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Used tube preamp $2-3K
@kckrs I have a Don Sachs all in pre with premium Dawning Series we6sn7plus tubes that I'm putting up for sale if you might be interested.  It has served me well with everything I have ever mated it to.  Contact me if you might be interested.  
Graphene Sluggo - Unlocking Sonic Scenery
@veerossi I very recently installed an SDFB × graphene slug in my tube amp that had an SR Orange fuse in it.   The largest difference for me was the expansion of the width and depth of the soundstage, and that sense of 3D surround.  To a lesser d... 
dac recommendations for turntable listener?
Agree with @soix...... There are tons of streamers out there in very reasonable price range that will be better than the laptop.  As for DACS, the lots of Lampizator owners are usually looking to move up the scale to more expensive models.  Look ... 
dac recommendations for turntable listener?
Agree with @soix...... There are tons of streamers out there in very reasonable price range that will be better than the laptop.  As for DACS, the lots of Lampizator owners are usually looking to move up the scale to more expensive models.  Look ... 
Cornwall IV vs. Volti Rival, Razz; Razz v. 1, 2, 3 -- what changed?
Like someone said above..... A little bit of mods on the CW4's really helps squeeze extra SQ out of those things.   Damping the horn, tightening up the enclosure, and then a little work on the crossover does wonders.  It brings that speaker up a... 
Need help choosing my first amp for my first speakers
Not a bad choice at all.  That amp has plenty of oooomph and should keep those speakers well fed.  One suggestion, try an inexpensive upgrade on the power.  I think you will be presently surprised at what more that Rotel has to offer.  Nothing cra... 
Tube amps under $7500
Look into AtmaSphere OTL.  Excellent amps with great customer service.  
Best DAC’S $5k to $15k
For me it's the Lampizator line.  The Baltic 4, Atlantic TRP, and Big 7 all fit your price range.  The Lampis beat several of the brands listed above.  I went through a LOT of DACs before settling on the Golden Gate.  
40+ watts SET, cost is not a problem
Have you considered an OTL amp?  Atma-Sphere makes some excellent product that may open up the sound of that system.  
What the Best Dac have you heard or owned. How could you tell it was that good.
Lampizator Golden Gate 3 is the best I've owned.  Stunning in my system. Best I've heard is a Lampizator Horizon which just made me want it but at mid 40k bucks it ain't happening.  I'm done with the upgrade path.  
DAC Help : Please Weight In - Down to 5
I have tried many DACs in my system in the last few years.  For me the Lampizators brought it all together.  I currently have a used Big 7 mk2 that came directly upgraded from Lampi that has almost no miles on it as I got a great deal on a Golden ... 
JJ preamp tubes - repeated problems
I've never heard a current production small signal tube (especially JJ) that wasn't beaten by some NOS stuff.  Immediate and obvious improvement in sound, and the added benefit of longevity   Check out Brent Jesse.  Knowledgeable, reasonable and r... 
Amp — Leave on or turn off
Leave it on.  Caps in many amps take time to charge up fully and give best sound.  I had a pair of Odessey monos with over 220 thousand uF.  I found them difficult to listen to even after being on for an hour.  I just left them on 24/7 after that ... 
Need a big favor picking a preamp
Holo Audio Serene with the upgrades.  I got one a few months ago and love the sound with both SS and tube amps.  
Eliminated my preamp with amazing results
Suggestion to gain better SQ in your system.  Stop streaming from your computer.  Get a dedicated streamer or streamer / player.  I've never heard a desktop / laptop streamer that wasn't topped by even a modest dedicated made for music unit.