15 years. 
Help Please With A Replacement For Old Aragon Amp.
Csm, was thinking that.  Smrex, relatively new.  
Help Please With A Replacement For Old Aragon Amp.
Thanks guys, will do. Is the Isotek ok for the source components?Due to an odd configuration of the outlets in my listening room, I'll need  to set up a quality power strip so I can have the Aragon run into the wall. I do have a Furutech eTP66. I ... 
Too much gain in preamp
Oi feel for you as I had the same problem. I went to a tube preamp and it helped a decent amount.  I'm not trying to denigrate the advice on the attenuators but more than one audio dealer told me a big no on those. Of course everyone has their view.  
Help Please With A Replacement For Old Aragon Amp.
Thanks adg, It's not on a dedicated circuit but I do have an Isotek Aquarius power component that is connected to the wall by an Audioquest Thunder cable with a 20 amp female receptacle. The Aragon is connected to one of the Isotek's  high current... 
Help Please With A Replacement For Old Aragon Amp.
Thanks for your reply. My Aragon was serviced recently for a runaway bias issue.  I bought the pre amp from a friend I had bought a turntable from. He had it tuned up by First Sound. I spoke to Emmanuel Go of First Sound, and he suggested some fur... 
Power Conditioner: Isotek, Audioquest or other?
I'm fortunate enough to have the space for three audio systems plus a home theater set up. In my main rig I use an Isotek Aquarius with an Audioquest Thunder power cable. I purchased the Isotek from The Audio Doctor after reading how they compared... 
Advice Please On Speaker Cables For Vintage Advent Large
Thanks for those replies.I'll look in to it.   
Advice Please On Possible Vandersteen Purchase
Thanks all. I'm setting up a date to go look at them and hopefully hear them too. Will report back.  
Advice Please On Possible Vandersteen Purchase
Unsound, thanks for responding. I do sit at a table facing the Cambridge/Wharfedale set up. The vintage gear is behind me on the opposite wall. I'm around 7-8 fret away from the former and maybe 12 feet from the vintage set up. I may also add that... 
Top vintage receivers vs. modern high-end equipment
When I retired I set about on a project to build a vintage system. I'm very nostalgic and looked for gear I had in the seventies. I have managed to compile a system that includes the same integrated amp, equalizer, and a model cassette player very... 
Guys, thanks for the informative and enlightening posts. I have switched to RCA but it has helped only marginally.  I will look at those links and pursue.  Thanks again. Mark   
Importance of power cable for Turntable?
I have a VPI Aries Scout and I hired a local dealer who also happens to be a real analog guru to make a house call to set it up properly.  He said the outboard power supply on my particular table was in no way in need of an expensive power cable. ... 
Power Cable Suggestions Please For Integra Receiver
Thanks for all the replies. Not sure what I will do but I have something's to think about. 
Will Musical Fidelity A3cr work with Power Plant P300?
I have had a P-300 for many years and never ran my amp through it. Source components only.