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Wilson Sabrina X ... oh my God! and Jadis... or?
I know it's not the Sabrina, but I drive my Wilson Alexia's with a pair of Conrad Johnson's big LP275M monoblocks fitted with ST120 tubes (8 per amp) and vintage Siemens ECC88's. The sound is as wide and dynamic as I could ever hope it to be. As o... 
VPI to What
Recently I sold my VPI Classic 3 Signature (JMW 3D Arm) and purchased a new/open box Rega P10. Two totally different tables.  As good as the VPI sounded, the P10 is better to my ears. I really like the Rega RB3000 tonearm. I also purchased the Aco... 
Auditioning Used Equipment - Am I crazy ?
Over the past couple of years I've purchased quite a bit of gear (deep 5 figures) from "The Music Room". In doing so, I've build a very good relationship and my regular sales person as well as those who answer the phone if I call the main number a... 
Best 12AU7?
My favorite 12AU7 has been the French CIFTE from the early to mid 60's.  They have gotten expensive and tough to find.  
My experience with The Music Room
Last week, I purchased a Clearaudio Double Matrix Pro Sonic record cleaning machine from TMR. It was an open box unit that appears top have never been used. It was discounted very well and I used $200.00 of my rewards points. Shipping via Fed-X wa... 
Sweetest sounding 12AU7?
My favorite so far has been the French Cifte from the early/mid sixties. They are getting very difficult top find though.  
Your Most Prominent Audio Component
My ears.  
Would you move to a bigger house if you could just to have a better listening room ?
When my wife and I moved from Nashville, TN to Charleston, SC in the Summer of 2021, one major deciding factor in the home we ultimately chose was indeed the 22"X25", dedicated listening room. It even has it's own private full bath and HVAC regist... 
Why Preamps Thump on Turn on
I follow the instructions provided to me in my Aesthetix Callisto Eclipse line stage preamp. Power it up first and let it warm up for at least ten minutes prior to powering up my CJ LP27M monoblocks. Shut down is the reverse order. With this, I've... 
Phono pre amp recommendations? - upgrading from ICON AUDIO PS1 MK II
About a month ago I bought a ModWright PH9.0XT and I'm very happy with it. It replaced my Aesthetix Rhea which was a great phono stage but after about 10 years I was going to send it in for an upgrade to the Signature level. That upgrade would hav... 
Focal v Wilson
About a year ago I too was considering the Focals and Wilsons. I also added in Sonus Faber as well. I really enjoyed listening to the Focal Alto Utopia BE and the Sonus Faber Amati Homage. But in the end it was the Wilson Audio Alexia's that won m... 
My experience with The Music Room
In the past year or so I have re-cabled my system with Audience Front Row cables, all of which are from TMR. I also purchased my VPI Classic Signature table, Bryston 28B-SST mono's, and Cary DMS-600 steamer. All purchases went well, the customer s... 
Wilson Alexia 2
Sorry, I meant Bryston 28B-SST not 24B-SST. I guess I'm getting old.  
Wilson Alexia 2
I'm currently powering my Alexia's with Conrad Johnson LP275M mono's fitted with KT120 power tubes. Those have the power and finesse to do the big Alexia's justice. From time to time, I  rotate them with my Bryston 24B-SST mono's. The low end grip... 
Help in deciding which tube preamp to replace my old SFL-2
Yes, 2040 or bust... I'm anxious to start rolling tubes. The main unit uses a total of four 6922's, two 12AX7s', and two 6SN7's. The power supply uses a total of six 12AX7's, and two EL34's. My dedicated music room is quite large but I'm sure ...