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Bricasti M1 DAC vs PS Audio Direct Stream DAC
FWIW, both the PS Audio PerfectWave Memory Player (transport) and DirectStream DAC were again listed in Class A+ of Stereophile's Recommended Components (October issue).Just sayin'. ;->Bill LeebensDirector of Marketing, PS Audio 
Musicmaster SD-12 Transcription Tonearm Info?
It was a Japanese copy of a Gray arm. There were a number of Japanese copies of the Gray offered through retailers like Allied and Lafayette during the '50's, and it's not clear (to me, anyway) if they were all made by the same OEM.I've never hear... 
Devore Gibbon 3XLs: anyone have these?
Stereophile's Stephen Mejias has 3's:, Bill 
Need help identifying these cool speakers?
I see lots of long legs, but no speakers.Thanks?? 
Gryphon Antileon Signature technical problems
FWIW, I know Flem Rasmussen of Gryphon, and he tells me that fewer than 10 pieces of this model are serviced WORLDWIDE per year, and none of the issues are heat-related. I think you can totally rely upon his products and his organization. 
Does anyone know a dealer in Nashville, TN.
Nicholson's was around Nashville for 60 years, is still there in an "evolved" form:AVX - Nashville1801 West End Ave.Suite 1420Nashville, Tennessee 37203Phone: 615-613-0900 Eggleston Works is and always has been a couple hundred miles west down I-4... 
Wedding toasts... let's hear them
When my sister finally married for the first time at age 52, I said in a toast directed to her new husband, "..and if you hurt her, I'll kill you."Those gathered, found that hilarious. I was dead serious.I don't think I'd recommend that approach. ... 
Review: Tube Research Labs Dude Tube preamp
Nice job!Thanks. 
VAC Phi 70 good match for Vandersteen 5As?
One of the speakers used by VAC is the Thiel CS 3.6--and they are even less efficient than the Vandersteens, IIRC. The Phi 70would probably work fine with the 5s--call Kevin Hayes @ VAC and talk to him personally:(941) 952-9695. He'll be glad to h...