Supratek Owners Thread


Greetings All - 
It appears that the 26-million-plus view, multi-decade "Preamp Deal of the Century" Supratek thread has been removed. I'm not sure why, but suppose there must be a reasonable explanation.
In any case, on that thread I recently asked whether there might be interest in a "Supratek owners thread" and received some interest. 
The purpose of this thread is for Supratek owners to share the details of their system, ask questions, share information about any tube-rolling they have done, and so forth.
I'll kick us off here with a few details about my system -
ancient Linn LP12 with Ittok arm, Dynavector 17D3 cartridge into Cortese LCR phono stage
Power amp is a fully serviced Innersound Electrostatic amplifier
Quad ESL63 speakers (not USA monitors) or JBL 4430 studio monitors
Digital sources are immature and evolving - ancient Fostex CR300 cd player/burner
DacMagic 100 DAC
Nordost Blue Heaven 75ohm interconnect
Due to the fairly long lengths of speaker wire required in the new listening room, speaker wire is Belden 12 gauge wire designed for low-voltage outdoor lighting systems. 
Next steps - dedicated circuit, new power cords, new interconnects, new wires.
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audio123 that's a very fine system you've put together.Looking forward to your thoughts after burn in.I'm currently burning in a Tubadour lll myself,I agree it's amazing.Congrats to your daughter and new son in law:-)
I'm curious about the shuguang western electric 6SN7s because I'm not finding them anywhere.  I do see northern electric 6SN7s,  but not western electric....
Markus....i had the stock military russian 6sn7 and sum other nos 6sn7...After to talking to Don Sachs he was telling me about the New Shuguang WE6SN7 that in his opinion wipes all other nos 6sn7’s out there....they can be expensive but a got a great deal on a brand new matched pair for $120 shipped from the Shu Guang factory in china and it took 10 days to get here.!!..They are a Replica WE6SN7...WE stand for Western Electric...not made anymore and a lot of tube Heads feel they were the Holy Grail of the glowing gizmo we call the 6SN7...Go on PSvane website and you will see this newer tube...Im in love with it and it is a KEEPER!!....to JTCF congrats on your tubadour DAC3...it made me sell my Schitt yggy anolog 2 dac and not look back...Great dac....BUT to much in my face and couldn’t stand to listen to it for more than a hour b 4 i hit the KILL switch...not a good match for my system...The AM 3 dac is so close to my 5k anolog rig that i quit listening to it and im all digital!!...Now JTCF you may want to send you dac back to Vlad and get the mini maxed out version like i did...Once again Don Sachs raves about a  New Polish Miflex KPCU cap which is a clone of the 3x expensive Duelund cast cap...(Go On his website and read about the polish cap that he is now using) with the z foil resistors and have Vlad by pass your fuse....this will set back $400 vs the $660 if you went with Duelund cap...and you will BE AMAZED at the difference it makes over the Great Stock Version...TRUTH!...If i can drop or shed any more info....Please by all means...Hit me up....Love...Peace and Audio Grease!..HA!
Received an email today From Mick saying that my Pinot Phono Stage is done and is being play tested. It will be shipping next week! In the meantime I have been re stocking my Supratek tube rolling stash. Another long week of waiting though for the Pinot.