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Not sure what the V-Cap values are. I'll ask him next time and post the results.

On a different note, I noticed the Cab Dual has both XLR and RCA Inputs. Is anyone able to describe the differences, since I don't have a pair of XLR cables to comment. Mick said the Dual is fully balanced, thus, one should just try and compare.
Just recently purchased Paul F's Supratek Sauvignon preamp, replacing my Chenin. Hooked it up to my BAT VK-200 amp and let the Sauvignon warm up for half an hour. Then place a CD into my hot-rodded CD player and turned on the system. I thought the Chenin was splendid, but....Holy Mother, the Sauvignon was into another dimenesion of musical reality. I was finally IN the music, not merely listening TO it. The difference is extraordinary. I've literally never heard sound reproduced this way before, not in any of the show rooms I've ever visited. I'm going to lend it to a dealer here in Oregon and see what he has to say, realizing that he's listened to a whole lot more high-end systems than have I. Will let y'all know what he thinks.

I have a Supratek Cabernet preamp with Mundorf capacitors.

Has anyone tried swapping the Mundorfs for V Caps?

I love my preamp the way it is[TJ Meshplate 300b] but if the V Caps are better again I would be willing to try them.

Any suggestions or experience would be welcome.
Which 6sn7 in the Chenin for Classical and Jazz? I have looked through he old posts and are the Tung sol round plates the favored tubes here are there others that are less costly and just as good? Bob