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Recommendations for 3rd party power supply for Chord 2qute?
+1 on Keces.  Built like a tank, sound great, look great, good value. 
MHDT Orchid TUBE ROLLING
I too want to bump this thread and thank 213cobra for this suggestion; and to encourage anyone who is looking to roll tubes in their MHDT to consider using the 5670 to 6922 adapter.I installed the adapter in my Istanbul and rolled in a 1970 Siemen... 
845 Tubes, what's a good source in US?
I bought my Shuguang 845b from thetubestore.com.  Very nice tubes and no problems. 
Best high-end headphones with noice cancellation ...
Build quality on the Sony WH-1000XM4 is poor.  My pair’s headband broke after a year of moderate daily usage. 
Help me tame my out of control bass
Over the past 15 years, I have moved my system through 4 NYC apartments, so I feel your pain.In one of my places, I experienced a very similar situation to what you describe.  I tried everything I could - moving the system, moving the listening po... 
Do I hurt my ears by listening to music at...
In my view it’s quite unlikely you have caused damage, let alone tinnitus, with your relatively modest listening habits.There are a lot of covarying factors involved with tinnitus; some psychological, and of course, there can be purely physical un... 
Bookshelf speakers for small room
@labelman - the Super Alnico Monitor is probably the ideal model for your situation.  The proprietary Alnico driver Omega has developed is something special - super quick, extremely rich tonally, detailed without being fatiguing, very "lifelike".L... 
Bookshelf speakers for small room
+1 on Omega recommendation for low volume, intimate listening to jazz and acoustic music.  I've owned both Harbeth and Omega, and Omega excelled in this application.   
Single driver speakers. Are they worth considering ?
Wow, you’re opening Pandora’s box with this thread!As with most things audio, I think this is a matter of personal preference more than anything. Any speaker design is a compromise, it’s just about which trade offs you prefer.For myself, I ran Har... 
First Watt SIT-3 preamp pairing advice
Also want to second what Nelson Pass said, and which @vinpic highlighted earlier in this thread: the SIT-3 behaved like a different, happier amp when I wired resistors in parallel with my 8 ohm speakers to drop the load the amp sees down to 4 ohms... 
First Watt SIT-3 preamp pairing advice
@longinc My speakers are 95db Omega single drivers, and in my system/room and my listening tastes, I have no gain issues using the MZ2 with the SIT-3. Others may have different experiences, of course.The Don Sachs is an excellent preamplifier, but... 
First Watt SIT-3 preamp pairing advice
I use the LTA MZ2 to drive my SIT-3 with superb results. Very good synergy between these two units. The MZ2 is not a gain monster but I have no problem driving the SIT-3 to a happy place. The SIT-3 really showcases the unique blend of tube liquidi... 
High Output Preamp for First Watt SIT-3?
I run an SIT-3 with 8 ohm Omegas and definitely got better performance out of it by dropping 8 ohm resistors in parallel with the speakers. I run it with both an MZ2 and Don Sachs Model 2, works well with both although obviously very different pre... 
Finally found THE SPEAKER!!!
Congrats, those speakers look fabulous and I’m happy for you that you’ve found something that works so well for you.Not to hijack your thread, but I wonder if you’re ever had a chance to work with Frank Rinella?  He engineered some recordings my b... 
What are you streaming tonight?
Philly Joe Jones - Showcase on QobuzA nice 1959 hard bop set with a tasty, drum heavy mix. I really like albums cut with drummers as leaders, you tend to get a percussion-centric production.  I was inspired by melvinjames listening to Jimmy Cobb t...