I'm aware that Peter wrote up his comments on our recent visit to Tasos' house on Saturday. I have not read them (yet) and just having got my internet back working I thought I would quickly write up some (very brief - heading out to a concert!) thoughts .
This was my 3rd time hearing Tasos'...
My favorite SM album is Solace. Great on LP. Have no idea if it was recorded analog but since it was also with Pierre Marchand and prior to Fumbling, there's a good chance it is.
I'm guessing the Freedom Sessions are also recorded analog.
Ron, this is the 2nd time I've heard you use the term 'menthol' to describe a sonic attribute. Can you elaborate? Does one have to be (or been) a smoker to know what this means?
On a separate note, what happened to this wonderful singer? She seduced us with these two albums and disappeared.
While I think you're on to something (I've never heard a valve preamp that didn't muddy up the sound by comparison) I think you can do much better than the Soulution. Try the dartzeel for a LOT less coloration.