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    Availability of Jan Allaerts in the US

    My Allaerts MC2 Formula 1 arrived last week. I have about 30 hours on it. Jan says to give it 100 hours, readjust, and then enjoy for the next 10,000 hours. What I can say now is this cartridge is different than the MC2 Finish. Just more of everything. It has a such a unique way of slowing...
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    Nagra HD Amps

    I did the same. Ecc83's Mullards in the HD, I thought it was a big improvement also. I had stock mullard ecc82s from the factory...but about 5 years of usage on them. I got mine from Brent Jesse also...
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    Rockport Lyra

    Exactly. 4 big burley guys and 1 to tell them what to do. It was a chore, those guys were huffing and puffing....
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    Nagra HD Amps

    I have in my former VPS. The stock tubes are pretty darn good - they are heavily tested and specially selected. I went the Philips miniwats. I thought they were a little sweeter, more extended and more quiet with a bit better dynamics. It's worth a try, the VPS is nice for tube rolling due...
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    dCS joined the Forum! A little bit of our history

    Welcome to WBF ! Have you ever thought about building a phono stage? Years ago sold an A-D converter. Not sure if your technologies can be applied in that area...
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    Transparent Gen 5 Super vs Gen 6 Plus

    Hi WLP3, I've owned a few pairs of Wilsons in my life. I suspect these tune tots are great and punch way above their price point for the installations they are intended. Wilson, Audio Research and Transparent are a great combo! I am sure Karen will answer your specific questions, I just...
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    6H30 tube life

    I have ~18 used 6H30's. Many are NOS. I used to own BAT amps and preamps and used a lot of these. If someone wants to pay me a buck or two I'll pack and mail the whole lot. I used to rotate tubes a lot, so I suspect these have 1500-2000 hours each or so on them. Lot's a life, just I found...
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    Keith Monks discOveryOne Redux and discOvery micrOlight

    Hi, I can't comment on this exact model. But I do own a Monks Odyssey, the original type of machine. I bought it new about 10 years ago. It's built like a tank. It's fairly quiet, compared to a VPI machine for example. You can listen to music and clean records...you notice it, but you can...
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    Advanced Cabinet Materials Versus Wood

    Might as well discuss Rockport's DAMSTIF technology. Aside from the obvious jokes on the name regarding certain medications. It's a unique approach on cabinets. Video link below...
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    Grand Prix Monaco Oil Question

    You have a fantastic table !
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    Transparent Rel Cable

    This is true from my experience. Over as you complete the loom of cables it seems to have a synergy effect 1+1=3...
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    Transparent Rel Cable

    Very cool news. This does not surprise me, bass is one of the things my Transparent cabling is great at. I suppose you're using Transparent speaker cabling as well...
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    New SME Flagship Model 60

    Peter you know I was always impressed with your SME30. I am curious about the comments on this one when people start to listen and compare. I'm very happy with my Grand Prix Audio, like you are with your MS. Interesting it's 1/2 the price of the new Nagra.
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    New SME Flagship Model 60

    It could have sonic advantages. We're all just guessing as to the reason...maybe SME should comment :-)
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    New SME Flagship Model 60

    Interesting change for SME. I guess they are changing their business model, first was no longer selling arms alone, now more of these seemingly integrated packages at the low and high end of their line up.

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