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must you play music to break in tubes
@yogiboy +1 !! Bad Preamp Tube Symptoms There are a few things that are more common when preamp tubes begins to fail. You might experience things like: Crackling Popping sounds Volume loss Squealing Hum or feedback  
15k USD Speakers for Classical and Pop Extended Listening, Near setup, Low volume
What amplification are you using? You never did mention that in your post!  
Which turntable? Pro-Ject or VPI?
You won’t go wrong with the VPI 19 Jr! Any part is still replaceable including belt, motor etc, etc. VPI HW-19 JR (1993) The beginning of the journey into High-End analog music reproduction starts with the HW-19 Jr. The Jr. is VPI’s most cos... 
help choosing a turn table
@ motown-l The Technics 100c is the same as the Technics 1500c without the built in phono stage. And it is a few hundred dollars less!!  
Is It Common For Questions About Gear For Sale To Go Unanswered?
"It appears to be an identical ad, but from different cities in Florida and different usernames." That’s not unusual, as many sellers use different sites when selling gear. The user name is of no relevance!!  
Is It Common For Questions About Gear For Sale To Go Unanswered?
Is the seller for that 21B  here?  
Building stands for Harbeth 40.2's
@grislybutter Something like this?     177861-166623  
Fantasy or reality? Inexpensive solid state preamps that get you 80% there?
Van Alstine Vision SLR might be worth a try!    
Changing from my pl600 (silver, DD) but I have shaky hands
And this Dual 329 is a fully automatic.    
Changing from my pl600 (silver, DD) but I have shaky hands
This Thorens TD 102 is fully automatic.    
Should I buy an SME 30/12A for 15K?
If you don’t buy that table can you give me the dealer information? I will buy it in a heartbeat!  
Project Debut Carbon EVO vs. Technics SL-1500C vs Technics SL-1210GR
@sandthemall If it matters,both tables are made in Malaysia! WebBoth the 1200G and the 1200GR were made in Japan until the spring/summer of 2021 when Panasonic move... 
Polk L100s - tube integrated recommendation
Check out the LSA VT-70. You can return it if you don’t like it!    
Speaker Stand Help
Check out Sound Anchors!    
Phone preamp question
+1@ sleepwalker65   Passive Preamplifier In essence is merely a volume control designed to attenuate the signal going from the source (usually a CD player) to the amplifier. Since it is passive, it has no inherent gain because it has no active c...