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.

I ordered a Cabernet 6SN7 a couple of weeks ago. Expecting a three-month wait. Came here to learn more about this preamp. Looking forward to receiving it.  

What system will you put it into ?

Only thing to be mindful of is the high gain.

it is a beautiful pre amp and sounds sublime.

Only minor gripe I have is the terrible remote that in no way

mirror the design of the pre, a wooden remote with volume buttons

would be great.

@gryphongryph , 

From what I have read in the past somewhere... Those are generic remotes, you can order better ones on amazon. Though I cannot tell you which one...

Unfortunate I have yet to find one I like, mostly cheap Chinese remotes on the market!

Hi All,

I am one of the very satisfied owners of the new Grange Signature preamp from Mick.  I received mine on September 16th after approximately a 6 month wait.  I was originally going to go with the Cortese LCR but after Mick told me the Grange was coming back and the Signature was the best preamp he'd ever designed, I put my deposit down despite the six month wait he quoted.  That was at the end of February and he told me at that time, I was the sixth order placed for a Signature.

Mick was pretty accurate with his delivery estimate as it did take just over six months to receive it but the wait was worth it.  I was looking for a full function preamp with an outstanding phono section to replace my Coincident Statement Phono preamp (in itself a very good phono preamp), and was considering the usual suspects of VAC and VTL on the used market.  But after reading the many glowing reviews of the Suprateks, I decided to buy new instead. 

My decision was rewarded as the Signature's phono section with the LCR circuit and Lundahl inductors was a major improvement over the CSPP.  I was actually shocked how good it was and really couldn't imagine how much better a phono stage could get without spending over $20K. Tremendous imaging and detail that was never revealed with the Coincident.  It is a great match for my Transfiguration Proteus LOMC and has no problem driving my notoriously low input impedance Pass XA100.5's with the adjustable gain, something the Coincident struggled with.

Overall, I couldn't be happier with the purchase and would highly recommend the Grange Signature as one the the best preamps on the market with a world class phono section.  For the price, I don't think it can be beat.