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Warm, yet detailed tube preamp
PRIMA LUNA! The best sounding tube pre-amp in that price range  
How often, and how, do you clean your stylus?
To simplify the barrage of informative opinions above, Stylus cleaning can either be a consistent procedure that you do each time you play a new record, or it can be more subjective, largely depending upon now clean and pristine you maintain your ... 
Subwoofer for music only ?
 For a room that size you could not do better than an REL T/7x, Even the T/5x would perform spectacularly for virtually any type of music you like to listen to. You will also discover there is no concern regarding matching with virtually any brand... 
18 inch subwoofer vs multiple 12 inch subwoofers with bookshelf speakers
A pair of REL subs will provide the upgrade sound that you are hoping to achieve. Depending on the nature and and musical venue you prefer to listen to, I would not think it would be necessary to go beyond the "T9/x" sub. A pair should yield impr... 
how to remove a woofer from b@w801n
Frankly, the answer is fairly simple. Do you have any previous technical experience working with audio gear, and especially loudspeakers?  Do you have knowledge of exactly how to properly access the internal components of you speakers both mechan... 
Which Would You Choose?
Naturally, upgrades in components should yield improvements in sound. This is a complex subject. I could go on forever. Before you go that route, I would suggest improvements in all of your cabling. There are currently several high-tech sources th... 
Replacement Tubes
TUNG SOL - $86,95 EA.   UPSCALE AUDIO IS THE BEST SOURCE FOR VACUUM TUBES.  TUNG SOL ARE EXCELLENT TUBES AND QUITE RELIABLE  
Any Thoughts?
'Unwarranted and unfair': The IRS is watching how much you make selling any items online this year — how even casual sellers could get dinged by the new tax rules  
New speaker cables - now audio seems panned right and left
Sounds like you purchased a set of cables from China. (just a supposition). OFC cables historically take longer to break in.  What I would have recommended is a set of ribbon cables that use "OCC" solid core copper (with or without silver plate) ... 
The Right Speaker Cables
As usual, everyone has their own opinion of best performance. I won't criticize, but I might be able to save you some money. Over the years I have tried almost everything out there under $5K, married to a variety of solid state and tube component... 
Why do so many sellers take offense to offers on their listings?
No need to go into detail. What is going on here is rather commonplace in all areas of retail business. I don't buy that much Audio online but fortunately the companies I deal with for audio have never given me any grief regarding a sale item. Th... 
Question on Chinese Tubes Shuguang KT-88-T (Nature series)
Just a NOTE: Whatever you do, do not do any tube business with "CHINA-HI-FI" I ordered a matched quad of KT88Z's a few months ago. When tested, I found that all four were defective. It has taken months to get this resolved. Now YOUN LEE claims to... 
GOOD TUBES, BAD TUBES
Sounds like the first three gentlemen that responded were smarter than I, or at least "should have been". I recommend that if anyone asks for a source recommendation for vacuum tubes, that you steer them away from CHINA-HI-FI Thanks gentlemen for... 
Selling off Tubes for Solid State, A Cooler Love Story?
Ever hear of air conditioning. ?  I have no idea of what speakers you are driving, much less your taste in music, but getting rid of PRIMA LUNA, well, I think you will discover is a big mistake, just for the sake of an environmental condition.  C... 
Do I need a subwoofer?
Citing the type of application and music preferences you have indicated, if you are truly looking for that extra lower octave O -O - M - P - H as you have stated, do yourself a favor and look seriously at the entire lineup of REL subs. For dynamic...